2 Things That Can Double Your Online Income in a Week

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One of the hardest parts about starting an online business these days,
compared to 2001 when I started my first one?

Information overload.

Today, there are literally 1,000 different things that are all
competing for your attention each and every day.

And if you let it, whatever captures your attention can send you
spiraling down a rabbit hole of information overload.

Soon you're looking for the next course to get, the next book
to read, or the next program to go through.

But if it's not something that can change your business or
your life, there's a good chance you don't need it.

There is so much info overload these days, it can stop you
from doing the important things in your business. You know, the things
that lead to making money.

Creating offers, writing copy or content, sending out emails.

The hour or so spent on Facebook, scrolling through the newsfeed,
or looking through a new book you're thinking about reading...

All of these things compete for your attention, and if you let it...
can keep you distracted from creating stuff that will make you
money.

So my first tip for doubling your income online in a week?

1. Limit, reduce, or even eliminate social media

Again, every single post on Facebook is meant to do one
thing: compete for your attention.

Soon, you can be on there for an hour, mindlessly scrolling
and drowning in information overload.

Just remember, the time you spend scrolling, reading, or
looking at someone elses' content is time spent away from
creating your own.

Back when I was on social media a lot, I started timing
how long I was spending.

On average, it was an hour a day, 6 days a week.

So these days, I've gotten down to less than an hour
total a week, and I've seen my productivity more than
triple.

With the extra 5 hours a week, just from limiting social
media, I've been able to gain new clients both online
and offline, at my ad agency.

I've been able to finish several sales letters I had
been putting off, and even finished writing a book
that I'll be selling soon.

All of these things completed faster and easier, simply
from limiting information overload and reducing social
media.

That goes hand in hand with my 2nd big tip that can
double your online income in a week.

2. Use the newfound free time to create more offers

Let's face it, you make money when you sell something.

Either a product or service. So, either you have to create
the product, content, copy, and other marketing... or you
hire someone else.

But either way, selling online and making money comes
down to producing offers.

It's about being a producer and seller, not a consumer
and buyer.

So with the extra free time you gain when reducing social
media time or other time you used to spend searching for
information you thought you needed...

It pays big time to use that time to create your OWN offers
you can sell.

Again, you can't make any money if you don't sell something.

And you can't sell something if you don't have something to
offer.

So, start creating more offers and get them out into the
real world.

I promise, when you focus your attention on what matters
and what produces income... you can increase your
productivity and cash flow.

By reducing information overload and social media time,
it gives you more free time to create offers that you can
sell and make money with.
#double #income #online #things #week
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Originally Posted by shawnlebrun View Post


    1. Limit, reduce, or even eliminate social media
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    Great post not only is this a great idea, it may help someone to turn off the internet connection all together. Between social media, update alerts it can be frustrating to concentrate. A good idea is to put on some music and get to work. Taking a 5 minute general break every 20-25 mintutes will help to. However do not turn the social media on or hours will be lost forever.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmlux
    Yes, and part of the information overload is also misinformation in the form of hyped up claims by people who are desperate to get attention or sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author shawnlebrun
    The flip side to all of this?

    As marketers, we MUST capture attention before
    we can do anything else.


    If we're trying to sell an offer, a product, or service...
    it all comes down to capturing a moment of our
    prospects' attention.

    Without that first step accomplished, NOTHING else
    matters.

    Today, in our hyped-up world, the ability to capture
    and hold attention
    is one of the most valuable skills
    you can learn and develop...
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Shawn, another excellent post.

    May I add this: there are many other distractions besides social media. And while anyone can "justify" the indirect benefit to business of these distractions, they are not part of the core or central activities that relate to products and offers.

    Things like spying on the competition, checking and responding to emails, surfing web sites in your niche, and even spending time in forums (like this one) mean less time selling and creating products and offers.

    The ubiquity of the Internet can also be it's greatest challenge to focusing on what must be done in your business.

    Thanks for your insight,

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    Interesting ideas. But, are you too negative about social media?
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    • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
      Originally Posted by affmarketer101 View Post

      Interesting ideas. But, are you too negative about social media?
      I didn't feel he was being negative about social media. I thought he was being negative about WASTING TIME on social media.

      If the time you spend on social media is bringing you a good return then carry on.

      But I think most of us can admit we get sucked into time wasters that keep us from doing more important things and often leave us feeling agitated.

      If nothing else, we need to be honest with ourselves about what we're truly achieving with our time spent on social media.

      Rose
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      • Profile picture of the author shawnlebrun
        Originally Posted by Rose Anderson View Post

        I didn't feel he was being negative about social media. I thought he was being negative about WASTING TIME on social media.

        If the time you spend on social media is bringing you a good return then carry on.

        But I think most of us can admit we get sucked into time wasters that keep us from doing more important things and often leave us feeling agitated.

        If nothing else, we need to be honest with ourselves about what we're truly achieving with our time spent on social media.

        Rose
        ^^^ Absolutely 100% this^^^

        Rose said it better than I could.

        If you're on social media as a way to use it to return what you
        want for your business, like posting content, running Facebook ads,
        working in your Facebook group... that's one thing.

        But WAAAY too many people, myself included, can find themselves
        spending a lot of unproductive time on there... time just mindlessly
        scrolling and reading and stuff that just doesn't provide a return.

        I'm not FOR or AGAINST social media, it's just a tool.
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      • Profile picture of the author sana11
        Originally Posted by Rose Anderson View Post

        I didn't feel he was being negative about social media. I thought he was being negative about WASTING TIME on social media.

        If the time you spend on social media is bringing you a good return then carry on.

        But I think most of us can admit we get sucked into time wasters that keep us from doing more important things and often leave us feeling agitated.

        If nothing else, we need to be honest with ourselves about what we're truly achieving with our time spent on social media.

        Rose
        I absolutely agree with Rose.
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  • Profile picture of the author dayus444
    To be honest, it's hard to ignore social media. We all use smartphones with push notifications and these things have become a part of our lives.
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  • Profile picture of the author RjMaan
    Thanks for sharing such a great piece of information.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnVianny
    It's simple:ù


    when at work, turn off notifications on smartphone, fb, and other garbage and focus on one thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author sana11
    Great post!!! I wish I had read THIS back when I was starting out... Thank you for pointing this out! I'll include your tips in my time management!
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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    True - waste less time, create more offers is very good advice but there must be a #3 and that is promotion. It doesn't matter how many offers you create if you aren't actively promoting and learning how to promote in a profitable way...that's where most of the effort, learning curve and time must be spent to get thing rolling and to scale.
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  • Profile picture of the author kazimuhith
    Agreed. Facebook seems to take focus away from the goals. You need to control that for sure.

    Plus many newbies suffer from information overload- which makes goal setting difficult.It used to happen to me when I started off with IM.

    Also, having your own product takes a lot of load off of your back. You can relax a bit and think about your business expansion strategy when you have a product that is selling well.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Where your attentions and energy goes, grows. So if you give it to promoting one offer persistently those sales will increase. Seeing this as I promoted my eBook full bore from a few months ago. Night-day difference in exposure and awareness, versus when I tried to promote a bunch of my eBooks. All about giving my attention and energy to that single offering, so folks became more aware of it. Fab advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark-Dickenson
    I totally agree.

    The phrase Stop Buying...and Start Selling applies here.

    I almost think its like a rite of passage. We all go through that phase when we are new to buying everything under the sun to finally get tired of not making any money.

    That's when I created my first product when I was overdrawn $150 and not sure how I was going to pay my rent that was due that day. Also, my phone was shut off lol.

    So that was pretty motivating. Created my first product and never looked back.
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