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How do you get the job's done?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Nesousx, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. Nesousx

    Nesousx Registered Member

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    Hello BHW,

    I am starting to earn a few bucks from an online project. I have always been working for a boss, or for some clients. Which means I have something really specific to do.

    Now, with IM (i am not full time IM yet, but thinking about IF I can find myself able to change my habits) I have many different things I could do. For example, I am not sure whether I should work on adding some backlinks to my money site, add more content, or do social networking. Neither do I know which amount of everything is enough.

    What's about time too? How many hours a week you work? Is IM supposed to be a full time job 40hrs / week?

    In the end I do not work as much as I wish I do on my IM projects and lose motivation. Earning, more and more bucks seems to help with motivation but since it is not a full time income and I have my day job I spent way too much time procrastinating instead of doing IM.

    Do you have similar problems? How do cope with this situation / kick yourself in the ass (if so how?) to get the jobs done?

    Thanks in advance for your feedbacks.

    PS : * this topic about "tools" to manage todo is interesting and kinda related to the situation http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...manage-your-time-do-you-use-any-software.html
    * and this one, last post about "wanking stage", hard to get past that stage, http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/blackhat-lounge/814353-why-day-so-dull.html
     
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  2. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Just fucking get on with it dude.

    Do you think you will lay on your death bed all like "I wish I spent more time procrastinating..." or do you think you will be more like "I wish I did more and tried harder..."

    No on dies wishing they watched more cat videos on youtube or spent more time on facebook.

    Just get it done, don't fuck around. Do shit.
     
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    You have to choose one path otherwise something unwanted will happen
    P.S. Self-Experience.
     
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    Useful tips that I applied once and got my daily job ( website + retail store ) and re-applying these "techniques" yet again so that I can have multiple sources of income, and more importantly to be able to gain knowledge about something new and implement it in a way that it serves you, and not you serving "it".


    1. Stay OFF of social media. Period. They're useless, they're going to waste your time and fill you with so much information about things that you never gave a damn about. You can check FB status, friends etc, in your bed at night, from your smartphone.
    2. Do NOT do anything unless you really understand what you are going to do, and how exactly it's going to be done. This could only be me, but since I'm a control freak, I like to know every little detail about any method I'm following.
    3. Stop and THINK. You might be online all day and night, researching, implementing, trying, working on something etc, but if what you're doing isn't a part of a bigger thought process, then it will eventually fail.
    4. Do NOT think of anything you do as less important than something else. Of course, not everything gives you the same results, but you want to get the best of results from anything you get your hands on, so try to deal with each case as if it was special. That way your gains ( whatever "gains" might mean in what you're doing ) will be the maximum possible every time.
    5. To stay out of bad thoughts, failure, problems or other annoyances, socialize. You don't know how good a simple phone call could be. Forget about everything for a little while ( not for TOO while though, lol ). Helps you get back on track easier and more focused-determined.
    6. Do NOT share anything about anything, on anyone that couldn't be bothered to understand you. For example : You found a really cool trick to gain traffic/money or whatever. And you're so excited about it. Do NOT share it with a friend/relative or even your girl/wife if there's going to be doubting from their side. It will cloud your judgement, make you think twice and thrice about everything, and eventually you won't get to experience if what you were about to do was going to be a success or a failure, and they get to forget what you have told them in like a day or two. It's a lose-lose situation.
    7. Find your most productive time schedule. Mine is around 2-3 am. I am mostly productive, 3-4 hours before sunrise. I could work everyday and prepare something, but it is during that timeframe that my brain is on fire and I have seen myself produce more quality work at that specific time period.
    8. If possible, do as much as you can by yourself. This way you can track what your actions have been, what your mistakes were, where to optimize, and what to ditch and head forward. You have to think of yourself as your own worker, whom you will have to train to bring you income/life experiences and the such. Trying to pay for everything, if you can do it by yourself, is a bad choice. I don't mean to manually do SEO for like 100 blogs you want to setup, but it helps when you know even the basics of SEO ( just an example ) so that when it's time to invest your money on someone's SEO services, you know a thing or two and can tell if what you're being offered is worth your money and time. This also works as a motivator to learn more things every day, so that your brain remains active and alert.

    There are tons and tons of other suggestions and ways people do what they have to do. This list is primarily my way out of lurking and into "waking up" each time I find myself in a position where I want to do something but I find excuses not to.

    Cheers!
     
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  6. Aluminium

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    To be honest, in the world of Internet Marketing - I'm never off.

    Even when I travel for trips, I take my laptop with me and finish off projects while I'm sitting in bed for the night.

    Maybe it's the worker in me.. maybe not; maybe some people just don't like turning that switch off.
     
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  7. xel3891

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    WTF is this about, it's ruined my sleeping pattern? The magic hours for sure!!!

    Seriously though op you cannot lose motivation when you are your own boss. You shouldn't even really be thinking about time off. Balance is more what you should be thinking about, but when push comes to shove, if work has gotta be done its gotta be done and it's comes before everything. Laptop goes on holiday with you! christmas, nye, valentines! These are prime marketing times not time for doing nothing!

    "There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded." - Mark Twain
     
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  8. Nesousx

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    Thanks for all your answers.
     
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    everything this guy said is wrong, why ? social is the key , share knowledge is the key if you don't bring value to others they don't even take you in consideration , explore things you don't understand, get out of your confort zone.
     
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    You have raised a very important question @OP.

    AS you mentionned, you always worked with people telling you what to do, now it is yourself who defines the bounds but you need to set some.

    You need to define milestones and purposes, divides your big task into small subtasks and checklist them.

    Here, after years of work online, i came up with my personal way to do things by using Outlook calendar, Any.do and evernote.

    On Any.do i throw everything that needs to be done quick or long project with many sub tasks which are on going.

    Then, i throw them into the outlook calendar to schedule things.

    Evernote keeps track of all tasks / idea that need to be done one day with no time stamp. Why not keeping them in any.do ? because i have a lot of such tasks and i feel like i'm not moving forward when i check any.do. Sounds stupid but i need to trick my own perception.

    The working schedule will automatically set with your tasks and goals.

    Brainstorm mentionned the time spent on Facebook, the "get things done" killer but we are all different, and for you it can be something else. (reading blogs, friends, gaming and whatever else that is using your time unproductively). Find it and make it fit into your schedule.

    Of course such organization is always flexible and that's the beauty of working for yourself.
     
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  11. carpozi

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    Get your A$$ to work.
     
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  12. Brainstorm389

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    Social is no key to anything, sorry to break it like this to you :)

    When you have an idea you have to execute, you're all by yourself. Noone will care, noone can walk in your shoes, and they couldn't care less.

    Work is NOT social time, at least in my eyes. It's time for being creative, productive and bringing home results.

    Sharing the knowledge with people that don't understand is a psychological burden that creative and energetic people always have to bear. It's very stressful when you KNOW that only 1 in 20 people that you talk with, actually understand your motives and what you're trying to do.

    I never said anything about staying inside their comfort zone, you totally misunderstood my post, but anyhow this was my view on things, and what you wrote, is yours. As long as we both are productive, no matter the way we do it, it's better for everyone I suppose :)
     
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    Listening to podcasts of things you are interested helps get work done, especially if you are doing something that is very boring and repetitive.