I was looking in my Gmail inbox archives to gauge how many cold emails I have been sending to clients, as I have been terrible with keeping up with my baby Excel spreadsheet.

The Numbers:

Circa 877 cold emails sent between 6 August and 10 October 2010.

This averages to 438.5 cold emails per month between this given period, give or take.

No. of commissions: 3

This means I currently have a 0.003% hit rate. This is very very low and now that I have added the figures up, I know I must be vigilant to record the cold emails I am sending.

Somewhere out there, there is someone else working very hard sending thousands of cold emails a week. I need to be better than that person.