Is the internet making you money or draining your productivity? Being an online business owner or an internet marketer comes with its own set of challenges, and time management is one of the challenges that newbies and veterans in the field are struggling with. It’s easy to get distracted when you’re working online. Social media, email, online videos and interesting websites all want your attention. So how can you actually get work done? Here are 4 simple time management tips that every internet marketer should remember.
1. Complete Your Tasks In Order Of Priority.
Not all tasks have equal importance. Know your goals and, more importantly, know which steps are necessary to get you there. Determine which tasks are the most important and the ones that are not. These non-critical tasks often end up eating your time, stalling your progress, and eventually, diminishing your online business’ money-making potential.
2. Started Early.
Regardless of whether you’re an expert or a beginner, every internet marketer has the same 24 hours in a day. Research have shown that students who get up at 6:30am, or even earlier, get more quality work done in less time. The most successful internet marketers and online businessmen take advantage of many firsts and opportunities because they start earlier than anyone else and control their time better.
3. Cut Down Your To-Do List.
Lists are good and they help to remind us what needs to get done. Having said that, having a list that is too long can work against you. The longer the list, the more it seems like too much to handle. And when you feel that you can’t cope, it’s easy to get worn out and put off doing things. When you follow the first step, that is prioritizing your tasks, you will know which things in your list are achievable within the period you’ve set for yourself, and which tasks cannot be done. Concentrate on what needs to be done now.
4. Constantly Review Your Work.
Your internet marketing efforts need to show results. That’s why you are working so hard! Results could mean more indexed backlinks, greater targeted traffic, an increase in revenue, and those are just to name a few.
If searching and creating backlinks for about 10 hours a week is not bringing any positive results, you will know once you review your work. If you’re running paid ads in lots of different media you will know if they are working after reviewing your work. By reviewing your strategy and schedule on a regular basis you will know which part of your strategy is working and which needs fixing.