Internet Marketing and Time Management
We live in a fast-paced world. Time is much more valuable than it has ever been with the presence of fast communication and increased competition. So, it would make sense that the management of time as a personal resource would be that much more valuable. After all, like any other resource, it is limited in our lives. This is especially true in the world of internet marketing. Time and the growth of technology is far faster than what any human can keep up with. Much like the stock market, all it takes is one simple miscalculation or some mismanagement before all of it will crumble on you. So, we are going to look at ways how we can best manage our time in the world of SEO and internet marketing alike.
Keep Yourself Motivated
What does self-motivation mean exactly? What does it look like in the world of SEO and any other technological landscape? There are a lot of job listings that require a ‘self-starter’ but don’t exactly explain what they mean. A self-starter is the ability to do what needs to be done, without the need for the influence of others. Basically, once you know what you need to do, you can do it without someone or something nagging you to get it done.
While the efficiency of that self-motivation can waver at times, a self-motivated person gets what needs to be done within an assigned timeframe. People who work in any sort of tech career, including internet marketing, need to have a basic level of self-motivation. Because there is rarely anyone that will tell a blogger that they need to stop goofing off.
That sort of discipline is not always easy to come by. Especially, if you are doing something that you really don’t want to do.
That is why most internet marketers, bloggers, and social media managers need to have a level of passion for what they do. If you can find something you like about it, even just a little, you are much more likely to be motivated to take care of your workload and projects. People in marketing without any sort of passion for it will not only make their message fall flat to audiences. It will also increase the likelihood of bloggers and marketers putting off much-needed content creation. You might not even be cut out for internet marketing if you can’t find the motivation to actually do it.
Remove all Distraction
It is one thing when you are working in an office with a phone or an open door for other people to reach you. Also, it one thing to have some sort of background music going on while you are making your content or setting up your blog schedule. It is an entirely different thing to look at your Facebook feed while you are trying to type content.
The internet, while a valuable tool can be ridiculously distracting. After all, we can interact with just about anyone or anything. There is a strong chance of distraction if you aren’t willing or able to manage your time for work or play. Outside distractions are oftentimes just as annoying too. Pets, kids, and other forms of social interaction while in public or at home, or just a need to go outside during a sunny day can be a foil to your deadlines if you are not paying attention.
So, it is best, when you are coming up with content, or are communicating with someone about an internet marketing plan, that you remove as many instances of distraction as possible.
- Keep your office tidy before you get to work.
- Take care of your personal needs.
- Set up boundaries if your office is at home.
- Don’t open Netflix on your computer until after you finish posting content for your social media client.
Whatever it is that you do to contribute to internet marketing, make sure that you have time allotted for work and play. Then stick to that schedule.
Keep Track of Your Deadlines
Much like a child with homework, if you do not know what is due when you are going to get bad reviews. There is absolutely nothing wrong with using a calendar to keep track of your schedule. Especially when something like internet marketing relies entirely on that schedule. Keep track of when Google or your viewers are expecting to hear updates from you. Post your content on a regular basis. Check your analytics and use that to make a schedule. There is so much technology at our fingertips that can help us keep track. There is no reason not to use it to our advantage.
If you pay more attention to how and when your content, your site, and your overall business is ‘graded’, you will be much more equipped for success. And isn’t that what all businesses want?