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Increase Productivity in IM?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Magicodar, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Magicodar

    Magicodar Regular Member

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    How do you increase your productivity? share tips please..
     
  2. Paper-Boy

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    I'm currently using The Action Machine 3 to track the amount of hours I work on a daily basis.

    You can find the download on bhw as well.
     
  3. TehEpidemick

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    One big thing is make a list of goals, reasonably, that you can complete each day. and do it that day.
     
  4. bighomie

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    I use a to-do list service called Workflowy (it's free) to keep me organized and productive for almost all of my tasks. So I guess that it would work with IM as well. Workflowy is cross-platform and really simple. You should try it out! :D
     
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    Having you goals in mind and your dreams in sight :p.Keep looking at things you want to have maybe a new car or sth else.Make it your background picture this helps me stay motivated ->increases productivity
     
  6. Kanto

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    Yeah, have a to-do list.

    Know exactly what you have to do so you don't fuck around.
     
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    I am using Asana to plan my projects and write thoughts down. Google calendar as I want to see my daily plan everytime I look on my smartphone and action machine 3...because I tend to slack around while I working
     
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    No YouTube, No looking @ stuff you want to buy when you CANT afford it, No distractions around you. It really helps if you have your own office. Don't browse around on the forums all day! Get to work!
     
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    Plain old notepad + pen to write down my important and not-so important tasks every day.
    Then work like hell so you can finish them :)
     
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    Do work at optimal productivity times? (early am, late night, etc)
    Control your environment (Do you need solitude or can you work with other people around?)
    Write your to-do(must-do) list the night before (be realistic because if you don't get it all done, you're likely to beat yourself up over it)
    Accountability partner (netmoney1 discussed the benefits of this in a recent post)
    Outsource when you're financially able to do so

    I use Strict Workflow, Carrot To-Do App, Alarmed App and limit my daily tasks to 5-6 things that must be done.

    HTH
     
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    Best thing i ever did - buy a diary with hourly segments.

    Sure there are on-line alternatives, but putting pen to paper makes me get shit done much more for some reason.
     
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    Plan your day the night before...when you have a clear head. Use a whiteboard. Write down your schedule for the day....and check them off as you do them..or erase them. When you can see progress/the list being completed it helps. Of course things will always pop up and derail you off the tracks sometimes...but do not finish your day until the board is clear. The people that say "I'll do that tomorrow" never get far. Hold yourself accountable and you will accomplish your daily goals.
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Dude, I love your Homepage, can you get any more Aff links on one page? lol!
     
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    Remember the golden rule, content is king. If your not creating content then your not making the gold.
     
  17. Windmill

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    Here is how I've drastically increased my productivity:

    1. http://www.trello.com - this keeps me organized and it actually motivates me.

    2. http://www.fiverr.com - content is the key to internet marketing, and I hate creating content. I identified that I hated creating it, and so I now outsource my content creation. Yes, if I sat down I could do it really fast, but I know I'm terrible at staying motivated. It is better to reinvest your money and pay people to do the parts you hate if it'll mean you achieve more.

    3. Cafes - I have also identified another weakness of mine is that I absolutely fail at working at home. I HATE working at home. For the past 5 months I've rented an office, but it is almost like working at home, frankly. So what I do, is I work out of cafes. Cheaper than an office and for some reason, I stay motivated. My internet connection is fucking awful there but I frankly don't give a fuck.

    Identify your weaknesses and work with them, rather than against them.
     
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    I don't open reddit or news while working. If I do I end up wasting 30 to 40 minutes.

    I check email once every 3 or 4 hours, I don't keep it open and buzzing all the time.

    When I start a work session, I only do one thing until it's done and then move on.

    I like to walk or jog, it makes my time 4x as productive.
     
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    Listen to some music in a playlist, and just get in 'the zone'
     
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    Check out something called rescuetime mate I just started using it and its very cool.

    It tracks your computer usage and allows you to determine your total time working, when youa re most productive in the day, and an overall productivity score.

    One thing that is kinda a pain is organizing what sites are productive and which aren't if they haven't heard of them. But once you get that dialed in it's nice. It also has a focus mode which restricts what apps and websites you can visit when its enabled.