This week, freelance graphic designer Mariah is here to teach you freelancers how to organize your Gmail inbox!
Gmail + Google Apps is what I use to manage my business emails, so I'm always curious to see how others are organizing their inboxes. After all, an organized inbox leads to a more peaceful business!
If you use Gmail for business then pour yourself a drink, open up your inbox and implement these awesome tips. They'll definitely lead to a more productive, less time-consuming inbox!
I don’t know about you, but for the first six months or so of running my freelance graphic design business, my organizational skills were slim to none. I basically went with the flow, hoping that I would remember everything from day to day.
Long story short – everything got cluttered. My to-do lists were scattered across the house, my brain was in shambles, and let's be real – my Gmail inbox was no exception! It wasn’t until halfway through my first year of freelancing that I decided to get serious about organizing my business. The first place I started? My Gmail inbox.
I was tired of almost forgetting to reply to clients, losing emails with important information in them, as well as just totally spacing projects until the last minute, solely because I didn’t have any organizational steps in place. I knew if I wanted to grow and take on more clients, I needed to get serious about decluttering my business. After a few months of trial and error, I finally have the perfect Gmail inbox organizational system in place to streamline my freelance business!
Below are the strategies I used to organize my Gmail inbox. I wanted to share them with you, so that you too can declutter your freelance business and never miss a client email again!