Tips & Tricks

How to Find the Best Free Email Service in 2019

Posted by Christin on January 8, 2019

If you were to look through your personal contact list right now, it’s probably safe to say that the majority of your contacts will have an email address from one of two services: Google’s Gmail (@gmail.com) or Microsoft’s Outlook.com (@outlook.com). This is unsurprising, considering Gmail has 15.8% and Outlook.com has 6.7% of the email client market share. Both of these free email services are backed by tech giants—Google and Microsoft—and have become the top contenders when choosing what service to use for your personal or small business email needs. But with the two constantly neck and neck in the email race, how do you decide which one is best for you? Google’s Gmail service is the older and most popular of the two—it has over 1 billion monthly active users as of February 2016. Because it’s been around longer, and it has a bigger audience, Gmail is generally considered the industry leader in free email services. Microsoft, on the other hand, launched the free version of Outlook.com in 2012 and has been refining the service ever since. It now has more than 400 million active users and a robust suite of features that rival the competition. On the surface, Google’s Gmail and Microsoft’s Outlook.com seem pretty similar. It’s only when you look at the details that you discover just how much the two differ. And it’s in these details that you’ll find the features that matter most to you to help you choose the right option for your personal or…

13 Tricks to Build an Awesome Brand Using a Podcast in 2019

Posted by Guest on January 8, 2019

The podcast has been around for more than a decade, and has made the rounds more of a convenient way to get news or a radio broadcast on demand. However, podcasts have bloomed into a great way to do marketing in 2014, when popular podcasts such as Serial attracted the attention of a mobile population. Podcasts became so popular that big companies were willing to bet on them to engage customers. However, not all companies have the resources to commission a branded podcast series by established podcast producers, or even a mention on a popular podcast. The next best thing, then, is to launch your own podcast to build your brand. Before you start to panic, consider that podcasts are not really that much different from blogs.  The idea behind either medium is to present information that your target audience wants or needs and develop a relationship with them at the same time. You also use a certain tone to express your personality and establish a rapport with your audience. The main difference is that blogs use text, and some graphics, while podcasts use audio, and some videos.  The biggest advantage of podcasts over blogs is that the audience prefers audio-based entertainment. They can do other things while listening, which they can’t really do while reading. This is why 42 million Americans listened to podcasts weekly in 2017, and most of them play it on a mobile device. Podcast also tend to create loyalty and passion among listeners once you…

Gmail For Windows: Here’s a Better Way in 2019

Posted by Jason Ephraim on January 6, 2019

The Best Way To Manage Gmail For Windows Users You probably have a Gmail account. In fact, according to worldwide statistics there’s a good chance you have more than one of them. Google has announced that Gmail now has more than 1 billion monthly active users – up from the 900 million the company announced last year and up from 425 million 2012.  It’s a no- brainer why Gmail is on fire right now. Its app has over 90.7 million monthly users for a reason. It’s an easy to use interface which is well integrated with cloud storage, making file sharing easy (Google drive), offers great work-collaboration opportunities (Google Docs) and has countless other features from Google Spreadsheets to Google Slides. Statistics even show that 94% of Gmail users use the integrated translation services in their Gmail account. However, while Gmail has made it big, they have really not done justice to PC users. Firstly, using the Gmail site itself to manage these accounts presents a few serious problems: You always have to be connected to the internet It’s difficult to manage multiple accounts It’s only as secure as your internet connection Considering that Gmail makes up over 85% of all global users worldwide, you may find it odd that there is no official application for Gmail for windows. There is indeed no way for a Windows user to manage accounts directly from a PC and there is nothing in the app store that presents this function. This is the least bit…

119 Facts You Need To Know About Email Marketing in 2019

Posted by Guest on January 6, 2019

In the age of modern email marketing, there is a ton of competition for the attention of your prospective customers. The secret to being successful in this arena is to write an email that customers are actually going to open, read and click through to conversion. But what kind of email marketing strategy works best? Not only do you need to know the best time and day when to send out your emails. There are a few more things you should consider in your emailing strategy to increase your opening and conversion rate. Personalize Your Emails It has been proven that emails with a personalized subject line are opened 26% more than emails with generic subjects. Simply putting the recipient’s name in the subject increases the open rate by nearly 15%. You can easily do this if you use an email service like Aweber or MailChimp. This personalized approach to emails improve the click-through-rate (CTR) by 14% and your conversions by 10%. That’s a lot for just one simple tweak! Segment Your Email List Similar to personalizing your emails is segmenting your email list. Segmenting your list basically means separating your subscribers into groups that characterize their target markets. For example, having women aged 25-40 with kids in one group and women 20-35 without kids in another. This helps to better address the reader’s interests. Marketers have experienced 29% higher open rates, 28% lower unsubscribe rates and 60% more clicks from segmenting their email campaigns. Include Offers and Incentives With so…

Top 7 Best Out of Office Message Examples 2019

Posted by Christin on January 4, 2019

Let’s be honest, the last thing on your mind before vacation is putting up an auto-responder email. Half the time, your out of office message is probably an “Oh crap!” moment after you’ve already left the office. Even though you might be soaking up the sun on the beach or tearing up the slopes, your coworkers, customers, and other business associates are still in the office and may not know that you’re unavailable. Failing to tell people that you’re out of the office could come back to bite you, especially if they’re expecting a prompt response. Before heading out on that much needed time off, it’s imperative that you set an out of office reply to let senders know you’re gone. If you’re feeling stumped, we’ve crafted 7 out of office message samples to inspire you. Check them out below! 1. Out Of Office Message – Basic Example Template Hi there, Thank you for your email. I will be out of the office from mm/dd to mm/dd and will have limited access to email / will not have access to email. If this is urgent, please contact [NAME] at [EMAIL] or [PHONE]. I will do my best to respond promptly to your email when I return on mm/dd. Best, We don’t always have time to be clever or creative… and that’s okay! At its core, a vacation responder email simply needs to inform the sender that you are out of the office and when to expect a response. The elements…

32 Insane Facts About Email 2019

Posted by Guest on January 2, 2019

Emails are the most used means of communication today. It is literally one of the greatest inventions that came with the internet. Formal requests, informal invitations, business communication, file sharing and overviews of your conversations are all possible because of email. Email offers the world many opportunities for communication asynchronously. Email as a medium of communication is today still the #1 activity done online. 32 Insane Email Facts As a compliment to online communication, email has evolved as a great channel for many people and businesses to conduct online marketing. Great email apps like Mailbird (Windows) or Airmail (Mac) work alongside many advancements in technology. The use of the internet has made communication via email even more accessible from computers, tablets, smart devices and mobile. Apps like Mailbird take the next step and unify all online communication and productivity channels that are built on top of the framework of email communication. Declutter your email with Mailbird. Give it a free try now. Get Mailbird Free Mobile access to email communication is a must today, which has also led to a rise to spam or junk mail as well as the difficulty of managing all the information that comes through our inbox.  That’s where email clients like Mailbird come for the rescue. Mailbird reduces the stress of email overload, whilst increasing inbox productivity. There are 3.7 billion email accounts worldwide, and of that 3.7 billion, 86% of professionals prefer emails for communication. This infographic below by Webeeky shares astonishing facts about email which are…

4 Email Templates to keep in touch in 2019

Posted by Christin on January 2, 2019

The art of crafting the perfect “keep in touch email” Ah, the dreaded “keeping in touch” email. It often comes across as clunky, or worse: downright awkward. How do you reach out to someone for merely the sake of “keeping up the relationship”? It’s easy with friends and family–you just reach out with a specific memory or sentiment, and voilá! You’re back in the swing of things in no time. What if you could do the same thing with your business relationships? These working relationships often blur the lines of business and friendship. While that may not be the case with all contacts, at a very minimum, there is frequently something you remember about a specific person. This could be simply his love for golf or her cat’s name is Aspen. Whatever little nugget of information you have, keep it at the forefront of your mind as you craft your email! Hints and Tricks There are a variety of situations that may necessitate a touching base email. You may want to stay in touch with an old coworker who has left the company. An old superior or higher-up may have mentored you, and you wish to reach out every so often. Potentially, a virtual client–someone you’ve never met face-to-face–is your intended recipient. Maybe you met a person at an event, and want to reach out electronically. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. When crafting this type of email, it’s best to follow these hints…

www.gmail.com – 4 free methods to access your Gmail faster in 2019

Posted by Christin on December 31, 2018

In 2019, Almost 3oo,ooo people search for www.gmail.com on google to get access to their Gmail account every day Given that a good “average” speed for typing on the computer is around 330 characters per minute (or CPM), that means that people spend a total of roughly 15 hours a day worldwide typing www.gmail.com into their browser to access their webmail. That’s a long time! And that’s not even including the redundant and often long page-loading time. Think about it, logging into Gmail to get to Google Drive involves navigating close to 4 pages like the Google search prompt page, the search results, and the Gmail login. Then once you’re finally logged into Gmail, you need to find Google Drive to perform your next set of tasks. To do this multiple times over the course of a work-day is quite exhausting – and there are far better alternatives! Regardless if you are new to Gmail, webmail in general, or if you are a newcomer to the web – we are going to show you 4 ways to drastically cut down (and even completely remove) the need for you to type www.gmail.com into your computer in order to access your Gmail account. All of these ways are safe, secure, and provide you direct access to manage your Gmail account the same as if you manually entered www.gmail.com and clicked the link. Here are the 4 best methods for accessing Gmail (without searching for it in Google) Method 1: Email Clients If you are going to…

The Best Alternatives to Mozilla Thunderbird for Windows in 2019

Posted by Christin on December 28, 2018

Thunderbird—created by Mozilla, the organization behind Firefox—has been a popular email client with a loyal following over the years, despite threats of halting updates and further development of the application. While Mozilla no longer supports Thunderbird, it still remains a powerful app with a robust library of add-on features that allow for full customization of your email experience. While some may enjoy the added functionalities, others may find this difficult and complicated to set up. Also, Thunderbirds interface may not be as user-friendly as other email clients out there, including those that have just as many (if not more) advanced features. For these reasons, you may be considering alternatives to Mozilla Thunderbird. Whether you’re looking for an entirely new email client or switching from Thunderbird, we’ve compiled a review of five Windows options below to evaluate instead of Thunderbird. Since Thunderbird is a downloadable program for PCs and Apple OS, we won’t be including mobile apps in this review. The 5 Best Alternatives To Mozilla Thunderbird:   Mailbird Mailbird is a relatively new email client that has quickly developed a reputation for being a powerful, feature-packed application that’s beautifully designed for a quick, easy user experience. Set up is simple and it only takes 5 minutes to learn how to navigate the app. You can also customize your layout and color theme to design an experience that’s ideal for you. The reason Mailbird has become the top alternative to Thunderbird is the many third-party app integrations. Users can connect Mailbird…

5 Email Productivity Tips to Clear Your Inbox in 2019

Posted by Guest on December 28, 2018

Every morning it’s the same story. You open your inbox and it’s flooded with tons of unread emails, about work, promotional offers, news articles, blog posts, follow ups, personal to-do’s and more. By the time you’ve dealt with them, it’s noon already and you’ve lost your entire morning. How do you fix this problem and achieve the mythical empty inbox (also called inbox zero) ? Here are 5 ways to ensure that you’re not distracted by unnecessary emails and that your inbox is regularly empty. If you touch it, you own it Do you open promotional emails from sites like Amazon, thinking you’ll just have a peek and close them? By the time you’re done, you realize you’ve spent half an hour going through all their attractive offers and even clicking on some of them, which in turn, take you to the Amazon website, where you continue browsing more products. Happens with me all the time. The simplest way to cut through unimportant and non-urgent emails is to follow the rule “If you touch it, you own it”. If you open an email, you must do something about it – reply, delete, archive or file it. If you can’t do one of these actions, then you shouldn’t be opening that email in the first place. In fact, to make it more effective, you can even apply David Allen’s 2-minute rule to getting things done – if you can reply to an email in less than 2 minutes, do it now.…