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Pampered Chef: Tasty Tidbits vs My Email Designs

  1. Hi there

    I'm new at Pampered Chef and would like your feedback on which newsletter you prefer. How does it work? do I forward it to my customers directly?

    I received a sample and find that both are appealing - I can't decide lol
     
    May 29, 2009
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  2. Liquid Sky

    Liquid Sky Advanced Member

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    I use Mike's and love it. Love using it in conjunction w/ i-contact. 1 click on the newsletter and it uploads into i-contact. I haven't used TT but I know others love it. I too got samples before I chose and just preferred Mike's content and layout.
     
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  3. pamperedharriet

    pamperedharriet Legacy Member

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    I love Joy's Tasty Tidbits! If you decide to go with Joy's you can use me as a referral!
    Welcome to our group. Lots of great friends, sharing and tips here!
     
  4. Thank you so much for replying - do both refer to Hostess & Guest special? on the main page or as a click on - which one has more recipes? and cooking tips?
     
    May 29, 2009
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  5. Liquid Sky

    Liquid Sky Advanced Member

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    I can send you a copy of June's newsletter, if you want. You can see all the content that's included. PM me your email address if you want it :)
     
    May 29, 2009
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  6. pamperedharriet

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    The June issue for TT has click on links for host and guest specials. TT also usually has more than 1 recipe and cooking tips.
     
  7. Thank you so much for your advice !! As a newbie I appreciate all input !
     
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  8. NooraK

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    With TT you also get access to a lot of other things that Joy creates. She does a shorter mid-month email as well as an outlet update. She doesn't of course recommend sending them all to your customers, but there are lots of choices. You also get lots of other emails, flyers etc that are available for you to send out at any time you need to.
     
    May 29, 2009
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  9. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    plus a mid month quick bites and end of month outlet newsletter from Tastey! :)
     
    May 29, 2009
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  10. caraighan

    caraighan Member Gold Member

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    I also use Mike's and love it. I use iContact too. I have used TT but I like Mike's newsletter much better. One part that I really love about Mike's newsletter is that when you click on a picture in the newsletter it goes directly to ordering that product on my website.
     
    May 30, 2009
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  11. gailz2

    gailz2 Senior Member Gold Member

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    does anyone have a link to Mike's newsletter/website? I've never heard of his. I've been with By Request but think my sub has ended. I don't know how to tell.
     
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  12. Melissa78

    Melissa78 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Another newbie here:

    If someone wouldn't mind - can you please explain what you are even all referring to? I want to do a newsletter to my customers as I have been on another consultants list and always enjoyed getting the updates. Is that what you are referring to? If so, whats the 'catch' with these newsletters that you refer to? Are they done for you? I tried to answer my own question by looking at other posts/categories but no such luck.

    Thanks ahead of time!
     
    May 30, 2009
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  13. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

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    These are paid newsletter services. The "catch" (if you want to call it that) is that you pay for the service. Personally, I believe it's worth every penny I pay for it since I don't have to spend my time creating a newsletter each month.

    Joy is a member here on CS and creates Tasty Tidbits. You can get details on her website: Tasty Tidbits » Creative Marketing Solutions for Consultants. I haven't used Mike's, so I'm not sure if he has a website.
     
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  14. NooraK

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    I was always under the impression that if you link to any other place on your site except the main page, it breaks the link to your site. Whenever I copy links from every other section of my site, it always has a .com on it and doesn't have my site in the address. Have you confirmed that these links work and send you to your site after you've cleared cookies to ensure that isn't doing it?
     
    May 30, 2009
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  15. Melissa78

    Melissa78 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Thanks for the explanation on Joys service!
     
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  16. Liquid Sky

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    MyEmailDesigns.com
     
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  17. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

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    I love Joy's site and newsletter. She has also created an option where you can upload various "pieces" of your newsletter if you don't want the whole one. She does an awesome flyer called, "DYLAB (Do You Love a Bargain") which shows your Host the next two months specials to encourage them to get bookings for each of those months. I showed it to a HO lead Host last night and she and her DH were very excited about getting bookings for those months to get those Host specials!
     
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  18. caraighan

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    I don't know how it works with Mike's website, but it does. It links directly to the product on my website. His website is MyEmailDesigns.com. If you decide to join please give my name as a referral. He gives one free month when you refer someone who signs up. My name is Maria Harrison. I will be happy to send you my last one so you can see it if you wish! Just PM me and I will give you my email address.
    thanks!
     
    May 31, 2009
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  19. caraighan

    caraighan Member Gold Member

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    Mike's website is MyEmailDesigns.com. Please use my name as a referral. My name is Maria Harrison. PM me if you want me to send you a sample and I will give you my email address.
    thanks!
     
    May 31, 2009
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  20. Liquid Sky

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    Mike's also has other newsletters he puts out every month, along with the main monthly newsletter. There's a mid-month newsletter that's pretty short, highlights the current month's specials and outlet. There's also an Outlet newsletter that basically announces the product updates.

    You can take out or add anything to the newsletter. It's totally customizable (is that even a word?? lol!). I LOVE the direct links to my PWS! I also love how pictures can be clicked on, and again, they are directed to that product page on my PWS.

    It's totally professional looking and gets results! :love:

    If anyone wants to see June's newsletter, pm me your email address and I'll send it to you right away so you can check it all out. :chef:
     
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  21. Melissa78

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    For those who do not use iContact - do you have a preference over one newsletter service vs the other? Formatting? Layout? Do you find any issues with either one when not using iContact?
     
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  22. caraighan

    caraighan Member Gold Member

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    I used Mike's for a long time before I signed up for iContact. I loved it then too. iContact is an added benefit to me.
     
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  24. cookn' katie

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    Can anyone send me a sample of one month from both services. I would love to see what it looks like before I spend the money. Has anyone ever signed up and then cut and pasted so their consultants can take advantage also? Would that ever work? my email is chefkatie@southslope.net Thanks in advance
     
  25. pamperedharriet

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    If you go to Joy's Tasty Tidbits website you can get a sample copy of her newsletter.
     
  26. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Well, I know for Joy's it wouldn't, since she has direct links to your website all through the newsletter.

    And really, that wouldn't be fair. It would be like a host grabbing one of your cookbooks at a show, and making copies of all the recipes for her friends, so they don't have to buy the cookbook themselves.
     
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  27. PampChefJoy

    PampChefJoy Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Please don't. :( It's not fair to all the others who pay for the service.
     
    Jun 1, 2009
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  28. Nanisu

    Nanisu Veteran Member Gold Member

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    AND...the newsletter services (I use both by the way, one one month and one the next), are very reasonably priced. I feel that if I want to award a consultant one and pay for it that's one thing, but I also think if they have a few $$ invested, it's going to mean more to them and they will use it more.
     
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  29. pamperedharriet

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    Thanks, Joy for getting in on this thread. I have been telling people to go to your site and sign up for a sample to see what they can get from you.:thumbup:
     
  30. PampChefJoy

    PampChefJoy Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Thanks Harriet! I generally try to stay out of "review" threads unless there is a question directed at me... it's not my forum for self-promotion, kwim? But I appreciate all the kind words from everyone!

    I am working on another alternative (cheaper!) to iContact for mailing list management and delivery :)
     
    Jun 2, 2009
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  31. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Ohhhh - I'm very interested!:D
     
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  32. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    This would be fabulous! Can you let me know when you are ready to unveil? Thanks!

    jolieparadoxe@aol.com
     
  33. pamperedharriet

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    I do know what you mean, Joy and appreciate it. I just felt that if you replied like you just did others would know how to reach you and the new people especially could put a "face" to the name and see your link.

    I am also interested in what comes out of your alternative (cheaper) to icontact. I'll be waiting to hear!

    Thanks again for all you do!:chef:
     
  34. jbdowd0798

    jbdowd0798 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I'd love to know too since I'm not into how iContact comes through to emails.
     
    Jun 2, 2009
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  35. BlessedWifeMommy

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    That would be great!!!
     
  36. PampChefJoy

    PampChefJoy Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Hopefully in about another week.

    Laurie - did you see I credited you a month for a referral? I just updated this morning!
     
    Jun 2, 2009
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  37. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    OOOH.....yay! I miss your newsletter....hoping to finally subscribe soon....on my way to play. Thanks for the update Joy! = )


    Just tried to gain access to the newsletter, but I can't seem to access the newsletter. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong.
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2009
  38. PampChefJoy

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    eek sorry - forgot to update one other thing.. you should be good now.
     
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  39. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Boy, you're quick! Thanks! I do appreciate it!
     
  40. How does "iContact" work compared to sending the newsletter thru Outlook express?
     
    Jun 4, 2009
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  41. DebbieJ

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    Can't wait to hear!!!
     
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