Nothing is ever easy or straight forward in this online morass.
I blocked off time to work on a WordPress website. Within minutes I hit my first stumbling block setting up my client’s AWeber account and web form for list building. AWeber would not let me use my client’s Gmail address for email correspondence, so my next order of business was to create a new email address in their hosting account at Hostgator.
After setting up their email account in Hostgator’s cPanel I moved on to setting up forwarding to their Gmail account to make their life easier, BUT Hostgator had a big ‘ole warning about Gmail accounts. Turns out that email forwarded to a Gmail account might not get through unless Google’s Mail Fetcher is used.
I decided to take a chance and set up email forwarding anyway, and not use Google Mail Fetcher. It worked! My client was happy because setting up the Mail Fetcher was not something he wanted to fight with all morning long.
The urge to pat myself on the back and take a bow for avoiding gmail all these years came whipping back at me the minute I opened my own email.
My inbox offered an excellent article from Graphic Design Blender about finding new clients using Google Analytics. Yes, Google is indeed great, even if most of the staff is under 30.
Oh, those darn college kids in dorm rooms, hacking away on their keyboards when they should be in class, studying or, God forbid, getting some sleep. Their fun and games gave me yet another hoop to jump through.
Believe me, you don’t want to get me started on my sons college experience in which they were re-reading the same books from junior high school in their freshman year of college — at very good schools charging over $40,000 per year. No wonder they were looking for something else to do!
Oh well — the more kids you have, the more work there is to do. Might as well get used to it.