How many times have you sent an email and forgot to follow-up, only to discover you missed an opportunity because you forgot to be in the right place at the right time? A clever new website I learned about from my friends at CoolBusinessIdeas.com allows you three fantastic ways to follow-up on tasks, contacts, and emails.
The site is www.followupthen.com, and here’s how it works…
When crafting your email message to a prospect or the task owner on a project, simply choose one the follow-up options offered by FollowUpThen.com’s automated (and free) service. Write your email and address it as normal, then add [time-increment]@followupthen.com to your message. Like so:
Follows up with you and recipient in 1 day.
Follows up with only you tomorrow.
You can enter any time increment as the email name (1day, 2months, nextfri, etc.) all @followupthen.com and the system will send a message just to you (if you add the address to the BCC box) or it will follow-up with you and your other email recipients (if you add the address to the CC box.)
You can even send follow-up reminders directly to yourself by using the @followupthen.com address in the TO box.
Follows up with you next Wednesday.
The service is simple, free, and could prove to be invaluable. This is a great weapon to add to your sales and CRM arsenal. I’m definitely a fan!