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Nifty Tip: Review your e-mail at the end of the week

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Texas_Signmaker, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

    Oct 21, 2016
    Frisco, TX
    Lately on Sunday mornings I've been going through the entire week's e-mail and making sure I didn't miss anything. Almost always I find something where the conversation left off with my response or action needed. I usually look at all the bids or requests that week and write a short "Good morning, just wanted to follow up on the request you made earlier this week". I also go through my open invoices waiting for initial payment and I kindly ask if we're still on for this job and the next step is payment. Last Sunday I got two payments from people I followed up on that just forgot about it during the week.

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  2. kcollinsdesign

    kcollinsdesign Member

    Apr 22, 2007
    Normal, Illinois
    I find more stuff that I missed on text messages and facebook instant messenger. Neither is as simple to manage as a good email client. They should both be used with caution. Messaging services will lower the resolution of attached images to meet their size restrictions. Better to send a dropbox link (or similar) if you use text messaging for transferring images. Facebook Messenger is another thing altogether. I have clients that insist on using it. It is a complete hassle. They, however, are comfortable with it and are not inclined to change. To them, email is a hassle.
  3. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

    Oct 21, 2016
    Frisco, TX
    I have yet to have a legitimate client reach me through Facebook.
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  4. joshGN

    joshGN Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    I live and die by my email....I get people calling, txt'ing and fb msgs...I tell all of them the same thing...

    Send me an email and I'll get you a proof, estimate etc...

    Email is my sanity...

    Nice tip Tex!
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  5. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Vaughan, Ontario
    I don't like when customer text message me as I want everything on my computer and not on my phone...very easy to forget something
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  6. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Member

    Feb 20, 2020
    When people want to send me orders by text I just tell them that my phone doesn't get them. Then when they ask for my email, I text it to them.
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  7. Solventinkjet

    Solventinkjet DIY Printer Fixing Guide

    Aug 2, 2011
    Denver, CO
    I usually flag my emails on the first read through and then don't unflag them until I have finished the task/answer the question. Even that doesn't work 100% and I find unfinished work by Friday!
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  8. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

    Oct 21, 2016
    Frisco, TX
    Yea I like to use the flag tool and I still end up missing a few
  9. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

    Sep 28, 2017
    I have had one client text me the entire process. It was maddening. Send an email, no response for days. Send a text, saying I sent you an email, get a response immediately, replying 'from the email' in a goddddam text! WTF mate? I ended up screenshotting and emailing the approval on letting so I could sleep at night.
    I don't believe in facebook
  10. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

    Aug 4, 2010
    montgomery, alabama
    ABSOLUTELY! no matter who or how they contact me I send them straight to email then we can get down to business
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