This is the second post in the new blog series called: Successful Corporate Blogs and we talk about a technique that many people do not exploit!
Successful internet marketing can be easy if you can get well-organized, but it’s important to understand the process thoroughly so you can keep to a schedule.
Many people dream about working from home, but when it comes to reality they soon understand that it’s not as easy as they think. They come from structured 8 to 5 jobs and find when they try to start working at home they become too easily distracted.
Strength in this situation lies in a system. From day one you should figure out when you work best – working from home gives you the flexibility to work whenever you want, and you should also give yourself a plan and a list of goals. The main thing to understand is that what you’re doing is a job and not a hobby. Set the alarm clock, grab some coffee and get to work every day. No excuses.
Get A System
You will have to spend time doing keyword research, writing articles, posting them to your site and to article directories. You will answer comments on your blog or website, participate in social media and make videos. You will also have to gather data and analyze the numbers. Which of your articles are getting the most hits, which keywords are most effective, which ad campaigns are making money for you and identify where the majority of your traffic is coming from.
By having a system you can do all these tasks in order until they are completed.
A list of goals posted somewhere you can see it will help on days you don’t feel so motivated. You may have many of those days until your site starts showing positive results. Be realistic about it – if you’ve been looking at certain internet marketing products you can forget putting “buy a Lamborghini” or “make 10 grand this month.” Maybe next year…
Outsource What You Hate
If you find you like writing articles and can produce them quickly, then write lots of them. If you discover the majority of your traffic is coming from a certain social media site then devote more time to it. If on the other hand you hate writing articles and one article takes two hours to write, then one of your first goals should be to generate enough income so you can outsource that work. If you can buy a good 500-word article for under $10, that would normally take you two hours to write, that means you’ve been making five dollars an hour. If there’s something you prefer to do that produces better results, then keep doing that and outsource everything else.
If you have half a dozen websites it makes sense to outsource or you’ll be working 18 hours a day. There’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning knowing you’ve got to do something every day that you’re no good at. It can destroy motivation quickly.
Most jobs to do with internet marketing can be outsourced, and although it may take some time to find the right people you will then be able to get on with doing the things you love – it makes work a lot easier.
What’s your view?
Do you use your strengths?
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Previous posts in this Successful Corporate Blogs series: