Many times, working online can be tough especially when you have many projects on hand. Just like me, I’ve just created a new niche site, challenging myself to rank my keyword to the first page of Google asap.
Right after signing up for my domain and setting up my wordpress, work started to flow in. Not only I have to manage what I’m doing currently, I’ve to allocate some time for my new niche project. And importantly, I don’t want to overwork. Good time management is what I really need. Let me share my 5 time management tips on how to be a busy working employee and affiliate marketer.
1. Plan major areas of your work
Always plan in advanced before you start work. I always have a piece of paper to write down whatever comes to my mind. I’ll allocate 1/3 of my time to maintain all my current campaigns, 1/3 for any new project and keep working on it till it can run on autopilot, or least maintenance and the final 1/3 for myself. I can either read blogs or books to improve myself, or spend time with my family.
2. Get a to do list
Follow up from point 1, I’ll have a to do list all the time. At home, I’ll write on paper. I treat it like my diary and keep adding things in the list. Outside, I’ll use my iPhone and transfer on paper when I’m back. I like to organize my stuff and plan 1-2 month’s project in advance.
3. Track your time you spend working on campaigns
Handling many projects/biz can be tiring. It’s stupid not to track each and every one. Being an Engineer as profession, I like to crunch data and analysis them, dropping those no/low profit margin projects and move on.
4. 80/20 your campaigns
Follow up from pt 3, 80% of the profits come from 20% of my work. It’s important to find my best 20% projects and improve of them to maximize my earnings. In fact, I’ve changed lots of my Internet Business Model across the years with the expansion of social networking and changes in Google.
5. Leave the house
I don’t want to be stress out. I still remember in 2009 when I’ve so much business in hand that I totally lose myself. My temper was bad and sleep was way too insufficient, making my a walking zombie. I do not want to go back to that stage. Enjoy what you’re doing, get a life and relax. Come back and work after some rest. You’ll be more productive, trust me!
These are my 5 time management tips! So what’s yours? Share with me ok?