I’ve been involved in marketing online for a few years now. When I
first got into marketing online, I would constantly read
information about making money on the internet, and I got hooked!
I’m the type of person that is always trying to learn everything,
and I tend to over-analyze every step I take in my business.
Sometimes this is great, but other times I lose focus in my
business. Once I lose focus or I get bored, this is when I really
start to get into trouble! There are several activities that can
literally cost you thousands of dollars in revenue, so these four
activities will cost you more than you realize in your business.
Checking Your Email All Day
Do you really need to know about John’s new Clickbank product? Do
you check your email every 30 minutes to see if anyone new has
emailed you? These are all activities that can burn away the time
in your day faster than anything else!
Most of us are in the habit of checking our email first thing in
the morning. This is not the best way to run your business. Set
very specific times to check your email, and stick to your guns.
Don’t spend more time than necessary checking your email. Most of
the emails you get aren’t going to be important.
If you are signed up for 100 gurus all telling you about the latest
product you need to add to your business, go and unsubscribe to
almost all of them!
Attending webinars all the time
I know how tempting it is to go on these webinars. Many of these
webinars are about how to get on the first page of Google in 20
minutes! Other webinars tell you how you can make tens of
thousands of dollars per month selling SEO packages to brick and
mortar businesses. Sometimes you just need to go to listen to what
the gurus are selling today!
Listen, if you have been online for just a few weeks, you probably
already know how to make money online. You don’t need to buy the
next product that is going to put $10,000 in your pocket by next
week! There is no such thing as a magic button or software that
can make you money in a big hurry. Get to work building websites,
doing SEO work, and networking with other marketers, and you will
be focused in the right direction.
Do I need to say more? You know who you are if you’re distracted
by YouTube! There is a famous episode of the American version of
The Office where Michael Scott says that he didn’t do anything for
five days when he first discovered YouTube! It is easy to get
distracted by everything you can watch on YouTube, so make a
concerted effort to get YouTube out of your daily routine if you
are easily distracted!
Spending too much time in internet forums can be incredibly costly
to your business. Unless you are trying to market yourself in a
forum, don’t spend too much time reading information. In most
cases, forum surfing equals time wasting!
These are the top four time-wasting activities that can cost you
thousands of dollars in revenue if you are easily distracted! Make
a list of daily tasks, and stick to your plan!