Replying quickly to new enquiries as they come in can be one of the best ways to increase your chances of a shortlist.
Saved & One Click Quotes (allowing you to pitch for client work without even needing to login to your dashboard) makes this even quicker and easier.
Sometimes all the enquiries can overwhelm your inbox though, so how can you avoid this?
Send all New Enquiry emails to a folder in Outlook
A simple way to avoid new enquiry emails clogging up your inbox is to send them all to a new folder you create.
Here's how you can set one up in 2 minutes.
1. Create a new folder
Right click the email address in Outlook which you receive New Enquiries to and click New Folder...
2. Create a new folder
Create a new folder to send emails to. We'll call ours MLA New Enquiries.
3. Go to settings
Click File at the top left of Outlook to go to your settings.
4. Open Rules & Alerts
Click Manage Rules & Alerts.
5. Create a new rule
Select the email address you receive New Enquiry emails to and click New Rule...
6. Apply rule on messages you receive
Select Apply rule on messages I receive and click Next.
7. Create the rule
Select from people or public group and with specified words in the subject.
In the step 2 box underneath click people or public group and enter firstname.lastname@example.org. Click OK.
Click specified words in step 2. Type New Enquiry (to catch New Enquiry emails) and click Add. Click OK.
8. Send to the new folder
Select move it to the specified folder then click specified in the box underneath and select the new folder MLA New Enquiries we created. Click OK.
9. Skip exceptions
Click Next to skip exceptions.
10. Finish setting up your rule
Give your rule a name (e.g. MLA New Enquiries) and click Finish.
All done! New Enquiry emails will now automatically be moved to this folder, so your inbox stays nice and clean.