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One Simple Technique To Fight Your Bulging Email Inbox

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Have you ever opened your email inbox “just to check emails for 15min.” but ended up doing things you never planned?

 

This is something that happens to the majority of online marketers and end up not completing the tasks you planned for the day, and feel guilty about lack of productivity.

 

So, how can you keep up with the important emails you MUST check and not get distracted?

 

Here is how…

“Out of Sight Technique” helps you keep on top of your agenda, save time, energy and money

Here’s how the ‘out of sight technique’ will help you keep on top of your agenda, save time, energy and money @damayanthi Click to Tweet

I created this technique Based on Merlin Mann’s Inbox Zero method, adopting it to face email management challenges faced by online marketers.

 

Here is what you need to do now…

Step 1: Go through your email inbox & decide the categories they belong.

 

Step 2: Create labels and filters so that most of the emails skip the inbox.

Read for more information : Perfect email labels for online entrepreneur

 

Step 3: Take action on the emails you receive and you should not have any emails in your inbox.

 

Step 4: Congratulate yourself and invest the time you saved on moneymaking activities.

Tip : Be ruthless in deleting emails.

 

Now it’s your turn…

Try this Email Management Technique and share your results in the comment section below.

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About the author: Damayanthi Jayasinghe is a Online Marketing Coach helping struggling online marketers to achieve their dreams and goals.

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  • Adrienne September 6, 2012, 10:50 am

    I use to do that Damayanthi… Luckily for me I don’t get a lot of junk these days. I unsubscribed to a lot of lists to cut down on my email and I try my best to only answer them certain times of the day.

    I do use the filters to send some straight to spam or groups for that matter and I use the labels to put them in certain groups as well. That really does come in very handy.

    Great tips because I’m using some of those myself. Love your video presence as well. Great job.

    ~Adrienne

    P.S. Where are your social sharing buttons? I can’t share your fabulous post…

  • Donna Merrill September 7, 2012, 7:15 am

    Hi Damayanthi,

    I used to have so many problems with my email. But I “unsubscribed” to so many..that was a job but on well done. A also categorize my email so it makes it a little easier.

    The only thing that I didn’t do was Congratulate myself. That is very important when completing a task such as this one. It is a reinforcement that the bit task is completed and I can complete another one. So, my friend, I will treat myself to a special dessert because I’ve cleaned it up.

    Thanks for your awesome tips and I enjoyed seeing you on your video.

    Donna

  • Damayanthi September 7, 2012, 8:37 am

    That’s great news Adrienne, pleased to find you already have these techniques.

    Thanks for your input.

    Damayanthi

  • Damayanthi September 7, 2012, 8:39 am

    Hi Donna,

    Excellent stuff. Go congratulate yourself girl!

    You are one of the few who have a strategy to tackle the email inbox.
    Thanks for stopping by.

    Damayanthi

  • Shamelle@BetterBloggingWays September 11, 2012, 11:50 pm

    I can relate to the email inbox dilemma. One of the biggest mistakes I used to do was to open email the first thing in the morning. What usually starts out at just a 10 min mail check sometimes expands to about 1-2 hours. Suddenly, half the day is gone and all what I have done is read and reply emails!

    I know have setup email filters and also, I try to get one “important” thing done before I open up the inbox.

    ~Shamelle

  • Melissa Nobbe September 13, 2012, 2:58 am

    Great tips! My email tends to get a bit out of hand so these tips are incredibly helpful! Thank you!

  • Damayanthi September 17, 2012, 10:11 am

    Hi Shamelle,

    I can relate to you. I used to do the same, & honestly sometime I had to check emails to see if there was something I wa waiting for.
    Now that I have so many filters inplace I only get to see only the important emails.

    Thanks for sharing your experiences with emails.

    Damayanthi

  • Damayanthi September 17, 2012, 10:12 am

    Melissa,

    I am so glad that you got some value from these tips.

    Thanks for stopping by

    Damayanthi

  • Sigrid McNab September 22, 2012, 12:41 pm

    Hey Damayanthi, thanks so much for these great tips on email overwhelm. Love your video! You give great examples of real life that it is so easy to relate to.

  • Damayanthi October 9, 2012, 10:07 am

    Hi Sigrid,

    Glad you found this useful.

    Damayanthi

  • Akos Fintor October 23, 2012, 2:06 pm

    Damayanthi,

    I can’t tell you how much time I spend on going through my emails that I get every single day.
    It’s time to get rid of a mindless activity. 🙂
    thanks for the share!
    Akos

    • Damayanthi October 24, 2012, 11:17 am

      Hey Akos, thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

      REALLY appreciate you 🙂

      Damayanthi

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