WHO is Watching?
When I opened an account with Constant Contact, my original mission was to send some informational e-mail to retailers about how the Morning Report has impacted so many people that I work with, and ask if they might be in the need for some added revenue. I quickly learned that I cannot send unsolited e-mail to people, and that new people wanting to get my Daily Motivator would need to either request it, or be someone I am currently doing business with. I was told by many people that to send unsolicited e-mail amounts to Spam. I guess I knew that, but thought it must be okay since I get so much of it. Well, I chose to follow the law and subscriptions to my FREE Daily Motivator continue to grow steadily. If you are not on that list and want to be, just CLICK HERE:
Also growing steadily is the amount of Spam e-mail that I get, currently 150 to 200 a day. This leads me to wonder, “Who Is Watching?” Those of us in business all know that we must “Inspect what we Expect.”
Robo Call Monster
I was pretty excited when I read recently that robo calls had been outlawed. A robo call is an automated, recording that calls and pitches you on this or that. In spite of this LAW, I continue to get such calls daily. They usually will ask you to press a number at the end of the message to reach an operator. I used to just hang up, now I press the number and ask the “operator” where she got this number. The answer is always, “It was computer gererated.” I realize that the “operator” is just doing what she was hired to do, so I am nice to her, but I ask a few more questions. I ask if she is aware of the law against robo calls. The answer is always, “No.” I then ask for the name of the owner of the company; I never get a name. My final question is, “Do you have the ability to remove my number from your list?” I either get a “Yes” or an ubrupt disconnect. I don’t get called again with that same message.