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I find myself overwhelmed with potential projects, and also with where to start and a daily todo. How do you plan your days to make money, how do you know much of this or that is needed. I see people talking about how they write various articles a day or similar in the hopes Google will see that content and index them better, on top of being boring and seemingly a lonely way to reach an end, being by yourself writing whatever content to add to other content in the vast space of the internet consisting of billions of other sites and trillions of other pages of content that very few if any, may ever stumble upon or read. I get building off something that already has a following, but what about starting from scratch, do you guys just throw things on the web with the hopes it'll do well or what, and more importantly how to determine the daily to do goals?
#daily #plan
  • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
    From looking at your posts, you're not brand new, so I won't give you total noob advice. It's not as difficult as you're thinking, but it's not exciting either.

    The first thing I would do if I were starting over is to figure out which area of IM was interesting and either find a good program or mentor that I could follow. Figuring it out on your own is a pain and triples the time to profitability.

    Simple plans are the best because they're easy to break down. For example, my mentor and I run a school that teaches mini niche sites in 7 days. It actually gives you a step-by-step plan for each day. Once you've done 1 site, then you start another back at Day 1.

    I'd suggest looking for a similar course in whatever area you're interested in. It won't make you rich immediately, but it allows you to build over time.

    As far as what I do, my plan is easy. I check out my email first and respond to any clients. Then I check out my sites and see which ones need work. Some may need an article, some may need an hour's worth of backlinks (5-10 good ones). I'm trying to build an article syndication network, so I'll spend an hour or two looking for webmasters who will publish an article for me to their site with my resource box intact. When I need a break, I'll crank up WoW and head to Azeroth for a bit. Then I'll work on any customer orders from my article-writing business that need doing.

    Just break down your tasks into small steps and you'll be able to accomplish them easily.

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    • Profile picture of the author Seatbelt99
      Originally Posted by JaRyCu View Post

      From looking at your posts, you're not brand new, so I won't give you total noob advice. It's not as difficult as you're thinking, but it's not exciting either.

      The first thing I would do if I were starting over is to figure out which area of IM was interesting and either find a good program or mentor that I could follow. Figuring it out on your own is a pain and triples the time to profitability.

      Simple plans are the best because they're easy to break down. For example, my mentor and I run a school that teaches mini niche sites in 7 days. It actually gives you a step-by-step plan for each day. Once you've done 1 site, then you start another back at Day 1.

      I'd suggest looking for a similar course in whatever area you're interested in. It won't make you rich immediately, but it allows you to build over time.

      As far as what I do, my plan is easy. I check out my email first and respond to any clients. Then I check out my sites and see which ones need work. Some may need an article, some may need an hour's worth of backlinks (5-10 good ones). I'm trying to build an article syndication network, so I'll spend an hour or two looking for webmasters who will publish an article for me to their site with my resource box intact. When I need a break, I'll crank up WoW and head to Azeroth for a bit. Then I'll work on any customer orders from my article-writing business that need doing.

      Just break down your tasks into small steps and you'll be able to accomplish them easily.

      -- j
      Well said!

      Just a little something to add to it that I find helpful. First, if you're making a to do list, try making it the night before. For me it sometimes helps to make the last task of the day making tomorrow's to do list. That way you don't waste any time in the morning, and you're making your list while you still have all that day's progress in your mind.

      It might not be for you, but it has helped me stay on task a little better. (I'm still a work in progress in this area).

      In addition, if you hate a specific area of IM then outsource it! Don't like writing? Hire someone. Don't like link building? Hire someone. Stick to what you enjoy most and it will be a lot easier to stay focused.

      Good luck!

      Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author mlord10
    I have found that the most important thing is to develop a daily plan that accomplishes the following:

    1. Creates leverage in your business.
    2. Builds your brand & generates a consistent flow of leads.
    3. Is something that you enjoy (or at least don't hate) doing.

    Internet marketing can be a bit overwhelming, which is why it is much more important to focus on 1 or 2 strategies that work for you and stick with them. Trying to implement the latest "ninja traffic trick" is never as easy as it seems, and most often times not the best way to get things done.

    Make sure that you find a niche that:

    A) You can help the people in that niche
    B) Those people have the money to pay you to solve their problems

    Internet marketing, at the end of the day is about performing consistent, productive actions in order to attain a desired result. You don't have to be a wizard to make it work for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author jackobsIM
      Originally Posted by mlord10 View Post

      I have found that the most important thing is to develop a daily plan that accomplishes the following:

      1. Creates leverage in your business.
      2. Builds your brand & generates a consistent flow of leads.
      3. Is something that you enjoy (or at least don't hate) doing.
      Great answer, I like that! I would add:
      4. Have long term strategy as to where I want to be in XX years.
      5. Have short term plans and stick to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author JOSourcing
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    You might also want to acknowledge your goals and size in relation to your competition. It's easy to become overwhelmed when you're trying to compete with an online business that's twice or three times the size of your own. So I recommend planning and working within a scope of reality. Otherwise, you may drive yourself nuts. There's no sense in trying to gain the same level of success that a well-funded online corporation has.

    Scale down... down... down... and save your money. Then when you've saved what you need (according to plan), invest to scale up... up... up...
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  • I just make sure I keep moving toward my goals. If I stop and think too long then it seems that I become deadlocked over what to do next. I don't mean that I don't take time to plan, I just mean that once the planning is done, I have to stay focused on the desired results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dazzling Content
    I just make a simple to-do list, which I check for completion one by one. I'm not a big fan of making daily schedules. I want to wake up any time I want and work any time I want. I have an online business so that I can have the freedom and flexibility in my time, then why should I be a slave to the alarm clock? LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author imkaren
    Making a daily plan is really important. As internet marketing has to be consistent. My daily jobs such as add post on my blogs, review products, buy solo ads, go through warrior forum...etc. Sometimes only gathering info, for example buy solo ads can't be happen everyday, otherwise I'll be broke soon.
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