Sadly, it is not easy always to get help from your web host. But there are some ways in which you can make your problems simpler. Think about these questions before you call up your service provider.
- Who are you?
This is an important problem. A lot of people state their problems, without making available your personal information. Until and unless your customer support executive knows exactly who you are, he will not be able to solve your difficulty.
- What is the exact problem?
Check out what is the problem with the product? Clearly recognize which of your product or service is not working properly. Remember that you are not the only customer of your web host. Until and unless you specify your problem correctly, you will not be able to get proper and timely help.
- What is the software being used by you?
Your web hosts customer care team, will want the information on the software you are using. As an example, you may be asked about the system specifications. You may be also asked about the operating system you are using. It is pretty clear that some applications do not work on certain systems. Make sure that you give the full details of the software and applications that you are using.
- When did the problem start?
Find out the time when the problem exactly started. If you have made some modifications in your system and the problem cropped soon after, then the particular modification may have caused the problem. Just tell each and every information which might be helpful for the customer support service to spot out the source of difficulty and sort it out.
- Did you try to fix the problem and what have you done to do this?
If at all you have tried to fix the problem yourself, maintain a log of all the activities you have done to do this. Thus when you call the customer care you can tell all that is being done by you and save the time, so that a precise diagnosis of what is wrong can be done.
- Did you keep it simple?
Due to security reasons some support systems, do not allow HTML display of your emails. To prevent your e-mail from being intercepted, be sure to send your messages in plain text.
- Be Polite.
Be courteous when to talk to the customer support team. Remember that the support team is made up of human beings like you and me. They will never be grateful to you if you mistreat them. Do not insult them or use vulgar language. If you want to get your problem solved quickly, then keep your mind at peace and act as a gentleman. Regardless of what you may think, you are just one of their customers among hundreds of others—they have the right to cease their services to you as and when they desire.
I do not say that these things will solve your problems immediately, but they will definitely help to you to solve them.
Affiliate marketing is sometimes a very difficult business, even though you may not have any enemies. Just view you things from the eyes of your support team and you will be able to significantly enhance the quality of service which you get.