In the last post, we talked about how creating monthly to-do lists to manage your time more effectively. In this post, we’re going to talk about the importance of prioritizing your Internet marketing tasks.
Is internet marketing one of the many tasks you complete as a webmaster? If so, you may feel overwhelmed. After all, your to-do list may be two pages or longer! So, how do you manage your time without feeling overwhelmed and worked to the max? You do so by prioritizing your marketing tasks.
As nice as it’s to hear that you can and should prioritize your internet marketing tasks, you may be wondering why. For starters, prioritizing has its own benefits. It lets you know what you need to do and how. Items are often categorized in order based on importance. In terms of internet marketing, this can make it easier to complete your daily duties, as well as in an effective manner.
What is ideal about prioritizing your internet marketing, aside from improving productivity, is your options. Since it’s your to-do list, you can prioritize its contents however you see fit.
Before focusing on how you can prioritize your internet marketing tasks, make sure you can. If you work as an internet marketer for hire, you work for others. You may be provided with a specific list of duties. This means that you might not have a choice, as these tasks may already be prioritized for you.
However, if you do have freedom:
– Start with something new
Many internet marketers put off certain tasks, especially those they have yet to try. This is mostly due to a fear of failure. Yes, if an internet marketing campaign falls short, you lose money and time. But, you also lose money by not taking the risk. So, get your to-do list started with a new internet marketing technique you have yet to try.
– Start with something you know works
As previously stated, you want to try new internet marketing tactics, but that doesn’t mean you must start your day with them. If you want to ensure your time will translate into money, start with marketing tactics you know work. For example, have you seen an increase in website traffic due to article directory submissions? If so, start your day producing content to be distributed.
– Start with something that’s easy
Internet marketing tactics come in all different formats. Some are easier than others. To get the ball rolling, start with a tactic that you know is easy. For example, do you post messages on a related forum with an advisement in your signature? If so, this is easy. Starting with an easy task not only gets the ball rolling, but it can also help you get into your groove.
– Start with something that’s hard
Do you have a hard marketing method on your to-do list? For example, do you want to write two new pages of copy for your website? If so, you may find this hard, as it’s time consuming. For that reason, move this step to the top of your to-do list. When you get the harder tasks out of the way, you can breathe a sigh of relief and stop ferreting about it.
In conclusion, there are many ways to prioritize a to-do list, which all depends on your own personal preferences. With that said, look for an approach that is easy to work with and one that improves productivity.
Make sure you look for your next post soon. I will be sharing a sample Internet marketing schedule for Internet marketing tasks that you can use to get ideas for your own.