One of the most frustrating things about email these days is the amount of unsolicited spam and newsletters that arrive in your inbox. As a result, we as a society are wasting an unparalleled amount of time unsubscribing to newsletters and marketing emails, and flagging direct email pitches as spam. We all know too many people, perhaps including ourselves, who religiously unsubscribe and clean up their email inboxes on a daily basis in the hope of achieving inbox zero.
A virtual assistant can help you with this. At the end of every workday, have your virtual assistant go through your inbox and unsubscribe from all marketing newsletters and emails. If there’s no way to unsubscribe automatically from an email list, have a template email ready for your VA to use asking the sender to please unsubscribe you.
If you have a high level of trust with your virtual assistant, you can even authorize them to move all spam and marketing emails to your junk folder, or to block the senders from ever sending you email again.