When you first venture into the world of online business, the journey can be very exciting when you earn your first commission. But a single commission sale isn’t going to be enough for you to walk into your bosses office and say so long.
Yes, there will be a time where you can walk in to work one day and say I quit like this guy:
But before you call Steve Harvey, let’s learn how to manage your day job AND run your affiliate business at the same time without going insane! The following are some simple tips on How to Run Your Affiliate Business While Keeping Your Job.
Get an Affiliate Business Schedule
You have a work schedule right?
And I am guessing you probably live your life around that work schedule. So why not have an affiliate business schedule? It is extremely important to organize your online business with all the tasks that need to be done. From writing content to scheduling social media posts, make sure you have some sort of calendar or system to remind you of what needs to be done.
There are a plethora of tools available for this (Basecamp, CoShedule, G Suite by Google Cloud etc.), but a simple online calendar will do just fine.
Have an Awesome Office for Your Affiliate Business
Just like your job, you should have a dedicated business area so that you can get your work done.
Does this mean you need to run out and rent an office? Absolutely not! But find an area in your home or outside of your home such as a coffee shop or library where life won’t stumble in front of you. The last thing you want are distractions by people or excuses to get other things done before your online business.
It can be as simple as a corner on your couch, but let your family know that your affiliate business time is not to be interrupted.
Remove All Distractions and Shiny Objects
Now that you have a great physical space to work, it is time to remove all the distractions that would pull you away from your work. Things such your phone, instant messaging, live chats and various forms of shiny things that pop up on your computer.
One of the worst culprits is email and the notifications that come with them! Unless it is essential to your business, keep away from checking your email every few minutes. Don’t worry, those messages can wait until your affiliate marketing shift is done.
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Wicked Music and Awesome Headphones
This post has been brought to you by Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. I wrote this entire piece while listening to the entire album and loved every moment of it!
Similar to removing your distractions, I personally think it is wise to get a good playlist of music you like and listen to it while you work on your affiliate business. 90% of an affiliate marketing business involves writing, and plugging in with some decent headphones and a good set of music will help you achieve some great content.
Just like how music can pump you up for working out, music can calm you down and help you concentrate while writing.
Is it ironic that we come to the end of this post and Pink Floyd’s Money is playing on my headphones right now!? Love it.
Running an affiliate business has it’s awesome rewards and I personally love every moment of it. It takes a great amount of time and effort, but it is way better than working for someone else.
So, until you are able to kiss your day job goodbye, keep organized and implement these tips today!