Time Management For Internet Marketers

If you’re starting an online business or already running one, you may already be aware of the ease of getting caught up surfing the web all day.

It’s easy to start the day with positive, productive intentions but it’s also easy to get sidetracked and start clicking links which lead all over the web. This makes it hard to get any work done once you make a habit of being distracted.

So how can you get back on track and make sure that you produce the quality and quantity of work you need to have a successful business?

Well, here’s a great system for making sure that you get everything you need done and have time to spare every day.

1) Before you even turn the computer on or sit at it, get a piece of paper and write out your intentions of the day. You need to be detailed and write everything that you want to get done including steps and what you will need to get the job done. Be complete.

2) Turn the computer on and disable the Internet. Now take your list and put a star next to each item that can be done without Internet access. This is a powerful way to make sure you don’t get distracted.

You may be saying, “I run an Internet business, how can I do it without the Internet”?

That’s a good question but think hard about what the Internet is required for. Much of running an Internet based business is composing content and writing e-mails. You can use a text program to compose all of your text without Internet access.

Also, say you want to search for JV partners and write them e-mails. First write the e-mail you will be sending to potential JV partners, THEN get online and find their e-mails and e-mail them.

3) Set e-mail checking for twice daily and never more. E-mail can cripple your time, it’s easy to sit there checking e-mail every 30 seconds looking for an expected message or sales notification but that’s going to kill your efficiency.

You don’t want to check your e-mail right when you get online. Do everything in step #1 and #2 first and then check your e-mail for the first time. Then set one additional time, preferably at the end of the day to check messages and reply to anything important.

You don’t need to have your e-mail program open 24 hours a day and run to the computer when you hear a message bell.

4) When the workday is over, turn the computer off and clear your mind. Spend time with your family and clear your head. You don’t want to spend 19 hours a day online and neglect your family. Not to mention that you’ll start having eye site problems if you stay on for prolonged periods of time.

To Your Success,
Jeremy J. Burns

Jeremy Burns

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Aurelius Tjin - November 27, 2007

Hi Jeremy,

I was quickly drawn to the title of this post and I read it immediately.

Time is of the essence to marketers like us. If we want to gain more income we have to use more productive time rather than being idle and sitting, waiting for miracles to happen.

I agree with the statements you made here. Thanks for the insights!


Linda - March 16, 2008

WOW! Do you have a hidden camera in my house???? OK, my family will be thrilled that I am going to take your advice:) I have been researching, researching, and researching….. you really can get carried away. Thank you for the down to earth advice.

Doug Barger - April 1, 2008

That is an excellent time saving tip Jeremy.

That basically sets you up for success because once your
intentions are fulfilled, they become the sole purpose for
getting on the internet anyway and keep your mind clear
and focused.


Dali Burgado - July 25, 2008

Hi Jeremy,
Very powerful tips. Email can be a killer, and if you love to learn and soak up Internet Marketing, it is easy to get side tracked and spend the day opting into others’ lists! LOL

I’ve gotten tons better, but …disabling the Internet…Yeah, I’ve got to do that one. 🙂

I appreciate you!
Dali Burgado

Robert - June 28, 2010

a very useful tips, thanks for sharing that blog. looking forward to read more informative articles.


Mike - June 23, 2011

Thanks for information .If you’re starting an online business or already running one, you may already be aware of the ease of getting caught up surfing the web all day.

Daniel Deyette - April 12, 2012

This was one of the hardest challenges when I got into internet marketing for myself. It actually can become a huge challenge without structure. Not doing too much info snacking, not having too much lack of structure and worst of all FACEBOOK! Man that’s the time suck of the universe. The Facebook rule that I have is I don’t want to spend more time watching others create than I do creating stuff myself.


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