I’m always on the lookout to find new ways to increase my productivity. I’ve experimented with a bunch of different techniques, some have worked, some haven’t. What works for others doesn’t work for me and what works for me doesn’t work for others, everyone is different.

This little technique I picked up from a random forum on the internet or a blog post, (can’t remember). I’ve been trying it out for the last few days and it’s definitely a powerful technique if implemented right!

You see, a large reason for the continuous successes of affiliates that work full-time is due to the fact that they constantly try new things. If something doesn’t work, they’ll try it again, this time changing their approach. It may be the 30th time they hit gold but they’ll definitely get there in time as they continually work on refine their process.

People that DON’T make it will try something for a short while and give up, not because it didn’t work but because they lost interest. You need to be able to push yourself to a point where you complete the process from A to B even if it’s imperfect and THEN take a look back and see where you went wrong. Remember, always keep moving forward.

The technique I’ve been using is related to the above. It’s easy to do what you’re comfortable with. For a long time I would just make blog after blog and post out articles and then switch to another blog because I wasn’t getting any traffic/traction. I never bothered to stop, reflect, realise that I sucked at marketing and focus on that. When I DID do that, everything changed.

The technique is to try one new thing every day. And to PRIORITISE this. This is the first thing you do, before you do your blog post or set up your ads, etc. For about 2 full weeks now I’ve had a few things on my ‘to-do’ list that have just been pending. Mostly due to me doing all the other stuff that I’m comfortable with first that require my business to run smoothly and then thinking I’ll work on these things. Doing things in reverse where you do the ‘maintenance activities’ AFTER the experimental ones, you’ll notice your body will force you to do the ‘maintenance activities’ anyway since it knows that they NEED to be done.

I wanted to open some random Instagram accounts and try build them up in random niches. i opened up 5 yesterday.

I needed to publish another kindle book to the store which has been pending for ages. I got that done today.

It seems to be working for me. From now on, I’ll work on one experimental task like the above first and then work on my maintenance activities like blog posting, launching campaigns, etc. This way, I ensure I’m learning a lot, opening myself up for new opportunities and still maintaining my current business model. Try it out and see if it works for you!

– Mateen


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