When you market online, time management is key. Whether you’re marketing a website, service or selling products for yourself or others your ability to work and manage your time is directly related to your income earnings. The more interest you generate, the more return on your investment (ROI) you’ll see.
Since I started working at home, time management is one of the challenge for me, as your kids can be a potential to your focus distractions. But when I learned some time management tips, I followed them religiously and it really has a good impact to my Internet Marketing career as a Freelance guy working at the comfort of my own home with my family. So let’s get started!
First, don’t make the mistake of jumping right in to work. Instead, take the time to brainstorm and develop a list of internet marketing tasks that will help you reach your goals. Decide which tasks are most effective and make a quick list of them.
Ask yourself how do you want to market today?
- Do you want to update your website or blog?
- Do you want to submit to article directories?
- Do you want to buy advertisement on similar websites?
You might assume that you’re done after brainstorming your daily tasks, but you’re not. Next, you’ll want to create a to-do list or a detailed schedule. To get started, prioritize. If working for yourself, as opposed to a client, you have more freedom.
It’s best to start with the tasks you know will work. For example, will submitting articles to article directories be more effective in your case than using Twitter to generate traffic to a website.
Set Time Limits
When creating your schedule, use blocks of time. For example, 9am to 10am can be used for writing and submitting one articles. This gives you one hour to do the task. Yes, it does apply pressure, but a time limit can also serve as a source of motivation.
Do this with each of the tasks you need to accomplish. Be reasonable about your limits. The goal is to make them achievable, not to overwork yourself and create undo stress. That will only slow down your progress.
Fact, when you’re unorganized you get less done. To improve the use of your time, get organized. Make sure you’re working in a clean and professional environment, even if only working from a laptop at your kitchen table.
Know When to Outsource
Outsourcing isn’t always an option when it comes to internet marketing, as it does cost money. With that said, if there comes a time where you fall behind or feel overwhelmed then you should consider outsourcing some of your tasks.
Outsourced projects don’t have to be large or expensive. So, even if you only hire a writer to write one article or blog post, you’ll be leveraging your time so that you can get more done.
Don’t waste time
The biggest time waster when it comes to internet marketer is the internet. Yes, this seems ironic, but it’s true. There are millions of things to do on the computer and online. Therefore, it’s easy to get distracted and waste time. Set rules for yourself.
For example, no checking your personal email, no chatting with friends on Facebook, no playing games, and no surfing for funny videos on YouTube while you’re working. The internet is a great source of entertainment, but not when you should be working.
I hope that you learn a thing or two from this blog post. These tips are a huge help for me when times that I’ve a got a lot of freelancing projects and while staying at home that sometimes your kids can be one of the distractions. So it’s better to be guided and followed your chores with discipline.