Before I plunge into week 3, I thought I would pause and share my thoughts about the Partnership to Success program. With two weeks under my belt, I am impressed. The videos are very well done. Occasionally, the screens on the videos don’t match what I see. That is a because of a difference in versions or the fact that I am doing something for the first time whereas John has already used a particular function. This is not surprising and hasn’t caused any hardship completing tasks. A couple of times I had to search briefly to find the correct screen but it didn’t take long.
So far, the most difficult task has been joining the Facebook group. This is a “secret” group which requires Facebook to send an invitation to my Facebook email. My Facebook email was forwarded to my inbox.com email address. It worked fine if I sent an email to the Facebook email. I received the forwarded email where it was suppose to be. But it sure didn’t work when Facebook sent me email. It just disappeared. After 4 or 5 attempts, Facebook won’t send any more to that address. I switched the forwarding to a gmail account and it worked first try. Paula, tech support, tried every day for a week. I am sure she was glad to get me off her list. Since switching to the gmail account, I have learned I have been missing emails for a long time.
I told you in the week 2 post about my problems deciding what to put in my blog header. Now, I need to find a picture or graphic for my Facebook page header. Something other that a big black rectangle at the top would be more interesting. I am hoping I can find a picture from the Alaska or China trips. That shouldn’t be that hard for me to find one. I hope.
I have to tell you, there is a small part of me that does not want to start week 3. Why? The program uses Aweber as the autoresponder of choice. I already have TrafficWave. Everybody doing internet sales needs an autoresponder but 2? I might be able to figure out how to use TrafficWave to do the same things but from what I have seen Aweber is more integrated with programs we are going to be using. Optimizepress has a direct interface with Aweber and so does JVZoo. I would drop TrafficWave but it is tied to a couple of other programs I am promoting.
The lessons for each week definitely don’t take a week. So far, they don’t take a day. I am sure this is partly because I have done most of this before and because John wants us to get used to writing posts. Somewhere I heard John say I needed at least 10 posts before I can add any Adsense ads to the blog. This is number 8. Plus, I need the practice writing. I didn’t realize how out of practice I was. I am sure there are lessons to come that will take me longer.
On to week 3!
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