Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Online Marketing - Where to Focus

For an Internet marketer, a day is not enough time to finish everything that needs to be done. There's just too many to fix, update, reply, read and learn. You need to be a step ahead of your competitors, and so there is no time to waste.

In your online business, or any other kind of job for that matter, you must be able to determine what tasks you need to spend valuable time on. Day after day, you are given responsibilities that you have to do, but sometimes time is not available, and even if it does you need to prioritize work. Choose what you need to do that you know could maybe sum up and benefit you in the end. Do not opt for doing work you want to do, just because it's easier to finish or it is uncomplicated because this will certainly not get you anywhere.

While it is easier to say we need to prioritize, it is quite difficult to actually do it. Figuring out work that will lead to success and those that have no good use of could be taxing and frustrating.

I have always known that I need to prioritize, but sometimes I am not capable of deciding correctly what projects I need to focus on. Probably most of you have the same problem as I do. To tell you the truth, there is no exact solution for this predicament, yet I have a couple of advices that might be useful to you.

Making your online business a success takes a lot of time and effort. You need to do a lot of different things at a time, but you need to remember that even if you lack time, you can still make it work by putting quality time in each of those tasks. Choose the tasks that benefit you more and make excellent effort in carrying it out.

If you want to market your online business and you choose to do both article marketing and social marketing, then spend quality time building up your market from that area. Writing one to two articles a month is not sufficient for your project to work. The same can be said with social marketing, if you plan to visit you social networking sites twice or thrice a week, then forget about it, you are just wasting valuable time.

After some time of doing this, you will be able to observe what areas benefit you most. When Google analytics reveal that the pages you have optimized the keywords in are getting more traffic than before, then you are spending your time wisely because your site will proceed to receive more traffic in the future. Pay attention to those kinds of details and keep repeating the successful process.

If some Internet gurus use approaches you are not comfortable with, for example Twitter, then do not use it. Spending time in methods that you do not think will work for you will only aggravate things because aside from wasting time, doing things that are not heartfelt will not produce positive results. Each Internet marketer has different styles unique to others, and so do not feel compelled to do the same things that made the others successful.

Nearly all of your successful undertakings are due to your imaginative efforts and not because of the unchallenging and boring tasks. Even if we want to be creative all the time, there will come days that you just cannot think of anything exciting that will benefit your business. In times like this, worry not; as you have those unprofitable tasks you had put aside in the past. Those tasks may not earn you money, but it may help your mind ease from the stress, and in return would still be productive for your business.

Prioritizing work and spending your time wisely cannot be acquired instantly. It takes a whole lot more to develop this skill. Just take note of my advices and try your best to practice and apply it in your everyday tasks. Sooner or later you will progress and be able to possess this invaluable skill!

Steve Weber is a certified teacher from Oklahoma who left his education career in 2007 as his online businesses grew. He now spends his time consulting with and teaching new Internet marketers how to succeed online. His website, Steve's Classroom, contains a wide variety of videos and tutorials for building a successful Internet business.

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