I thought this would be pretty cool so let’s see what happens.
I’m going to start by sharing with you what goes on inside my inbox. By that I mean, who’s emails I read (related to IM), how I organize things, and more.
Then if you read this, I want you to let me and everyone else know who’s emails you read, and why, by replying with your comment below.
Ok so first up, here’s a shot from in my inbox:
What I do is have a folder called “lists” into which goes any emails from 95% of marketers who’s lists I have subscribed to. I check this every now and then to see what new product is launching that everyone’s promoting (so I know NOT to promote that haha), and just to see if there happens to be a headline of particular interest that catches my eye.
Confession: I click to open that folder about 5 times a year. You can imagine why when you see what it looks like… I imagine you have a folder that looks similar…
Then there’s my actual inbox.
This is where I let all my personal email go PLUS the emails from the lists of certain marketers that I ALWAYS want to read. I can’t show you the screenshot because it contains all the rest of my emails, but let me tell you who’s emails get through to that inbox. There are a couple of categories.
1. Friends – People who I know personally online who’s work I like to keep up with and who usually have smart, honest things to say. You probably know about these guys: like Jenn (PotPieGirl), Josh Spaulding, Mark Mason, Dan & Marc (from PLRPro) and there’s a few more.
2. People I learn from: In this group are (that I remember):
Jon Leger: A guy who I listen to for “in the trenches” advice about seo and content creation specifically for Adsense and affiliate marketing. He always has something cool and new he’s testing, before everyone else, he doesn’t spam out offers, and the entire way he runs his business blows my mind.
Jerry West: Is now the ONLY person I listen to regarding SEO (excluding a random blog post every now and then). He was one of the guys behind Stompernet – like the SEO’s who other SEO’s go to. As soon as a change happens in an algorithm, he knows about it. Always valuable.
Michael Campbell: It seems like this guy is mostly known to old hand online marketers but he is like… the king of affiliate marketing. He wrote books like (if anyone remembers it) Revenge of The Mininet WAY back in the day (like… 1998 or something) and now just runs a relatively quiet email list and private membership where he shares his stuff while (as far as I can tell) he mainly does his own affiliate marketing. Always read his emails when they come through.
Viper Chill: No idea what this guys name is but I found his blog recently and it contains better information than 90% of paid reports you’ll buy on Affiliate Marketing and SEO. Take a look at his blog and you’ll quickly see what I mean.
That’s about it, that’s me.
Now it’s your turn.
I want to know which newsletters you read and why, in as much or as little detail as you feel like giving.
Your contribution will help us all ease the load on our inboxes, get scammed less, waste less money, and learn more about making money online faster.
Let’s hear it!