Fourth quarter is almost upon us – can you believe it? The end of the calendar year always seems to sneak up and take us all by surprise. It is a whirlwind of planning – planning for parties, planning schedules, planning gifts, planning work, planning vacation, everything is planned!
For Affiliate Marketers, this time of year can be pretty stressful because is it the most profitable season. That means, all your ducks need to be in a row! It is crucial to be fully prepared for the fourth quarter and being organized is half the battle. We’ve got some organizational resources & tips to make sure that your Q4 is not only profitable, but also enjoyable!
Digital Schedulers & Planners
Every successful blogger has some sort of scheduler, planner or somewhere that they write down a plan of action for the next week, month or quarter. Even just a spot for ideas or topics is helpful. At the very least, bloggers are aware of holidays. The fourth quarter gets really hectic and crazy between all the holiday parties, the ramp up for Black Friday/Cyber Monday and just life’s general busyness. No one ever complained about being TOO organized. If you don’t already have an online organizational system for dates, ideas, brainstorming sessions, then look no further! We got some online tools for you.
Physical Schedulers & Planners
Some people just don’t like online planners or use a combination of both, like yours truly. I don’t know why, but I love being able to physically write things down and better yet is that amazing feeling of satisfaction that you get after crossing it off your to-do list. So for all of you old school planners out there, these are for you!
And don’t forget…a new year is coming soon! Have you picked out your 2017 planner yet?
Blog Post Inpsiration
Blogging is hard work and takes a lot of creativity. Let’s be real, sometimes bloggers are fresh out of creativity. Topics and titles are difficult to decide on and so you stare at your blank wordpress page, hoping that something, anything, will come to mind. Don’t just sit there, do something about it! There are TONS of resources to help you brainstorm, give you ideas for a blog post series and get you out of your rut.
Other Organizational Tools:
Organization will definitely help you out in the long run, so find what works for you. Maybe you need a time restriction, a chatting platform for your team or a killer email newsletter provider. Here are some resources to get you started or to get the wheels turning. Enjoy!