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Affiliate Marketing – Dealing With 3 Time Thieves
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I have only been seriously involved with affiliate marketing for a few months now, learning, applying and developing techniques for marketing. I planned to embark on this experience with no investment or unrealistic expectations, in turn, keeping it as simple as possible. Since I was really just starting, I didn't want to overload myself, spreading myself too thin working on web site, seo, social networking, article marketing and the list goes on. My approach was simple. Learn and develop my own technique, improve it and profit from it, then move on to the next avenue of opportunity.

I have put all my initial time into article marketing, seeing it as an opportunity to share experience and knowledge, oh, and completely free. I created a landing page on squidoo and started my article writing campaign back in March. A lot of time initially went into research, figuring out what I knew about and developing my own writing style.

But in those few months, I have watched myself fall victim to common time distractions and lose valuable time to work. The following three time thieves have struck me so often, I have learned to work around them and become more productive.

Family: I love my family to the end of the world, don't get me wrong. And that caring is exactly why I can't ignore them when they request something. And they always request when I am on the computer trying to complete a thought. They know, somehow, to get you just at the right moment...Dad! Lost my train of thought...

I found myself unable to work on my article writing campaign while I was in the living room, my wife and children watching tv, so I sacrificed. I now get up at 3 in the morning to write. I actually work 3:30-5:30, when I get ready for my 7-4 job. The morning gives me peaceful time to concentrate and I don't take time away from the family when I am available.

Info overload from the inter-net: You can spend a lot of time looking through useless information on the inter-net. I have found myself getting lost while researching for an article or looking at other sites, not completing the goals I had set for myself.

There wasn't much I could do but work on my self-discipline. I write articles certain mornings, not even opening up my browser, keeping on task for that morning. Other mornings, I will only research and explore sites. This frees me of the guilt of losing track of time and disappointing myself.

Article and blog sites themselves: When I first started article marketing, I began writing all my articles on the sites themselves. I would keep a couple drafts going at any given time, allowing me to ad thoughts as they may come to me. Until I started losing drafts and articles even as I wrote! Nothing was more frustrating then writing a whole article only to have the article disappear right before my eyes. Even the coding they have still messes with my lay-out.

I began writing and saving my articles in my own documents. I use LibreOffice and haven't had a problem since. I just cut and paste from my documents to the article sites. I still have issues with the lay out from time and time, but I have a copy and don't need to save it on the article site. I just don't publish it and start fresh.

There are so many ways to lose track of time when writing articles. But with as many ways of losing time, there seems to be just as many ways around these time thieves. When first starting an article campaign, remember it takes time to learn and develop a style. But discipline yourself and be honest as to what may steal your time. Only then will you be able to address it.

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