If you are currently setting up an internet business you may have heard of the well known online marketer Marlon Sanders. If you have not, then you ought to look him up, as he gives a load of free advice over at his blog. I enjoy getting his weekly ezine on a Saturday. It’s part of my week-end reading and gives me ideas to think about in building my online business. I also receive weekly videos and emails from him. The one that landed in my inbox yesterday was entitled ” How To Get Focused Really, For Real” The subject line really jumped out at me, as how to focus, getting organized at work and methods to increase productivity are what I am interested in improving, because I know they are organizational skills that will help me to build an online business.
How To Focus Better When Setting Up An Internet Business – Follow A System
I thought I would share the gist of what Marlon Sanders was recommending in this email. One thing I have noticed about Marlon is that he comes across as being really keen to help other online marketer to succeed in building up an income from the internet. Anyway, he sent out one of those surveys to his list, and found that many people were struggling with being overwhelmed with information.
He mentioned that he spends $35 000 on information products annually to keep himself up to speed with what is going on in the internet marketing world. That has to be a lot of information! Enough to be overwhelming? You would have thought so …
However, Marlon says that the CAUSE of the overwhelm is Read More Here…
An email organization system can help you to increase your productivity as a new online entrepreneur. There are many things which can distract and interrupt your work flow when you are building your internet business. Processing emails is one of these things.
I think of my email inbox as being rather similar to doing my daily household chores and cleaning. They both have to be done. Both of them do however, have the capability of distracting me from my most important work – that of building my internet business.
As I am a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to cleaning around our home, I tend to go on and on – and have to remind myself that I am wasting time that would be better spent doing work on my computer. It is kind of addictive with me – but I am now aware of what I do, and so I try to get it done and out of the way.
Processing emails can be a bit like that too, if you feel you need to read every one and deal with it then and there. This activity has a vast potential to distract and derail all your best laid plans for the day. You open one of them up, decide to click on the link to see what it’s all about and whoosh ….. your focus is gone! Most online entrepreneurs have an email inbox that is full of bright shiny objects just waiting to lure them to follow some other online marketer’s agenda.
Here are some tips I have found that will help you with your email organization.
Get Rid Of Those Unnecessary Emails Coming Into Your Inbox
Do you really need to be notified when some activity or other happens on Facebook? Probably not? Click on the gear in the top right hand corner of your profile. Then click account settings and notifications. You can then edit your email notifications.
To improve your email organization system, take a good look at the emails you’re receiving and consider unsubscribing from those you
- never open up,
- are too busy to read
- You have no idea who sent them and why
- You notice multiple copies
- Or you never purchase from
If you are one of those people who do subscribe to a number of email lists to stay abreast of what is happening in your niche, or to see how others carry out their email marketing campaigns – ie for subject lines and so on – then consider moving those ones to a separate email address. You can do this by clicking on the “manage your subscription” links at the bottom of most emails.
Using this email organization system you can still have those emails sent to you, but they are not cluttering up your inbox and distracting you on a daily basis.
Don’t Check Your Emails At The Start Of Your Day
If you start off your day by checking emails it will most likely be a distraction for you. For example you might see Read More Here…
Get Organized At Work To Cope With Information Overload
Get Organized At Work
If you are drowning in a sea of tasks that you need to get done, and general information overload then you need to get organized at work.
Information overload is an increasing problem for most people in the world today – not only at work but also in their homes. With the development of internet technologies and the abundance of devices that can access it – we are bombarded with information and requests to do so many things every day and all day. The world operates at a much faster pace today . Our grand parents, and for some, even parents, did not have devices like email and cellphones which make us much more easily contactable and therefore open us up to doing more things and processing more information.
Have you been affected by the issue of information overload while trying to build your home business online based enterprise?
Information overload has been labelled as being the number one trap into which many new online business owners fall.
As your business is operating online you are forever being bombarded with an amazing array of information and choices. These bits of information which are coming at you from all angles cause repeated distractions and it is so easy to be diverted from your main goals.
Internet marketers have become so good at putting their messages and promotions in front of us as we use the web. Online marketing is set up in such a way that when we purchase one product it is often not complete and we find ourselves needing another to complement the first one. As we purchase the second one Read More Here…