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More complicated ways to save your financial information is by using an accounting program. The advantage of an accounting program is you can get some very nice reports from them.
Your downloads can also become very hard to find after a while. It is easy to vaguely remember downloading an ebook last month and then spend a lot of time trying to find it on your computer.
A spreadsheet or database program will work great for storing this information. I store name of ebook or software, whether it is an ebook or software, author, source (usually a url), path on my computer where file is found and name of file, cost (if any), whether I have any rights, such as resell rights or giveaway rights, whether it is brandable, whether or not I have printed book, and a brief description. You may also want a category field so that you can group related items.
These 3 lists, plus daily task list mentioned in my previous article, are main lists that I keep. If you would like a copy of previous article send an email to email@example.com or visit http://www.the-home-business-center.com/articles.php.
You may have additional things to want to track.
How you organize your lists is up to you. There is no correct or incorrect way. There may be better and worse ways, however this is also dependent on what software you have and what you like to use best.
The point is, just organize. In long run you will save yourself a tremendous amount of time and frustration. The Internet is huge, so donít get lost in it.
If you are just starting out this may seem like a waste of time to you. However, now is best time to start. It is easiest to organize when you have only a little information to organize. Later you will be very thankful that you took time to do it.
Be flexible. As time goes on you may discover that you want to change how you are organizing. Go ahead and make change. Fine-tune it so that it works for you. The goal is to have information that you want and need in one easy to use place when you want it.
Sometimes computer can be ornery. They can crash when you donít expect it and always at a very inconvenient time. So back up your files on a regular basis. Back them to a disk, a CD, your hosting service, some free web space, or whatever else you can. Backing up can save you frustrating of having to start all over again if you have a system problem.
The Internet can be a fun and exciting place. It will be even more fun if you are organized. It can also be a profitable place. The less time you spend looking for information more time you will have for your marketing efforts, which will mean more income for you.
Albin Dittli has been writing software for the network marketing industry for 12 years and marketing on the Internet for over two years. Please visit his web site at http://www.The-Home-Business-Center.com. You can subscribe to his free ezine, eBiz Marketing Tips, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.