How much time to you waste posting ads in groups and message boards that never get you anything? You know what I am talking about. All of those free classifieds, networking groups, spam groups & message boards. How much time do you spend a week? I’m sure there are some great groups that you are in where you get some good networking, help, advice and tips; as well as good advertising opportunities. But how many of them are just a dumping ground for ads that never get seen and are just piled in to all of the other members quick ad drops. Sometimes more is not better. Many people join these groups NOT to see your ad. The could care less about what you are offering. They just want you to buy what they are selling. There isn’t much you can do about it, but you can stop posting and visiting these groups/sites. If you are not getting useful information and sales from some of these groups, delete them. Why waste your time posting all over the place? Spend your time in less groups. Stay a part of the groups that are more rewarding. Get to know the group members better where you get the most help and support.
How much junk email are you getting from these groups? Probably a lot more from the useless groups than the groups that you actually benefit from. I’ll bet that you get a ton of emails, even if you are only signed up for daily digests. How much time do you spend just deleting the emails from the groups that you really don’t use anymore or rarely go to? Take the time to delete your memberships from these groups that are filling up your valuable time and email spots. If you are in some opt in mailing list groups that you are not getting anything out of, opt out. Those emails will have a opt out option at the bottom of the email.
So, go spring clean your memberships! Keep the good ones, and chunk out the useless ones! Get the most out of the memberships you keep. If you don’t use it, lose it!