4 time-saving email tips!

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Email is the 'killer app' of the internet, the most widely used tool available today. Here's 4 great tips for making sure that you take advantage of this fabulous tool.

The result? A powerful marketing system that will save you lots of time and enable you to spend more time promoting and advertising your business.

1.) Know thy email program!

Whilst all email programs exist for the same reason - to send and receive email - and whilst most of them work in roughly similar ways, it still pays you to spend 30-45 minutes with your email program to get to the nitty-gritty parts. The sort of parts that mastering will enable you to cut valuable minutes off your day dealing with your inbox.

Like how to set up an auto-reply, or a signature, or automatically save incoming and outgoing emails into different folders, like a well-organised filing cabinet.

Most email programs have very good 'Help' files - make use of them in your quest for more knowledge and more time.

Once you've got a good grip on your email program, move on to tip 2.) ..

2.) Automation is vital!
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You should aim to spend about 85-90% of your time promoting your business, NOT answering emails! If, like me, you get over a 100 emails a day, not automating your emails can be a real killer as far as your personal productivity goes.

Remember how in stage 1 I suggested that you get to grips with your email program and learn how to automatically save emails into folders? Well, this is a key strategy I use to save myself time.

Why should I waste precious time moving from subject to subject, looking at each incoming email in turn, when I can have my email program file my incoming emails automatically into subjects of my choosing. Subjects like each different project I'm working on, different clients, different business areas (marketing, sales, research, and so on).

With all of my incoming emails automatically placed into relevant folders, I can move from folder to folder, keeping my working memory focused on one area, with the result that I become more productive than if my attention was having to be spread across multiple areas.

With many email programs you can even set up automatic replies (known as autoresponders) for each folder - so that when a new email gets 'dropped' into that folder a reply is automatically generated to the sender, allowing you to acknowledge their email and promise them a response shortly. Without YOU having to lift a finger!

How efficient and marketing-smart is that?!

3.) Set up your signature. NOW!

It really is a fundamental online marketing principle and if you don't have a signature you are missing out on the chance to advertise your product or service to literally thousands of people.

Thousands? Yes, because everyday emails get forwarded on to friends and business colleagues. Jokes, sad stories, news items, useful tips... all these types of emails and more get forwarded on to people you probably don't know.

If you don't have a signature set up, here's some examples. Note that they are a maximum of 8 lines long and each contain a compelling reason to DO something, like visit their website to grab a free report...

Example 1:

.blah blah blah
.text text text.
Regards,
John


John Smith - Marketing Director - Your Company
Tel: +61 8 8388 5171 Mob: +61 410 642 052
www.yourcompany.com.au john@yourcompany.com.au

Visit our site and sign up for powerful FREE
ideas and tips on marketing your business


Example 2:

.blah blah blah
.text text text.
Regards,
John

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Tel: +61 8 8388 5171 Mob: +61 410 642 052

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Example 3:

.blah blah blah
.text text text.
Regards,
Jeremy

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Jeremy Lee Marketing Executive
www.leehopkins.net Tel: (08) 8388 5171

ATTENTION: if you are sick of your job and want
to earn more money visit my site for information
on how you can build financial freedom one brick
at a time WITHOUT having to give up your day job.
Within a few years you could be firing your boss!
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Example 4:

.blah blah blah
.text text text.
Regards,
Michael

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Michael Bloggs www.bloggsareus.com
Tel: (08) 8388 5171 Mobile: 0410 642 052

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As I mentioned above, I get around 100 emails a day. If I attach my signature to every reply, that's 100 prospects a day who get my sales message!

Every email program worth its weight allows you to attach a signature. You don't have any excuse. Start writing some email signatures today and test them out on your replies. Some will be better than others at getting a response - you'll soon know.

4.) Create templates to save even more time!
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I get over 100 emails a day and some of them are from different people asking the same question. How time wasting to re-type exactly the same reply to each different email!

That's why I have created template responses - I can call up a pre-written response and just cut and paste it into a reply, adding any personalising features like the person's name. Easy-peezy!

I have dozens of templates, each answering a specific frequent request or question. These save me heaps of time!

Each email program works slightly differently with template files, so I suggest you check out your email program's 'Help' files for more information.

A useful product I've found for Outlook is ReplyMate - check it out at www.replymate.com

So, there we are.
If you follow these four tips, you'll find that you're able to spend less time as a slave to your inbox and more time promoting your business.

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diamondgirl8216 12.01.2011. 19:14

What is your best time-saving tip for the full-time college student who is working full-time? It can do with food, homework, cleaning or something else, what saves you time and gets your work done faster?

diamondgirl8216

Admin 12.01.2011. 19:14

My first thought was DON'T!! LOL, I did that back in the 1980s for an entire year before realizing something had to give.

But looking back on it, there were a few things I did, and some things I can see would have been helpful, if they'd been available to me (i.e., computers and cell phones). I waitressed, and I sometimes combined my lunch or dinner with homework/studying. We got our food half-off, so I'd order a sandwich or whatever and do what homework I could do. Also, spring for several decent microwavable meals or "all-in-one" frozen meals. I love finding Healthy Choice on sale, and Stouffer's makes an all-in-one chicken pasta meal that serves 2, costs roughly $4.99, and is delicious. Keep a loaf of frozen garlic bread in the freezer so you can throw it in the oven and heat a piece to finish your meal (or munch on a piece later while studying).

Since laptops are everywhere today, use wi-fi to your advantage. Learn hot-spots where you can spend time writing essays or otherwise doing homework. It would have been so much easier for me if I had been able to open a laptop to compose a few thoughts when they occurred to me. If by chance you don't have your laptop with you, use your cellphone to compose a text with the thought, and send it to either your cellphone or your email account. Either way, it's there for when you have time to flesh it out into a paragraph.

Always always always keep your schoolwork/books/whatever nearby. Say your family is going to visit Grandma which is a 45-min drive. On the drive over, you work on your Spanish translations. On the way back, tackle the biology vocabular. Use headphones if the conversation is distracting - I'm assuming your family will understand how important it is to multi-task.

And try to get some exercise in if possible. If you have a membership at a gym, carry your vocabular list with you and try to learn a few terms while riding the stationary bike. The main idea overall is to look for ways to multi-task - find those 10-minute blocks when you can study. Type out your study sheet and/or vocabular words and keep in your pocket for when those blocks become available.

Cleaning? Never was good at that. Buy plenty of decent paper plates, plastic/cardboard bowls, drink'n'toss cups, and plastic silverware. For a while, don't worry about being "green," b/c sometimes you just have to cut yourself some slack. If you're a sweet tea drinker, buy a gallon of Milo's sweet tea to save the time of making it yourself. Like I said, sometimes you are going to HAVE to cut yourself some slack.

If you really have to work on cleaning the house, use your headphones if at all possible. You might have a book you're supposed to be reading for English Lit - see if it's available on cassette or CD. Listen to it while vacuuming or washing pots and pans. Or put in some music with a great beat so you'll get the work done in no time flat.

Good luck! I know I just couldn't handle it back then, but we didn't have computers and cellphones at our disposal.

Admin

bluegirl 25.04.2007. 07:32

What are the top tips for being a successful person in career, finance and enterprises? I am a young professional and want to improve my earning power, learning, job promotion chances or identifying a new exciting career goal and begin saving and investing personal finances for future use. My current job feels like a dead end with little satisfaction and long, irregular working hours including weekends.

bluegirl

Admin 25.04.2007. 07:32

Hey I just posted this article on my blog last night -- 10 career tips for young professionals. I think it will help...

1. People go, the relationships stay. This one is simple: the momentum of a long term partnership carries more force than a single individual. This goes both ways. If you are a new acccount manager with changes in mind, be patient. If you plan on abusing your leverage as a client, or you are a vendor and want to haze the new client, be warned. Your counterpart can have you removed from the account on a whim. Why? Because the relationship is more important than you.

2. When emailing, practice the good news sandwich. One quality I don't normally associate with email is grace. To be graceful in business may have connotations of weakness, or worse, passive aggressiveness. However a truly graceful email gives the courtesy of introduction and consideration, delivers a bit of bad news in the middle and exits with reminder of good faith and potential upside that may come in the future.

3. Use silence in negotiation (particularly the beginning). When possible, let the other party speak first in negotiation. I'm not talking about who says "hello" first. I am referring to the numbers part. Learn to wait, and artfully pause after a price quote, and you'll find yourself in a much better situation than if you spouted off the first number that comes to you.

4. Talk about others as if they are standing next to you. Do this and you'll sleep like a baby. Recognize it in others and give them your trust. Engaging in gossip is about as thrilling as the tabloids in the supermarket checkout line. It's OK to read once in a while, just don't subscribe to them.

5. Managers clean up messes. This is a big one, because there is a long line of management jobs between you and the CEO. Odds are, you'll be a manager until you *gulp* retire. Not all of us get promoted to the big golf course in the sky after 10 years of service. Nope, we get promoted to another level of middle management. This is reality, and if you negotiate accordingly you'll continue to scale your compensation. What most people don't realize is the higher up you go in management, the bigger the messes you will be expected to clean up.

6. Always make it personal. And don't be fake. Life is too short to pick up the phone at work and pretend to care. Do you best to get to know the person on the other end of the line, email or lunch table. Relationship building will pay dividends in conjunction with hard work. Be the buddy who gets nothing done and this will blow up in your face.

7. Never kiss up and kick down. This one is harder than most people will admit. However, it is crucial in any vertical organization to be respectful of people who hold positions above and below you. It's counterintuitive to seek anything but number one, but your superiors will notice that you work well with others. Remember it's much better to be talked about in a positive light than talking yourself up in front of others, above or below you.

8. Under promise, over deliver -- but don't sandbag. Being conservative is good, but we're all in it to succeed. This is America right? Aren't we all entitled to be Rockefeller's if we put our minds to it? Wrong. Shoot for the moon, but don't promise pictures before you get there. At the same time, they hired you to try your best and that means really trying. Sandbag your numbers/goals and it will become clear early on that you don't have the capacity to self manage.

9. Learn to say no. Unless you work with a company of 10 people or smaller (and I have), learn to prioritize. If you have too many "high priority" items, either re-prioritize, request that a few items get moved off your plate, or flat out say "I don't have the time." Everything with your name on it is expected to be of good quality. Take on too much and two things happen: you get known as the workhorse and overall quality of output goes down.

10. Be honest. If you don't know, say so. Delivering luke warm news for weeks or months instead of catching a load a bricks in one shot is a huge mistake. This goes for clients, vendors and managers. In the end, the recipient of the bad news you've been harboring will thank you for hearing the news sooner than later.

Admin

eastpdx 27.08.2008. 08:12

I need to change my email address without disrupting the group where I am the sole owner/moderator.? For several years, I've been the owner/moderator of a group which has about 3,500 subscribers. Now I need to change my email address. I added the new email address, but want to make sure I don't cause problems with the group when I delete the original email address. Any tips I should know before proceeding?

eastpdx

Admin 27.08.2008. 08:12

If you would like to be able to post messages from different email addresses than the one subscribed to a group, you need to add them to your Yahoo! Groups account as "alternate posting" addresses.

To add an alternate posting addresses:

1. Sign in and go to the My Email Preferences page:

http://groups.yahoo.com/myprefs

2. Under the "Options" column to the right of the subscribed email address, click on the "Edit" link.

3. In the "Alternate Posting Addresses" section, enter up to 5 additional addresses you would like to use to post messages.

4. Click the "Save Changes" button when you're finished.

The alternate posting email address allows you to post messages from an address other than the one specified when you joined Yahoo! Groups. If possible, and if necessary, Yahoo! Groups automatically sets the alternate address set when you reply to your confirmation email.

For example, if you register under the address "Joe@companyname.com" and reply to the confirmation email from Yahoo! Groups, you may see an address such as "Joe@mail.companyname.com" listed as your alternate email address. This is because your system sends messages from a specific mail server on your company's network. Yahoo! Groups automatically detects this and fills in the alternate address.

If you need further assistance regarding this concern, I suggest that you contact the Yahoo! Groups customer support team. Please click the link below.

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/groups/original/forms_index.html?.rand=309580584

Admin

Lilly 11.02.2009. 16:18

What time of year and where is the best place to stay in New York City? We're planning a trip to NYC and wanted to get tips on time of year, place to stay, flights and any other tips you can give. This is only my 2nd time going and very unfamiliar with everything.

Lilly

Admin 11.02.2009. 16:18

Hey there!

I often use Priceline to book my hotels and I get an excellent rate. I often book VERY safe 4 star hotels in Midtown Manhattan, right in the center of the city for $80 per night.

There is a website which explains all about how to book through Priceline's "Name your own price" program. You may want to check it out and follow the instructions to get the very best deal. If you want a cheap, safe hotel the best way to go is with Priceline's name your own price program.

The site with the instructions is: http://www.CheapInTheCity.com

Look under the "Save BIG on Hotels" section. You can also book flights for a discount.

If you want to sublet someone's apartment, you can usually do that as well for anything between $80 - 500 per night depending on what you are looking for. I have sublet my apartment a number of times while out of town. You may have to pay a deposit up front for that, though. The same site about has a section on subletting as well.

Email me if you have any specific questions.

Good luck and have fun!

Admin

Haydyn Lyn 27.01.2009. 01:33

How to save for baby and after baby is born? After the recent money crunch with everything how do expecting mothers possibly save money. What are you best ideas for saving on clothes, food, ect?

Also if you have any tips for balancing your life between relationship, work (school in my case), and everything!

Haydyn Lyn

Admin 27.01.2009. 01:33

As a nurse and a "thrifty" parent finances can be overwhelming for a new baby. Here are some ways we saved a lot of money:

1. Formula off of ebay. We got it for $6 per can vs $15 in the store
2. 2nd hand clothing off of ebay and craigslist.com: most babys only were their clothes for 2-3 months before they out grow them so you will find clothes that are practically brand new.
3. you can also find wholesale baby diapers companies. there are many companies that make diapers besides the major brands. I buy size 1 diapers 240 for 39 bucks. They work great, no outbreaks, no leaks.
4. Find a good babysitter that you trust. This can be a life saver when you want to go out on a date, go to dinner, or just want some time away. if you find a good baby sitter you can go out without worrying about your child at home.

If you have any other question send me an email.

Jonathan

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Illuminessa V 28.10.2009. 06:32

Do you know any effective tips I can use for my resume? I'm in the process of applying for a different job and would like my resume to stand out. Do you know of any tips I can use so my resume gets noticed?

Illuminessa V

Admin 28.10.2009. 06:32

Have a good cover letter because that's what employers read first before reading your resume.
10 Tips on How to Write a Resume Cover Letter

1. All cover letters should follow the cover letter format, that is, you must format the heading elements correctly. When sending your resume via email, the line spacing and address conventions may no longer apply, although, they do in paper cover letters.

2. The First Paragraph. This part should immediately tell your recipient how you learned about the job opening, your intent, the position you are applying, or if you are inquiring about future employment possibilities.

3. Second Paragraph. An effective cover letter would have the second paragraph explain and highlight your experience relevant to the job you are applying for. This part calls to action your background elements, particularly your education, experience, and leadership which are relevant to the position you are applying. Be sure to cite examples and strong evidences.

4. Reflect your attitude, such as your personality, motivation, enthusiasm, and communication skills.

5. The best cover letter is coherent with the resume. For paper cover letters, use the same paper quality as your resume. But the general rule is to make it visually attractive.

6. Provide any information that the job advertisement specifically requested which is not covered in your resume, including your availability date, or reference to an attached writing sample.

7. Make the first sentence of the second paragraph hard-hitting - make it a quick introduction of your accomplishments directed at the qualifications and skills the job/industry requires.

8. Make your cover letter (and yourself, that is) more enticing to your prospective employers, by presenting facts that would interest them in hiring, or at least, interviewing you, such as your ability to increase profits, save money, conserve time, to immediately discharge or assume responsibility, and rapidly produce results when hired.

9. Be proactive by indicating that you will do a follow-up. This will show your deep interest to your job application, by saying something like, "I will contact you in the next two week to see if you require any additional information regarding my qualifications."

10. Make the last paragraph count. In the final sentences, use call-to-action and always request for an interview. Also thank the reader for reading your cover letter and looking into your resume.

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ausebayer 27.12.2006. 11:13

How much should I save up for Hawaii? Im coming from australia and would like to do alot on a ok budget? Accommodation and flights have been paid for already. My g/f and I have exchanged only 1000AUD which was about $700USD.
We will be going there for 1 week at the end of January and would like to do alot although on a budget.

Can people recommend how much money in terms of USD we would need? Also because we are from Australia, we are not accustomed to Tipping so any advice on this would be good as we do not tip in Australia.

ausebayer

Admin 27.12.2006. 11:13

$100 US per person per day minimum. Hawaii is expensive. Tip 15-20% on total for good service. Buy a bus pass from ABC store, you can ride bus all around island. They sell 4 day passes, it's worth it.Best rapid transit system in US. Maybe rent a car foer only 1 day because the most beautiful parts of Oahu are on the North Shore(Opposite side from Waikiki) about 1-2 hr drive one way. You can email me if u like.

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Bailey 07.06.2007. 14:02

Any tips for traveling on air plane domestic flight with a 3 year old? I will traveling with my 3 year old to Little Rock, AK from Jacksonville, FL does anyone have any tips to make sure she does not get uncomfortable as far as her ears popping etc? Also do I need any special ID for her to get on the plane? I asked Delta via email and waiting for them to get back to me. I want to make this fun and comfortable for her.

Bailey

Admin 07.06.2007. 14:02

I've been flying internationally with my children since they were 2 months (now 7&5), and here are some tips and advice that have always worked for me and I hope will help you:


1.) You will need to have all your babys documents in order. Generally do not need an ID for a child when traveling domestically, but it is always good to keep a notarized copy of her birth certificate with you. There is no other special ID you will need for her to get on the plane other than her ticket. Verify what travel documents you will need in advance to make sure you have everything.

2.) Since your daughter is at an age where you have to buy her a seat, I advise using a CRS (Child Restraint System) because it is safe for the child - especially during turbulence, makes them feel secure, is more comfortable for both parent and child, and gives both of you the opportunity to relax a bit.

A CRS is an airline-approved alternative to using a hard-backed seat and is approved for use on aircraft and for use in motor vehicles. Many people confuse it with a regular car seat, which it is not. http://faa.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/faa.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=29&p_created=1071174367&p_sid=mn66D6wi&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9NCZwX3Byb2RzPSZwX2NhdHM9MCZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PSZwX3BhZ2U9MSZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PWNoaWxk&p_li=&p_topview=1

This website talks about approved CRS devices and their ratings: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/CPS/CSSRating/Index.cfm

Many airlines offer half-price tickets so parents can be guaranteed that their child can travel in a CRS device. Parents should call their airline to ask for a discount and/or ask what the airline's policy is for using empty seats.

Ask your airline if they can provide a CRS for your child. If so, you may not be permitted to bring your own CRS on board, and may need to check it as baggage. http://www.faa.gov/passengers/fly_children/crs/

3.) For take-offs and landings, the best thing you can do to help with the ear popping, is give your child a something to drink (milk, water, juice - it doesn't matter) or a pacifier.

New regulations allow you to take beverages (including water) from home as long as they are less than 3oz, -OR- beverages (including water) of any size that you have purchased from inside the security area onto planes. You can also bring a limited amount of baby food onto the plane with you. http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm#10

Save your money when it comes to buying water though because the stewards/stewardess' will provide you with hot or cold water (or any other drink) free at any time that you request, no matter how many times you request it.

Another trick is that if your child is not taking to the pacifier or wanting to nurse or drink, gently rub her neck from the chin down to the chest several times - this will cause a swallowing motion which will help with the ears popping.

4.) Pack a few instant hot/cold cereals, instant rice, and other just-add-water packets. The stewards/stewardess' will provide you with hot or cold water upon request. You can also bring a limited amount of other non-perishable snack items, such as cheerios, dried fruit, goldfish, etc.. Drinks will be provided free at any time that you request, no matter how many times you request.

5.) Make sure to pack plenty of things to entertain your child. A few of her favorite toys, books, and any comfort things such as a blankie.

You may also consider taking her to the store and letting her pick out her own carry-on back. Buy her a few inexpensive toys that will be used only once you are on the plane. Be sure to buy a few without her knowing so she will have a surprise when she opens her bag.

6.) Be sure to pack 2-3 changes of clothes for your child. You will need this in case she gets sick, spills something on herself, or in case your luggage gets lost.

7.) If you still use a diaper bag, be sure to keep it well stocked with plenty of diapers, wipes, ointments and other essential things. Baby nail clippers and scissors are not allowed though. Just remember the new regulating liquids, gels, and such and pack accordingly. You can usually find travel size baby products in stores and they are wonderful for plane use.

8.) Keep your doctors name and number with you. Also get the name and number of a doctor where you are visiting in case an emergency should come up.

Also it is a good idea to have a check-up with your doctor before leaving to make sure your child is healthy enough to fly. If she has even a slight cold, the pressure in her ears during take-off and landing (even if you do the precaution methods) could leave his ears aching for days after the flight.

Most doctors recommend that if anyone is sick (such as being stuffed up or already having an earache), not to take the flight because of the potential damage to the ears. I know my husband and other pilots do not work if they are sick because of this danger.

9.) Bring any medications that you might need for your child should she get sick or that she takes regularly. Remember that if they are not prescription medications, the 3oz rule applies to them and they must be kept in a clear plastic bag.

Do NOT give your child medicine with the hopes of it making her sleep. This is not only cruel, but dangerous as well.

10.) Last but not least, if help is offered to you, take it.


I hope they have a great trip, and if I can be of any more assistance, please feel free to contact me

Admin

Brenda 04.02.2012. 02:59

Is there a way to organize incoming mail into different folders? Is there any kind of way to recieve email through different folders on Yahoo mail? Like if you recieve mail from person A, it goes to folder A and if you recieve mail from person B or C, it goes to folder B.
I'm tired of looking through 400+ emails in one area.

Brenda

Admin 04.02.2012. 02:59

You can create filters for this. The Yahoo Help reference below shows pictures as well as the complete instructions I have quoted for you.

1. Click Options, then Mail Options. On the left side of the page, click the Filters link. On the top of the Filters page, click the Add Filter button.
2. Define the rule and the destination for the new filter. Type a unique name for the new filter in the Filter Name box, such as "From Mom" or "Company Picnic".
Tip: Before writing your rules, take a look at the Additional Tips for Using Filters task. It provides guidance on the best ways to write your rules. A rule has the following elements:
- Your choice here is one of the following:
From header?Who sent the message.
To/CC header?Who the message is addressed to.
Subject?The subject text.
Body?The message or body text.
- Instructions on how the filter should handle the target text (the text you specify as the criteria)The filter follows one of these instructions when looking into the area of the message specified above:
Contains - the area must contain the target text.
Does not contain - the area must not contain the target text. (a negative)
Begins with - the area must contain the target text at the beginning.
Ends with - the area contains the target text at the end.
The text the filter should look for - target text that identifies the message
The case-sensitivity of the match.
3. From the Move to Folder pull-down list, choose the destination folder where you want the message delivered. If you want the filter to direct messages to a new folder, select [New Folder] from the pull-down menu. When Yahoo! Mail adds the new filter (that is, after you click the Save Changes button), it prompts you for a name and creates the new folder.
4. Click Save Changes. The new filter appears on the filters list.

NOTE: These mails will not appear in your Inbox at all, so you will need to check each of these folders separately, which is more time-consuming than other options.
You could also just scan the Inbox, check the ones you want and move them to another folder before or after opening them.

(Ribbit)

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Paige 20.01.2013. 14:48

How to start off a Youtube Beauty Channel and who to subscribe to? I'm 13 1/4 years old and I really want to start a Youtube Beauty Channel. I watch videos by people like missglamorazzi, nikkiphillippi, beautybaby44, hautebrilliance, shaaanxo and more. I want to be like them, but not a copy (obviously). How do I start off? Am I too young to fit in with Youtube and it's many beauty gurus? Help :(

Paige

Admin 20.01.2013. 14:48

Hi :)
I'm not a beauty guru, but I currently have 566 subscribers, and 39,105 video views. I know, I'm not all that impressive...But I've earned all these without the sub4sub or any other of these methods...

So here are my tips to you :)

1. First, make a catchy cute username. You're going to have to come up with it yourself, though. I would suggest you use alliteration or rhyme in the username (such as ShimmerGlimmer, ShimmerShine, etc..). It has to be cute and catchy, but shows that you're a beauty guru.

2. Next, start off with your channel page. If you really need background help, send me a few pictures you want in there and I'll put them together for you in a .PNG file and then you can put it as your background. Now, fill in the information stuff on the right hand side, where they ask information about you. I usually read this column, so others may too. Talk like yourself, be funny and cute.

3. Take a bunch of pictures of yourself, and choose the prettiest one. Now, you may use PiZap to add a cool effect to it, and save it as a .PNG. Now, that will be your profile picture! Make sure people are able to see your face and that you look gorgeous. Being attractive catches people's eyes, and since you're a beauty guru...

4. Make a video as an introduction to your channel! You can take a few clips, if you'd like, and choose the best one. It would be a good way to earn subscribers and views, on the first day.

5. Talk to other beauty gurus, ones that aren't too popular, but are experienced enough. They are the ones most likely to give you pointers, subscribe you, and watch/live your videos.

I'll email you on here, too, if you need anything further.

Admin

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