Organizing your time is a valuable skill no matter what business you’re in especially in Internet Marketing. Jumping into Online Marketing Training with little or no experience or training can be a learning experience by itself. There is a never-ending stream of segments to learn and tasks to do. Here are some of the topics you’ll be involved with:
- Web hosting
- Domain selection
- WordPress, themes, and plugins like OptimizePress
- Getting graphics
- Blog writing
- Keyword and market research
- List building
- Email marketing
- Creating audio and video
- Loading products onto platforms like JVZoo and Clickbank
- Setting up a budget
- Setting up a membership site
- Doing a product launch
- Testing and tracking
- When and what to outsource
With all of these areas to learn, you need a system to get organized. The question you are probably asking is “How do I learn all of this, where do I start, and how do I get organized?” I’ll show you two systems that I put together that work perfectly for me.
Every day, I was struggling to stay on schedule and get something done. One of the biggest problems I have is getting sucked into wasting time checking out every new shiny object that keeps showing up in my email inbox. Then, I looked at all of the sticky notes splattered around my desk. That’s when I had to step back and figure out a way to get organized and manage my time better. Here’s a mindmap showing steps to systemize a small business.
After a little research, here’s what I needed to do.
Identify which tasks I do every day.
I looked at what tasks am I doing daily to work towards my business goal. I made a list of items from my daily routine such as checking email, writing a blog post, and watch training videos. After I had the list, I identified which tasks could be automated and which ones had to be done manually.
I prioritized each item in the list, noting which tasks are taking the most time to complete.
Create a Process
Creating a detailed process for each task took a little time. I listed out every step needed to accomplish each job from the first step until the last. This step had to be as detailed as possible, so I could provide the information to anyone in case I wanted to outsource the task without any problems.
Track and Optimize
Next, I neede a way to see which of my systems were working and which ones need to be changed or removed.
Now all I needed was a project management software program so I could visualize my daily schedule. My goal was to find something either free or inexpensive and it had to be relatively easy to use. I could have spent two days doing research because there were so many options. One program consistently met my criteria. It’s a free program called “Clickup“.
Clickup, as described on their website: “#1 rated productivity platform is making the world more productive with tasks, notes, projects, and time.” This app works on my desktop as well as my mobile phone so it’s with me everywhere. I like how you can set up projects and within, create tasks and even track your time. Just schedule a project or task for each hour of the day. You can prioritize each project or task. I like the sticky note that pops up too.
So… what am I doing that I need to stay focused? Two things.
- I joined a step by step coaching program.
- I put tasks from the coaching program in my Clickup app.
Joining the coaching program is something I should have done years ago. I needed a coaching system that was easy to follow it had to be all-inclusive.
The program I joined is John Thornhill’s “Partnership to Success“. I’ve been in several training programs before however, John’s program is top notch. If you follow the easy steps, you will do great in this business. Go check out John’s video to see how he started out and what he can do for you. You won’t be disappointed!
See the video here.
Partnership to Success
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