How did you deal with Information Overload?

by BaukeV
25 replies
I hear this a lot: information overload is the main reason for the struggle of beginning Internet Marketers and why most never make it online, despite putting in a lot of time.

So, to those that are starting out: what are you currently doing to prevent information overload from getting in the way of your success?

And those who have already had some/a lot of success online: how did you overcome the problem and what would you advise to others that are currently struggling with this issue?
#deal #information #overload
  • Profile picture of the author imogenhobbs
    ?

    Information overload only happens when you aren't taking action.

    I normally take notes and rewrite them into actionable points from self-help books so that they are immediately applicable to my business process. The key point is application. If I can't apply it, it's worthless to me at that point of time.

    Imogen
    Signature
    PM me if you're a self-improv/women dating ghostwriter.

    Lost your way again? 5 basic steps to never "fail"again (WF post)
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9415259].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author miklanderson2
    I dedicate a small portion of my day to reading and posting on threads on here and the rest of my work day consists of taking action. I try to limit myself to only reading threads that are on topics that are of interest to my business.

    When I first started out, I did the exact opposite. I spent a lot of time reading and very little time taking action and suffered from a bad case of information overload. I ended up leaving the forum for a while to learn the ropes on my own and just recently came back now that I'm making a full time income.
    Signature

    "A bargain is something you don’t need at a price you can’t resist."
    -Franklin Jones

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9415304].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author carlo_sim
    Study one method then test it out. Make it work and don't
    read anymore methods until you get it right

    Always check out other successful blogs and implement
    their techniques

    Stop reading too much information and start taking action

    Always remember: traffic + conversion = sales
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9415367].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Joe Lumbergh
    - One day at a time!

    - Stop overanalyzing and just start, research what you need ON THE GO.


    - Drop payed programs and WSO (dont even read).


    - Get a night of sleep after reading too much


    - Make a LOT of bookmarks and organize them properly.
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9415401].message }}
  • {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9415439].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author JacobS
    First of all, stick to one project at a time. Read a little bit, then implement it. Read a little bit more, and implement that. I try to break my projects up into smaller tasks and work on that one task until it's finished. If I still feel like doing more work then I move on the next little task, and if not then I take a break. Keep this up until the project is completed.

    If I'm learning something new, I don't even get through an entire chapter or video lecture before I start implementing what I'm learning.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9415832].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
    Keep focused. What are YOU good at/passionate about? Who, specifically, can benefit from your expertise? What's the best way to reach them? What do they need to see/hear from you in order to trust you?

    The vast majority of the "shiny objects" out there that cause information overload usually involve cutting corners. As long as you remember that there's no push button solution that can replace hard, focused work, you should be fine
    Signature
    Sick of blending in with the crowd? Ready to stand ahead of the pack? The right content writing services can get you there...
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9415914].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    I unload it.

    Remove yourself from all unnecessary email lists. They will only tempt you to buy more things you don't need.

    Pick the business model you want to build and focus only on that.

    Do not buy anything else unless it serves to move you further towards that one goal.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9415943].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
      Same way you do when you're carrying a full load in college.
      • Choose and Organize information you want to focus on (and discard the rest).
      • Focus on each subject for a specific amount of time.
      • Practice good,disciplined study habits.
      • Eliminate distractions when working.
      • Give yourself test and quizzes by taking action and applying what you've learned in the marketplace lab.
      • Get a tutor (or mentor) to help you if you're stuck.
      Or as a last resort, cut some classes ( or information) when you feel overloaded.
      Signature
      Download "Free 80 Page E-Book"
      "201 Ways To Live Better On Less Money".
      "Because The Easiest Way To Make Money is ... ... By Saving Some First!"
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9416002].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyRItes
    My way :
    Just pick up the method or area that interests you.
    Design the daily goals to be completed (it contains anything from reading or taking action )
    Treat this daily goal as your final goal (stay away from the forum while doing this especially for newbies like me because they are easily can be distracted).
    And most important do not sit continuously on PC (take a break after an hour or half an hour)
    Repeat with breaking down your final goal into smaller modules and work on them instead of doing all the work at once .
    This will take time but will give a good result at the end.

    Take appropriate sleep .I have read that some people are working for 20 hours 7 days .
    I believe this is important but our health is most important .Everyone is doing this to live a better lifestyle but what is the use of all this if you are earning much more but could not enjoy the lifestyle ?(well this is my view though)
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9415962].message }}
  • Well my friend the simplest way to deal with info overload is to take one thing at a time. You complete one process to see how it goes then you go on to the next. So on and so forth.
    Signature

    "Anyone Can Master The Art Of List Building And Generate A Solid Income All You Need Is Professional Advice"

    www.listmarketingmastery.com

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9416097].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author big tymer
    Take a break from all of it. walk away from everything for a few days, then when you return go with what sticks in your mind. Its easy to join the war room and see all the WSO's there and you read about 50 a day and its like you are being pulled in 50 different directions in which way to go with your business because when you read a WSO, if it is good, you think "yeah, that's what I want to do" until you get to the next one.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9416106].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Originally Posted by orion87 View Post

    how did you overcome the problem and what would you advise to others that are currently struggling with this issue?
    Got coaching, forgot everything I thought I knew...

    And focused only on what they told me.

    Putting a lot of skin in the game helped, as well
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9416107].message }}
  • The best way (and maybe the only way) is to focus.
    Signature
    soon people... Relax...
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9416363].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Tom B
      Banned
      Break large chunks of information down into smaller parts that I can easily digest. Once you start putting the smaller pieces into action, the bigger picture tends to be more clear.

      For example: A sales funnel can seem daunting. To make it less overwhelming you could concentrate on one portion of the sales funnel like the optin page. Create the optin page, figure out adding the person to your list.

      Then you go on to the next part of your sales funnel which could be a one time offer after they optin.

      Piecing it together like that makes it more manageable.

      Mind maps are great for this.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9416373].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Hi,

    1. Pick a proven system.

    2. Work at it until your get results.

    3. Scale up or re-invest into something that can allow you to GROW and
    build a real business around.

    Don't get sidetracked, allow negative views and GURU'S to convince you
    that their NEW SHINY PRODUCT is the FAST TICKET to online riches.

    Stick with it.

    WORK towards your own GOALS.

    Having a TARGET that you can hit allows you to stay focused and avoid
    falling into the trap of jumping from idea to the next.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9416440].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    i am still dealing with it. i am telling you right now.....concentrate on one thing. dump everything else that requires alot of your time.
    example: i just dumped niche sites, writting etc and i am sticking with email marketing and sales funnel and i wish i did this many years ago.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9416497].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Take yourself off from all the lists that you are on.

    This will only distract you in the future.

    Then find a good program that you really like and like its commission structure. Forget about FREE ads and only focus on paid ads. Test everything and when you do find good places that get you results, then scale it up.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9416513].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author OptimizeNova
    Originally Posted by orion87 View Post

    I hear this a lot: information overload is the main reason for the struggle of beginning Internet Marketers and why most never make it online, despite putting in a lot of time.

    So, to those that are starting out: what are you currently doing to prevent information overload from getting in the way of your success?

    And those who have already had some/a lot of success online: how did you overcome the problem and what would you advise to others that are currently struggling with this issue?
    The only truth is... do not quit for first 2, 3 months... after that the "view will be clearer".
    3 months might look like too much, but what do You expect when You want to learn new business...
    And of course take advice to take action as much as possible!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9416516].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Ray
    Pick one thing and stick with it until it is either making you consistent money or you know for certain it is not work for you.

    And keep taking action.

    Now, this does not mean you should stop learning. Far from it. There will always be new things out there you can integrate into what you are currently doing to improve your results.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9416525].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      I take a break and go for a long nature walk, then when I come back I focus on one thing and do just that
      Signature
      ---------------
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9416547].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author ceenote100
    You have to actually try out some things until you find something that works. Action and persistence are the key.
    Signature
    ► ► ► FREE REPORT!!◄ ◄ ◄


    ★ ★ ★ Introducing THE BRUTAL TRUTH About Internet Marketing! ★ ★ ★
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9416913].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author EvaniAds
    Stop reading and start doing. That's what separates the winners from the losers. The winners do, the losers don't.
    Signature

    Evani Ads
    Join us and see why affiliates love working with us!
    Mobile - Desktop - Private Network

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9417027].message }}

Trending Topics