I have just unsubscribed to everything and Im OK

by KenJ 11 replies
I received 30 autoreponder messages this morning and just snapped. i started unsubscribing and got a bit carried away.

Unsubscribing is very addictive.

Now in my haste I probably got rid of some excellent information but hey. I can always go back on this lists I miss

What do you think
#main internet marketing discussion forum #unsubscribed
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  • Profile picture of the author TheDailyBanana
    Originally Posted by kenj View Post

    What do you think
    Create a special Gmail account that you exclusively dedicate to newsletter subscriptions. Organize your inbox by using filters and labels. Filters and labels within Gmail are something experienced credit based safelist users are probably VERY familiar with. Keep your personal/business inbox clear of newsletters. Your personal inbox should be dedicated to communicating with your friends and family. Your business inbox should be dedicated to working with your customers and prospects. Then, maybe once or twice a week, go into that special Gmail account that's dedicated to newsletter subscriptions and see what's in there. It can really be a fantastic research tool and provide you with a TON of great information.
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    • Profile picture of the author KenJ
      Well Daily Banana

      This is a really useful way of dealing with all this stuff.

      I can take control of the information overload by utilising your system.

      I will start subscribing immediately!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jakehyten
    Originally Posted by kenj View Post

    I received 30 autoreponder messages this morning and just snapped. i started unsubscribing and got a bit carried away.

    Unsubscribing is very addictive.

    Now in my haste I probably got rid of some excellent information but hey. I can always go back on this lists I miss

    What do you think
    Oh man! Im still nervous to do this!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sirius Lin
    A separate account for mailing lists is a good idea. Personally, I give the list owner at least 3 sub-par mailings before I jump off.

    ~ Sirius
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  • Profile picture of the author Takuya Hikichi
    Well, perhaps a good discussion to generate is what would keep you want to stay subscribe to a list?

    Can we get to the real reason why people stay subscribed? Talking more about it will be interesting.

    For me, I have two kinds of lists I stay on 1) My friends lists and see what they're up to. I don't expect those to do the same for me or anything.

    2) I have one or two marketers who sends me 2, 3 promo emails a day about anything under the sun. These are usually ones with MRR or PLR rights and I am always keeping my eye on those -- if I find anything interesting, I'll buy.
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    • Profile picture of the author jhongren
      2) I have one or two marketers who sends me 2, 3 promo emails a day about anything under the sun. These are usually ones with MRR or PLR rights and I am always keeping my eye on those -- if I find anything interesting, I'll buy.
      Hi Takuya, I think this goes back to WIIFM - what is it in it for me.

      As for me, I stay subscribed to some lists because I still get to learn something...learning and knowing how to move on in my project adds value to my life...

      I have unsubscribed to some lists which I had subscribed to in my earlier stage of IM. Now I feel that since I no longer need it, I just unsubscribe. =)

      Cheers,
      John
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
        Things that keep on a list are mostly the tone of the email. If its derogatory, they only get one. Mostly positive I tend to keep them. I sent up a separate gmaila cccount last year. And actually bought a cheap dot info domain to redirect the mail into that gmail box. there are some things I want to sign up for that won't take a free eamil adress so I use teh redirected one. Works like a charm.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
    I haven't read a newsletter in years. They're all marketing anymore, so what's the point? I'd rather pay $10 a year to subscribe to a real magazine with some real content. You can even find an affiliate marketing magazine if that topic so enthralls you.
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    • Profile picture of the author KenJ
      I think Takuya makes a good point here.

      What prompted my unsubscribing was that fact that all the messages were just selling me stuff. There are a couple who do offer "news" and helpful info but most tell me they have a "friend" who has come up with a new product - or something similar to this.

      Now that I am no longer a new boy to this I just do not open them.
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  • Profile picture of the author spicegator
    I did the same thing about 2 months ago, and I'm still here. I finally realized that there is only a small percentage of the emails that actually helped me, most were blatant rehashed information many times selling the same product launch that the other 35 or so were.
    I kept the ones that I recognized as providing me with valuable info, all the others got a free trip to the trash.
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    • Profile picture of the author KenJ
      Well Bigmike

      You are right on my wavelength.

      I have now been unsubscribed for about 36 hours. My inbox activity has halved. Another couple of newsletters appeared and they were promptly deleted.

      From now on I will just choose carefully. There are good newsletters and good info providers. It's just that my inbox was full of the same old stuff on repeat.

      It's a bit like repeats on the TV. I would much prefer to watch a live game than something I've already seen
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