So a buddy of mine and long time affiliate started a Time Management blog, https://www.asianefficiency.com. He’s not pushing products or trying to sell you anything. Just straight tips on productivity & time management.
If you’re looking to get more organized and manage your time better then I would check it out.
It’s helped me a good deal so I thought I’d share with anyone else interested.
Cheers, I’ll check the blog out. Time management is huge ESPECIALLY with AM. The amount of shit you can get done in a day if you have the right mindset and plan is unreal.
Yeah it’s nanas watching these guys work, but inspiring too. They get more done in a day than majority people I know do in a week. One is a million dollar+ a year affiliate, who actually gave me my first insight into AM.
Just an idea… if it’s cool with you guys Mr. Green I’ll reach out to him and see if he’ll write up something on Time Management and Affiliate Marketing exclusively for STM?
that would be fantastic!
is this ngo’s blog?
interesting…why gave it a name "Asian efficiency"?
Nah not Charles… but they’re his buddies Aaron Lynn, and Thanh Pham.
I’ll reach out and see if they’d be interested in writing something up. I’ll keep you guys posted
ya but actual work done by most is also unreal.
ya i remember charles used to say if he ever blogged it would be something like this and not really affiliate marketing related
That would be sick dubbsy!
Just heard back from the guys at Asianefficiency… They said they would definitely be down to write something up as it pertains to Affiliate Marketing. Couple questions they had..
1) How would they get the post in here? — This is more of a questions for you Mr. Green
2) What is it that most people are interested in hearing about?
I’ll start a list perhaps, and we can just add/minus whatever everyone wants.
- Planning your day
- end of day recap
- developing ideas for angles
- research for campaigns
- process of building out an entire campaign
- Time alloted for Phone/skype/email
- Task Management (ex "larger tasks first")
- Task Management Software (omnifocus / evernote / etc..)
- Rituals – monring, daily, nightly
- Health – gym, sleep, diet
- Myths and misconceptions
- ***concepts/ideas around maintaining task focus***
(All list items with a *** were added to the list from a reply to this post, and anything with a " /// " [three slashes] before it means it was voted to be taken down to focus the list more on the other items)
This is just a general list, so if there’s anything that people like/want to hear of… now is the time to post it and get your questions answered.
Good list so far. Also, concepts/ideas around maintaining task focus would be great too. I have been using the Pomodoro technique with success, but always on the lookout for tweaks or better ways.
Thanks dubbsy for taking the reins on this!
Added your suggestion to the list, and definitely like the idea. Have you see their post(s) on the Pomodoro technique already? They both use it also.
I have read their blog before, but not sure if that is where I first heard of Pomodoro.
Awesome. I’ve been a regular reader for a few months now. I had a sneaking suspicion they had some AM ties.
Figure I’d give a "going once… twice…" message.
If there is any other interest in categories… say it now and by friday I’ll throw this list over to them and see what we can get back
– Tips/advice for getting into work mode/shifting mindsets quickly (could probably be worked into some of the other topics I’m sure.)
I can post the post, or you can.
Im always interested in
1) how to create habits (more then just rituals, like how to stick with it)
2) how to determine what you should do yourself and what you should get a VA to do
3) declutering your workspace & life
i would though keep the post really focussed and too the point
the biggest challenge of people new to AM:
* dealing with failure
* lack of focus
* when to quit (a campaign, offer, traffic source) -> quitting is hard especially if you have spend days working on something
Seems like these guys love Omnifocus. Anyone here use it? It looks pretty slick, I’m thinking of picking up the Ipad version since I’m on a PC.
As for topics I would say, dealing with lack of focus, and how to keep motivated.
I use OmniFocus on my Mac, iPad and iPhone. If you don’t neglect it and really stick to it, it’s awesome.
This is what I do:
1) I trust my brain to tell me what my priorities are by sitting down the night before to write down the 3 things I must complete the next day
2) Those are the things I do when I start work
3) Have a trusted system to store all your "i must do this" thoughts whilst working. Go thought it once a week to clean it up and structure it in projects, priorities, etc. Your brain will make sure it reminds you of the critical tasks
4) Any time critical things like appointments go on your calendar
Did anything happen with this?
Hey Fleer… nah I’ll get on that today though and see when in the new year they can write something up!