Can Clutter Hurt Your Online Business?

by Martha Giffen

Is clutter hurting your online business?

Look around you.  At your work space.

Do you have scattered papers?  Piled up papers?  Just way too many papers?

That’s the clutter that’s visible and of course, it’s recommended that you have some sort of a neat work area to make yourself more productive!

What About Hidden Clutter?

How about your e-mails?  I admit it.  I’m guilty in this area as well.  As much as I hate to say this, recently I had accumulated 1600 e-mails in my inbox.  (please, don’t ever let that happen to you!)  I finally took a few hours and got it cleaned up.  Hint:  Unsubscribe to what you don’t read and scale down the ones you do!

Now, let’s look at some clutter that I think is unique to online marketers.  If you get honest, I believe you will agree that this is probably your number one clutter problem.  It’s so universal and common that I feel I have to highlight it. . . . .

Too Much Info On Your Hard Drive!

You know exactly what I’m talking about.  It doesn’t matter if it’s free or you paid for it, I guarantee you have not read, watched, or listened to all of those downloads.  Nor are you going to!  Do yourself a favor.  Weed through all this and learn how to delete, delete, delete.

Last but not least, look at your phone.  In this age of communicating online through our phones, messages get stored there too.  Get busy.  Delete, delete, delete!  (Anyone else hear a horse galloping?)

The clutter on your e-mail, hard drive, and phone may be unseen to others but you know it’s there.  And, it’s bogging you down whether you admit it or not.  And yes, that does hurt your business!

So get busy.  De-clutter. Delete, delete, delete.



p.s. Of course, if you are on my mailing list, those are e-mails that should be read!

 Can Clutter Hurt Your Online Business?

Martha Giffen

Martha Giffen is a Small Business and Social Media Consultant, Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. The author of 3 best-selling books, including "Be Social Be Rich," she is an Online Marketing authority and teaches Small Biz Owners how to achieve massive profitable success. And, -she dishes it all out with a warm southern flare!

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