There are three things you can do right away to make your Internet marketing efforts a lot more efficient than they probably are.
1) Stop checking your e-mail every 10 minutes.
You’re going to drive yourself crazy and never get as much done if you’re constantly stopping whatever it is that you’re working on to see if you got any new e-mail. Set aside time throughout the day when you’ll check your e-mail. And even when you do check your e-mail, have a specific goal in mind. If you’re doing so to see if there are any customer service related inquiries, then try to focus on that. Don’t get side tracked checking out what someone forwarded to you.
2) Turn off the TV and focus on your work.
When you’re working at home, alone, it can get a little bit lonely. That’s still not an excuse for having the television on while you’re working. It’s a needless distraction. Certainly having a channel on that plays nothing but music might be appropriate depending on your ability to focus. But you need to be careful that certain songs don’t trigger emotional responses that lead you into a distracting daydream. Don’t laugh! This can easily happen without you even consciously realizing it.
3) Create a to-do list that you follow.
Not a big surprise here, but having a to-do list can dramatically improve your efficiency. That’s especially true if you’re someone who typically jumps from one thing to another in a misguided effort to get everything done at the same time.
To sum it up, stop checking your e-mail every 10 minutes, turn off the TV and focus on your work, and create a to-do list that you keep up-to-date and follow. You’ll find that your Internet marketing efficiency will truly skyrocket.