Are you thinking about trying your hand at affiliate marketing? Perhaps you’ll still be working full time while trying your hand at internet marketing? Whether you are new to affiliate marketing or a full time marketer your time is valuable and you will want to get the most out of your time. Let’s look at 3 productivity tips affiliate marketing beginners should know about.
#1 Create Micro Goals on a Daily Basis
It’s pretty easy to become overwhelmed with big tasks and as a result you could find yourself floundering not achieving any of the tasks at hand. The best way to make sure this does not happen is to create micro goals on a daily basis. This will make achieving your tasks, especially the big tasks more easy to accomplish. Take advantage of online task lists or simply create a list on paper. Micro goals make it easy to systematically accomplish your tasks.
#2 Use Time Management Software
One of the programs that you might want to try is ClockingIt as it’s free and has a lot to offer. There are others, some free and some paid for. Using time management software you can track all your tasks from start to finish. You will be able to track in detail the exact time you use. It will also help you determine any area that might be creating a bottleneck. You might also want to take advantage of a countdown timer to help you accomplish more work in less time. Set your timer for 1 hour and refuse to be interrupted by anything short of the house being on fire. It will help you to make the most use of your time.
#3 Make Use of a Notebook for Your Creative Ideas
It is easy to become distracted in the middle of a task, especially if you have many tasks on the go. It’s easy to find yourself spending time away from what you need to be doing and so it can interfere with your productivity. But you also don’t want your ideas to get lost in the mix. One of the things you can do is create a permanent task in your time management software. Another thing you can do is create what is called a tickler file. This idea was born because of author Dave Allen in his book Getting Things Done. It’s basically a way to keep track of ideas that come to you. The same thing can be accomplished with pen and paper.
These three productivity tips can go a long way to help you make the most out of your time.
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