7 ways to manage email overload

Spam isn’t the primary culprit. The emails you want (or need) are clogging your inbox and sapping your time. Try these techniques for taming the monster.

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Somewhere along the way, email started to consume my life. It seemed like it was taking me hours upon hours each day to make a dent in my inbox.

No matter if you’re a blogger, small business owner, or direct sales consultant, as your business grows, email will become an overwhelming presence in your day to day routine. In fact, when I talk to small business owners, email overload seems to be an all too common thread.

Here are some ways to manage your inbox, save time, and conquer email overload.

Creating an email schedule

If you keep your email open all day long, every time you get a new email, you’ll be distracted from what you’re doing at the time. Letting email distract you all day long is a huge time waster, not to mention that it is controlling how you work.

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