Using Remember the Milk as a Basic CRM Tool

Todo List Management and CRM - A powerful tool

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RTM and CRM - A powerful toolBefore you think CRM, think ToDo List.  In a earlier post I have a quick overview and review of Remember the Milk (RTM) as a ToDo list package.  It is very powerful and has grown up over time so that it now has almost every feature you might need.  I love it.  For $25 as year it will synch everything between your smart devices and your desktop.

RTM wasn’t designed to be a CRM tool, but it handles the “Customer Relationship” tasks very well.  You have to cheat a little to get meaningful reports, but so far it has worked very well for me. Continue reading…

AWeber Hacks and Tips – Over 30 Awesome Features

21-AWesome-AWeber-Features-and-Tips 21 Awesome Aweber Hacks and Aweber TipsI recently updated me eBook on AWeber Hacks and Aweber tips. I confess that I didn’t go through every one of the older ones checking that the screens haven’t changed, but I did update most of it and removed some (like adding a Google+ link to your emails).  You can download the eBook here:  21 Awesome Aweber Tips      (If you don’t have an aWeber account, you can sign up here (affiliate link that costs you nothing extra) :  You can also find my basic eBook called Aweber – Quick Start here:

My favorite Aweber Hacks and AWeber Tips are the following

  • Aweber Hacks #4 – Using more than one list for a niche,
  • Aweber Hacks #8 – Putting a P.S.on every email that you can update in one place and change all of the emails,
  • Aweber Hacks #11 Asking AWeber support to make a list really single opt-in,
  • Aweber Hacks  #13 – Have someone email and they are added to the xxx list,
  • Bonus Lead Generation Tip #3 – Placing a Lead Form on a Facebook page,
  • Bonus Aweber Tip #4 – Common GOTCHA’s Using AWeber,
  • Bonus Aweber Feature #5 – Using a Thank You Page AND a Download Page to make an offer,
  • Bonus Aweber Feature #7 – How to enter leads into your list manually,
  • Bonus Aweber Feature #8 – Getting a benefit out of people in a double opt-in list who do not confirm,
  • Bonus Aweber Feature #9 – Counting how many Leads came from a particular sign up form,
  • BonusAweber Feature #10 – You have MUCH More data than you may know on AWeber


Feature #1: Copy One Follow-up or Broadcast Email to another List.
AWeber shows you how to share a campaign of emails, but not one at a time.

Feature #2: Automatically Create An Active Web Page that Archives Evergreen Broadcast Emails. Create a valuable asset with virtually NO EFFORT.

Feature #3: Publishing Broadcast Emails – When NOT to use the EXCLUDE LIST checkboxes and when to use them. You may not be sending broadcasts to some of your best prospects – the ones who are on several of your lists.

Feature #4: Use the Automation Feature to Automatically Subscribe and Unsubscribe People to Your Lists. Seamlessly work with multiple Ethical Brides and many places that your Leads can sign up for one of your lists.

Feature #5: Dramatically Increase Open Rates for Broadcasts about Events that are Coming Soon. Almost double your opt-in rate with 5 minutes worth of work.

Feature #6: Easily Delete a large number of People who have Unsubscribed from Your List Stop paying for undeliverable email addresses and people who have unsubscribed to your list.

Feature #7: Put Reports You Use into the New Dashboard
Go to one place and quickly look at important statistics.

Feature #8: Put a P.S. in your every eMail in your drip sequence. Change the content in one place (List Options ? List Listings ? Personalize) and the P.S. paragraphs in every email changes automatically.

Feature #9: How to Insert a sequence of eMail messages Into an existing sequence without subscribers seeing the some eMails again Inserting emails into the middle of a follow up sequence doesn’t have to be hard. It can to tickly however.

Feature #10: Place an Opt-In Form on a Facebook Tab on your Fan Page.
You don’t have to pay for a fancy Fan Page Tab generator to have a Facebook tab that contains an opt-in to one of your lists.

Feature #11: Asking Aweber Support to make a list REALLY single-opt-in. Single opt-in lists default to double opt-in when the leads are sent by a third party such as Zapier or Gearbubble. You can get this changed.

Feature #12: Create Your Own Cool Button for Your Sign Up Forms
AWeber supplies square and dry buttons for their sign up forms. You can create your own buttons that say anything you want for free.

Feature #13: Have leads send an Email to AWeber and automatically opt-in to a list. You don’t need a Sign Up form to add people to one of your lists.

Feature #14: Integrate GoToWebinar and AWeber
Use a single sign up form to have a Lead subscribe to your list AND sign up for a GoToWebinar webinar.

Feature #15: Run Split Tests on your Sign Up Forms – Improve your sign up form’s conversion rate by split testing different versions.

Feature #16: Run Split Tests on your Broadcast Emails
See which headline works best or which offer converts best in your Broadcast emails using AWeber’s Split Testing.

Bonus Feature #1– Share an entire email sequence with your business partners or move it from one list to another.

Bonus Feature #2 – Global Snippets – create a keyword that will be replaced with a short text phrase in every email where you use the keyword.

Bonus Feature #3 – Facebook Lead Forms – Create a Lead Form using a form built into Facebook and automatically send new Subscribers to your Aweber account

Bonus Feature #4 – Common GOTCHA’s using AWEBER – not really a feature, but it tells you about some features that are in the background and can trip you up.

Bonus Feature #5 – Use a Thank You Page AND a Download Page to make a special offer.

WordPress and AWeber Tips and Plugins
Feature #17: Opt-ins on Your Blog Page – High, Middle, Low, Pop-over and Check Box Your Blog page is one of best places to ask leads to sign up for your lists.

Feature #18: Opt-in using Gravity Forms
Gravity Forms is a widely used Blog Form generator. You can also use it to sign Leads up to one of your lists.

Feature #19: Squeeze Page Tips – Like Getting Rid of Extra Blank Lines in Sign Up Forms. This is a How-To remove annoying white space in AWeber forms.

Feature #20: Advanced Analytics – AWeber Integration Plugin
AWeber has advanced email analytics. It is easy to activate this feature using a free plugin.

Feature #21: AWeber Subscribers Count Plugin – Once you have the numbers, you can encourage people to subscribe to your Blog’s email delivery by showing a count of how many people are already subscribed.

Bonus Feature #6 – Automatically send your blog posts to your list
There are several issues and considerations, but AWeber does let you automatically turn each new blog post into an email – automatically.

Bonus Feature #7 – How to enter leads into your list when you have them, theh know that they expect to be on a list, yet they didn’t fill out a sign up form.

Bonus Feature #8 – Getting a benefit out of people in a double opt-in list who do not confirm

Bonus Feature #9 – Counting how many Leads came from a particular sign up form.

Bonus Feature #10 – You have MUCH More data than you may know on AWeber

You can download the eBook here:  21 Awesome Aweber Tips  

Why Am I Not More Successful Online?   Upgrading Your Mindset Autopilot.

Have you ever asked yourself “why am I not more successful?”   I know I have.  In spite of having success in many ways, my online financial success hasn’t been what I expected or wanted and I decided to make a change.  The things I found out about mindset may help you too. I’ll Start With […]

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Use Clippingmagic to Remove Image Backgrounds

This very short post shows you have to use ClippingMagic to remove Image Backgrounds. Often we want to merge two images when we are creating a Print on Demand product.  At least one of the images usually need to have the background removed so that it won’t overwrite the other image when we merge the […]

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Force Facebook Pixels to be Assigned for Every Product Launched on Gearbubble

Gearbubble Sellers need to make sure that they add their Facebook Pixel to each product they launch.  The data this provides is critical to running Facebook Ads at a profit.  This is an easy way to force the Facebook™ pixel to be assigned during every product launch. There is a short video at the bottom […]

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Gearbubble Tip: Check Gearbubble Daily Sales on a Smart Phone

For Print of Demand sellers who use Gearbubble – You are usually interested in checking your Gearbubble Daily Sales fairly regularly. (The usual answer to the question “How often do you check?” is “Way too many times!” 🙂  ) For one thing you want to see the number, for another you want to make sure […]

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Gearbubble and AWeber – Creating an Email List From POD Products

Gearbubble and AWeber – Gearbubble is one of the few Print On Demand (POD) companies that has an integration with several email providers.   Using this integration you can potentially add a new subscriber to your email list every time you sell a product. It doesn’t work quite that way though.  The email providers are required […]

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Photoshop Elements and POD – Print On Demand Products (like

Photoshop Elements™  is the younger sibling of Photoshop™.  While it doesn’t have all of the horsepower, it is easier to use, it is mature, there is a ton of on-line help and it does many things VERY well.   I find that it is especially powerful for creating MEMEs (images with words on them) and Print-on-Demand […]

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Photoshop Elements and Gearbubble – Write Text Around a Heart Necklace

One of the tasks that Print-On-Demand Sellers face is putting text around the inside of a shape.  A common example is text inside a heart shape so that it can be uploaded and used to create a heart shaped necklace.   Photoshop Elements can do this and it is fairly easy, one you have the basic […]

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Photoshop Elements and Print-on-Demand – Write Circular Text for A Gearbubble Necklace

One of the things that Print On Demand (POD) Sellers often want is to create a circular design with words that go around the circle.  These are used to create products like’s necklaces. Here is an example.     Rather than show you every step here, we have a document you can download that […]

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