What Does a Day of an Internet Marketer Look Like?
I get asked this question all the time, and we've been talking about Generating Web Traffic with Link-Building so here goes.
Here's how I spent my day on Tuesday of this week.
Posted recorded podcast interview with Susanne Myers on this blog.
Posted one other blog post: How to Motivate Affiliates
Sent a note to EasyPLR list and customers about new PLR.
Emailed my affiliates about an EasyPLR.com affiliate contest to get them promoting.
Posted on a private forum that I visit – and my links are in my signature file there.
Asked for feedback on same private forum regarding a blog post of mine.
Hopped on Twitter for about 10 minutes of interaction, twice today.
Wrote an article for David Perdew to include in a project that he's working on – more exposure.
Swung by my Facebook Fan Page to check things out and post updates.
Answered a few questions in a written interview and sent it to an affiliate to post on his blog.
Started my next post for a Cross-Blog Conversation that I'm doing.
Did you notice something? Only the first two items are activities that were done on my own web property. The rest are getting exposure outside my websites. It's called marketing and it's where the money's at. 😉
You'll notice that most of what I focused on involved writing today. I focus on what I do best and on what I actually WILL get done.
Some things you'll probably not see on my to do list.
- Adwords. If you want to make money with Adwords, you're following the wrong lady. At least at this point in time. 🙂
- Writing software. No interest at all.
- Listing items on eBay. Not my specialty.
- Scheduling Interviews for my Podcast. I leave that up to my highly capable Personal Assistant, Tracy Roberts.
- Installing Scripts. I outsource that to save my sanity.
- Designing Graphics. I outsource that because I can't design my way out of a paper bag.
- Recording a webTV show, like iCarly. Uh… no.
Why do I tell you this?
Because there are a million ways to make money online and to market your online business. You do not have to do everything. Choose what you're good at and work to those strengths rather than beating yourself up about all of the things that you are NOT good at.
You won't find me crying in my beer because I'm not a talented graphic artist. You'll see me thanking my lucky stars that I've got talented people in my circles who can keep me looking good.
Have a fabulous day!
PS. I also attended a special Thanksgiving breakfast at my daughter's school, took my son to karate, played with my puppies, cleaned the kitchen, and am about to do my exercises – all before 5pm. You've got to make time to play, too!
I appreciate shares and I adore comments! Please share your thoughts.
Sally DiniusNovember 27, 2009 at 12:49 pm
I loved the practicality of this post, Nicole — thank you. Sometimes I get so scattered during the day that nothing gets done. I just might print this out to remind myself it IS possible to be productive! 😉
LorettaNovember 27, 2009 at 1:20 pm
I feel totally inadequate, dang you get a lot done! But, now that you mention iCarly … I totally think you should be doing that 😉
Lisa Marie MaryDecember 4, 2009 at 12:45 pm
Don’t you worry about her doing iCarly, when we’ve got to get busy on “The Loretta’s”!!! Missy!
Deb LambNovember 28, 2009 at 9:17 am
Wow Nicole, you are superwoman! I have got to get more organized! LOL!!
It seems as though when I start out the day I get so trapped in all my email accounts, reading blogs, responding to emails, checking out the forums I participate in, and then before you know it, it is several hours later and ugh…I have not done what I need to do, or would like to do.
I read some where one time to NOT let your email be your slave. I have got to start practicing that one for sure! Gosh, it is so easy to get lost in all the chatter.
Thanks for reminding me I have got to set my schedule and stick to it. Great post!!
Deb Lamb 🙂
Freelance Writer and Marketing Consultant
NicoleDecember 4, 2009 at 5:01 pm
Definitely NOT superwoman.
I just focus on what is best for ME to be doing at every moment of the day.
What is the most profitable thing I could be doing RIGHT NOW? Usually it isn’t Twitter. (That’s how I reward myself for finishing a task that is directly tied to profits.)
What is the task that will get my closer to my overall lifestyle goals, be it going on a walk with my husband, movie time with kiddos, having a glass of wine with my mom, etc.
Have you read my productivity guide? You might find a tidbit in there. 🙂 It’s free. If not, let me know and I’ll post it.
Sally DiniusDecember 4, 2009 at 6:38 pm
I’d like to see the productivity guide, if you wouldn’t mind posting it. Thanks! 🙂
Jeffery WoodNovember 28, 2009 at 9:37 pm
I find if I don’t start the day out with some clearly defined goals (and do them first) then my whole day gets frittered away.
But I digress.
Everytime (including today)that I don’t do it this way then my whole day is a waste. Well, that’s not entirely true, I did get some things done, but nowhere what I could have done if I had stuck to the plan.
NicoleDecember 4, 2009 at 6:13 pm
Jeffery WoodNovember 30, 2009 at 2:35 pm
I’ve tried to do “chunking”. Sometimes it works for me but usually I can’t veer off the “one subject at a time” approach.
I keep flipping back and forth, neither one is a perfect fit.
SusanneNovember 30, 2009 at 2:28 pm
Sounds like a pretty productive day Nik 🙂
Jeffrey, I’m with you on the list thing. I also like to focus on the same type of task at a time and use a technique called “chunking”.
For example, I will schedule a few hours of article writing one day. Then I’ll break up the tasks into keword research, writing titles, writing outlines, crafting resource boxes, writing the articles and finally submitting them.
BryanDecember 2, 2009 at 9:36 pm
Seems like you are just as busy as others, but where you make the most of your time is outsourcing, have to get involved in that.lolol
Leah KennedyDecember 3, 2009 at 3:14 pm
Hi my name is Leah and all the posts are all to familiar to me also. I have been trying to create something online for about 4 months now and although I do feel like I know and have learned more than ever in my life, I still struggle with my indecisiveness on what niche to be in,what traffic methods to follow,and pretty much everything. I am totally and completely confused as to which way to go even though I have all this new knowledge. I need a day to day action plan of some sort. I really admire all your hard work and skill Nicole and wanna say thanks for the inspiration.