3 Ways Flashissue allows you to send mass email with Gmail

Sending mass email with Gmail can be tough. Flashissue provides a way to ensure you can still send mass email with Gmail and avoid Gmail’s bulk sending limits.

Google imposes a maximum sending limit on emails of 500/day for regular @gmail users and 2,000 emails per day for Google apps users (this includes businesses and edu). In addition, there is a limit of 99 emails that can be sent in single mailing, which means if you try and send an email to 150 recipients using the To, CC or BCC fields your account will be flagged and you will not be able to send new messages (you can still access your account and receive incoming email).

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How to use Craig’s List for free customer research

Getting people to give feedback on your idea or product can be daunting.

Look no further than the free classifieds. You can use Craig’s List for free customer research.

  1. Post an ad on Craig’s List asking for help to solve your issue*
  2. Funnel respondents into a survey – Use Google Form‘s as a free option.
  3. Gather and anlyze your responses. Tweak and repeat if necessary.

*In a decent sized city you’ll typically get 200 or so responses.

Using Craig’s List for free customer research was just one of the suggestions from the Google Entrepreneur Hang Out about “Lean Design Meets Design Thinking”.

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The Ultimate World Cup Game for your office & friends (download)

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It’s World Cup time so it’s time to have some fun.

Download this spreadsheet and to start playing.

We recommend posting it to your Google Drive and then sharing it with the people you want in the game. Players can open the spreadsheet, click on one of the Player tabs and enter their name and game predictions (avoid the tabs already in use by other players).

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3 steps to write a 3 line sales email that closes business

Here’s 3 simple steps to write a 3 line sales email that closes business.

  1. Keep it brief (1 line intro / 1 line purpose / 1 line call to action)
  2. Keep it “unfancy”. Making it look like a regular email from Gmail.
  3. Add some subtle  branding to create an impact even if the recipient does not respond.

Yesterday, I attended an online webinar from MarketingProfs called 10 Steps on Planning a Webinar (learn what a webinar is here) and afterwards I received a good 3 line sales email from the host.

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3 tricks to creating blog (and email) content that made $20,000

Email marketing can be time consuming and daunting. The biggest comment I hear from Flashissue customers is “I don’t have time to do it and in any case I don’t know what to write”.

Creating blog content and email marketing is a marriage made in heaven. Once you create a blog post you have something to email to your audience – like this email – and you get the benefits of traffic to your blog site when the search engines pick up your post.
Here’s how accomplished online marketer Walter Chen does it:

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