The ability to manage your time it is essential for any blogger or marketer. Launching a campaign can take time, and many times these are urgent, so we must be able to use our time efficiently. For which I have decided to share with you these 21 tips to manage your time efficiently and thus earn more money.
How to succeed in Affiliate Marketing managing your time
1. Get an account executive of the same gender
Account executives are there to attract bloggers and marketers to the networks and are great for building trust, but male account executives are the ones I really get to work with efficiently. If you are a girl, you should look for a woman account executive.
two. Call your account executive
Talking to your account executive over the phone is the fastest way to get information to get your job done. Email is not very helpful if you need to get something done in a timely manner. Call him at least once a week to build a better relationship. Which brings us to the next point.
3. Build a good relationship with your account executive
Having a good relationship with your account executive comes with a lot of benefits. You can get exclusive offers, inside information, etc. Building a good relationship with him will save you a lot of time, and also earn a lot of money. Send him gifts when the campaigns are working well, and especially on his birthday.
Four. Maintain good cash flow
Cash flow is very important in this job. Not having it stops your growth. Therefore, it is important to have a credit card to finance your campaigns and get affiliate networks to pay you weekly (Check with your account executive). In this way you can grow your campaigns, having a period of 30 days to pay your credit card debt.
5. Plan and prioritize
It is important to know what to do and when to do it. This avoids unnecessary dilations, especially when we don’t know what to do. This will also keep you from feeling overwhelmed. Plan ahead, execute, and then launch your campaign.
6. Create a to-do list
We human beings are bad at remembering things. Therefore, having a list of tasks will help you plan and know what to do at all times. Don’t trust your memory, trust your to-do list.
7. You mustsee how much time you spend working on a campaign
Everyone knows what ROI is (if not, you’re a shame!) But most or most bloggers and marketers don’t take into consideration the amount of time they spent on a campaign. To know what is the true return on investment of a campaign, you have to consider the amount of time invested in it. Therefore, the correct way to calculate ROI is to consider the money spent and the time. This will give you the true ROI of your campaign, and you will know how much your time is worth.
8. Outsource responsibilities
Before outsourcing responsibilities, you should know how much your time is worth (every hour). Focus on what you do best, and outsource the rest (if it is financially viable). You can hire someone in Asia or here in South America at prices as cheap as $ 5 an hour, to do the things you don’t want to do in your campaigns, and make better use of your time.
9.Apply the 80/20 rule in your campaigns
The 80/20 rule says that 80% of profits usually come from 20% of your efforts. In short, focusing on what is important will lead you to get the most benefit. Apply this idea in your campaigns. Find the 20% campaign that will give you 80% profit (cash), like there is no tomorrow.
10. Focus on your best campaign
Once you know which is your best campaign (the one that produces the most economic benefit), work on it every day. All the others are a relative waste of time.
eleven. Organize your campaigns and data
Organize and create separate folders on your hard drive for all your campaigns. Which will allow you to access your files and data, quickly and efficiently. Stop wasting time searching for files.
12. Optimize your email management
Email can be a huge problem for your productivity. Check your email 2-4 times a day at set times. Turn off email notifications. Also, if you are afraid of missing important emails related to your campaigns, it is recommended that you continuously speak with your affiliate account executive.
13. Exercise frequently
Because you’re behind a computer screen most of the day, you probably don’t exercise at all. One of the best ways to better manage your time is to exercise, in this way you can energize your mind and body. Do it at least 3 times a week and you will see how your mood and concentration at work improve.
14. Sleep well
Physical energy is key to your productivity. Think about this. You cannot get to finish any job when you are tired, which is why good sleep is the cornerstone from a physiological point of view. After a good night’s sleep, usually 8 hours, you wake up with more energy to do your daily activities. And don’t forget that this goes hand in hand with exercise.
fifteen. Get out of the house
If you’re in a bad mood, you probably won’t be able to do your daily activities. Since most of this work is sedentary and indoors, chances are you will get depressed at times. Especially if you don’t get sunlight. Get out of the house at least twice a week to get some fresh air and change your mood. When leaving your workplace for a long period of time, you will feel the feeling of wanting to go back to work.
16. Stay in touch with other affiliates
Sharing experiences with other affiliates will help you stay alert. Especially when other affiliates are achieving better results than you, you will develop a competitive spirit that will encourage you to beat them.
17. Create productive habits
Having routines in your life will make your workflow much lighter and you will feel like you are in full control. Some habits to create are to plan the number of times you call your affiliate account executive, when to check your email and voicemail, when to check your statistics, and the amount of time you will spend on your campaigns.
18. Identify peak hours to work
As an affiliate you have the freedom to work whenever you want. Use this to your advantage. Everyone has certain times in the day when they have all the energy to get the job done. Identify these moments and work hard on them. For most of the affiliates these times are either early in the morning or late at night.
19. Learn to say no
New offers or new ways to make money are always coming out, but changing methods over and over again involves high opportunity costs. Don’t try new things all the time. By constantly changing you are inefficient. Be willing to say no and keep working on what you are already doing.
twenty. Learn simplified methods on your keyboard to improve your productivity
This will save you a lot of time and simplify your workflow.
twenty-one. Work in cycles
If you are someone who is easily distracted, work on 25/5 cycles. Work 25 minutes, and then take a 5 minute break. For every 4 cycles (2 hours), take a 30-minute break. It is very important to take breaks. Get some food and then go back to work.
These are some of the strategies I use on a daily basis to manage my time and improve productivity.