Tips on inbox zero

Inbox Zero and How to Achieve it

Have you ever noticed when you enter a whole bunch of competitions and the next thing you find your inbox is full? The byproduct of entering competitions is often a tsunami of newsletters and emails. Managing your personal emails with your hobby can be tricky. It can feel like a losing battle at times. The competition cycle often repeats itself, as you enter more competitions, you get more emails!

Complicating things are, some promoters require you to be ‘subscribed’ until the draw date so unsubscribing is not really an option at least for a while.

But you can get a grip on your inbox and achieve that illusive inbox zero. Here are a few tips:

 

Keep separate emails for competitions

If you really don’t like your personal emails mixing with your hobby, the solution might be to separate the two but make sure you check your inbox regularly for a winning email.

 

Create folders

Filling away emails for later can help the dreaded overwhelm when you’re a comper. After all, we’re all looking for that winning email! Folders will help you get organised while prioritising your inbox.

 

Learn to love the delete button

Delete, delete, delete! Tap it. Click it. Scan it. Don’t hesitate. Don’t think, just hit delete. I promise, you won’t miss that email.

 

If it’s safe to do so, unsubscribe

This can be tricky when some competitions require you to be subscribed during the competition period. But a quick search on Competitions.com.au can discover if that competition has expired and it will save you time in the long run.

 

There’s nothing better than that satisfied feeling of reaching inbox zero. Happy comping everyone!

Nicole is a writer, blogger and long time comper with her debut novel Confessions of a Comperholic due for release at the end of the year. You can find her at ActivePatience.com.

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