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Are you looking for ways to supplement your income?

Did you know you can make extra cash by referring and reselling our services?

Partnering with us is easy – there are a couple ways you can go about becoming a Mobile Text Alerts reseller.

Referrals

By simply referring your friends, family, and acquaintances you will earn 20% of the revenue brought in by their accounts!

Go to the “Become a Reseller” tab on your control panel to find your referral link. Anyone who signs up using your referral link will be marked as your referral, and you will receive 20% of the revenue generated by that customer for the lifetime of their account.

Or contact us and ask for a referral promo code. We can set you up with a special code that people can enter when purchasing so that you can receive revenue from their payments. All you would do is give them the promo code, and then you can sit back, relax, and watch the cash come in!

With referrals, we transfer the money over to you so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

White Label

The second option for partnering with us is to become a white label reseller. With this option you pay $30/month to receive wholesale pricing on each of our accounts. Then you receive our software and are welcome to sell our services for whatever price you would like. You handle billing with your customers.

Here are our wholesale reseller prices:

  • Starter (1-175 subscribers) – $6.99/month
  • Standard (176-500 subscribers) – $19.99/month
  • Professional (501-1000 subscribers) – $38.99/month
  • Premium (1001-2500 subscribers) – $69.99/month
  • Enterprise (2501-5000 subscribers) – $103.99/month

Contact us if you are interested in getting set up as a white label reseller.

 

Become a Mobile Text Alerts reseller to start earning some extra cash today!  We would be happy to have you on board.  Here’s to profit in partnership!

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We’ve just finished up another New Year – another year gone by, another opportunity to evaluate our goals and our struggles.

Another time to start fresh.

We all have different expectations and different things we want out of 2017. Will it be a time of change, of improvement, of adjustment, of evaluation?

Here are 11 New Year quotes to consider this January.

  • “And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” –Rainer Maria Rilke
  • “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” –Neil Gaiman
  • “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” –Oprah Winfrey
  • “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’” –Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” –Melody Beattie
  • “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” –Benjamin Franklin
  • “Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.” –Jonathan Edwards
  • “The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.” –Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • “New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.” –James Agate
  • “New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” –Charles Lamb
  • “Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.” –Cavett Robert

 

What will you do with your New Year?


When customers are unhappy with their gym, they tend to spread that unhappiness around via social media.

The most common complaints that customers share via Twitter, for example, are easy enough to resolve if your establishment implements a simple text-message alert system.

The text alerts keep your customers in the know before they arrive at your gym and find that there may be problems with their daily workout plans, or that they need to cancel those plans entirely.

Here are the ten most common complaints about gym problems on Twitter that you can easily fix with a text message alert system:

 

1. Letting Customers Know When Your Showers Don’t Work

Nobody wants to workout hard and then be faced with the prospect of waiting until they get home to shower off the layer of sweat and stink.

It literally stinks.

Obviously you cannot control shower problems, but you can control how fast you get the word out to save your customers from a very icky inconvenience.

A Text Message Alert Example could say,  

“Showers not working right now. Plumber should fix by 5 p.m. Sorry for the inconvenience.”


Of course, you would change the time of the fix.

Letting your customers know when the dilemma is over is the key to good customer service.

2. When Class Schedules Change Suddenly

Clearly, unexpected schedule changes are a serious inconvenience to your clients.

You absolutely need to send out a text message blast to make sure every client knows about changes that affect them and their schedules.

Sending text alerts as soon as a change happens with the daily schedule of classes mitigates many unhappy customers.

A Text Message Alert Example could say,

“Jennifer’s spin class canceled today. Will resume same time next week. Thanks for your patience.”


You can change the text if someone else can step in and substitute teach.

 

3. When The Gym Is Overcrowded

If you know what your busiest times of day are, you want to make sure you post or send out alerts to customers right away.

Some people only have so much time to workout before they need to be home or work, so ensuring they can know how busy you are during specific times of day in real time can help them plan their day more effectively.

That way, your customers get the most out of their workout time.

A Text Message Alert Example :

“We’re popular! The gym is packed. You might try in a few hours if you want to guarantee some time on our equipment.”

 

4. When The Gym is Not Crowded


Many of your customers prefer to go to the gym when no one is there in order to guarantee that they will have easy access to equipment.

Maybe some clients just want some peace and quiet while they sweat to the oldies.

Others, however, prefer to be in the gym when it is busy because they are more social and enjoy working out when it is not just them all alone.

Whatever their preference, letting customers know via text alert if the gym is quiet and uncrowded is also essential to improving their overall gym experience.

A Text Message Alert Example ,

“Great time to come in for a 30-minute workout. We’ve got plenty of bikes open.”

 

5. The Gym is Closed

This is a major reason to send out real-time text alerts regularly, especially if you are a 24/7 operation.

People can often only go to the gym very late or very early, and not being able to complete their daily workout not only throws of their fitness routine, but also their overall daily routine.

If clients show up to work out on a day you had to close unexpectedly, they are going to be very upset.

Honestly, who could blame them?

A Text Message Alert Example ,

“Sorry, but we had to close due to unforeseen circumstances. We’ll let you know when we’re back in business!”

 

 

6. When Gym Equipment is Broken

Not keeping customers updated about certain equipment being inoperable is not only frustrating and inconvenient, but it’s also downright dangerous.

Nobody wants to be injured while working out even under the best of conditions, so a customer getting hurt in a preventable situation is a great way to lose business and open yourself up to a potential lawsuit.

Sending out alerts to let customers know when equipment is down protects you and them.

A Text Message Alert Example :

“Two of our three treadmills are out of service today. Hopefully, they’ll be ready in a couple of days.”


One thing to remember is to not guarantee anything until you’re sure your business is ready to go.

7. Promotional Deals & Sales Offers

Gaining new members is a top priority for any gym, and running promotions and special offers is a great way to get more potential long-term customers in the door.

However, when you don’t promote these to your existing members to drive referrals, or when you don’t post accurate information on your website or mobile app, you need an additional means of sending out reliable notices of promotions and incentives.

A text alert system is an excellent way to notify members of upcoming promotions and specials in real time.

It’s also a great way to let everyone know when those promotions end to save on confusion and frustration for new customers.

A Text Message Alert Example :

“For the next two weeks, refer a friend and get half off the next three months!”

 

 

8. Motivating Your Members

Send motivating out regularly to all your members via text, and help them stay focused and tracking toward their personal fitness goals.

A Text Message Alert Example :

“Work off those holiday pounds and get in shape for Valentines Day with our newest stationary bikes!”

 

 

9. Sending Healthy Recipes To Encourage Better Diet

Fitness experts and nutritionists agree that you are only as fit and capable of fitness as the fuel you put in your body.

Send your members links via text to help them eat better and see better results from their workouts.

A Text Message Alert Example:  

“Check out this great vegan smoothie packed with vitamins and great taste!”

 

10. Encouraging Members To Come Back

Sometimes we fail at getting or staying fit.

It happens to the best of us.

Send out some support and encouragement to those members who haven’t come by for a while with a text message inspiration.

It could be a quote, a message, or even be a special incentive offered on a specific day to encourage members to come in and work out on a specific day.

Whatever you choose, use your text alerts to help your customers get back on track.

A Text Message Alert Example :

“We miss you. Did you know we added tons of new stuff since you saw us last? Come back in for a free two-week trial before signing anything.”

 

Ultimately, there are many more good reasons to use a text alert system at your gym to offer a superior customer service experience.

Look into setting up a text alert system today for FREE, and start being the first choice in town for great workouts instead of the gym that people complain about on social media.

Check out this quick tutorial to learn how to schedule a message from your Mobile Text Alerts control panel:

 

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Continuing from a previous blog post, after a long hiatus, here are Scripture verses from days 31-45 on the Biblica.com reading plan.  You can send out these verses as daily words of encouragement, or you can use them to help encourage your group to read the Bible in a year.

Day 31: “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge” -Psalm 18:2

Day 32: “The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked, but He blesses the dwelling of the righteous.” -Proverbs 3:33

Day 33: “For many are called, but few are chosen.” -Matthew 22:14

Day 34: “I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?” -Job 31:1

Day 35: “As for God, His way is blameless; the word of the Lord is tried; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.” -Psalm 18:30

Day 36: “Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.” -Proverbs 4:5

Day 37: “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.” -Matthew 24:42

Day 38: “I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.” -Job 42:2

Day 39: “But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded them, but let the boys live.” -Exodus 1:17

Day 40: “Do not enter the path of the wicked and do not proceed in the way of evil men.” -Proverbs 4:14

Day 41: “Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?” -Matthew 26:53

Day 42: “May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high!” -Psalm 20:1

Day 43: “Then all the sons of Israel did so; they did just as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron.” -Exodus 12:50

Day 44: “And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.” -Matthew 27:50

Day 45: “He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying.” -Matthew 28:6

 

(All Scripture passages taken from the New American Standard Bible.  Day numbers coincide with the Biblica.com reading plan.)

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The Tragedy

To say HIV is a terrible thing would be the understatement of the century.

And for HIV-positive youth, the situation is especially tragic. They have their whole life ahead of them and yet their condition holds them captive, always looming, never going away.

The Hope

But there is hope! In this day and age treatments have improved and technology has advanced. Though life will certainly be more difficult, it will not be impossible. We have modern conveniences and medicines that people didn’t have even a decade ago—and advancements constantly improve!

How can text messages help?

The Study

One study investigated the effectiveness of texting reminders in order to get youth to stick to their HIV medication. The results were promising!

The study compared a control group who received no texting reminders to a group of people who received reminders both before and after their scheduled times to take medication. The messages also invited responses from participants and held a personalized and motivational tone.

The Results and Conclusions

The results? The article explains, “The study found a significantly greater proportion of intervention participants with medication adherence at or over 90 percent than the comparison group when evaluated at three months and six months after the start of the trial.”

So what was the conclusion? The article quotes Robert Garofalo, the study’s lead author: “The text messaging intervention is a practical and inexpensive tool that can be implemented in primary care and HIV clinics across the country. … It is well-suited for supporting the treatment of conditions managed over extended periods of time.”

How wonderful that a simple tool like texting reminders can help improve the health of youth suffering from a devastating diagnosis!

This is the power of texting—messages come to your personal phone and you can’t ignore them. The implications are staggering.

Try out a text alert system today for free at https://mobile-text-alerts.com/signup!

Last year BuzzFeed published a humorous video exaggerating some potentially annoying texting habits some of us have:

I thought it would be fun to do a quick analysis on the video and comment on ways that we can avoid these texting pratfalls in our daily conversations! So here goes.

Autopilot responses

This texting habit is typically the result of laziness! Either that or we’re in too much of a hurry. The solution is very simple: read the other person’s text carefully before you respond! Texts are usually only 1-3 sentences long anyway, so there’s not much of an excuse.

Everything is somehow hilarious

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I’ll admit that before the days of emojis I fell into this habit often. Everything was “haha” and “lol” – even things that weren’t really funny. I guess it was my way of conveying a friendly demeanor without the use of body language. But nowadays we have emojis, so use those to your benefit instead!

Group decisions

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If you’re on a group text, try not to carry on too much of a conversation! We all know how annoying that can be. And on the other end of things, try hard not to initiate a group text if you can avoid it! Especially if the people in the group don’t all know each other well.

Conversation tease

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This is an example of someone who doesn’t check their text messages enough! If you’re going to ask a leading question make sure you’re around to finish the conversation when someone replies. If you’re not going to be by your phone, you might as well just conclude your thought in the original message!

Caps lock

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I don’t think you should be too hard on people for this one. It seems like people are just using all caps because they aren’t the most technologically savvy and can’t figure out how to turn it off. Try to cut ’em some slack!

Ulterior motives

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Can’t say that I’ve encountered people like this in my texting ventures but I can see how it would be annoying! I would say just ask what you want for upfront rather than making meaningless small talk. The great thing about texting is that you can cut through the small talk!

Digital confidant

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Honestly this one doesn’t bother me too much. If someone is under emotional straits and needs to confide in me and their preferred means of confiding is a text, I’m all ears. (Or all thumbs?) I personally have had times in my life when I wanted to confide but a phone call was not a viable option, so I did it through texting! Not necessarily ideal but sometimes it works.

Silent but deadly

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I (almost) literally lol’d at this. There aren’t many worse feelings than when you say something important in a text and wait with baited breath for the other person to respond. The solution? Try avoiding saying things like that in a text. (Here’s a hint in case you needed it: The first time you say “I love you” should most definitely NOT be in a text!)

 

Bottom line? When texting, remember 2 things to avoid annoying texting habits: be wise and be considerate.

But also don’t forget to have fun!

 

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Restaurant owners find themselves in a great position to take advantage of mobile marketing.

The restaurant industry is one that by nature holds great potential to give calls-to-action. When you present a call-to-action accompanied by irresistible deals, it produces effective results!

Here are 3 ways you as a restaurant owner or marketer can use SMS.

1. Offer free stuff just for joining!

An excellent way to use SMS to improve brand loyalty is to hook customers in to your text alerts by offering something free just for joining the list.

When customers text your in your keyword to a particular number, they can receive an automatic message back that acts as a coupon so they can receive a free appetizer, dessert, or side. According to Mobile Commerce Daily, Texas Roadhouse reportedly “acquired 60,000 subscribers to its mobile database in one year via a variety of loyalty call-to-actions,” one of which includes offering a free appetizer to those who join the database.

From my own personal experience, the fast-food chain Culver’s got some extra business from my wife and I by offering a free dessert (with any purchase) for subscribing to their text alerts!

2. Offer exclusive discounts

Exclusivity helps improve brand loyalty by increasing the likelihood that people will engage in your calls-to-action. If people feel that they’re part of a “VIP list” and that the deal they receive is exclusive only to that small list, it follows that they would feel more connected to the brand. Thus, they are more likely to engage with your restaurant.

Don’t miss out on your chance to really engage with and reward a loyal audience base!

3. Offer personalized deals

Another way to utilize exclusivity to your advantage is to offer personalized deals to your subscribers. This could include keeping track of subscribers’ birthdays and offering them a free or discounted item. Or it could include offering promotions based on subscribers’ preferences.

If they want to receive drink promotions, for example, they could sign up for your “Drink Deals” group. The result would be that they will receive promotions they are interested in rather than cluttering their inbox with deals they don’t care about.

 

These are just a few ways that restaurants take advantage of mobile marketing to improve brand loyalty. The possibilities are really endless, but the key is to cater to what your customers want. More loyalty equals more sales which equals happy you!

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As we wrap up another holiday season, 2017 is just around the corner.

Another year. Another opportunity to set goals and make plans.

According to Nielsen, the most popular New Years resolutions have previously revolved around our health. We all want to be healthier, after all!

Here are two doable resolutions we can work toward to help us improve our lifestyle choices and our eating habits so that we can be as healthy and fit as possible!

  1. Reduce portion size

When it comes to our eating habits, it seems one of the biggest problem we have in America is portion size. Restaurant entrees are often big enough for two or three people and we eat it all in one sitting without thinking twice!

There are many practical ways to reduce portion size:

  • When eating at home, you can use smaller plates.
  • Refrain from going in for seconds or thirds at every meal—if you’re still hungry after eating everything on your plate, grab some extra fruits or veggies to munch on.
  • When eating out, consider splitting your meal or taking half of it home to eat later.
  • Munch on some healthy snacks throughout the day so that you’re not so prone to overeating at mealtimes.

Remember that you don’t need to feel stuffed to the brim after every meal!

  1. Set realistic goals for physical activity

Everyone should be engaged in some kind of physical activity. It’s important to get off your bum and get moving! But you’re not doing yourself any favors by setting unrealistic goals for yourself.

Going from no activity to pledging to work out two hours every day is setting yourself up for failure. All this will do is discourage you.

Start out small! Something as simple as twenty minutes a couple times a week is better than nothing. Once you get in a routine, you can slowly increase your goals to work your way up to where you want to be.

Find a goal that sounds like a reasonable and doable starting point for you, and do it! Don’t worry too much about whether it’s enough or whether you should be doing more. The hardest part is often just getting started!

 

Certainly there’s a lot more to health than portion sizes and a little bit of physical activity. But if we can get these doable resolutions down, we are off to an excellent start to a healthier way of living!

Mobile Text Alerts now offers integration with MailChimp!
This integration will allow you to import subscribers directly from your MailChimp contacts.

How to integrate with MailChimp

Go to the “Import From Services” page and click “Integrate with MailChimp.”
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This opens up a new window, and allows you to enter your MailChimp username/password.
After logging in to MailChimp, the account is now connected, and you can click “Import Subscribers.”
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This allows you to select one of your MailChimp lists, and click “Import Subscribers.”
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It will then take the members from that list, and insert their email, first name, last name, and phone number into your text alerts account!
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