Does Your Spouse Know What You Are Doing?

Written by Albin Dittli

It can’t happen to you. You are immune to accidents and illness. Life will continue to go on just as it has been. However,repparttar screeching of brakes could change that instantly.

You have a thriving Internet business going. Your empire includes several websites that you created, with several different products. You also belong to several affiliate programs, a good network marketing program that is giving you monthly residual income, and a bunch of safe lists and traffic programs. You also have a personal and a business PayPal account, several ClickBank accounts, and a StormPay account, each with a different username and password. Then there are your various email accounts and auto responders. You also have some great software on your computer, such as tour ezine editor and safe list submitter. And you probably have a bunch of things that I didn’t mention.

All this stuff is so much fun to keep track of. However, you are keeping good track of it. Aren’t you?

But are yourepparttar 117258 only one keeping track of it? Does your spouse have any idea of what you do onrepparttar 117259 Internet every day? If those screeching tires took you out of commission for a while could your spouse step in for you and keep your Internet Empire running?

If you can answer yes to these questions then pat yourself onrepparttar 117260 back, you arerepparttar 117261 exception. You plan ahead forrepparttar 117262 unexpected. You have set up a free insurance plan that will allow your Internet business to continue even if you can’t for a while. Congratulations. Good going.

How aboutrepparttar 117263 rest of you? Is this important to you?

Inrepparttar 117264 off line business world there is “key man insurance”. This insurance is on an individual who is extremely important torepparttar 117265 success ofrepparttar 117266 business. It is fairly common in small to medium sized businesses whererepparttar 117267 founder knows more aboutrepparttar 117268 company then anyone else, and much ofrepparttar 117269 knowledge is in his head.

I’ve never heard of “key man insurance” for a home-based Internet business. And even if it did exist, it would probably be very expensive. So you need to take steps to make sure that someone else knows, or can find,repparttar 117270 information that you use on a daily basis.

In two previous articles I talked about organizing you’re marketing and getting it written down. Those articles were titled “Increase Your Income with an Organized Marketing Plan” and “Increase Your Income with an Organized Plan”. You can get a copy of them at They will give you some good ideas on how to record your Internet information so that someone else could read it and continue for you.

Increase Your Income with an Organization Plan

Written by Albin Dittli

In a recent article, Increase Your Income with an Organized Marketing Plan, I talked about how to organize your daily marketing tasks so that you could be more efficient in your marketing, save time, and make more money.

There are additional ways that you can organize yourself so that your are more effective.

One major advantage of organizing your self is that you can save time. And asrepparttar old adage says, “Time is money”. If your information is scattered all overrepparttar 117257 place it is hard to find and you will waste time looking for it.

It is easy to join several programs, especially if you start joining traffic exchanges or safe lists. Keeping track of their information can be a real chore. Most of them will send you an email. You can print outrepparttar 117258 emails and file them. You can also save allrepparttar 117259 emails in a folder. While it is a good idea to do both of these, it will take time to look uprepparttar 117260 information later.

Create a file where you can store all ofrepparttar 117261 information fromrepparttar 117262 email in one place. This file could be made with a word processor, a spreadsheet, or a database program such as Access. Each has its advantages and disadvantages.

With a word processor you have everything in one file that is easy to scan. However, you should alphabetizerepparttar 117263 entries as you enter them.

With a spreadsheet you can have one line per program and easily sort them by program name, program type, or date. Sometimes when you save a URL in a cellrepparttar 117264 cell looks strange.

A data base program takes a little longer to set up, but once done you have nice fields with labels for each piece of information.

Use whatever is best for you or what you are most familiar with. The point is to organize them for easy and speedy access. Storerepparttar 117265 file where you can get to it easy and fast.

For each program I suggest that you store at leastrepparttar 117266 name of program, login URL, referral URL, your user name, your password, date you joinedrepparttar 117267 program, type of program, and cost. You may also want to store your email address used forrepparttar 117268 program, program contact email, how you foundrepparttar 117269 program (especially if u joined from a portal), and some notes onrepparttar 117270 program.

As you join programs you will have costs and income. Generally these costs are tax deductible andrepparttar 117271 income may have to be reported. Also, you will want to know if you are making or losing money. This is another thing to track.

Tracking expenses and income can be as simple or complicated as you want it to be. A spreadsheet is one ofrepparttar 117272 simplest ways. Set up columns for date, program name, cost amount, income amount, and source. The source would be PayPal, ClickBank, check, credit card, etc.

Oncerepparttar 117273 spreadsheet is set up you can enterrepparttar 117274 information as it occurs of gather and enter it monthly.

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