The Top 10 Time Wasting Pursuits of Internet Marketers and How To Avoid Them

Written by Murray Hughes

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The Top 10 Time Wasting Pursuits of Internet Marketing and How To Avoid Them

Have you discontinued some of those ineffectual marketing strategies we discussed in part 1? Well today I'm going to free up even more of your time…

PART 2 Time Wasting Activities

Today were going to discussrepparttar top 5 time wasting activities of Internet marketers.

1. Aimless Surfing - this is one ofrepparttar 117245 greatest timewasters and definitelyrepparttar 117246 most practiced. How many times have you gone online with a mission and then gotten side tracked? Its actually difficult not to. Every site you visit has a dozens of different ways to exit every single page. I seem to be even more prone to aimless surfing if I have a job to complete that I don't really want to do. Sound familiar? I now write my goals down on paper before I logon each day. It helps me to remain focused and has saved me a lot of time. Writing down your goals also helps forrepparttar 117247 next time waster…. Outcome: 3 hours have gone by but you still haven't done anything. Solution: schedule some time for surfing as a reward for getting work done/ completing goals.

2. Doing Too Many Things At Once - "Rome wasn't built in a day". You don't have to do every thing now, atrepparttar 117248 same time. I know your excited and you want to get up and running so those dollars can start rolling in but a more disciplined approach will save you valuable time. If you are doing one task and suddenly remember something you need to do, don't abandon your current job unless you REALLY must. Outcome: you'll find yourself jumping between 2,3 or maybe even more jobs atrepparttar 117249 same time and your productivity plummets. Solution: write down whatever it is you need to do by adding it torepparttar 117250 list of goals you wrote (hopefully) before logging on.

3. Working Too Long - I still find it very difficult to stop working. I tend to keep going hours afterrepparttar 117251 rest of my family have gone to bed. The problem is, forrepparttar 117252 last 2 or 3 hours, I am so fatigued that I can't concentrate. My efficiency goes way down and I become susceptible to doing some ofrepparttar 117253 time wasters already mentioned. I'm also more likely to impulse buy… most expensive online transactions tend to be made after 12 midnight! Outcome: your tired, your credit card bill is bigger and your partner is sick of you coming to bed late. Solution: set yourself a regular finishing time and stick to it. The work will still be there tomorrow.

4. Marketing Without a Mailing List - many established and successful marketers will tell you, Internet marketing without a mailing list is a waste of time. If you want a shot atrepparttar 117254 big bucks, it's always going to be a lot harder without your own mailing list. After 8 months online and still without a mailing list, I was making about $700 a month. I soon realized it was going to very difficult to make more without a mailing list. Outcome: every time you come across a good affiliate program or create a product you have to work 3 times harder thanrepparttar 117255 guy withrepparttar 117256 list to make sales. Solution: start collecting email addresses today.

5. Not Doing Your Homework - unfortunately there are still a lot of Internet marketers who are so enthusiastic aboutrepparttar 117257 prospects of making money, they don't do enough research before proceeding. I once heard Steven Spielberg say "be sure you know everything you need to know……and then proceed." Now there's a man whose advice Id take. This is especially true withrepparttar 117258 Internet because it changes so rapidly. You must know what is working now so that you may utilizerepparttar 117259 tools, resources and strategies that will maximize your success. Outcome: your half way into a project before you realize you've gone about itrepparttar 117260 wrong way. Solution: takerepparttar 117261 time to thoroughly research your ideas. This doesn't mean spend 3 years preparing a thesis but enough to be confident you know what to do.

OK, so that's it. How many ofrepparttar 117262 top 10 timewasters were you guilty of? Make just a few simple changes today and you could free up hundreds of hours per year to be spent on more fruitful activities like focused marketing, family and relaxing.

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Why does my business need a website?

Written by Stephanie Foster

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Although website hosting can be had for free, such sites tend to look unprofessional, asrepparttar hosting company places banners or other advertising on your site. Depending on your needs, however, a site can be hosted for very little money, often for less than $15 a month.

Design is where many websites spendrepparttar 117244 most money. Unless you already know how to create a logo and other graphics and can use a good webpage editor, you will want to pay a web designer to dorepparttar 117245 work for you. Even if you can do it yourself, you need to ask yourself - is it worthrepparttar 117246 time and effort you will put into it? Calculate what your time is worth and estimate how long it will take you to create a site. Then get an estimate from a professional designer. It might just cost less than doing it yourself would.

Just remember, you can start out with a small website and let it grow with your business. You might just be surprised at how well you do.

Stephanie Foster is the owner of Aspects of Design, where she offers website design, marketing and writing services at affordable prices. She also publishes a newsletter for small businesses. You can see her site at

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