Oh I know uck, uck but this time of the year is a great time to get some of those chores done that we have put off and yes even with your online marketing. This is great time of year as the weather gets nice out – the activity slows down – this is the best time to prepare for when school starts again. Here are some of the things that I do and thought I would share my Spring Clean Up online chores.
First thing is setting up the filters for my emails – I love having a folder for each mailer and safelist that I am a member of as it makes it convenient when I need to click for credits on that site. This will clean up your main gmail account http://nancyradlinger.com/tag/create-filters-for-gmail/
Now if you got your filters set up, this is also a great time to clean up those folders that you have created – it’s time to clean them out as if you are like me and have so many and don’t get to all them. If the sites has the read onsite – then redo your filter and click the delete button in your filter to have them go to trash right away. You will be amazed how fast your trash will fill up.
Now speaking of emails – when is the last time you went thru your emails in your autoresponder – think you will be surprised how many may need to be redone or is out dated. Remember things change and some of the sites you were using or the methods you recommended might not be available or working anymore.
Last but not least – when is the last time you check your downline builders in the sites that you are a member of. Yes they also change – sites get deleted, new sites added and even sites change names or referral ids can change from usernames to numbers.
Uck, uck, uck – I can hear you as I don’t like doing these things either BUT these are just a few of the things that I know help me stay organized and keep earning – they will help YOU also. Question? When was the last time you checked your sites, banner and text sites to make sure they are showing hmmmmmmm – it’s amazing how many I see that lead to sites not showing – hint, hint, hint
This is a subject that I hear so many talk about all the time – Prioritize. First I would like to give you the definition of Prioritize to list or rate (projects, goals, etc.) in order of priority. Now you are wondering How To Prioritize – well let me tell you a story that opened my eye the other day.
During a webinar the other day, there was ONE thing that was so important and a real eye opener for me – yea even me – as we all can get distracted and loose our focus and then wonder why the money is not coming in like it use to.
When this happens to you, the things that you need to do is go back and see what you are doing and the Prioritize it starting with Income Producing Activities. Ouch, I know that hurt, huh? It did for me as I was watching what I was doing and got in the rut of just clicking, doing promos, and keeping Zaney Clicks out there. Now don’t get me wrong that is very important BUT is is not where most of my income was coming from.
Bet that one shocked you also as most think that because you own a Traffic Exchange that you are rolling in money. Most of the time the money you bring in goes right back out for the operating costs but that could be another whole blog post.
If you ask other, each will have a different list of Income Producing Activities. So how do you get this list – it’s simple – go back to your payment processor and click on payments received and then put those sites on YOUR Prioritize List. I think after you do this you will be surprised just like I was and will then realize what YOU need to do.
Now for me this was a real eye-opener and I have been working very hard this week to get back on focus – thus the reason for this over-due blog post. Now your Income Producing Activity could be as simple as clicking your PTC sites like Clixsense like a friend of mine – that is the first thing he does everyday before reading any emails, Skype messages or going to Facebook.
So like I said everyone has their own Income Producing Activities – now take a look at what you have been doing and find out if the non-money making things have distracted you.
It’s funny how many times over the years that I have heard people tell me and others that you need to get “yourself” out there so that others know you – branding “you” is the best way to do this. Why Blog? Well let me tell you the reasons that I do and then would love to hear comments on why others blog.
The main reason that I blog is that it gives me a chance to talk to people like you that I don’t always get to on a daily basis – you know the hi, how are you, what you been doing. Over the years, as you work more online you meet more and more people and it’s hard to keep the personal touch and this is a way that I have found to keep the personal touch. Me being me – just talking to you like you were setting right here in front of me.
The next reason is that it gives me a chance to write a review about a new product, site, or tool that I feel needs to be talked about – my way of shouting to the world that his is or is not worth talking about. AND yes I do not always write positive reviews and the best part about blogging is it’s yours and your opinion and don’t have to be approved by anyone.
For me another reason that I enjoy blogging is that I even get people added to my list without much effort and here is how. Over the years in learning to brand “myself”, I have learned that blogging is one of the resources that keep giving you results back when you least expect them. You would be amazed at how many times I have had someone contact me from a post that was done years ago.
Now this reason is going to sound strange but you know the saying about walking the walk and talking the talk – well I feel that blogs can do this. When I have someone that I have never met, I Google them just to see what they know and gives me an idea their level of education with online marketing. The back side to this is if you meet someone that makes it sound too good to be true, Google them especially if they tell you they have been working online for x amount of years – it will be there.
Well I saved the best for last – Why Blog? EDUCATION Over the years, I have learned so much by reading others blogs and believe me there is not many things that you cannot put into Google Search and read about. This has come in so handy for me over the years in answering questions from others – instead of just answering ONE person – blogging your answer will help others also.
Now I’m sure there are many reasons out there on Why Blog and can’t wait to hear from all of you yours – don’t be shy
Just write your comment like I sitting across from you and listening because I AM
Well finally I can set at this desk long enough to get this post done as I have been wanting to do this for awhile now. Most of us don’t like to think about this but I do feel that it’s one that everyone should think about Prepare – are you ready?
Most of you know that I have been having health issues and was scheduled to have my thyroid out and was told this was a 24 hours in the hospital and back home. WRONG, well at least for me. My 1 day turned into 9 days and when you have an online business you know that you are open 24/7 and 365 days of the year. Did you prepare – are you ready to be gone from your business that long?
Luckily, preparations were made and things went somewhat smooth – the site stayed afloat, new members joined and I didn’t run out of credits while I was gone. Lot of times I hear people talk about all the credits that they have built up and this is ONE time that I was glad that I had and had them assigned.
Now for the unexpected? Prepare – are you ready? This one took me off guard as I was not as prepared for this one as I went into ER thinking they would give me something for the pain and send me home – wow I was sure surprised to hear that I was going to have to have emergency surgery and this time have my gallbladder removed.
The reason that I’m explaining all this as this happened just 36 days later that I was back in for a 2nd surgery and why I want everyone to Prepare and get yourself ready as you really don’t know when things like this can happen.
When emergencies strike and they will and do – Prepare – are you ready?
So often I’m asked how do I get this done and that done and how do I keep up with the things that I do. Well my answer is very simple one day one step at a time.
Thru the years, the key to all this falling into place is still simple – find something that you love doing and everything else falls into place. Is it hard work? Well I have to answer that with two answers – yea and no.
No I didn’t loose my mind – if you define hard work as long hours, showing up daily, and keep going because you believe in what you are doing then my answer is yes. But on the other hand – if you find something you love doing, something that the more you do – the more you want to do and you dream about all the things you want to do – then my answer is no.
Keeping this in mind, sometimes a day can get overwhelming and lot of times will not go in the direction that you expected when you started out. So that is why I just keep taking one day one step at a time.
So when you feel like you are stuck in life, you don’t have the energy to keep trying or you are being discouraged by others – hang in there – take one day one step at a time – you will get there.
WOW I just came across couple videos that I think the whole world needs to see and just had to share – this is a real eye opener and should be for all. Are you living your life with no regrets?
Sometimes a person just needs to step back and look at YOUR life as everyone just gets so caught up in your daily activities – at the end will you be able to say I lived my dream or will you have regrets.
Most of you that I believe in not keeping all your eggs in one basket and that is why you have seen me using traffic exchanges, mailers, text ad exchanges and yes even paid to click. Well easy street just arrived for you if you have ever wanted to test the waters with your advertising.
Before you even think about your advertising, I have to ask you to go back to your “why” are you here online – why do you use traffic exchanges, mailers, text ad exchanges or paid to click.
If you are chasing prizes then don’t waste your time on reading the rest of this post as this is NOT written for you. If your “why” is that you want to earn money, build your list and get referrals – well keep reading.
Some of the sites that I have been using is a combo of all the above advertising venues and now the owners have just created what I feel is easy street for this variety of sites. A headquarters for all these sites in one simple easy program. Ok I’m not going to keep you in suspense any longer it’s called Viral Ad Coop Network.
This is why easy street has arrived – you can now join and fill in your downline to the rest of their sites and promote all of them with Viral Ad Coop Network. Now I know why are you thinking wow another program but this one gives you a chance to not put all your eggs in one basket.
If you are not getting the advertising results that you are looking for maybe it’s time to spice things up and diversify. Now how is that for easy street and here is one of the best features. With the awesome OTO and this is just one of the many benefits that I just love and want to share with you. Click this link and look at the ONE url that you can use for promoting all the sites above. Viral Ad Coop Network
Oh I’m not done – there is ONE more awesome thing with this page – you get to put YOUR favorite program in and it also rotates along with the other eggs in your basket.
Just think about the credits that you would save with just using ONE url vs trying to promote all six of these programs.
This is just a small amount of the benefits with this program – so join me now and I will make you a deal. To add your favorite site, you will need a 440×250 image – I will make you one and even host it for you. Shhhhhhhhhhhh don’t tell anyone about the money you can earn with these sites – that will be our little secret.
With all the spoof emails, phishing emails, and more and more people trying to get your info on to their list – thought I would write before you click – Read this
Today I got in my yahoo email and thought I show you what to do if you get an email like this and what I do when I get these.
There are a few things that I want to point out in this email and the first is the Paypal logo – this can be easily copied and put in emails.
The 2nd thing is the Dear – most of the time people will use customer and Paypal knows your name and if it is not your name then it’s not from Paypal.
NEVER CLICK THE LINK in an email like this – the first thing you should do is go to your Paypal account and see if any of the info is true. You can look it up by the transaction ID, the dollar amount, the date of the transaction and after seeing that this is a fake email – then this is what I do to help Paypal, credit card companies, banks emails catch these people.
In yahoo you can click on more at the top of your emails and click on view header and copy all that info and then click on forward and copy that into in the email and send it to email@example.com. With this header info, this give their fraud department something to use to help track down where this came from.
Now in gmail, in an email getting the header info is little more tricky I think. When you are in the email to the right of the replay/forward the more button you are looking for is there – a drop down menu. From that drop down menu you can just click on report phishing or you can get the full header by clicking on showing original.
Hope that this info helps you to be a little more careful before you click – read this and remember that this is the time of the year that more and more of this will pop up in your emails.
Well today I want to show you how to clean up your gmails on Auto and if you are like me that have a folder created for each mailer that you are a member of. Well it can be a bit overwhelming and a never ending job keeping them cleaned out.
First before you create this new filter login to each site and see if the emails can be read on site and yes this will be time consuming but you are sure going to thank me in the long run. I have found that not all sites will give you a choice to read on site and stop the emails and if they don’t this is what you can do.
Go to your gmail and click on one of the emails like you are going to create a filter and this is actually what you are doing – a new filter for the same file. Once you know that you can click on the site and get your credits – set up your filter like in the above blog post just click the delete this time.
After you have all that clicked then you can save this filter and what it does is keeps that folder clean and sends it to trash on auto – pretty cool huh. The only thing that I have seen is that my trash really feels up and I do have to empty it more often but at least I don’t have hundreds of folders full of emails.
Let me know how this works for as I’m loving this because going in a folder and deleting over 8,9 or 10,000 out of the folder takes forever it seems. You are not only spending the time to clean them out – then you have empty the trash which is also time consuming.
It’s funny how things happen in the day that lead you in a different direction and this is one of them as I know I needed to do a blog post here. I commented on another blog and decided to expand more as this sure does sum things up YOUR ATTITUDE + YOUR CHOICES = YOUR LIFE
Now you should go back and reread that and really think about it as I remember one of the first things that I was told when I got divorced and thought my world fell apart. A friend told me this
That has stuck with me over the years and when things don’t go the way that I think they should I remember this quote. This not only goes for your personal life but also for your business.
Things are never going to be perfect, things are never going to go the way that YOU think they should go but you stay focused, stay positive and try ONE more time – you just might find what you have been looking for.
Are you going to always make the right choices – NO
Learn from ALL your choices and keep moving forward.