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Update Regarding Email - Important

Postby Lynn Terry » Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:19 am

Update Regarding Email - Important

Over the years I have made it a point to give a high level of personal attention to each and every email that arrives in my Inbox. Considering the sheer volume of questions that I recieve, it is a huge task on my end to send a personal response to each and every message... but in almost 9 years, I have kept it as a high priority.

This was key in building the foundation to my business in the beginning, particularly when I was managing a service-based business. I enjoyed getting to know people in the industry, helping people with start-up ventures, sharing resources... and made some incredible friends and contacts along the way.

That said, it has become almost impossible for me to keep up with the messages that arrive on a daily basis at this point. It is very time consuming for me... and costs me a great deal of working hours that I would prefer to spend with paying clients as well as completing my own projects. This has been an ongoing issue for me the last few months, and after some careful consideration I have come up with a few changes to my business model and work schedule that I feel will be beneficial for everyone involved.

Effective September 1, 2005 I will no longer be accepting personal messages via email. I have a revised communication model going into effect that will route all messages to more appropriate (and effective) means of accomplishing the same - or better - results.

Any and all questions may be posted in the appropriate category on my Discussion Forum. Suggestions for new categories may be posted in the Feedback section. If your message is of a personal nature, you may use the Private Messaging function to reach me.

Use of the Forum does require registration, but it only takes a minute or two to register as a Member of SSWT.

You will find that there are many benefits to Membership at the SSWT Forum, including: networking, sharing resources, brainstorming, idea generation - in addition to fast and thorough answers to any questions you may have about online business or internet marketing topics.

You may also set up a Profile which includes your photo (optional), a link to your website and a detailed Signature file which will appear below each post that you make. This gives you an opportunity for increased exposure and targeted networking... not to mention the benefits of the inbound links to your website that you are creating with each post ;)

Please take the time to post your messages in the most appropriate category, and to be as specific as possible. Private Messaging is for personal messages only - all business related questions should be posted on the discussion forum. Myself, along with moderators and active members of the SSWT Forum will respond to your questions ASAP.

You will find the Members to be extremely resourceful, very open and welcoming - and offering a wide variety of experience and expertise to add to your discussion.

If you need expert consultation or hands-on assistance with your project, you may join us at the Private Forum for only $5/month (rates subject to change). I will work with you personally to develop a business model or to tweak your current business model for increased profit potential.

There is no contract involved, so you may join for as little as $20 to see if it is a good match for you, and stay a member for as long as you like.

Many of our members are quitting their day jobs, reaching their goals, or even launching their first e-business in record time! This is a very serious, fast-paced community... and a group to which I am 100% committed. If you need my help, or would like my input, becoming an Elite Member is the absolute quickest way to get that ;)


Directing all correspondence to me here at the Forum will allow me to respond to messages from any location, giving me greater control and freedom over my schedule and lifestyle. Ultimately these changes will allow me to become even more productive... while continuing to help others to do the same.
Last edited by Lynn Terry on Wed May 14, 2008 5:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Hello from Romania!

Postby sserbanro » Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:42 am

I am a newly registered member. I liked your article and I know exactly what you mean. At a certain point of a businesses' development, you have to make a hard choice, exactly as you pointed in this article. Now, I receive over 150 mails dayly and that really eats a lot of my time. On the other hand, I am very careful with my partners. Being on the Internet, doesn't make me forgot that behind ANY screen or displaying device, there is a HUMAN BEING. That is IMHO that counts most, thus the choice is very hard to make. Still, when it comes about future and perspectives, the choice has to be made, unless you want your business vanished.
I find this article very useful, in spite of its pain behind the words. It hurts sometimes when you decide something, but in this case, the forum and site are more important than who really answers the mails dayly. you are the Admin, the forum goes on and that counts. For special purposes, there is a section, I saw it, and that solves really urgent problems, if any.
I am glad I subscribed to your forum, maybe because I already found things in common with you.
As for myself, well, a good description that will fit me would be "beginner". I have about 13 years of computer experience, my own sites and I am doing all my best to move from a freelancer status to a business owner status. Seems a little hard in the beginning, but now I like all what I do, no matter how difficult might seem. I also have my own company, so all I need to do is learn a lot and practise even more :lol:
With those said, I wish you a long successful life and many great partners all over!
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Postby Lynn Terry » Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:04 pm

Thank you Serban & Welcome :D
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