7 Steps to Being an Organized Affiliate Multi Millionaire
When I first embarked on my Internet Marketing Career, I paid almost no attention to organization. I had a few file folders and I saved everything under “my documents”.
It didn’t take long to realize how important it was to organize so that I could easily reference specifics for each of my campaigns.
The most frustrating thing was to misplace a user name and/or password. Sometimes I would purchase and download a tool and then forget that I owned it. What a waste of money.
What follows is my particular system. It might seem unusual, but it works well. If you are not already organized, I believe you will enjoy this journey. By the way, I learned this system while working for an established, Hollywood movie production company.
We’ll call our example product Acne Cure eBook.
Create a folder on your desktop labeled Acne Cure eBook. Every time you create a document, you save it as a file and that file goes under your Acne Cure folder. Your keyword lists go there. Your user names and passwords go there. Your articles go in there. I label everything very carefully. I don’t worry about how long the label is. I just want to be able to find what I need easily.
Outline every project. This may sound obvious, but it is the beginning of getting organized. What many millionaires do to make large sums of money, is to find what works and then duplicate it. That takes organization!
Pull up a blank Word document and begin to build your project from the ground up. I’m going to use an eProduct for this example. Let’s say you decide to promote an eBook called “Acne Cure.” Because this is an article, I’m using paragraphs for the outline, but I would use a standard outline form for easier reading.
Acne Cure eBook Project-a ClickBank Vendor Product. HopLink found as a file in folder “Acne Cure Project.”
Name your AdWords Campaign “Acne Cure eBook.” Create several Ad Groups under the main Campaign. Like this: Ad Group #1, Acne Cure; Ad Group #2, Teenage Skin Problems; Ad Group #3, Trauma of Teenage Acne; Ad Groupo #4, Solutions to Acne; Ad Group #5, Drugs that treat Acne; Ad Group #6, Drugstore Acne Products; Ad Group #7, Treating Acne.
Articles Campaign. Write at least twenty articles each distributed to the following sites, one article per day: EzineArticles.com; Amazines.com; and ArticleAlley.com.
Do a keyword search in Google’s Keyword Tool to find high ranking keywords. Title your articles based on those keywords. The titles would look something like this: Natural Acne Treatment; Acne Products; Treatment Reviews; Adult Acne; Pimple Prevention; Acne, Blackheads and scarring; Stop Acne; What Causes Acne; Teenage Acne; Socialization and Problems with Acne; Psychological Problems with Acne; Diet and Acne; Teenage Skin Care; Acne and Hygiene; Cystic Acne; Homeopathic Acne Treatment; Clearasil and other Over-the-counter Products; Pimples, Blackheads and scarring; Worst Foods for Acne Sufferers; and Home Remedies for Acne.
Next in the outline comes the video campaign. Of course, video is more about “showing” than “telling!” My titles might be: Mechanism of Facial Acne (show pictures); Naturopathic Remedies for Teenage Acne; Ten Changes You Can Make Right Now to Reduce Acne; An Interview with a Naturopathic Doctor; A Review of Popular Acne Products, etc.
Next I outline my Press Releases. These have more of a journalistic style. List potential titles in your outline: Doctors finally admit natural cures work for some Acne patients; Patients line up for new all-natural acne cure; Now acne sufferers can stop taking antibiotics, etc.
You get the idea. This is your roadmap to creating a comprehensive campaign to get your product out there. The real value in creating a blueprint is being able to simply check off each item when it is completed.
I use physical files too. Many internet marketers do everything online. But, I find that certain pieces of paper end up piled on my desk. I worked as a production assistant to a Hollywood movie producer for a few years. They had an unusual system that works really well.
They used clear document bags. I get mine at the “clearbags” website. The 9 ¼ X 12 3/16 is the perfect size. With a large black marker I write on the outside of the bag: Acne Cure eBook Campaign. I also write the website address in bold black too. Sometimes I make other notes on those plastic bags, so that I have them right in front of me when I’m working on a Campaign.
Every tangible piece of paper related to that campaign goes into that bag. Post It notes, phone numbers jotted down on scraps of paper, keyword lists, etc. I might have a pile of ten bags representing ten different campaigns piled on my desk at any given time. It feels so good to know I don’t have to rifle through scraps of paper to find what I need.
I keep those bags (eventually) in file folders and they stand on end in cubbies on my desk. I refer to them often.
Create an “ideas” folder on your desk top and mark a document bag “Ideas” also. Sometimes you will wake up in the middle of the night with an idea that has come into your conscious mind spontaneously. Keep a small note pad by the bed. In the morning tear off the ideas and place them in your Ideas document bag.
Always, always carry a small spiral notepad with you. Always register your ideas as you go. You will not remember them later if you don’t write them down.
I use a rolodex. It sounds old fashioned, but it is wonderful for usernames and passwords. Sometimes I make note of a link, a helpdesk phone number, or the info email address.
You will purchase tools from time to time. I have a keyword tool, a forex trading tool, an HTML editor. Always, always create an icon for your tools on your desktop. Because I am overly panicked about purchasing something and then forgetting about it, I also bookmark the tool, and cut and paste the URL in a general folder labeled “tools”. I cut and paste the URL for the tool into a word document and save it as a file within the tools folder. Then whenever I open up my “tools” folder, I see what other tools I have.
Schoolfamily.com has a weekly calendar that is free to print out. On that calendar you will write the weekly habits that will help you to stay on course. For example, my weekly calendar has tasks that I perform each day of the work week, on a regular basis. You might get into the habit of doing your press releases on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Write a minimum of one article every week. Produce at least one video every week. Learn one new skill each week.
That permanent weekly tasks list goes on the wall in front of you, at your desk, so that you can stay on track.
That is basically how I stay organized. I hope you enjoyed this article.