Affiliate Internet Marketing – Getting Organized

Its Time To Get Organized!

If you’ve decided to embark on the rewarding journey of becoming an affiliate marketer, you will probably feel a rush of excitement as various product and website ideas occupy your thoughts each day. Affiliate internet marketing

While this type of creative inspiration is invaluable, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by not only your own ideas but also by the vast amounts of information you’ll receive. To make the most of any affiliate internet marketing course, it is very important to balance out your formal education with practical application of new concepts learned. The best advice I can offer here is that a little bit of organization can definitely go a long way!

Getting organized with your affiliate internet marketing education may involve some or all of the following tasks:

  • Setting up a daily or weekly routine for both theory and practice
  • Attending webinars or catching up on recordings
  • Tracking your progress
  • Finding suitable affiliate products
  • Creating a schedule of marketing activities to implement
  • Managing various account login details, passwords and affiliate links
  • Business administration tasks

We will explore a few of these tasks in greater below.


Creating a Routine

When you’re starting out, it may be hard to know how much time to allocate to each of the tasks above. My advice would be to set up a work plan anyway and fine tune it as you go. One suggestion you could try is to allocate 50% of your available time to study/education and the other 50% to practical application. For example, if you have 90 minutes to spare each evening after work, you would allocate your time as follows:

– 45 minutes: study/education (eg. webinars, reading course notes, revising)

– 45 minutes: practical (eg. article writing, research, signing up for affiliate programs etc)


Tracking Your Progress

A good internet marketing course should start you off with a comprehensive guide for beginners and if you set up a consistent daily routine, you should be up and running in no time, right? Well, this sounds right in theory but it rarely happens that smoothly. There is a small element of “life” getting in the way which can disrupt your routine and throw you off course if you’re not prepared.

One of the practical ways around this is to keep a blog journal where you can record your progress and schedule future activities. I keep a blog journal where I make notes in four sections:Blog journal

  1. General notes: record activities completed and create to- do lists
  2. Hints & Tips: general tips and shortcuts
  3. Webinar notes: lecture-style notes from webinars you attend
  4. Future study: concepts that you will park for a future date


Managing Accounts & Passwords

Even the most organized internet marketer can become inundated with the number of accounts that you’ll acquire over time. A good way to manage a large number of login details and passwords is to set up an Account Register. This is simply a spreadsheet where you can store your various account details, passwords and related email addresses/websites. It’s also handy to upload this to Google Documents so that you can access it anywhere and if anything happens to your computer, your details won’t be lost.

You are invited to download a free copy of my Account Register Template.


By implementing some of the ideas mentioned above, you should be well on your way to becoming organized, allowing you to make steady progress on your affiliate internet marketing journey.

Please share your own tips or experiences by leaving a comment below.

Wishing you abundance and prosperity,

Caroline Labour

20 Comments

  1. Lisa Wood says:

    Hello Caroline,

    Great tips you have on affiliate marketing. I have so many different accounts, twiiter accounts, gmail accounts, websites that I sometimes feel like there are never enough hours in the day to get it all done!! I like how you split the time up 🙂

    Cheers
    Lisa
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  2. John Davis says:

    Hi Caroline,
    The passwords and accounts can create problems. Currently have two password books which need to be reduced to one. This article will push me toward that end.

  3. Hi John,
    There’s nothing like a timely reminder to organize those login details! Thanks for your feedback.

    Caroline

  4. Time is certainly a valuable resource in affiliate internet marketing. There’s just so much information out there that it can be a bit of analysis paralysis. Allocate your time effectively and get set yourself ‘leisure’ rewards. e.g ‘If I complete this piece of writing, I’ll be able to check Facebook’ – but don’t check Facebook before it’s done.
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  5. Hi Caroline, thanks for your affiliate internet marketing tips, I particularly took note of allocating time and creating a routine. I find myself wondering off on a tangent and sometimes get distracted from what I am meant to be doing. Writing down activities is a great way not to lose focus.
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  6. JamestheJust says:

    Couldn’t agree more with your post. I’m new here, and wanted to add that LastPass (or Roboform if you must) are great at keeping your PW’s organized, and if you do article marketing – you can keep your author accounts separate easier.

    I don’t recommend just 1.5 hours a day, though…but then again, it all depends on your availability and outsource budget. I’ve churned out hours online and made progress only when working beyond what was otherwise reasonable, though I don’t recommend it as a long-term solution.
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  7. Kerry Lea says:

    Hi Caroline,

    Thanks for the good advise. I need to get organised and get into a routine I like your 50-50 suggestion. When it comes to user names I stick to the same one where possible. My passwords are all the same.

  8. I am so happy to know that other people have the same problems with getting organized when internet marketing. Like you said, there is so much information out there it is sometimes hard to know what to do next. Thanks for the spreadsheet to put our login details in.
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  9. Mario says:

    Hi Caroline
    Although I am a teacher, I find it so hard to get myself organised to do this blogging. Maybe because this is something new to me and a real challenge. Well I now have some ideas from your post, which I can use. Thank you for the insight.
    Lovely to read, well done
    God Bless

  10. Peter says:

    the worst thing is that every site has its own rules for password…sometimes they require numbers or minimum characters. does anyone have any experience with the softwares that saves passwords and also create them? thx
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  11. Marivic says:

    Hello Caroline

    Thank you for sharing your getting organized tips. It surely save me lots of time to do other task in hand. Being organize is really important to make you a better affiliate.
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  12. Shahanne says:

    Yes I agree, for me when i creating account i usually use with same password, that’s why i never forgot anything of my account.
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  13. TAm-TAm says:

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  14. conan0506 says:

    I find myself wondering off on a tangent and sometimes get distracted from what I am meant to be doing. | 😛
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  15. Catalina says:

    It’s also handy to upload this to Google Documents so that you can access it anywhere and if anything happens to your computer, your details won’t be lost.
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  16. slumdunk0506 says:

    Great tips you have on affiliate marketing. I have so many different accounts, Twiiter accounts, Gmail accounts, websites that I sometimes feel like there are never enough hours in the day to get it all done!! | 😛
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  17. malunggay56 says:

    I am so happy to know that other people have the same problems with getting organized when internet marketing. | 😛
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  18. superMan56 says:

    I need to get organized and get into a routine I like your 50-50 suggestion. When it comes to user names I stick to the same one where possible. My passwords are all the same. | 😛
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