How To: Add a Countdown Timer to Your Mailchimp Campaigns

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Q: I have designed a promotion that I’d like to send to my email list. It’s going to be a limited time offer. How do I insert a countdown timer into my emails?

Personally, I think countdown timers as a marketing tool should sit in the “great in small doses” bucket. Use it too often and reader fatigue / weariness will inevitably start to creep in. 

That said, adding a dynamic countdown timer to a campaign email with a real deadline is a great way nudge your audience to act promptly.

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How To: Paste Text into Mailchimp Emails Without Messing up the Formatting

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Q: Why does the text that I copy-paste into MailChimp cause my formatting to go haywire? How do I fix it?

When you do a straight copy-paste from an application like Microsoft Word into MailChimp (MC), you’re also bringing across HTML code that you don’t see. This messes with your formatting and can get quite frustrating to fix in MailChimp. It’s almost always easier to strip your text of all formatting, and then to format your email directly in the MailChimp environment itself.

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How To: Want Your Trello Card Back? No Probs! Here’s How You Retrieve an Archived Card

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Q: I’ve accidentally archived a card (not sure how?!) and need it back. Where do I go to find it and how do I restore it to its rightful place on my board?

It is so easy to archive a Trello card. All you have to do is hit the “C” key when you’re in the card and it’s done. But don’t freak out if you hit that “C” key without meaning to. This post will explain how to find that card and put it back where it belongs in 5 small steps.

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How To: Declutter by Archiving Trello Cards That Are Done and Dusted

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Q: My Trello space is a right mess. How do I archive stuff that’s no longer relevant or that’s been closed off?

When you’ve been freelancing … running a business … managing multiple clients and projects as long as I have, it becomes so easy to accumulate Trello boards like it’s going out of style and so you really want to make a habit of giving your Trello environment a good spring clean every so often.

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How To: Use Trello Filters to Manage Your Tasks and Workflow

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Q: I want a view of all cards on a board that are assigned to a team member and overdue. Is there an easy way to do this?

Yes! There most definitely is a way to use Trello filters to manage your tasks and workflow. Before we dive in, make sure you have your Trello notifications turned on so you don’t miss a thing!

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How To: Add a Call to Action Button on Your Facebook Business Page

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Q: How do I add a Call-to-Action button to my Facebook Business Page? And if I already have a CTA button, how can I change what it says?

Adding a call to action button to your Facebook Business page is easy, and will give potential customers a way to contact you. People see it on your Page and in search results when your Page appears.

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How To : Setup Your Trello Notifications so You Don’t Miss Out

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Q: I don’t want to miss any updates made to a Trello card. How do I ensure that I get updates even when I’m not tagged?

If you want to receive updates whenever team members make changes to specific cards, you want to use the “watch” function. When you watch a card, you are notified each time there’s a new comment on the card or when someone moves or archives it. You’ll also receive notifications about card due dates and such – regardless of whether you’re tagged or not. 

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How To : Create Trello Cards Straight from Your Inbox

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Q: Is there an easier way to transfer information from an email to a Trello card?

A: Absolutely! So this function has been super useful in instances where my clients just aren’t wired to use a tool like Trello and prefer the old school way of communicating tasks in an email (which is totally OK, by the way).

You can create Trello cards simply by forwarding your email to your designated board. If you’re interested in learning more about Trello boards, I also have a blog that covers the three types of boards every business needs to have.

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How To : Duplicate Trello Boards so You’re Not Starting from Scratch Every Time

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Q: I am onboarding three new clients and all of them are tapping into the same service. Is there an easy way to duplicate a board and set up a task management space for each client that way? 

A: First off, I LOVE this question because why in the world would you recreate a board from scratch, if you don’t need to?! In addition, if you’re presented with an opportunity to ditch the stress and simplify, standardise or automate a business process, why wouldn’t you?!

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How To: Delete an Unused WordPress Theme

How To Delete an Unused WordPress Theme

It’s easy to accumulate unused themes in your WordPress environment. Each year, the WordPress team releases a new default theme that is named after the year and this gets added automatically when you update WordPress. And, how many of you have installed themes to check them out and have a play, only to realise they didn’t meet your needs at the time? I know I have! Here’s the thing: themes can take up anywhere between 1MB and 10MB of disk space, so having a whole heap of inactive …

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