I have been quite busy this week, so I thought I would let you know how things are going in the Dan Sumner camp.
At the end of last week I purchased an article submission program which I experimented with, then promptly refunded. The software itself worked pretty good, however the problem I found was with the article sites the software actually submitted your articles to. Of all 1200 article sites the software linked you with, only 160 were internet marketing related. Also, out of the 160 sites I submitted articles, only a handful actually had a decent page rank of 4 and above. This brought the submission sites actually worth submitting to down to about 12 sites, so rather than submitting to 12 sites (not including Ezine Articles and Go Articles) I decided to refund my hard earned $97. Sorry Article Marketing Robot, but it’s just not for me.
Back to manual submission it is with the big 5 (yes I know there are 6)
I had to register with Buzzle this week for an author’s position, so fingers crossed this will work out for me soon as an author. Becoming an Author is more of what I’m going to shoot for now due to the latest Google Panda update and the decrease in effective article marketing. But hey that’s another post all together (coming soon).
What’s Next on the Agenda?
This is where the title of this post actually comes into play. Am I taking on too much? I know in the past I have always said that you should not take on too much work for yourself due to information overload and the ability to get projects finished. Well what can I say; I’m not taking my own advice this time. I have 3 projects to manage and I think I’m doing quite well for the moment! I hope I didn’t speak too soon. Let’s take a look at what I have started this week.
Project Number 1
I completed the video tutorial list for PLR Monthly which is going to consist of 30 new video screen casts with Camtasia. These are planned for the next week or so, so hopefully I will be able to get them finished in time. There is still another 10 or so to add, which shouldn’t take long to complete as my Business partner Dave Nicholson is in charge of these (he works fast). I estimate the full update should take around two weeks to finish with a little luck.
Project Number 2
I mentioned I was creating a new product in a recent post. This product will be the second of the year so far next to the eBook Cycle. So far I have:
- Purchased the new domain name
- Ordered graphics
- Completed a free report
- Started the sales copy
I will be issuing the free report as a brandable report in the pre-launch phase. The sales page is half finished, however I may outsource this as I have 33 (up to now) video screen casts to create. I don’t have a deadline for this project yet but looking at the workload I would say not too long. I’m not holding myself accountable to any launch date yet, as I haven’t finalised my marketing plan.
Project Number 3
I started to update my Facebook like page, you should be able to see the widget on the right hand side of my blog now, so go and like it and come right back
I intend to interact via my Facebook page a lot more in the future, so stay tuned to the FB page for blog updates and stuff. Also if you just want a chat then go ahead post on the wall.
I will be updating the page the week progresses so stay tuned and see what I can turn it into.
Is There Room for Anymore?
Alongside my day to day tasks, such as help desk and emails, blog planning, research, the gym, my family and any others I find myself doing, I would say I’m as busy as I want to get. I still have structure for these projects and try not to bounce from one to the other too frequently. It’s the structured planning that makes managing 3 projects at once possible.
If you do find yourself in this position and feel a little out of your depth with things, try creating a plan of action for the coming week. Allocate certain times and days for each project and keep a note of where you are with each one. This will help you.
You may find that stopping one project and starting on another helps you relax a little and gives your head a little time away from frustration. I know the thought of making 33 screen casts over a 2 or 3 day period is not my idea of fun! The video creation side is great, it’s the cut and edit which takes the time and can be quite tedious. To combat this I will break it up with other tasks such as a blog post or a little blog edit which I still have to do.
Let me know your thoughts on your product creation strategies. Have you tried multiple projects? Would you want to? Let me know
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