How To Manage Your Email Accounts To Remain Productive

Your email account gives you access to the people in your life, but it can easily get out of control.

connie regan green

Do you receive hundreds of emails each  day?  

You must be able to  communicate  in this  way  in  order  to  maximize  your effectiveness  in  the  shortest  amount of time. That’s why I was shocked to see  so  many  people  struggling  with this issue during a three day marketing conference I attended recently.

How To Manage Your Email Accounts To Remain Productive

Each day there were people on  their laptops, trying to find  messages  from friends   and   business  contacts,   and saying they couldn’t remember which email  they  had  used  to  sign  up  for a  particular program or event.

They would log in and out of several email services, sometimes  giving up  before locating what they were looking for. I could not believe what I was seeing.

I am not an Outlook person. The idea of my email  being  connected  to my computer,  instead  of  being  available from  anywhere  in  the  world,  never appealed  to  me.  Instead,  I  kept  the process simple all of these years, and I believe it has paid off very well.

I have a main email that is connected to my domain name.  This makes me appear serious and professional to my clients and other business connections online.  This  email   forwards  to  my Yahoo  account,  which  I check  about every 6 hours.

This makes it easy to stay connected with my coaching students, as well as my friends who  choose to communicate  with me  through  email instead  of  by  phone.  I  also  have  a Gmail  account  for  some  high  level coaching  programs  I am a part of. I check that one  once each day.

I have another  Yahoo  account  where  I sign up to be on everyone’s list. I typically check that one every other day.

My recommendation is to have no more than three accounts. Also, do  not use services that censor and filter what you will receive. I do not like a company that chooses what I will see; that’s what parents do when we  are growing up. We are in business and will decide that for ourselves.

Make it clear to your clients what your email policy is on a regular basis. You will find that people who are demanding and want you to reply back right away, even on a Sunday, are not the ones you want to spend your precious time with.

Instead, decide what works best for you and then let others know what you have decided. It’s all about lifestyle choice, and email is a part of it.

Connie Ragen Green

Remember that the reason to start an Internet business is to give you the time and money to live the life you choose. Download a free webinar on building your online business by visiting MakeTechnologySimple.com to learn how to write articles, blog, become involved in social net- working and learn the technology needed to build a profitable online business. Connie Ragen Green has been online since 2005 and teaches people how to build their own online business in record time, offering free webinars weekly, as well as online courses in a workshop environment with webinars.

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