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Unsubscribe From Every Internet Marketing Email List You’re On!

Keller Hawthorne | August 27, 2010 | 21 Comments
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Unsubscribe From Every Internet Marketing Email List You’re On!

Every once in a while I find myself absolutely bombarded with emails and newsletters. Whether I signed up for them because I became an affiliate for a product or wanted to receive some kind of special free report, my inbox inevitably becomes full of product promotions and guru tips that I will never have the time to read through.

I just gave birth to my first child August 14, 2010! The last two weeks have been pretty tough as my computer decided to die on me while I was still in the hospital. By the time I got a new laptop set up, I had hundreds of emails waiting for me. So, I figured it was time I do a little spring cleaning with my subscriptions. This morning I UNSUBSCRIBED to 95% of the email lists I was on and I feel lighter already!

Here are a few tips on why an Internet marketing email list spring cleaning is so important and how you can benefit from UNSUBSCRIBING today!

If it’s That Important to You, You Will Re-Subscribe

If you really like a particular newsletter, you can stay subscribed or re-subscribe later. But staying subscribed to 100 email lists because you HOPE to actually benefit from them will only cause your storage space to fill up.

I’ll bet at least 75% of the emails lists you’re subscribed to are not benefiting you. Cut them lose and stick with the 25% that actually relate to your needs.

One is More Valuable than One Hundred

You know you don’t have time everyday to ready through hundreds of emails – even if they’re short and full of great tips. But you probably do have time to read one really great email every day (or maybe a few) – and that’s the one you should stay subscribed to!

Change with the Season

If you take my previous tip and stay subscribed to only a few great newsletters, try changing them up based on what you’re specifically trying to learn at the moment. If you really need help with SEO, blogging and PLR, choose three newsletters that focus on these topics. Once you feel you have a good sense of how SEO works and how to use it to benefit your website, try replacing that newsletter with a different one focused on your latest learning curve.

It’s Ok to Miss Out

One of the biggest reasons I stay subscribed to mailing lists is that I’m afraid I’ll miss out on an opportunity to promote a new product or learn about some fantastic new Internet marketing tool. So, I stay subscribed, receive hundreds of emails every week and end up getting a chance to read through them only AFTER the product promotions or new tools have expired or become stale.

Whether you keep your newsletter signups to a minimum (3-5) or subscribe to every guru’s list that’s out there, you are going to miss out – you can’t stay on top of everything that’s happening in the world of Internet marketing. So, keep yourself focused on the topics that matter most to you.

Yes, Affiliate Emails Included

That’s right – start getting rid of some of these too! Your affiliate lists are important for staying updated on new product promotions and enhancements, but how many of these will actually result in action on your part? Some weeks it seems like every Internet marketer decides to do a product promotion. Do you have the time to PROPERLY and EFFECTIVELY promote 10 different products this week? Probably not, but you might have time to promote 1 or 2. The more time and focus you can put into a product promotion, the more likely you will rake in big commissions.

Example:

You write a 300 word blog post for 10 different products you want to promote. The posts are short and not very informative, so you only get 1 or 2 commissions.

VS

You write one 1000 word blog post reviewing a particular product. You include your experience, pros and cons and perhaps even a short video on how to use the product. The post is so effective, you earn 10 commissions. PLUS, your post continues to rake in commissions as it obtains high search engine rankings and perhaps becomes a go-to article for other blogs.

So, which affiliate email lists should you choose to stay on? I suggest you choose the ones you have the most experience with. If you’ve actually used a product you want to promote, stay connected to it. Your personal experience will be what earns you money – there’s no review like a real, personal review. Also, try to keep price points in mind and make sure your readers/followers can afford the products you want to promote.

Enjoy Your Clean Slate

You should feel a lot better after doing your email list spring cleaning. It’s comparable to cleaning out your desk – you’re making room for new opportunities and clearing out the unnecessary and/or useless junk. You will also become much more effective at learning new Internet marketing methods and promoting affiliate products!

Tip!FINAL TIP: If you’re scared of unsubscribing to all of your lists, keep a log of which ones you had been subscribed to and UNSUBSCRIBE. In one week, review the list and see if you still feel concerned. You may find you haven’t missed them at all!
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  • gregellison

    So what Email list did you stay subscribed to? I need to take your warning and do some house cleaning. It seems like most IM's Email list about someone else's product that they are selling. I just sign up for the free ebook or video.

    Thanks Greg Ellison

  • http://richard-theexprofessional.monetizemylife.com/ monetizemylife

    Hey Keller,

    I've done this several times. I've realized in the past that I sign up to a ton of lists on a very regular basis. Then I get hundreds of emails a day and don't even read them.

    I've discovered that I can stay connected to one of the Big IM Guru's list and get all of the information that's worth hearing from that one list.

    My choice of lists to stay connected to was Frank Kern's because all of his emails make me laugh and he's damn good at what he does… so I like to study his method. Plus, he's a part of pretty much every important launch in the industry.

    The only other list I stay connected to is Andre Chaperon's List from AffiliateBully.com – he's not a big name… but he certainly knows how to get me to read his emails. I read everything he sends me… as soon as I get it… every time… even if I've got 100 other emails in my inbox… his gets read.

    The reason for this is his powerful ability to tell stories and keep me engaged. I try to learn everything he does with his emails… because when I send out emails to my list… I want them to be read the way I read his emails.

    Other than that… I pretty much un-subscribe to every list I'm on. If I want to keep up to date with a particular blog or marketer, I add their blog to my Google reader feed list.

    Also if someone is worried about staying up-to-date on all of the affiliate launches in the IM industry… there is a nifty website called http://www.jvnotifypro.com that will let you know about every launch happening in the next three months or so in the IM industry. Add their feed to your RSS reader.

  • http://noaspa.blogspot.com/ noaspa

    Hi Keller,

    Just read Brian's comment at BlogEngage.
    CONGRATULATIONS KELLER !!
    Boy or girl?
    Photos.
    Please!

    Very best wishes to all.

    Will
    P.S. I didn't read this post (in a hurry right now – sorry!!)

  • http://basicblogtips.com Ileane

    Hi Keller.
    My plan is more simple I don't subscribe in the first place. See the thing is I belong to so many networking communities like BloggerLuv, Blog Engage, Famous Bloggers, etc. I see no need to subscribe to any especially since I'm so active on Twitter too. I feel this way, if I missed it, oh well I probably read a ton of useful articles from others in my network anyway.

    Thanks for the advice and I'm sure many will find it useful.

  • http://www.danlew.com Dan Lew

    I agree, these days I tend to be very careful who I decide to add my email to, if I do add my email I make sure it is with a site or product I am very comfortable with!

  • http://www.literarynobody.com/ Literary Nobody

    I am so guilty of this. I subscribe to every marketing thing on the planet because like you I think I'll miss something. then I get annoyed because I know the sender is only trying to promote themselves and earn money off of me when the product seems shady. So no more. If I do it will be a very select few.

    Congrats on the baby :) Such a happy time with a new born. They grow up really fast too. Mine were just babies and now their teens :(

    Anyway thank you for this post :)

  • http://webboti.com/en/ webbot

    First congrats to the baby Keller ;-)
    Considering the subscriptions – i fellt your way – unsubscribed from 95-99%. Nowadays emails are used so widely for marketing, that most of the time they only contain affiliate links or better said their sole purpose is that the sender makes money. Weird in someway i do not even expect to receive value from those gurus theri emails anymore.

  • http://www.fresheventure.com Keller Hawthorne

    I kept a few, including Yaro Starak's (Entrepreneurs-Journey.com) – he sends updates on his latest blog posts and he's a great writer. You might want to stay subscribed to ONE guru who does a lot of selling in their emails (like John Chow) – you can study their emails and learn how to write effective marketing promos. It can be beneficial to keep an eye on the big dogs ;).

  • http://www.fresheventure.com Keller Hawthorne

    I notice you're using a similar marketing strategy with your website as Andre – it's an interesting concept.

  • http://www.fresheventure.com Keller Hawthorne

    Thanks Will! It's a boy and I will definitely post an update and pics soon!

  • http://www.fresheventure.com Keller Hawthorne

    You're stronger than I am Ileane – I can't resist downloading reports (if they look good), which means I'm always subscribing to new lists.

  • http://www.fresheventure.com Keller Hawthorne

    Thanks Toya! He's a month old and he's huge already! He's not allowing me to work very much, but he's definitely a treasure.

  • http://www.fresheventure.com Keller Hawthorne

    Thanks Tony! I agree – I can't remember the last time I learned something from a guru's email EXCEPT Yaro's.

  • http://noaspa.blogspot.com/ noaspa

    Looking forward to the photos Keller & hope you're loving your new life as a mother …I'm sure you are. Cheers, Will

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/internetmarketingnickstamoulis Nick Stamoulis

    I'm a firm believer in subscribing to those email newsletters that you really are truly interested in, and that you might actually share information from. This is a benefit to you and the company who's newsletter you are subscribing to.

  • http://griyamobilkita.webs.com sewa mobil

    Nice article, thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.fresheventure.com Keller Hawthorne

    If it offers you value, I'm all for subscribing and staying subscribed.

  • Dwight Anthony

    You're right on the money there Keller. I've unsubscribed from quite a few and keep a few mentor type people that I'm subscribed to. Seems like there's a new launch every week and it's hard to stay on top of it all as an affiliate anyway. Better to filter out the ones not bringing any value. These days on average, i unsubscribe to gurus list after around two -four days just because they promote from the time you are on their list.

    On the other hand, i've also stayed subscribed to a few for a few years just because they bring that much value to the table and give me good info. that i can use. Good point about being able to Re-Subscribe to lists if you miss being on a list that bad. I've done this in the past.

    P.S. did you by chance get my guest post request? Thanks.

    Dwight Anthony
    Financially Elite Blog dot Com

  • Dwight Anthony

    You're right on the money there Keller. I've unsubscribed from quite a few and keep a few mentor type people that I'm subscribed to. Seems like there's a new launch every week and it's hard to stay on top of it all as an affiliate anyway. Better to filter out the ones not bringing any value. These days on average, i unsubscribe to gurus list after around two -four days just because they promote from the time you are on their list.

    On the other hand, i've also stayed subscribed to a few for a few years just because they bring that much value to the table and give me good info. that i can use. Good point about being able to Re-Subscribe to lists if you miss being on a list that bad. I've done this in the past.

    P.S. did you by chance get my guest post request? Thanks.

    Dwight Anthony
    Financially Elite Blog dot Com

  • http://www.fresheventure.com Keller Hawthorne

    Way too many promotions each week to keep track – you're right on that one. Thanks for guest blogging Dwight!

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