If you are an online Internet Marketer… you will get “those” emails that could make steam come out of your ears.
I’ve learned how to grow a thick skin and not let THAT Guy (or gal) get under my skin.
Today I got this in an email:
How much longer will you go on about cookbooks? Your newsletter concerning public domain works was once very informative, but lately all I’ve been reading about is cooking. If you won’t continue on in your former vein, then I’ll have to unsubscribe.
This email comes from a subscriber to my Public Domain “list”. But… I think an email similar to this would eventually land in any marketers inbox.
First thought was to fire back an email that would “set him straight”. That’s the wrong attitude.
I muddled it around in my head a bit – and decided that you might learn from this experience.
THAT Guy is always going to be unhappy… and a complainer.
My Public Domain related blog has over 300 posts – don’t you think I’ve (with Logan) been sharing great public domain related information for a while? For FREE???
Plus… he is upset that I have been “going on” about cookbooks. Duh… they are public domain!!!
- * That subscription and blog has changed! Logan has left the building and I’m sharing “me”.
- * Public Domain cooking and recipe related topics are hugely popular on that blog.
- * Learning about projects (and replace the cooking niche with any other niche topic) is what you should be thinking about.
- * I can’t please everyone – so I’m not going to try.
Do you worry about the “unsubcribers”???
Don’t – you need people to subscribe to your email newsletters who “Get You”. If they don’t – no one will be happy.
When should you worry about unsubscribers?
If you have more unsubscribes than people subscribing… you are doing something wrong. That is not the case for me…. so I must be doing something right.
I’m all for constructive criticism – I’m here to help you, so it makes sense for me to listen to any suggestions or comments you send my way. Right?
If you ever feel that you need me to focus on something or cover a topic that is important to you… share that with me.
If you ever feel that I’m NOT doing things the “Old” way and you wish I’d go back or you will have to unsubscribe… get over it and hit the unsubscribe button. You and I are not going to play nice in the sandbox anyway.
UPDATE – This is an email “response” from THAT Guy(or Gal – won’t leave a name so I can’t really tell):
To bad you can’t ‘woman-up’ and answer me directly. Your character and integrity is displayed by your posting my message to your blog, sans reply, instead of looking me in the eye (so to speak) and addressing the matter. Too bad Logan isn’t around anymore since he was the heart of PDTH. Good riddance.
My Question to you readers:I did not respond to the original email directly – I chose not to let my emotions guide me into a dialog with someone who obviously would love to get under my skin.
I do try to answer every email (as quickly as I can – I’m often overwhelmed and a bit slow). Do you think I should have answered this one personally?
To challenge my integrity and character is pretty “below the belt” considering this “Guy” was originally complaining about what I am currently teaching. Everyone on “that” subscriber list knows that Logan has left the business… and all you get is “me”. I’ve had to “Woman-Up” and take on a huge responsibility without a backup (Logan) plan.
If you don’t like me… go away. I’m all you get!
The problem with “going away”… is that YOU loose. Because I (yep little old me) am one of the few on the internet that actually will teach you how to use Public Domain content to make money from home.
I don’t say that lightly or to boast. I didn’t plan to be the Public Domain “It Girl” – ever. It sort of landed in my lap and I’m just going to go with it… “seat of my pants” style.
Please take the time to read the comments below – already some very interesting feedback. And… please answer the question: Do you think I should have answered this one personally?