Sunday, August 24, 2008
When Social Networks, Blogs, Free Advertising, and the rest involved with Internet Marketing seems to get out of hand and you can't quite grasp where to begin because you feel like you have fallen behind, no worries.
Set a time schedule for your work, not so much of a list of to dos. After you have decided which marketing techniques you will be using, then decide not exactly what you will accomplish each day, but how much time you have to spend on each method each day.
This will lesson the sense of "I can't possibly get all this done" sort of thing that happens when faced with multiple tasks like with Internet Marketers or rather, People who Market on the Internet :)
Setting time limits for Social Networks can greatly ease your feelings of "But, I need to spend time on Blogs, or Free Ads too". Say hello to your friends, check your messages and comments and then go visit with your friends or on their pages or groups, but set a time limit for each social network per day that you visit it :)
Setting tasks for yourself like I need to see all of my friends everywhere everyday may be something that you would like to do and may be something you can accomplish if you are focused on a few select social networks. If this is something that you would like to do, set your visited networks to the few you like best and this should be easier to manage.
Judge what is important to you and (if it applies) your business, and set your time to anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours a day on each network depending on your time constraints. And then weigh out the other sites. Can you live with only visiting them once a week or so? Once a month?
Prioritize your social networks making a list of them and rate each one using friends, fun level, applications, interaction with others, news, information, groups, and if you are interested in blogging look at the blog capabilities of that site. Peruse your list and then choose your top two or three sites to be your primary social network sites.
Then, it is all timed out. Set time limits for each marketing system, each social network, and each blog site you are a member of and if you plug along the times may get changed as you wish to spend more at one and less at another, but you will be less likely to get overwhelmed setting time limits instead of setting to do lists :)
Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter Google Me ;)