10 Gmail Hacks for Entrepreneurs

Parnas Ghosh Parnas Ghosh
Feb 13, 2022 4 min read
10 Gmail Hacks for Entrepreneurs

While being an entrepreneur, one needs to be very much of the things that they can utilise to make their business bigger and better. The invention of the internet makes the life of an entrepreneur a little bit easier. With various facilities, it is now possible to communicate with the customers more precisely and take the business to the top. Among those facilities one of them is Email. Email helps businesses faster and cheaper, not only that it has some amazing features that help an entrepreneur to carry forward with his dream.

‘Gmail’ is quite powerful and is a great option for individuals who need a great personal emailing service. Gmail has become a powerful business option, mainly because of the great features and integration with Google products. As a professional, we spend most of the time checking our emails and we always try to optimize our time. While Gmail alone may be great, there are, however, a few Gmail hacks that you can use to make the most out of THE world-famous Email.

According to a report, Gmail’s market penetration in India stands at 62% which is the highest in the world. With these Gmail hacks, it is guaranteed that you will spend much less time following up on emails and more time focusing on your main business.

Using the Chrome Extension Mixmax
Making Use of Boomerang
Manage Your Responses
Scheduling the Email Checks
Managing the ‘Unsubscribe’ List
Using the Program ‘Sanebox’
Labeling the Emails
Setting up ‘Google Alerts’
Tracking Every Email
Integrating Rapportive With LinkedIn

Using the Chrome Extension Mixmax

It is one of the most useful Chrome extensions for professionals. Installing this extension will allow you to do many things, right from scheduling meetings from the email body to the creation of email templates to the merging of emails. It also helps you to track emails and send personalized emails in mass numbers.

Making Use of Boomerang

One of the best ways to prepare and send off bulk emails at the snap of a finger is by using Boomerang. Boomerang makes it very easy for the users to have the emails sent back to you along with scheduling them to be sent from your Gmail account.

Manage Your Responses

This is one of the best productive hacks as it allows the responses to be sent by adding in a few basic sentences, words, or even email bodies, that we are prone to using daily and that too, in the blink of an eye. To manage your responses, it is recommended that you should add Canned Responses from the Gmail Labs and then, go to the bottom and select the option of canned responses and then end it, by choosing the appropriate phrase.

Scheduling the Email Checks

Though it may look productive by looking at your emails several times during the day, just to stay ahead of the game, but in reality, you are wasting a whole lot of your day. Instead, what you should do is to schedule your timing in checking the email, say, two to three times a day and that too, in the times when there is very little activity. Getting your head out of the inbox will allow focusing on your other tasks more without having to waste your time in endless chat.

Managing the ‘Unsubscribe’ List

There’s a website named the ‘Unroll.me’ and with the help of this, it becomes easy for you to keep track of the email newsletters as well as the subscriptions that are cluttering up your inbox. It is through this program, that you can very easily get rid of those junk subscriptions that you may have but is not able to do so.

Using the Program ‘Sanebox’

You can also use the program ‘SaneBox’ in integration with Gmail. With this program, you will be able to ‘whitelist’ all the important emails, and as such, they will go directly to the inbox. And the others, which are of a low priority than that, will end up in the ‘SaneLater’ box. Pretty convenient, isn’t it?

Labeling the Emails

Okay, we may not admit this, but we all have our Gmails up during the day, and sometimes, we all get a headache by just looking at the sheer number of them. As it is not time efficient to answer each and every one of them, it is suggested that you should go through all of your Emails and label them as necessary by putting them in the correct folder. This will make it easy for you to go to that particular folder and respond to them at once without the chance of slipping away.

Setting up ‘Google Alerts’

One of the best ways to stay on top of the latest news is to let Google do it for you. Instead of having to go through all the news, articles, blog posts, and many others, it is recommended that you should set up Google Alerts for a variety of keywords so that it becomes easy to see what is important to read and what’s not.

Tracking Every Email

It is surprising to see that there are many entrepreneurs who doesn't follow their Emails. It is suggested that you should use ‘Yesware’. It is a plug-in that will allow you to see when and where the Email that you have sent is opened. You also have the option of sending Emails in batches. Keep in mind that it is a must-have tool for growing businesses.

Integrating Rapportive With LinkedIn

Rapportive is in fact, a tool that is known to pull in the LinkedIn profiles of the Email contact. With this tool, you can easily see the whereabouts of the person, including their photo, company, plus the current position of the person that you are about to email. Apart from that, you also have the option of adding that person to LinkedIn directly from Gmail, and you can also click on their LinkedIn profile to read more about the person.

Conclusion

As an Entrepreneur, you might be using Gmail for business purposes daily. Thus all the above Gmail hacks will help you to increase your productivity and optimize your Gmail inbox.

FAQs

How do emails benefits business?  

Emails helps in communicating with your customers quickly and cheaply and is a great method for business communication.

What are Some Alternatives of Gmail?

Some of the best alternatives of Gmail are Zoho Mail, Mail.com., Tutanota, Microsoft Outlook.

Why it is Important to Use Email for Entrepreneurs?

Entrepreneurs use emails to formally communicate and track all those incoming and outgoing communication.

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