With affiliate marketing, it’s not uncommon to have many different campaigns active at one time. You may have 10 websites up and running, each requiring affiliate links, content, images and other necessities.
Because there is so much to keep up with, it’s no wonder why so many marketers find themselves unorganized. Being disorganized is not a good idea when it comes to working on the internet. Forgetting to do certain critical steps can cause an affiliate campaign to fail. The following tips will help.
How To Stay Organized As An Affiliate Marketer
Starting an Excel spreadsheet each time you begin a new website or affiliate campaign is a very helpful method for staying organized. If you don’t have Excel, there are spreadsheets in Google docs that you can download.
This will help you keep track of domain names, keywords, back links, and other information pertaining to your sites. You can also create a spreadsheet of tasks that need to be done before, during, and after website set up. You can then check off each item as you complete it so nothing is forgotten.
Write a ‘To Do’ List
Keeping a notebook beside your computer is also a good idea. Sometimes it’s just better to jot down what you need to do or what you have done with a pen and paper. Review the book each day before you begin working on your affiliate campaigns.
Write down anything you want to be sure to get done while you are working. This tiny moment of brainstorming will allow you to stay organized while you are putting your affiliate campaigns together. At the end of your work day, you can make a short checklist with the following day’s tasks so you are ready to go the next time you sit down to work.
If you’re outsourcing certain tasks, it can be very easy to overlook a task or bit of information. It’s important that you’re cautious when it comes to paying others to do the work for you. You don’t want to waste money because you forgot the 10 articles that you had someone write, only to find them later after you’ve moved on from the affiliate campaign. Paying for the same task twice is even worse, but possible if you don’t stay organized with your affiliate marketing.
There are many steps you can take to ensure you are organized when it comes to affiliate marketing. This is just as important as finding the right keywords or purchasing the perfect domain name. Without organization, you may quickly find yourself running around in circles, doing things that have already been done or forgetting things that need to be completed.