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Organize yourself

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by s0phia, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. s0phia

    s0phia Regular Member

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    Hello all!

    It seems to me that quite a few people here are missing proper organization. This thread should give those members an idea of how to work in a better, more constructive way.
    Those are just a couple of points that come to my mind while writing this post, so feel free to post your ideas too. Make em well formatted, I will then put it into the first post here if the idea is good.

    That being said, let's start off:

    Organize yourself


    1. Accept the fact that you simply cannot remember everything. The human mind has to deal with a very huge amount of information every day. This leads us to point 2:

    2. Always carry a notepad or pieces of paper along with a pen with you. You are in your car, going by bus, sitting at your job, listening to a lecture, or whatever and suddenly a nice idea or a nice twist of an idea comes to your mind. WRITE IT DOWN! There's a very big chance you are just gonna forget it until you are home.

    3. Plan. You need to setup a proper plan of how you are gonna perform a certain technique. You need to ask yourself those questions:

      What is it gonna cost to establish this idea?
      What's the best case, worst case and average case of return?
      How long is it gonna take to setup everything? When will I start earning money out of it?
      What might (possibly) fail? Is there a backup plan?

      To-Do list - Timetable - ... Split the whole thing up in smaller tasks, so you can better tell how much time you need to invest.

    4. Take the pieces of paper from point 3 and put them into a folder.

    5. Use a calendar. A lot of us have other responsibilities, a job, and so on. Get a calendar (both an offline and an online one - Lightning for Thunderbird fe, google helps) and put all your appointments and stuff in there, so you know when you are gonna be able to work on your newest website or whatever! Combine that calendar with point 2 - take it with you all the time.

    6. Use a fast and clean machine. Get rid of all crap you got installed, everything that irritates you. Put the install files and data for everything you need on partition B, format partition A, install programs and you will be so much more productive.

    7. If you can afford it, get yourself a printer (in case you don't have one - the cheapest one you find should be ok) and a 24+ inch monitor. Mine was $350 and it improves the quality of your work time sooo much. Combine it with your old monitor and you are so much faster.

    Alright, those were a couple of things that just came to my mind and are pretty important imho. All of these actions are very simple but can make a huge difference. I'm looking forward to see some good additions.

    s0phia
     
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  2. peter1988

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    Thanks for the above tips...but sad to say in reality..alot of people never tend to plan what to do.... and therefore waste alot of time...
     
  3. dbomez

    dbomez Registered Member

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    I do all of that but I am doing it too much so I need to organize myself on the higher level :)
    I started to write everything a year ago because I had so much ideas but never implement them. Then I started to write down ideas, notes, plans, 2do lists and now I have too much of notepads all over my room :D

    But good tips from Sophia ;)
     
  4. lozzzer

    lozzzer Regular Member

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    thanks, by the way are u the same sophia,tall girl from 4th grade who used to sharpen my pencils for me?
     
  5. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    Great ideas. I'm always disorganized but I really do need to lose that habbit and start organizing myself properly. Thanks for the great tips.
     
  6. dhamma_man

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    s0phia-

    I agree with everything you said. I think the thing that surprises me the most about talking with people doing internet marketing is that they think that they can succeed without the basic skills that any business startup or entrepreneur needs to succeed.

    I think the business model of most internet marketers is similar to gold or whatever prospecting. They zip off from gold rush town to gold rush town, looking for the magic method of finding or extracting gold, and most of them make a bare living, but certainly not anything worth the time they've spent. Some hit it big, and usually haven't a clue what to do with their money and end up broke again.

    But its those stories of people making $10,000 a day that keeps everyone else looking for the next big thing. (And of course, if you buy MY e-book/ program/ newsletter/ method YOU will be one of the LUCKY ones!

    Just my $.02 worth.

    Cheers! :)
     
  7. dhamma_man

    dhamma_man Junior Member

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    I feel like I should add two things, at least at this point.

    1. My statement about people doing internet marketing is way too sweeping. I've talked with quite a few people who look at this as a business and try to do everything right so as to reduce as much as possible the probabilities of failure. Its just the clueless ones that I'm talking about, and god, are there a lot of those! :)

    2. I'm actually speaking from some experience. I'm on my 4th or 5th career at this point, and although I'm learning lots of new details, the fundamentals are relatively the same. Plus, I've actually gotten this going without going too blackhat (at least nothing prosecutable) and am hitting the benchmarks that I set up about a year ago. Nothing too grand, but sustainable and (hopefully) long-term.

    Cheers and good fortune to all! :)
     
  8. s0phia

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    nope i did never sharpen any other pencils :naughty: :lmao:

    thanks for the input guys - nobody else has one to giv? cmon guys thats important!
     
  9. dbomez

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    I would say, prepare and analyze. I for example use social sites a lot for my campaigns so the method I do is to open all "register pages" in tabs and bookmark all tabs in one folder. When I want to register new accounts I just click on that bookmarked folder and open all tabs. Of course I then use RoboForm accounts to insert data. When you confirm accounts in Gmail use ctr+click to click the activation link so it will open in new tab so you dont have to go on every page. When I get some experience I try to eliminate the pages (factors) that slow me down and break my flow :) Often I analyze which factors give me the most value and then use that factors more. It's simple, we have limited resources and time so we have to use it wisely. I believe Adam Smith come out with this theory :)
    It's just my example how to organize my process.
     
  10. cybermage

    cybermage Newbie Premium Member

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    thanks but i have to add that if you can afford it a second monitor is a must particularly if you are doing any sort of graphics or web work
     
  11. tfreddy

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    I write stuff down all the time.... Sat/sunday is my relax day off the computer, but on sunday I sit down and brainstorm my week. I have a list of 'niches' I always add to- its a big list... I pick a few and build them into my schedule then highlight them off my list of niche ideas.

    my typical schedule is two and a half days of strictly building the sites, then two and a half days of strictly advertising/spamming/promoting those sites... I build it all into a weekly schedule and try to set time frames per site... for example

    monday I build:
    2 sites to flip (2hrs), 2 'personal secret sites' (1hr), 2 blogs(2hrs) 1 niche affiliate site(2hrs)
    tuesday, and wed are similar and then thurs,fri and part of wed i put the word out on them.
     
  12. dbomez

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    There are still people with one monitor?? :eek:

    Hehe, I really agree with.. For me, 2 monitors are must have if you work on computers.
     
  13. macmastermike

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    i know the rules of organization and i use outlook for all my mails/appointments/notes/... that's not my problem... but i didn't find a way against my laziness up to now! if i'm completely demotivited i buy stuff - and then i'm motivated again for like 1 day and that's it...

    so if someone can tell me: how to get motivated? how do i get up in the morning and say "damn, this day is my day! today i'll reach this and that goal!"

    i usually plan my week and on friday i take all my notes from my calendar and place those into the next week... bad idea i know...
     
  14. Mp3Mage

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    I do exactly what you said in post 2. I've always kept a clipboard with printer paper around me wherever I bring my laptop. It improves my work, and I tend to remember my projects and what I need to do. I slowly and gradually increase my income thanks to my trusty clipboard! I should open a clipboard niche store or something haha.

    Thanks sophia

    :usa:
     
  15. bintbiz

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    thanks for the post. you do offer some great tips and info.
    i personally feel like a boy on a candystore here. but that has its downside too
    i get distracted easily and waste a lot of time . and dont get things done.

    also your idea of another monitor is good. i do need a bigger and better one

    btw whenever you feel like giving up... take a few seconds. breath. go to the thread about bh success never giving up. and if that doesnt work.
    smash your head to the wall for a while until your idea of giving up fades away..lol....

    maybe your bigger problem is that you DONT want it bad enough ( i mean the $$$ ) so its a lack of ambition...ouch...get over it quick...

    :cool: