In the last post, we talked about how managing your time can help you save it. In this post, we’re going to talk about creating monthly to-do lists to manage your time more effectively.
As we know interest generated through effective marketing campaigns will translate into income. However, if you have a poor sense of time management, your ability to work will be impacted, as will your income.
Since time management plays such an important role in generating income it’s important to learn how to use it to your advantage. The good news is you do have several options, just keep in mind that some work better than others.
One thing that works well for many is creating a monthly to do list. Yes, monthly. Unfortunately, this is a point where many new to internet marketing think that monthly lists put a lot on their plate. Yes, it may seem like that at first, but it could be vital to staying focused and on task especially when it comes to achieving have long-term goals.
So, what makes a monthly to-do list better than a daily or even weekly list? It has to do with generating traffic. For example, submitting content to article directories with back links is a great way to generate interest and market a website, but it only works for so long because directories keep new articles up higher in their search results. This means you may generate traffic from an article you wrote two days ago, but that traffic will slowly taper off.
In keeping with the directory example, it’s important to create a strategy. Since you will see the most traffic generated from content on an article directory in the week following submission, don’t submit 10 articles the first week of the month and stop. Yes, you still do increase traffic, but you need to be strategical about it. Placing articles on directories at various stages throughout the month will result in new readers, increased traffic and potentially more sales.
When creating a monthly to do list, you have different options. For starters, you can use a calendar or create a simple handmade chart or list. Another option is to use Microsoft Word or a spreadsheet. Not only is it quicker to compile your information the computer, but it can be saved and changed if needed. There are also online planners that can be very useful. The point is to find what works best for you.
With monthly to-do lists, you can use them again. Since you will want to cross each task off as completed, don’t be left having to write another handmade list. Instead, save your monthly to-do list as a spreadsheet on your computer and print a new copy each month.
When creating a spreadsheet, use the columns to create four sections. These sections will be week 1, week 2, week 3, and week 4. In the rows underneath, highlight internet marketing tasks to do.
For example, week one could include creating a monthly newsletter for customers and submitting 2 articles to article directories. Week two could include emailing your newsletter to customers, submitting 2 more articles to directories, and starting a contest on your website.
It’s important to stay focused and on task daily when it comes to Internet marketing, but it’s also important to consider the long-term results. If you keep that in mind as you create your list, you’ll have much better results.
Make sure you look for your next post soon. We will be talking about the importance of prioritizing your Internet marketing tasks.