Tuesday, 16 March 2010
After a while of working in affiliate marketing, you'll soon find you have too much to do and not enough hands or time to do it. I'm there now with a to do list of 116 days (ish) which is around 700 hours or so work. Eek.
Reducing this down to something more manageable is impossible as it all needs doing. The answer is prioritising but how does an affiliate prioritise?
First we need the "to do" list, a list of projects that need doing along with a set of sub-tasks. Each task needs a time allocated to it. Here's an example:
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How long did it take to put your to do list together? That sounds like a days work to me.
Written on Tuesday 16 March 2010 at 14:31:45 GMT (Permalink)
@Matt Bailey - An hour or so. I prefer everything written down to be able to prioritise and organise effectively.
An hour could have been better spent I suppose but would I have lost more than an hour over the next few months in working out what to do next?
Lists are not to every affiliates liking but I'm a very methodical person so it's habitual, probably inherited from my Mum :-D
Written on Tuesday 16 March 2010 at 15:05:57 GMT (Permalink)
Great post David.
I always seem to have lists of lists and a master list of these!
I'm also at the same point where I could do with outsourcing some bits but like every one man band who has many, many projects on the go, actually finding someone that is as passionate as yourself and will withold the high standards you have set is a very difficult task.
Also, even if you could find someone like this then there is the financial outlay to outsource these tasks which is a kind of a chicken and egg scenario - paying someone will no doubt free up time to put more time into higher reward jobs but without this increased income it's hard to gamble on outsourcing and investing time getting it all set up!
So in summary I think I will plod on for a little while longer but if anyone out there has any ideas how to outsource effectively I would really appreciate them.
Written on Wednesday 17 March 2010 at 11:21:44 GMT (Permalink)
"I always seem to have lists of lists and a master list of these!"
Oh my god I am laughing my ass off.
I am just moving over to the concept of actually prioritizing my ttd lists. Generally I cheat, I do all the easy stuff and put the difficult things on the next list. But my lists, which tops out at 10 t's td , generally never carry over a extended task for more than 3 lists. I am proud to say I exhaust a list in less than 2 or 3 days and make a new one daily. I make sure to over commit myself to my lists. I hope this helps.
So I am happy to say that I get things done.
Written on Monday 14 June 2010 at 21:54:46 GMT (Permalink)
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