Overloaded with Affiliate Network Emails?

Written by Zac Johnson
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It’s the same thing every day. I wake up, check my email and am inundated with a ton of new emails from affiliate networks. Whether it be new offers added to the network, offer rate changes or simply their latest newsletter… managing your email while being signed up to a ton of networks sure can be tedious and time consuming. It’s not so much that any specific network sends out a ton of mailings… but as a collective whole, affiliate networks along can quickly fill up your inbox. Let’s try and fix that.

Create a New Email Account for Just Affiliate Network Emails
You may already have all of your affiliate network accounts signed up with your main email address, but you can easily change your email address right in the admin section. There are lots of ways to better manage this email. An easy way to better manage your affiliate network email, is to simply create a new email and limit it for only network use. To start fresh you can easily create a new account with Gmail, create a new email alias or even make some filters and folders for easy automated sorting. Not only will this keep all of your personal and important emails separate, but you will also be able to see if any networks are selling or passing along your info to others. (To track networks separately, create an alias for each network – networkname@youremail.com)

Stay in Close Contact with Your Best Networks
I don’t know about you, but I’m signed up with nearly all affiliate networks. This gives me a good idea of who has what offers, the top payouts and keeps me in the loop. I get a massive amount of emails from all of the networks on a daily basis, but there are really only a few I actually do volume with. For any networks that you are seriously working with, they should always have your direct contact info (phone, email or AIM), and if needed they will stay in touch with you that way. Another option is to keep your current email with your best performing networks and send the rest over to your new network only email.

It’s easy to get distracted and quickly fall behind on your email account. Many of us have lots of email to go through on a daily basis, and just 10-20 extra email alerts from a few networks can quickly build up. Better manage your email and better manage your business.

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11 Replies to “Overloaded with Affiliate Network Emails?”

  1. I have been doing this for Years, I created a Special Email just for my SEM Accounts, and other accounts I have !!! Good Tip Zac …

  2. Zach,

    I can totally understand how you feel and you have some great tips. As an affiliate manager, I always like to ask affiliates how they prefer to receive info and if there are ways our emails can stand above the crowd and get your attention. If I were to send you something, are there things you look for that move you more?

  3. I can see how it would get crazy. Organization is key here. I keep a junk email account, a couple of personal ones, one for my blog, and so on. Should probably use filters.

  4. Great topic Zac – I get flooded with these emails but for me it is good as I can keep an eye on the competition. I would love to get feedback on our email frequency, so it would be awesome if your readers could let me know.

    All the best,

    Ricky Ahuja

  5. I understand what you feel and I also agree that it is better to create an account that is for affiliates network. And one thing you have to organize everything like what Moon Hussain said.

  6. Great point. This is why I use gmail for all my affiliate communication. It allows you to redirect email into separate folders before you've even looked at them. It makes managing communication so much easier.

    Leigh

  7. I need to add better e-mail filters to prevent some of my unnecessary affiliate network e-mails. While it would have been preferable to setup a separate account, I couldn't be bothered to check that now.

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