One of the biggest challenges I find when sitting at my computer is actually getting things done. You may have a plan to build a website, promote it with adwords, do some split testing and all those good things – but when you sit down at your computer and start to read your e-mails then you start looking at the special offers, start buying stuff, you know what I’m talking about ?
probably been there yourself.
And now with the advent of instant messaging and Skype things have only got worse. I find the best thing to do is write a To Do List. What I do is decide upon a monthly plan, A weekly plan, and a daily plan.
I have a kind of target to work towards and that makes life easier. I know that my monthly plan is to build say 10 affiliate websites and that is what I can work towards. Then when I sit down on a Monday morning I will write a to-do list for the day, that way I will not waste my day on forums, reading sales pages of products I probably won’t buy, and chatting on Skype!
When you have a to-do list for the day it’s amazing how much work you can get done. I can usually get twice the amount of work completed when I have a clearly laid out to-do list for the day.
Your monthly to-do list can be sort of a target, things you would like to get done this month but I find that the daily to-do list of things that I’m definitely going to do that day is the real driver.
The weekly and monthly To Do List I use mainly to keep focussed on what my objective is for this month, I find it really easy to get sidetracked by the hundred of other things that come in during the week and demand my attention, you know the little “dramas” that take place, fixing things that have gone wrong and that shouldn’t have……
The little things that creep up on you and steal your time away…..
Making money online has always been a very private affair for me.
I sit at my computer late at night (like many of you do I
suspect) tapping away, setting up Adwords campaigns, or building
blogs. I then check my sales every morning when I get up.
However, recently I started to go out to Internet marketing
meetings and events where I started to meet real people who make
money online. Not all the people I meet make money, many have
just as much knowledge as me or even more in some cases but just
don’t seem to be to make any money online.
I always thought this was strange until I went to a couple of
Internet marketing seminars – Frank Garons More Traffic Bigger
List workshop & Mark Anastasis Traffic Generation Summit. These
were great events but I have to say if I wasn’t making money
online I wouldn’t know where to start because when you attend one
of these events you are bombarded with system after system, sort
of an information overload.
It soon became apparent after talking to a few people that they
didn’t know where to start, so instead of taking action they
would buy yet another e-book or another course but would still
never take action, its like buying something was a susbtitute for
taking real action
So ………my thought is this
You’ve got to concentrate on the one thing !
Start with the one thing you’ll feel most comfortable starting
out with !
If you are a good writer, then that could be article marketing.
If you are dyslexic like me you might want to concentrate your
efforts on something like affiliate marketing with Google
Adwords, or video marketing.
But it all boils down to taking action and concentrating on one
thing. Only buy a course or e-book if you know you’re going to
take action after reading the book. Read the book go through
chapter by chapter and implement what it says. This is what I do
, I have a very strict rule that I do not buy a new book or
course until I have completely tried out what the course or book
At Frank Garons More Traffic Bigger List workshop I filmed
several interviews with people at the event and asked them what
their top Internet marketing tips were. The responses were very
interesting because nearly everybody said the most important
thing was to concentrate on one thing and take action. I will
include a link to these videos in the next newsletter, they make
very interesting viewing.
So remember concentrate on the one thing….