If you are little bit like me when I started with Internet marketing, you'll often find yourself searching for your special bookmarks or free e-books/articles and software you downloaded.
Being subscribed to more than 20 ezines in area of Internet marketing, I'm living proof that pieces of information which are really useful to you, can pile up very fast. If you don't have a system how to organize all resources you've read about or articles you would like to use in next issue of your ezine, you'll get lost.
It takes some time to prepare points which I will mention in next sections of this article but it will be definitely worth it.
1.) Organize Your Harddisk And Directories
If you know how to create partitions (so you don't just have a C: harddisk but you can also have D: , E: etc.) on your harddisk, you should definitely do it. Create a partition called "Marketing" and save all your relevant data into separate folders on this "Marketing" partition.
If this is not possible, create a main directory called "MARKETING" on your harddisk C.
The way I do it is following : I name my directories in order of importance e.g. 01-Ebooks, 02-My websites, 03-Marketing-Software 04-Web Design-Software etc. Then I create subdirectories within new folders. This means, in your "Ebooks"-folder create a directory for 01-Copywriting , 02-Viral Marketing , 03-Writing Sales Letters etc.
Every time I save relevant information to my harddisk, I also take care it is saved into right folder. Conclusionally, if I save an e-book about Copywriting, I save it in appropriate subfolder which would be e.g. D: 01-Ebooks and then 01-Copywriting and last but not least file name "copywriting.pdf" .
2.) Organize Your Bookmarks
Perhaps you are doing this already but nevertheless, I want to tell you how to improve effectiveness of your bookmarks. If you surf web almost every day looking for useful information, you'll find dozens of web sites to be added on a regular basis.