Time management has never been a strong point of mine, especially when I was working a full time job and doing my internet business part time. I found out that setting things down and planning was key to any progress and especially achievable daily goals to enable me to move forward.
Put Down Your Daily Goals In A Diary And Do The Work!
Time is short, especially when you have a full time job outside of your own business. Planning and diarizing your tasks is going to be very important. The main thing to remember is to take your daily goals and ensure that they are DOABLE. When you make your content, you want it to be of good quality and of great value to those who see it. The goal is to get more people into your business or to make sales right?
Quality content is always going to be your aim. There is no point in a daily goals schedule if you try to do too much because you’re impatient and want to try to get too much done. Making your daily goals too large will not help you in any way. It’s very possible you will get disillusioned and even consider quitting because you’re not getting the results you are trying to achieve.
Daily Goals Need To Include “Baby Steps”
Small, consistent steps are always the best thing to consider. When you’re short of time, you need to set aside an hour a day to work on your business. Setting this hour a day will enable you to plan that hour to get the most from it. Let’s look at writing a blog post for instance:
- You know what you’re going to write and you have your main keyword or phrase in your mind. The first thing you need to do is to do your keyword research. According to your skill level, this could take up to 30 minutes so you can find a good keyphrase you can use.
- The next thing is to write your blog post, making sure the structure of the post is right and you have your keyphrase put into the content enough to be effective to get a ranking. This, including publishing could be done in 30 minutes when you have enough experience and know-how.
That’s your hour done. You will need to do some syndication and general backlinking so you will need to set aside time to do that. Your hour for the day has gone, so you must consider this: “Can I REALLY do a blog post a day and achieve that as part of my daily goals?” Only you can answer that, but I would suggest that 3 a week is more realistic if you want to do things yourself.
If you have a budget for advertising you can get visitors to your site by means of pay per click advertising, but looking to the future, you should look at search engine optimization techniques that will give you more long term traction to your content. It may be worth your while, if you have the budget, to outsource some of this work. With the emergence of sites such as Fiverr, it’s entirely possible to get things done for just $5. You can get press releases written for $5, get them shared to sites for $5, which will save you HOURS of time. If you have a budget of only $20, you can get an article spun and submitted to hundreds of article directories for just $5 that give you good backlinks.
The possibility to improve and grow your business to let you go full time and quit your “day job” is better when you have daily goals that you can achieve easily. Baby steps are the key to achieving more success in the long term.
To the future