Internet Marketing Success: Leveraging Your Time

Before you can leverage your other resources and assets, you need to learn how to leverage your time more effectively. If you are spending time on anything that doesn’t help you reach your goals, you are not leveraging your time as well as you could.

The best way to leverage your time is to automate as many tasks as possible. When you master the art of leveraging your time by utilizing automation to turn one action into a massive effort, you free up time to concentrate on money-making activities for your Internet business. Besides which, those who learn how to leverage their time work less and earn more.

Most Internet business owners spend their time doing a number of tasks every day.  Some of these are so important that the marketer can only do them him or herself. However, many Internet marketers, especially those just starting out, spend time on activities that should not be done at all such as reading every email in their inbox, joining a forum and then reading every forum post or visiting every website they receive a promotional offer for.

You need to take a look at what you do every day and cut out activities that do not help you reach your goals, automate as many tasks as possible, and outsource as many mundane but time consuming tasks as possible.

If you do not have the experience or ability to do certain tasks, you are wasting time trying to do them yourself.  If you cannot write, why spend hours trying to write an article when you can outsource it for less than $10? If you are not a graphic designer, why spend days creating a header graphic or e-book cover that obviously looks like an amateur created it?

By wasting time trying to do tasks that you are ill equipped to do, you are not leveraging your time effectively.  If you are a new marketer, you are probably thinking something like “I just don’t have the money to spend on outsourcing”.  But, think about what your time is worth and then think how much time it will take you to finish that task.  If it takes you 5 hours to write an article which will cost you $10 to outsource, doesn’t it make more sense to outsource it rather than work for $2 per hour? Besides which, you could spend those 5 hours doing something more productive that will make you more money than that $2 an hour.

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One Response to Internet Marketing Success: Leveraging Your Time

  1. CarolSmith says:

    You are so right. One of the things that I have done is only open emails first thing in morning and last thing in the evening. I am very quick with the delete key. I go through quickly and delete everything that I know I don’t want to read. Next I open those that I know might need immediate attention. I then read as many others as I can in the time limit and move the rest to the “Later?” folder. This folder is cleaned out once a week (on weekends when mail is slower).