Just picture this…
You have a full day to work on your affiliate business. You’ve cleared your schedule, no one is due to interrupt you and you’re looking forward to getting stuck in.
So you fire up your browser, to have a quick look on Facebook to see what your friends are doing. An hour later you finally stop scrolling through your feed and realize you’re now hungry.
You go make yourself some food, switch the TV on whilst your eating and ‘oh look‘ your favourite show is on.
After you watch the show, finish your food, you then decide it’s time to get stuck in and head back to your computer.
You fire up your browser, load up Facebook to see if anything has changed, you scroll and scroll and now you don’t even know what actual ‘work‘ you was going to do.
I can tell you from experience, it’s easily done!
But here’s the good news, there are some hacks you can do daily to prevent this from happening and to make sure you get more done than ever before.
Let’s dive in…
#1 – Focus on ONE Thing
Multi-tasking. It sounds great doesn’t it? But in reality, it can be the silent killer of your business.
When you multi-task, you are giving the smallest amount of energy and brain power to each task. Which means that each one might not get done correctly or even done at all.
The fix is to be SUPER focused on just ONE task at a time.
Don’t even have other things around you to look at. Put the phone on silent, shut the door, turn off anything that has the power to interrupt you.
Then do that ONE thing until it’s completed and move on to the next task.
#2 – Make a List and Prioritize it
You need to have a written list of all the things you need to complete that day.
There’s no getting around it. You have to have that list.
The best time to create that list is the night before. Write out all the things you would love to get done tomorrow. Make it as long or short as you feel necessary.
It’s better to do the night before because your brain is usually more switched on. You’re eager to want to get more done. If you do it in the morning, you’ll just plan one thing and not really worry about the rest of the day.
Once you have the list of all the things you want to do, number them in the order of priority. What’s the most important tasks you should complete?
Put them in order.
Then, when you wake up tomorrow, you have a list that’s in order and you can work your way through them one by one.
#3 – Work in Your POWER Time
Your POWER time is the time of day where you are most energetic and pro-active.
For me, it’s first thing in the morning. The first 3 hours of the day is where I get stuck in and do most of my ‘work’. My brain can focus and I can get a lot of work done in that time window.
Figure out when your POWER time is. You probably already know. It might be first thing in the morning or maybe you love to work late.
Whatever time it is, be sure that you’re really busy and working on your business during that time.
#4 – Eat That Frog
In Brian Tracy’s book ‘Eat That Frog‘ he talks about doing the most boring tasks first thing in the morning.
- The phone calls you’ve been putting off.
- The articles for that niche blog you’ve been meaning to write.
- The YouTube video you was going to make last week.
The tasks that you keep putting off, should be the FIRST ones you do everyday.
Otherwise, it will drain your thoughts for the rest of the day. You’ll keep thinking about them and it will distract you from your other work.
First thing on your list for the day, EAT THAT FROG.
#5 – Treat it Like a Real Business
It’s easy to look at affiliate marketing and think ‘oh it’s a great side hustle‘ and might make you a few extra quid here and there.
But here’s the thing, if you treat it like a REAL business, then affiliate marketing can make you rich.
Not just rich but Richie Rich, rich!
You have to treat it like a proper business.
Set yourself up with a dedicated work area. Not one that’s used for multiple use. You need to know that it’s YOUR space and when you’re there, you are working.
Pretend you’re literally at work. Give yourself coffee breaks and lunch breaks. Imagine you have a boss breathing down your neck to get work finished on time.
Train your brain to think you have a job and work like you’re an employee.
If you do this, you will get so much more done on a daily basis.
Look, I know some of these hacks might sound obvious to you. But they work.
If you’re not mindful of the time you waste each and every day, then you simply won’t be able to get enough work done to meet your expectations.
Try these hacks out and I’m sure they will allow you to get so much more done, for you and your affiliate business.