Whether you sell your services to webmasters or if you market a product or service that you personally sell, time management is vital to your success. Interest generated through effective marketing campaigns will translate into income. However, if you have a poor sense of time management, your ability to work will be impacted, as will your income level.
Since time management has such an important role in generating income as an internet marketer, how do you use it to your advantage? You do have a number of options, but some work better than others. To get started, try monthly to-do lists.
Monthly to-do lists? Yes, monthly. Unfortunately, this is a point where many new to internet marketing think that monthly lists put a lot on one’s plate. Yes, they do, but it is vital to your success as an internet marketer to stay focused and on task. A monthly to-do list can help you do this. Plus, to be a successful internet marketer, especially when marketing your own products and service, it is important to have long-term goals.
So, what makes a monthly to-do list better than a daily or even weekly list? It has to do with generating traffic. For example, submitting content to article directories with backlinks is a great way to generate interest and market a website, but it only works for so long. Article directories keep new articles up higher in their search results. This means you may generate traffic from an article you wrote two days ago, but that traffic will slowly taper off.
In keeping with the above-mentioned article directory example, it is important to create a strategy. Since you will see the most traffic generated from the content on an article directory in the week following submission, don’t submit 10 articles the first week of the month and stop. Yes, you still do increase traffic, but you need to be strategical about it. Placing articles on directories at various stages throughout the month will result in new, different readers.
When creating a monthly to-do list, you have different options. For starters, you can create a handmade chart or list. Another option is to use Microsoft Word or Works or a spreadsheet. Not only is it quicker to compile your information on the computer, but it can be saved. With monthly to-do lists, you can use them again. Since you will want to cross each task off as completed, don’t be left having to write another handmade list. Instead, save your monthly to-do list as a spreadsheet on your computer and print a new copy each month.
When creating a spreadsheet with a Microsoft program, use the columns to create four sections. These sections will be week 1, week 2, week 3, and week 4. In the rows underneath, highlight internet marketing tasks to do. For example, week one could include creating a monthly newsletter for customers and submitting 2 articles to article directories. Week two could include emailing your newsletter to customers, submitting 2 more articles to directories, and starting a contest on your website.
In short, it is important to stay focused and on task daily while working as an internet marketer, but it is also important to consider the long-term results. To see the best success as an internet marketer or an online retailer, aim for long-term boosts of traffic, not short ones.