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Business Hack: Use Boomerang to Schedule E-mails in the Future [B16]

A few months ago during my Leadership Young Professionals Circle Meeting one of my friends said that they used to compose messages during the night before and save them as a draft. This way they wouldn’t send e-mail messages late at night.

Initially, I thought that was a good idea but completely forgot about a e-mail hack that I used before called Boomerang. I only remembered because of the Roundup Posts that we do for CBNation. I often work at least a week in advance and send out a post telling everyone submitted and the day and time it would be live. I reiterate that the link won’t be available until after it posts. I even put it in bold.

It never fails there’s at least one person who e-mails back right after I send the post saying, “The post doesn’t work.”

Then I get heartburn.

I then remembered an app that I had used years before–Boomerang. There’s a lot of different features but I used it for exactly that. Here’s basically the idea of what it does. I have a post that I only want to go out after a certain date and time. For me, it’s right after the posts goes live so I won’t get that dreaded e-mail. It integrates with you Gmail account and allows you to schedule posts.

Think about the possibilities. If your prospect says to e-mail them back in a week, you can give yourself a reminder in a week with a tool like Followupthen OR just schedule the e-mail out using a site like Boomerang. I notice that it does have limits now but if you are a low volume user (less than 10 e-mails at the time of this writing) or if you are using your personal Gmail account–it’s unlimited.

More about Boomerang

I hope that helps you to be more productive, check out B16.co for even more productivity and automation apps and technology that you may not know about.

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Gresham Harkless Jr.

Gresham Harkless is a Media Consultant for Blue 16 Media and the Blogger-in-Chief for CEO Blog Nation. CEO Blog Nation is a community of blogs for entrepreneurs and business owners. Started in much the same way as most small businesses, CEO Blog Nation captures the essence of entrepreneurship by allowing entrepreneurs and business owners to have a voice. CEO Blog Nation provides news, information, events and even startup business tips for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to succeed.

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