I don’t know if I shared this before, but maybe I have.. I honestly can’t remember. I believe I have ADHD. My mind is always racing, I have a billion plus one ideas, and when I start to do something; in the middle of it I’ll get a new idea and I’ll jump and do that. Then forget what I was doing before it.
In affiliate marketing, working for ourselves we’re pretty much free to do whatever the hell we want. We can work 30 minutes, then go out for a run, come back work some more. Hop down to the coffee shop grab a starbucks, whatever.
To launch campaigns, we gotta plan, we gotta spy, we have to talk to CPA reps, we have to setup tracker, we have to get all the landing pages together, we need to setup on the traffic source. Shit we need to do so much, if you suffer with ADHD or something where you lose focus – launching a campaign can become a HUGE chore.
What I read on QUORA over a year ago, and have been using ever since has helped me stay ‘grounded’ so I get shit done, even though there’s soo many distractions (like let me tell you one… while talking to the rep, about what offer to run in geo X, he might mention they are doing well in this one, so then i’d jump to see what kind of ads and landers people are running, totally getting off track).
This method I’ve read on quora, is getting an empty piece of paper (I use A4 format) and writing your todo list on it with a pen. #1) Upload Banners&Landers campaign from fiverr that the twinad chicks made #2) See if the ad I’ve setup yesterday on FB is approved for sweeps.. 3) Find an old database of email lists from 5 years ago and see if we can use it somehow .. etc etc etc.
If i get off track, I have my trusty white piece of paper with my list on it, right in front of me. And I can continue with all the sub-tasks needed in it.
Before using this method with success, I tried using WRIKE to stay organized. I tried using TRELLO (which we use for my team, because I have a trusty project manager that is an organizational “Doctor”) .. but for me personally none of this shit worked because I forgot to use them.
Anyway, try this tip if you too experience problems with focus and getting things done effectively.