Online business owners need to accomplish many tasks to promote their Internet businesses. As well as setting up websites and the technology that goes with that, there are many marketing tasks that need to be done each day. To be successful and stay abreast with new developments, time must also be scheduled for new training and reading.
Here are the areas that required my attention for me to work efficiently:
Set up and use a secure password storage system to help you manage and access your passwords quickly and efficiently. As we work on the Internet, we are constantly logging into various sites. There is nothing that will kill your productivity more than having to waste time trying to find login details for sites. Setting up a secure password storage system need not be costly – you can record all your login details in a notebook, arranged alphabetically for quick access. There are many software applications that you can use too. Another inexpensive method is to use spreadsheets to record your login details. At the start of each working day, open that sheet so you can easily access the information you need.
I have also found it useful to have a system manage my “to-do” list. If you rely on your memory to keep track of what you need to do and when you need to do it, you will find you are constantly thinking of items that need your attention. Operating this way will make it difficult to focus unless you have a task management system that allows you to record the items that you’ve just remembered, and then re-focus on what you were doing. The tools I use are GQueues and Evernote.
Online marketers are famous for downloading huge volumes of Internet marketing related training and information. This information needs to be managed and organized systematically so that when you need to refer to it, you can find it quickly and efficiently. For this, you need to have a system for organizing your computer files.
Lastly, it is wise to follow a routine. I have found this especially useful when getting those marketing tasks done. As we all know, marketing an online business is key to spreading the word about what service you offer. For most online business owners, there are marketing tasks that are repeated on a daily basis. These tasks might be things like posting to your blog, article marketing, social media status updates on Facebook and Twitter, blog commenting and forum posting. I organize these tasks on a spreadsheet and record when I have done each task. So, at any time, I can see at a glance what I have done and what still remains to be done.
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