Another Online Pet Peeve

Last Update: October 23, 2014

I wrote the other day about difficult unsubscribe procedures ticking me off. Today, as I went through my mountain of emails, I decided there was something else that ticks me off, too.

Sign Up For This, That And The Other Thing

Since joining Wealthy Affiliate, I tend to look at lots of different marketing techniques and tools, plus other systems being offered, to see how things stack up. So occasionally, I sign up for a free report, a free course or a free eBook.

The free report comes after asking me to double opt-in and verify my email. Okay. That’s great. That’s what I wanted.

Too Much

What I DIDN’T want was daily emails from the place, sometimes two to three per day. These may be informative, but their usual intent is to sell me a system or upsell me on something. Sometimes it’s just to ask how I liked the free report. . . a few hours after it was delivered! Yeah, like I have nothing better to do than read your freebie immediately.

Free Shy

So now I’m getting “free shy” because I simply don’t have the time to delete all the email I’m getting bombed with.Since I have a business site that features WA, I really want to know what’s out there but, please, people, stop bombarding me with all these emails!!! I can tell you that you won’t get a sale that way even if I were in the mood to buy.

Gentle Reminder

I know folks here at WA are NOT doing this to their customer list. At least I hope you’re not. I understand the need to keep in touch with your list. That’s fine, but too much email could be driving people away. Try not to force them to hit that unsubscribe button, K?

Unsub

Have a great evening! I have to go unsub from a few more lists.

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kleblanc13 Premium
Yeah... I usually end up signing up for the freebie and then I unsubscribe pretty quickly if there's nothing of value. And typically the freebies aren't worth it, that's the lesson I'm learning.
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CarlaIves Premium
So true, Kristy!
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Moonrock2 Premium
This is so true! Thanks for sharing!
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CarlaIves Premium
You're welcome!
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Debbi26 Premium Plus
I TOTALLY (or should I say DEFINITELY) agree with you! So annoying!
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CarlaIves Premium
And you spelled it correctly! Proud of ya. . . . LOL
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eeohome Premium
I am with you all the way on this!
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CarlaIves Premium
I'm going to open that junk account NOW. :)
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Shawn Martin Premium
< hInt > Open a junk e mail account :)
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks, Shawn. That's what I'm going to do and use that to sign up for everything so I can just bulk delete. I wish I would have thought of that first. LOL
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kennnyb Premium
Great idea.
Never thought of it that way Shawn
Ken
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Shawn Martin Premium
been there girl, been there :)
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Yahooooooooooooo!
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Shawn Martin Premium
LOL
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