The most important thing I have learned about ‘making money online’ is that it’s not a sprint.
It’s a marathon!
If you work hard today making $100-$300 but slack off the next day, it means you have no plan to follow.
When I began dabbling in the internet marketing, I didn’t have a clear picture either. I didn’t know how to start or what to do. Moreover, I only had 1 hour per day to invest into my learning and testing different strategies online. I only had 60 minutes in morning, and I had to use this time in a smart way.
If you want to learn more why I started with an hour a day and how I managed to succeed in making money online, read about me and my long journey to the internet wealthy lifestyle
In today’s post I just want to outline my 1 hour time-management system that I used successfully in the past. I want to share my experience, so you could start using my method by yourself right now and replicate my success.
Of course, if you have more hours to spare per day, you will be able to make even more progress and it will be faster. But one hour is totally possible for everyone. What most marketers achieve in 8 hour workdays, you will be able to achieve the same results in only 60 minutes of discipline and dedication.
My strategy is very simple and it consist of 3 elements. I name it a ‘G-F-D‘ method that stands for :
Here’s a brief overview of how this system works, and why it works so well.
1. Know you goals
So the first step is setting up a goal. Get a piece of paper and a pen. Write down your goals and expectations. Don’t use a computer or a phone. Just write on a paper. I can tell you from experience, when writing you are getting more committed and more likely to follow through.
Define what you want. Then split everything into small manageable steps, so you could do each task within 1 hour sitting.
For example, if your goal is getting 100K visitors to your blog, you need to plan ahead the following tasks:
– research and analyze content
– make a list of topics to write about
– testing headlines for better click through rates
– write blog posts, product reviews, testimonials
– share your content on social media platforms
– re-purposing your content, etc..
If SEO is your current goal, then you might include the following steps into your daily plan:
– do keywords research
– content optimization
– build high quality backlinks
– analyze competition, etc…
One more example is a list-building routine:
– write follow-up messages
– optimize subject lines to increase your ‘opens’ rate
– rewrite a copy for better click-through rate
– create a free report
– do a split test on multiple landing pages
– buy a solo ad to get traffic
– clean up your list, etc…
In other words, you need to know your goal before your start planning out each step. Then schedule time for that step every single day.
2. Focus on ONE task or making money strategy
You’ll be amazed at the results you get when you focus on ONE SINGLE activity for just one hour a day.
Just approach one task with your laser focus and keep on doing it until it’s completely done.
If you try to master everything, you won’t be good at anything or be able to start making money online within an hour per day.
For example, you can use 1 hour to write your follow-up messages and clean up your list on Monday. The next day, you may spend time on buying solo ads and doing a split test for better return on investment. On Wednesday you plan to write a report and buy more traffic, and so on.
Whatever it is, you need to focus on a single task only. One problem – one solution.
If you want more examples, here’s my article and video on How to Write a Blog Post in 1 Hour.
3. Discipline is your bridge between goals and accomplishment
No excuses. No distractions. Do it every single day. Consistency is really one of the top aspects to your success and doing things the right way on a daily basis is going to determine whether or not you’re successful.
One of the most effective ways to accomplishing your goal is through focusing your mind on the awesome results which will benefit your life.
For example, if your goal is $10K per monthly income from your blog, then you are likely to take steps to help you achieve that level. As a result, you will probably start focusing on writing a top quality content and stay away from watching videos on YouTube, browsing Facebook, checking emails, and reading news.
In conclusion I want to tell you that your time is the most valuable asset in your life. Invest that hour into one single strategy with all your dedication and discipline without allowing yourself to get distracted, and you will start making money online quickly and easily.