How Outsourcing Email Management Can Benefit Your Work-Life Balance
Do you constantly hear the ding or see the pop up for incoming emails while trying to spend time with your family?
Do you have a no 'work at home on the weekend policy'? If so, do you dread seeing the number of emails in your inbox after a weekend away?
How much time do you spend checking your email and responding to messages each day while at work?
These are all concerns when trying to create a work-life balance. The time and effort it takes to open, read and respond to the emails that are relative to your business is daunting. Add to it, the times it takes to sort and delete the ones that aren't relative or are spam. Managing emails is a time consuming task and an unpaid one, especially if you are self-employed. Have you ever thought to yourself, 'if I only had a clone, I could focus on important things, like building my business, rather than managing my emails'?
Is your email Inbox is pure chaos? Do you have problems prioritizing which to tackle first? Do you forget to respond to emails? Do you find that you can’t go an hour without checking for new emails, Do you get a lot of spam emails?
If you answered YES to the above, you should consider outsourcing your email management, specifically to a Virtual Assistant.
What Can An Email Manager Do ?
Is your inbox organized chaos, or just chaos? If so, you could be missing out on important messages as well as opportunities. If you don’t have the time to get your inbox under control, outsourcing this task may provide you with peace-of-mind and free up your time to focus on more important tasks.
Is your phone glued to your hand? Are you constantly checking for new emails? Do you respond to messages from your phone after 'work hours'? If so, you may be wasting time and not being as productive as you could be.
SPAM ! Not the food, but those pesky, annoying emails that somehow flood our inboxes. Nobody wants it, but everyone gets it. Even with rules or filters set up, spammers still make their way in. Even if you don’t read the spam emails before deleting them, the seconds and minutes you are wasting, add up quickly. Wasted time you could be using to focus on income producing tasks.
A minute or two here, five minutes there, might not seem like a lot of time, but time is money and every minute counts when you’re trying to run a successful business.
Your time needs to be balanced and your energy needs to be focused. Checking email all day long and responding promptly may make you appear to be attentive and professional, but it won’t have any time to focus on the important tasks.
What Can An Email Manager Do For YOU ?
Imagine if you didn't have to spend several hours each week sorting through your emails!
Ideally, a virtual assistant who provides email management services can:
Organize your inbox, reel in the chaos
Set up folders and/or rules so you can easily retrieve messages
Send and respond to messages on your behalf
Provide you with a report of important messages that need your attention or further instruction
Review and delete spam messages
Unsubscribe you from unwanted email lists
YOU ARE NOT GIVING UP CONTROL….You are taking control by hiring someone to manage your inbox, enabling you to regain time and productivity!
Are you ready to take back control of your time?