22 Quick Tasks that Increase Internet Income

Quick Tasks that Increase Internet IncomeWe’ve all been there…

You have a little bit of time to work on an Internet business.

Not enough to get “real work” done.

But a few spare moments you’d like to use wisely.

What should you do?

My advice is to focus on quick tasks that get results. Put simply, work on mini-projects that advance an Internet business which don’t take long to complete.

With this post, you’ll learn to maximize those small blocks of times. Specifically, I’ll detail how to turn a few spare moments into an activity that produces real income. To make things easy, I’ve broken it down into two sections:

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Information Overload? YOUR Blueprint for Turning Information into Action

Information

It’s the cornerstone of any successful Internet business. We all need information to learn what techniques are currently working.  Without it; you’ll get left behind.

Odds are you’re in the information business.   It doesn’t matter if you’re a blogger, affiliate marketer, product owner, or complete newbie; your Internet business is based on information.  The question is how to synthesize information without wasting a lot of time.

The Trap of Too-Much Information

Like I said in the article about fighting overwhelm it’s easy to get caught in the information overload trap.  We all want to succeed.  And sometimes it seems like the best way to do it is to read everything that pertains to Internet marketing.

How to Fight Information OverloadToo much information can be a bad thing.  It’s one of those creative excuses we all make for why we can’t more forward with a project.  Often it’s easier to say you’re learning about a technique than it is to try it and make mistakes.  If you let it… information overload will cause paralysis by analysis.

So what’s my point?

It’s simple.  While information is important, it’s also an area where people waste a lot of time.  Today I’d like to talk about my method for synthesizing information and taking action.

What I’m about to discuss is important because it teaches the exact steps to become a mini-expert in any topic.  After this post you’ll be able to learn ANY new concept and immediately apply it to your Internet business.

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How to Chain an Elephant: Breaking the Shackles We’ve Placed on Ourselves

It’s been awhile since I’ve published a guest post.  So I’m really excited about today’s post from Danny Iny who runs a marketing training program site.  Here he talks about an important lesson that can increase your motivation.  I’ve found it’s hard to achieve success when you don’t have the proper mindset.  So check out Danny’s article and learn a simple way to accomplish more with your Internet business.

Elephants are pretty powerful creatures.

They weigh in at as much as 24,000 pounds, and stand as high as thirteen feet tall.

Their trunks are agile enough to pick up a single blade of grass, and strong enough to rip branches off of a tree.

Despite their enormous power, elephants can be chained. It doesn’t seem to make sense – what chain is strong enough to hold an elephant who struggles to break it?

The answer is a small one: a small chain fastened to a metal collar around the elephant’s foot is attached to a wooden peg nailed into the ground. This holds the elephant so strongly that it doesn’t ever struggle to break free.

There is an elephant inside each of us – an inspired being of enormous power and capability. And just like the elephants that we might see in a circus, our internal elephants are also put in chains.

How does this happen?

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How to Fight Feeling Overwhelmed with Internet Marketing

There are a lot of obstacles to achieving the Internet lifestyle.  Sometimes it seems like you move one step forward only to get pushed back two.  In the seven years I’ve had an online business, I’ve seen countless people give up on their dreams of Internet success.

Why?

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Sherlock Holmes on How to Overcome Internet Business Failure

Sherlock Holmes.

We’ve all heard the name before.  A legendary character from dozens of books, Holmes could untangle any mystery and discover the truth.   From the Hound of the Baskervilles to his battle of wits with Professor Moriarty, Sherlock was always one step ahead.

Sherlock Holmes Internet MarketerRecently I wondered what Sherlock would do if he were alive in 2011.  Seeing that C.S.I. dominates the “detective” market, he might need a job.  I’d like to imagine that he’d be a fairly good business consultant because he’s great at overcoming complex challenges.

With that in mind, here’s how Sherlock Holmes would solve the many “failures” Internet business owners experience on a regular basis.  To make things interesting, he’s going to answer questions in the Dear Abby style.

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Always Overindulging? Go on a Low Information Diet

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When I was a kid, my dad read the newspaper every single morning. He wanted to be up to date with what was going on in the world. These days, actual paper newspapers are nearly obsolete, but news and information is everywhere you turn.

Google, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, text messages, RSS feeds, magazines, billboards, television, radio … aaaagh! If you seriously try to pay attention to it all, it’s enough to make your head spin and drive you insane. That’s why I recommend following a low information diet.

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42 Internet Lifestyle Success Habits to Develop in 2011

It’s 2011.  We now have a fresh start on a brand new year.  Perhaps this year you’ll finally build that Internet business that earns a full-time income.  If you’re already successful online, maybe you’ll learn how to enjoy life more.

No matter what your goals are for 2011, I feel you can achieve them by doing specific things every day.  Specifically I recommend developing 42 “Internet lifestyle” habits in the next year:

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Quick and Easy Explanation of Dreamlining

Time to Dream Big for your Future

First things first—Happy New Year! If you’re like most people out there, you’ve got a few resolutions in mind for 2011. Things you’re finally going to do once and for all or things you’re going to stop doing once and for all. Whatever it is you’re planning, my advice to you is break out a pad and pen and start writing those resolutions down. Until you get your ideas down on paper, they’re not goals—they’re wishes. Most wishes do nothing more than float around in the air without ever being granted.

Speaking of goals and wishes, today I’m going to discuss dreamlining. The principle is explained in depth by Tim Ferriss in his book The Four Hour Work Week, but—lucky for you!— I’m going to give everyone an abbreviated version of dreamlining right here and now.

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5 Sentences To Freedom (or How To Start Living Outside Of The Inbox)

Today, I’d like to do something a little different.  One of my favorite destinations is Karol’s Ridiculously Extraordinary blog.  The other day, I read his post about a technique he uses for email management.  I thought it was great and I wanted to mention it in my Sunday series.  But I also noticed his link that simply said this: Steal this Blog.

Basically Karol has no copyright on his material.  He allows you to reuse it – Even completely rip off his stuff.  Now, there’s no way I’d plagiarize the hard work of others, but I thought this is a pretty ingenious idea.  So today I’m going to include Karol’s article about minimalizing your email correspondence.  This is definitely something I’m going to apply in my own life…

I’ve written about sending short, succinct e-mails in the past (Fear of Competition Is Bullshit), but I’ve never delved deeper into the subject.

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The Art of Completing Internet Marketing Projects

Completing projects is a major challenge for Internet marketers.  If you’re like most people, your “to-do list” is way longer than your to-done list.

I used to have a lot of trouble with finishing my online business projects.  What finally worked was a combination of ideas I learned from the Getting Things Done book and a few pointers from my dad.

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7 Advantages of Running an Online Business

It’s sad but it’s true: most of the people I know don’t like their jobs. In fact, I have a few friends who actually claim they hate their jobs. I’m proud to be an exception to the rule—I love what I do for a living. As you probably already know, my primary business is affiliate marketing and I firmly believe 100% that it’s a great work option for anyone out there who wants to run their own online business.

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