There are 1,000 ways to invest your time every day as an internet marketer, you will never, ever run out of ways that you could improve what you are doing or expand what you are trying to accomplish. There are always more tools, methods, strategies, and avenues to explore than there are minutes in a day to even comprehend them.
Here are the top 4 time wasters I have seen in the internet marketing space:
- Trying to please everyone who emails you with feedback about your product. Yes, you should crowd source and innovate and pay attention to both negative and positive feedback but if you focus too much on tweaking your product or service forever you will miss the next big opportunity coming your way.
- Believe that more links are always better links. There is a lot that goes into SEO besides quantity of links nowadays to rank well so sit back and try to design your ideal link graph. How can you strategically gain links from the top 100 websites within your industry? Those links are typically worth more than 3,000 links that are from domains outside of your space.
- Thinking that by throwing money at a problem it will get solved. Cash can serve as a catalyst but it does not create solutions and often by doing things the hard way you learn how to do them efficiently and you see the extra benefits of the approach. This is hard to balance as your websites grow bigger, stronger, and more diverse in their nature but never forget when you started how you ran your whole marketing campaign on a shoestring budget. You can waste a lot of time by waiting for problems to be solved just because you have spent some money on them like everything else what you invest into something is what you will get out.
- Moving in too many directions at once. It is tempting to go after every opportunity we see but as a result we don’t do anything very efficiently. This is the #1 time waster in the internet marketing, never be working on more than 5 priorities and always know what your #1 and #2 goals are so you can focus on those first every single day when you start working.