Before we bid adieu—We would love to share something that could really help you and it takes literally 15 minutes to implement, and will save you countless hours of time in the future.
Email footers are generally one of the most poorly utilized pieces of daily communication. Think about it for a second. How many emails have you sent and received? Of the received emails, how many footers have you paid attention to?
That’s because most people either just put their name at the bottom and maybe their company info. We aren’t suggesting that there is anything wrong with doing that—but why stop there?
If you find yourself answering the same common questions or providing the same responses over and over—try letting your footer do some of the work.
→ ACTION: Use the Footer to Address Common Concerns ←
These are the most common uses of managing your footer—but, just think of what you could be providing that will give you enough ammunition to make some meaningful changes.
Maximize every part of the emails you send by leveraging your email footer to answer any questions, provide best practices or loop in your VA.
We’ve given you all the tools and have laid out the most effective techniques for mastering your inbox.
It’s easy to slip into old habits, so be sure to stay focused on “why” you need to change your relationship with your inbox—Most likely you want to “up” your productivity and get your your personal life back. (Finally!)
If the system we’ve shared doesn’t work for you—switch it up so it does, and let us know what changes you made! Whatever you can do to ensure that you are processing your email correctly—so you are only focusing on the big stuff.
Go ahead! You’ve got things better than email to get to.
Wil Schroter is the Founder + CEO @ Startups.com, a startup platform that includes Bizplan, Clarity, Fundable, Launchrock, and Zirtual. He started his first company at age 19 which grew to over $700 million in billings within 5 years (despite his involvement). After that he launched 8 more companies, the last 3 venture backed, to refine his learning of what not to do. He's a seasoned expert at starting companies and a total amateur at everything else.