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Daily Actions

Turn Productive Actions Into Success HABITS...

Since reading "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill about 10 years ago I've been interested in the whole idea that people become what they consistently think about.

And as I update this page (Feb 2018) and review my previous ideas (further down this page) I realize that I've yet to master the skill of focusing my attention for anything longer than a few minutes (:

I've lacked FOCUS.

But it also dawns on me that during this period I've concentrated consistent effort on improving my attitude, diet and fitness. A flip side that see's me with great relationships, living pretty much stress free, and therefore healthier and happier than ever before.

But my goal is to free Susanne from her job πŸ™‚

Meaning I MUST kick my easy come easy go attitude to money and start to help more people (more I help more I earn).

So I'm modifying my daily habits to add a couple of mindset conditioning elements that will help me focus on helping more people.

So my typical day now looks like:-

Get up 5am sharp - Bathroom business

Exercise - Sprinting on the spot (weird I know but I love it) 20+ press-ups. If not feeling it I'll stop at this point, but usually I'll go on to do about 10 minutes more weights and stretches to finish. I 100% believe this has a placebo effect, and that I get way more benefit from what I realise is a tiny effort because of my attitude (I just BELIEVE that this ritual builds my wellness a little each day).

I then hydrate and listen to Earl Nightingales "The Strangest Secret" whilst reviewing my goal (I've even printed it out and carry it with me for consistent review during the day). This is one of my new mind conditioning habits I'm creating that I believe works.

As I listen I sit with a pad and paper in front of me as since doing this my idea creation has gone off the scale. So now I jot them down on paper so I don't loose them for review later (many I discard, but some I use).

Then it's off to work.

After work my second mind conditioning habit is meditation. This is brand new for me and so far feels like serious napping, but I'm determined to improve.

The video below is Dr Joe Dispenza who for me adds science to the 'you literally become what you think about' law...

Alternately I've been testing Tony Robbins priming meditation which is way faster...


I then have a clear hour for working on my business before going on to prepare our evening meal. 

As a minimum I want to complete one task daily that takes me towards my goal (freeing Susanne from work). After completing a number of  set-up  tasks most of my efforts are going to fall under traffic generation and prospect follow-up activities.

Daily Business Actions Menu

Business Objectives 

  1. Generate Traffic
  2. Build List
  3. Add Value
  4. Earn Money
  5. Scale

Action

  1. Do at least one of the following...
    * Create 1 piece of content with clear intent
    * Post it (website, YouTube, Facebook other)
    * Broadcast to email subscribers
    * Write and post advert
    * Buy solo add
  2. Track everything. 
  3. Review and revise based on results, personal feedback and tracking and conversion stats.

So in summary outside of daily 'life' responsibilities I want to habitualise daily exercise, daily learning / inspiration (currently meditation), mindset conditioning and business development actions.

The simple idea is that the more I improve myself through learning and doing the better I can serve others.

So my business is to test drive popular worthy make money online systems and create case studies that people can follow if they're interested.

Check my case studies below...

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The rest of the page are my previous Daily Action Plan ideas...

I've left them for 2 reasons

  1. Interesting for me to see the changes I've made
  2. Not to risk the Google ranking this page has for some of the keywords πŸ™‚

Affiliate Marketing Daily Action Plan 2.0


daily action planning link between dreaming and doing

The idea here is to build habits...

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Good habits that take you towards your goals.​

To be crystal clear this is my affiliate marketing daily action plan for my online business only.

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I also now incorporate daily ''good' habits targeted toward my personal and relationship health (not covered in this guide... but can be... let me know in the comments below if you want this stuff).

So by this stage we've decided on affiliate marketing as our proven strategy to achieve (fill in your motivating goal here).

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Next we need to set off on our journey towards our goal by forming GREAT habits, or put another way proven, efficient daily actions.

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This is about process and routine... sorry it's not very sexy.​

Rich Schefren ex management consultant, turned Internet Marketing Guru (in a good way) always quotes his mentor as telling him...

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"To succeed you MUST focus a minimum of 80% of your productive time on SALES and MARKETING".

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Sounds like pretty good advice to me... what do you think?

So for us affiliates this boils down to the selling of clicks. Clicks on our unique affiliate links that take people to products and services that they can purchase and earn us commissions in the process.

Our affiliate links are usually contained within 'content'.

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Content can be blog posts, adverts, video's, articles, banners, pdf documents, and even off line content such as newspaper articles / adverts.

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There are many ways affiliates can go about selling clicks on their commission earning affiliate links.​

Example Action Plan For Affiliate Marketers


OK; to recap our success depends on us having a goal that truly motivates us, and then creating a daily schedule that moves us towards our goal until we hit it.

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A minimum of 80% of our work time should focus on the selling and marketing of our affiliate links contained within our 'content'.​

The example is going to assume that like me you are also learning how to do affiliate marketing, and that you have a job or other significant responsibilities.

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Point being affiliate marketing is likely a spare-time activity... at least to start with.​

There are many forms of affiliate marketing, and many different strategies you could implement.

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Personally I learned affiliate marketing from Wealthy Affiliate (WA), which teaches how to create a website and  'quality content that get's free traffic from search engines and inspires people to click on the links. ​

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My personal goal is to create a 'lifestyle' affiliate marketing business, that funds my retirement (53 next B day).

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This business has to leverage automated systems to make it very hands off, and be 'fun' for me to build and maintain.

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I really do not want to create a business that requires a large time investment after the initial set-up.

Though WA trains affiliate marketing in a step by step format, it's really a core set of must do activities supported by a raft of optional steps you can take depending on your specific preferences.

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For me this results in the core activities (create content, publish it on a website, promote it across a minimum set of social media sites) plus a few actions that act to accelerate and amplify my efforts (also taught at WA but optional... more on these later).​

As my commission earning affiliate links are contained in 'content' it seems logical that my actions should focus on creating as much content as possible.

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Though creating a lot of content based upon solid keyword research is a proven strategy for making great money as an affiliate​, I personally don't find it easy to be constantly creating fresh content.

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So my personal preference is for less keyword research and content generation, and more focus on content performance and improvement (conversion).

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Meaning I'll prefer to create a piece of content and continue to revise and improve it over time, using free tools like Google analytics, and premium tools such as the Thrive theme and plugins that I use on this site.

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I don't believe this is the most lucrative path, but enjoyment is a major part of my goal... money isn't everything.​

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WA also teaches acceleration and amplification techniques which again is more me...

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By acceleration I mean using paid advertising traffic rather than waiting for the search engines to rank my content and then send me visitors​.

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Paid traffic is 'instant' and done correctly can result in faster profits than search engine optimization​.

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WA also teaches email marketing which is a great amplifier to my business (or will be I hope... still learning this :)​. By collecting visitor emails I can potentially build a better relationship with people, which improves my conversion percentages.

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If there's one thing I've learnt from the successful folks from WA, it's that no two peoples businesses are identical. It's all about finding your approach from within the proven framework.​

Finally here's my affiliate marketing daily action plan... really more a menu of activities that that I choose from depending upon my available time and how I feel.

My wealthy affiliate daily action plan - top motivation

My plan is 1 page A4 created in Microsoft word. The image above is the top of the page which contains all the motivational stuff...

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My main goal written as if I've already achieved it.​

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And pictures of my family that combined with my goal help keep me motivated to do the following...​

affiliate marketing daily action plan core activities

These are my core activities that make me money...


'Mega' content is my name for the content I create that I intend to continue to update and over time.

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The bracketed terms are my reminders to make sure the content has...​

  • MWR = Most Wanted Response (could be affiliate link click or email optin)
  • 'Missing' is to prompt me to consider leaving something out of the main content in order to create an incentive that includes the missing item. A content upgrade if you like.
  • Viralize is a made up word to prompt me to think of ways to add in 'share or tweet' incentives to help the content become self promoting (this is something I plan to learn and add into my content).

SEO content is secondary content that might represent an easy win 'low hanging fruit' keyword that I think is worth creating content for.

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​Or, it could be content created purely to provide an internal link to more important mega content. This helps the mega content rank better in search engines to a small degree.

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Email content will become increasingly important as I build my lists, and develop email marketing skills. ​When I learn to do this right email marketing will increase my conversions and profitability considerably.

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Advertising using PPC can be a fast way to test things out, and make fast profits. The other great thing about finding profitable PPC keywords is that once you do and you have everything set up (the advert, landing page and offer) these keywords can make you money for as long as you pay for the advert... a very passive form of income.

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I've created a free training program on how to create these "Passive Affiliate Profit Streams" which also hooks you up with a free $100 Bing Voucher so you can see for yourself risk free...

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Get Passive Affiliate Profit Streams Here...​

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Conversion is about continuous improvement through using Google analytics and the Thrive Leads Plugin to split test content ideas to steady improve the performance of the site over time.

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I've got a lot to learn on this subject but will be writing more on it in the future.

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Affiliate Marketing Daily Action Plan support activities

These are the supporting activities which on there own don't make me any money.

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For example spending time learning how to do something doesn't earn me anything unless I implement it.

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Within the WA community there is a very strong share and help each other ethos. In the current SEO environment having comments and interaction (you replying to comments) is seen very favorably by Google, therefore I'm trying to form the habit of commenting daily on at least two WA members blogs.

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This enables me to get comments in return which helps my posts and pages in terms of search engine optimization and encouraging visitors to comment.

In summary my affiliate marketing daily action plan is really a menu for me to pick activities depending on my circumstance...

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Meaning after work I'm usually terrible at creative tasks like content creation, but can do stuff like blog commenting and add optimization tasks.​

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When first starting out your menu is likely to be more of a 50:50 split between learning and implementing, but be careful to ensure that taking actions that lead towards your goals are always​ your highest priority.

Affiliate Marketers need blinkers to keep their focus, a good daily action schedule is the nearest thing to affiliate blinkers

For me my daily action plan helps me focus. In what  must be the most distracting business in the world I would advise you on creating your own daily action plans to keep you moving towards your goals.

Wow! Thanks for sticking with me to the end.

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If you have any questions or have used any similar tactics yourself please share in the comments below...​

Though far from a marketing expert I do make a modest growing monthly passive income from affiliate marketing. You can too.

No great skills are required to copy and EXCEED my achievements...

Daily Action Plan Version 1.0


NOTE: This is my original post created in Aug 2014 when starting this journey...

This page is going to track the evolution of my daily actions over time.

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Early stages of this site it’s all going to be about content creation.

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But as the site matures I expect my focus will shift slightly from content creation in favour of telling people about it or various forms of online promotion (social media, article marketing, forums, video, and possibly others).

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Also a lot of time will be invested into the learning as we go approach.

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The objective of the page is to share what actions I take on a daily basis for my business and see how and if that changes over time.

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It would be nice to think that it may help others who are also travelling this path…

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The Objectives Of A Daily Action Plan for me this is described by the following words…

  • Clarity
  • Inspiration
  • Accountability
daily planning are the habitual steps on your map to success

Like following a map, I believe reaching your destination (in this case a successful website) can be realised by following the steps taken by others that have achieved a similar objective.

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The objective of my daily action plan is to keep me habitually taking the steps on the path to success.

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So my daily actions must support my strategy for building a long term authority website based upon creating and promoting quality content relating to making money online the Wealthy Affiliate way.

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I mention accountability above and want to emphasise that creating this site was my way of holding myself accountable for the actions I take.

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In effect I’ve told the world I’m going to make this site successful, no excuses, only results!

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My Daily Action Plan (Revision 1 8th August 2014)

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1. Create at least one piece of content that can be used on this website. This can be a post, page, video, podcast, pdf.

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2. Tell people about it. Meaning share this content on Google +, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest.

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3. Follow Wealthy Affiliate training and accomplish set tasks.

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Prior to the 8th I have not been sharing my content, as the early tasks are mostly about setting up the website and getting in the habit of creating content.

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Over the last few days I’ve set up a YouTube channel, Facebook page, added This site into Google +, and set up a Pinterest account.

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I have chosen not to share on Twitter.

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11th August update – changed my mind on twitter!

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@The WAChallenge

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I’ll add a lot more detail into this page as I go along.

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13th August 2014 Update – Have also set myself the objective of commenting on at least three peoples posts within the WA community.

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