The Way I Avoid Information Overload
If there is one thing that can happen it’s information overload. Your saving emails to read later. Maybe you created some swipe files that you been meaning to go through. Book marked some sites you need to go back and revisit.
…Does your Desktop look like this?
I know it’s crazy the even crazier part is I am getting ready to clear my desktop again for the 9th time since sept of last year. That’s just nuts right? So what do we do about it? I tried the whole creating files in fact I have hundreds of files within hundreds of more files all collecting digital dust.
More than likely I will never ever get back to it.
Can anything be done to stop it?
So what wisdom can I impart on you after a decade of marketing online? Create a routine that you can stick to on a daily basis and just forget about it! One thing that I do is set a daily schedule for myself.
So while I may still see wasteland of information on my work computer. I worked out a system if you will to get things done on a day to day basis. I am on my computer a lot. It use to be to play computer games, but now mostly the time I spend online is working.
I Avoid Information Overload by just focusing on my task at hand for the day:
1. Drink coffee lots and lots of coffee in the morning. Open my inbox and see a bazillion emails. Delete most of them. (note: I get a ton of emails from other marketers, but to be honest I just like to spy on what my competition is doing 🙂 )
2. Send out my solo ads for the day => 10 minutes tops
3. Work on several blog post => @ any given time I am working on 3 to 6 blog post in a single day. (I spend about 45 minutes a day doing that)
4. I spend about 20 to 30 minutes a day learning something new or refining something or another
5. I usually decide at the last minute to do a video. When I do them about 30 minutes from the time I record to the time I upload.
Once I have made up my mind to do something, like say Empower Network. I only focus my efforts on promoting the one product. I see people all the time jumping from one op to another op always hoping the grass is greener on the other side.
Information overload really only gets the best of you, when you are consistently inconsistent with what you are doing. Internet marketing is actually very easy. Pick something anything and don’t stop doing “it” till you mastered it. Don’t look at other ads, don’t jump into other businesses, don’t buy new software. Don’t do anything until you achieve your goal.
Whilst on the subject, everyday you should have a checklist of things you want to get done for the day. Don’t do anything other than checking off your to do list as you get done your work.
If your feeling overwhelmed it’s only because you bit off more than you can chew. I am sure you heard people say if you get to frustrated just walk away from it for awhile. What people actually do though is instead of walking away for awhile, they move onto another project that ends up causing them grief and before you know it, you have a million projects all staring back at you.
If your a newbie, don’t try and learn 25 things at once. Rather, pick just one thing and focus all day on just understanding that one task. If your a total newbie give yourself 6 months to learn what you are doing. If you are newbie and you want to make money in said 6 months be prepared to spend money on advertising.. More than you think you need to spend probably.
The only way to really start getting “free” traffic and turning that traffic into buyers is for you to have something unique to you to offer your potential buyer. To often I see newbies have nothing to offer of value, yet they gravitate towards free methods of marketing and in 2 months are like. “why didn’t i make any money?”
Fact is: People will only pay you for your time, when they feel you are worth the cost. This is why if your free method of marketing is using traffic exchanges, hell may freeze over before you see your first sale.
So to avoid information overload hell, trim the fat from your inbox. Get rid of any marketers who are emailing you and not providing you with any value. Next drop any program that you aren’t getting anything valuable from, finally focus on just one thing at a time. You will find that if you follow this advice you will have no problem staying ahead of information overload.