What do I need to do to “get things going”?

Should I subscribe everyone automatically, or allow them to “opt-in”?

How can I invite people to join my list?

How can I set up a banner on my website to allow people to subscribe to my list?

How do I create a pop-up window on my website to allow people to subscribe to my list?

How do I add e-mail addresses to my list?

How do I delete addresses from my list?

How does someone delete one subscription if they are receiving two or more?

How do I correct e-mail addresses on my list?

What do I do about “Returned Mail”, or bounces?

How do I find out who is on my list of subscribers, and how many subscribers I have?

What is the Insights Special, and how often is it sent out?

How do I find out if people on my list have purchased the Insights Special or other products?

Is there a limit to the number of lines in my “signature block”?

How do I change my Return Address, signature block, or other parts of the daily message?

Who owns the names on my list, and what can I do with them?

How do I sign up Affiliates under me, so that I receive a commission on their sales?

How do I ask questions that don’t appear above?


What do I need to do to “get things going”?

The basic steps to getting your Insights list going are as follows:

(1) Determine whom you want to subscribe, and how you want to invite them (see FAQs for further information). Provide that information to insights@insightoftheday.com.

(2) Determine how you want to promote Insights (see FAQs for further information).

(3) Watch your e-mail for the notice that you’ve received your first commission! Back to top


Should I subscribe everyone automatically, or allow them to “opt-in”?

This is a decision you’ll have to make. Here are your options:

(1) You can provide us with your contact list, and we’ll import them all. They will begin receiving Insights the next day, so you’ll want to notify them that you’ve provided them with a “complimentary gift subscription” to Insights, and that they can unsubscribe at any time by merely clicking the link in any e-mail. See “How do I add e-mail addresses to my list?” for more info.

(2) You can send an e-mail to your contact list, inviting them to opt-in to Insights. See “How can I invite people to join my list?” for more info.

The obvious advantage to #1 is that more of your contacts will end up on Insights. We have virtually no negative feedback from this approach, since the quotes/stories are perceived as a valuable service. Back to top


How can I invite people to join my list?

There are two ways to do this: a "passive" way and an "active" way.

The "passive" way is to add a "signature line" to every e-mail you send out in the course of your day. There is a sample link available on your Affiliate Program Administration Area. To get to the admin area, go to...

http://www.myaffiliateprogram.com/u/bpap/login.htm

.... and enter your AffiliateID (4 digits) and password, which was sent to you by Affiliates@BobProctor.com. If you don't know your password, just enter your AffiliateID number and click on the "Lost Password" link.

Near the top of the first page, you'll see "To see the various banners and text links available to you, Click here." Click on the link, and you'll see "Insights Signature for your email". Click on the link, and follow the directions from there!

The "active" way to invite people to join your list is to send them an e-mail with sample quotes and stories, encouraging them to sign up on your list. There is a sample message available on the same Affiliate Program Administration Area described above. Log in as directed above, and when you get to the page of links, you'll see "Signup new Insights Subscribers". Click on the link, and follow the directions from there! If you have any questions, please e-mail Support (Affiliates@BobProctor.com). Back to top


How can I set up a banner on my website to allow people to subscribe to my list?

We are working on a tool to allow you to do this. Please check back soon for complete details! Back to top


How do I create a pop-up window on my website to allow people to subscribe to my list?

Have your webmaster insert the following script into the page on which you desire the popup (see www.bobproctor.com for an example - the small window that pops up when you first visit is site is the one defined below). Back to top

<script>
function openpopup(){
var popurl="http://www.insightoftheday.com/register.asp?affid=9999"
winpops=window.open(popurl,"","width=575,height=280,,")
}
//Check if box has popped up
function get_cookie(Name) {
var search = Name + "="
var returnvalue = "";
if (document.cookie.length > 0) {
offset = document.cookie.indexOf(search)
if (offset != -1) { // if cookie exists
offset += search.length
// set index of beginning of value
end = document.cookie.indexOf(";", offset);
// set index of end of cookie value
if (end == -1)
end = document.cookie.length;
returnvalue=unescape(document.cookie.substring(offset, end))
}
}
return returnvalue;
}

function loadornot(){
if (get_cookie('poppedup')==''){
openpopup()
document.cookie="poppedup=yes"
}
}

loadornot()
</script>

NOTE: this script must reside in the <head></head> area of the HTML code, and the "affID" referred to in the third line (9999) must be replaced by the Affiliate's ID number in order for the subscriber to join the correct list. Back to top


How do I add e-mail addresses to my list?

There are two ways to add addresses:

(1) Go to http://www.insightoftheday.com/register.asp?affid=9999. You will need to REPLACE the last four digits (9999) with your AffiliateID. (This is the number that you received via e-mail from Affiliates@BobProctor.com when you first signed up for the Insights Business Opportunity.) You can then enter the First Name and e-mail address of each person whom you want to subscribe. Naturally, you can direct the individual to do the same thing for him/herself.

(2) Send your list to insights@insightoftheday.com. The format should be an Excel spreadsheet with two columns: the first column should be First Name, and the second column should be e-mail address. We will run your list through an “e-mail scrubber” to verify each e-mail address. We will then send your list back to you, with the invalid addresses highlighted so that you can determine the correct addresses if you like.

In either case, please remember to notify the recipient that you have subscribed him/her so that they don’t assume that Insights is junk mail and immediately delete themselves! Back to top


How do I delete addresses from my list?

We leave it up to (1) the subscriber or (2) the list owner to unsubscribe individuals from the list. The subscriber can merely click the “Remove” link at the bottom of any e-mail, and that subscription will be stopped. If they “reply” to the message (which would then come directly to you), you can also click on the Remove link for them. Because it’s so simple to unsubscribe, we ask that you not send unsubscribe requests to us. Back to top


How does someone delete one subscription if they are receiving two or more?

Each subscription is a unique combination of a user ID and an affiliate ID. What that means is that clicking the “Remove” link in one e-mail will stop THAT subscription, but will not have any effect on other subscriptions coming to the same e-mail address. Back to top


How do I correct e-mail addresses on my list?

Click on the update link at the bottom of your daily email. Back to top


What do I do about “Returned Mail”, or bounces?

We leave it up to the list owner to handle Returned Mail, often called bounces, for three reasons: (1) you might want to know when an individual’s address is no longer valid so that you can contact him/her to get an updated address; (2) you might want to know how many addresses are being removed from your list over time; and (3) it’s so easy to delete them! To remove bounced addresses from your list, simply click on the “Remove” link which is either in the body of the bounced message, or in the attachment to that message.

We do run your list through an “e-mail scrubber” prior to importing it, to virtually eliminate the possibility of bounces when you first start sending your list. Back to top


How do I find out who is on my list of subscribers, and how many subscribers I have?

To see the number of people on your list, and get a list of their names, click on...

http://www.insightoftheday.com/affLogin.asp

You can copy the list of subscribers into another application, such as Microsoft Excel, and do whatever you wish from there!

If you do not know your username/password to access your Insights list, please e-mail the Insights administrator by clicking here. Note: this is a different login from your Affiliate Program login. Back to top


What is the Insights Special, and how often is it sent out?

The Insights Special is an offer exclusively for subscribers of Insights. It is sent out twice per month (near the beginning and middle of the month), and features products by Bob Proctor and other best-selling Nightingale-Conant authors. You, as an Insights list owner, receive a commission on every product purchased by one of your subscribers! Back to top


How do I find out if people on my list have purchased the Insights Special or other products?

Go to the Administration area of our Affiliate Program:

http://www.myaffiliateprogram.com/u/bpap/login.htm

.... and enter your AffiliateID (4 digits) and password, which was sent to you by Affiliates@BobProctor.com. If you don't know your password, just enter your AffiliateID number and click on the "Lost Password" link. The page that comes up will display your commissions, and you can scroll down to click on your transaction history to see more details. The page will not list specific products, but does list total sales and your commissions from those sales.

If you're wondering how we ensure that you get credit for purchases by your subscribers, we automatically encode the Insights Special Offer link with your AffiliateID. For instance, the link may read:

http://bobproctor.com/a.asp?bpap&9999&isp

... in which case, Affiliate #9999 would receive credit for the sale. Back to top


Is there a limit to the number of lines in my “signature block”?

You may have up to five lines of text with or without HTML tags for your signature block.  You are also supplied a 6th line for a URL. Back to top


How do I change my Return Address, signature block, or other parts of the daily message?

Simply go to http://www.insightoftheday.com/afflogin.asp Back to top


Who owns the names on my list, and what can I do with them?

You own the names on your list for as long as you are an Insights list owner. If you choose to discontinue sending Insights, we will send a message to your subscribers indicating that you will no longer be able to provide the service, and that we will continue sending it under a different name unless they notify us that they no longer want to receive it. You can send anything to your list, any time you want to do so (see “How do I find out who is on my list of subscribers, and how many subscribers I have?” for more info). Naturally, you’ll want to be careful to not overload your list with e-mails, since they’ll unsubscribe from Insights if you do. Back to top


How do I sign up Affiliates under me, so that I receive a commission on their sales?

If you want to ensure that an Affiliate is signed up as your sub-affiliate, please do the following:

Step 1. Have them click on...

http://www.myaffiliateprogram.com/u/bpap/cookietest.asp

If it says "You have no affiliate cookie on your browser.", proceed to step 3 below.

Step 2. If it says, "Your affiliate cookie is 1234. Click Here to remove this cookie.", then they have a cookie set for Affiliate #1234 (or whatever the number is). Ask them to "Click here" so that the cookie is removed; this is the "foolproof" way to ensure that everything is correct.

Step 3. Have them click on...

http://bobproctor.com/aff.asp?bpap&9999&affiliateprogram_terms.htm

... and fill out the form there. NOTE: You will need to REPLACE the last for digits (9999) with your AffiliateID [this was provided to you in the “welcome” e-mail from insights@insightoftheday.com]. Once they fill out the form, they will automatically be registered as your sub-affiliate!

Step 4. If they want to send out their own "Insight of the Day" to their own list, have them e-mail insights@insightoftheday.com with their AffiliateID to request that they be set up as an "Insights List Owner". Insights will take it from there! Back to top


How do I ask questions that don’t appear above?

Just e-mail insights@insightoftheday.com – we try to respond to every e-mail within 24 hours! Back to top