However, on the side, I am also an affiliate marketer, and this is really where this sneaky little trick comes in handy.
As an affiliate marketer, having things ready to go within a very short time frame is essential to managing your time value. And one of the lengthy tasks that I (used to) undertake is the installation of a WordPress blog when it comes time to create a new affiliate site. The only problem here is that I like to keep my finger on the pulse, and work on the developmental side of things, so in essence, creating a WordPress blog takes me away from that.
So, lets look into it. How long does it take to install a WordPress blog? If you have fantastic installed, it takes 3 minutes to install, plus an additional 30 to 45 minutes to set up the plugins, and install the theme that you would like to use. If you are a successful affiliate marketer, this could be money down the drain, and as it happens, I reduce this down into a simple 10 minute task that I can easily outsource. Let me guide you through this.
Some time ago, I installed WordPress for another site that I run, and a handful of plugins. Now, to get to the gist of this all, and give you a better understanding, I will give you the nuts and bolts of a WordPress installation, and what it consists of. It consists of two things. A set of files installed in the domain directory, and a mySQL database. Both of these can be backed up and exported within a matter of minutes. So, at this point, I had the perfect WordPress installation, and I simply uploaded all of the themes that I own to that installation, and backed up two things. The domain directory, and the SQL database.
Well, first of all, as an affiliate marketer, I live day to day on an “as it happens” basis. If I come up with a good idea, I want it to be live by the end of the day, with as little pondering around as possible. By using the above method to clone a WordPress blog, I have managed to reduce the time it takes to get a blog up and running by anywhere up to an hour or more. It is as simple as that.
To finish off, I will mention what I refer to as “time value”. This is the calculation of the time that we work divided by the total cash flow that we receive from this work. Keeping your finger on the pulse is the most essential part of being a business owner, and at the same time, minimising the work that you do away from the developmental stages of your business. By taking the steps above to clone a WordPress blog, you are only reducing the time it takes to do one task,. Don’t get me wrong, there are millions of other tasks out there that will take up your time, and in the hope that I can help you get more ale from your time, this should help you understand that there are ways to boost your own efficiency, or even your outsourcers.
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