A Free Tool To Manage Everything…

I’ve had a few similar questions this week from people struggling to keep track of all the different programs they’ve joined and packages they’ve purchased.

It’s a problem I can relate to all too well.

I’ve got a bad habit of grabbing extra upgrades and add-ons, and buying other items purely for the bonuses, and then totally forgetting about them until I starting going through my purchase history. Sometimes with no idea why I signed up in the first place.

Well if you’re finding yourself in a similar situation, I’d strongly recommend two things…

1. Use The Traffic Scheduler In EzAdz.

This is designed for traffic programs but works great for keeping track of sites you join, packages you purchase and affiliate programs you’re promoting. You can add any link you like here, along with your own notes and you can schedule a reminder that suits so you don’t forget about it.

If I purchase ANYTHING I plan to get back to later, I add the link here with the reminder set to 30 days or so. I’ll make a few notes on why I got it and what I want to do with it, so when I’m ready to use it, I’ve got all the info I need. If it comes around and I’m still not ready, I’ll just click re-schedule and have another look at it next month…

I always add a link to the Stats page for any standalone affiliate programs I promote and set the reminder to about 90 days. There’s so many of these that it’s easy to set up your links and forget about it. So quite often now I’ll revisit an affiliate program I’d all but forgotten about, and find I’ve got money owing.

Likewise I’d add any traffic websites where I’m earning credits that need to be assigned. EzHitzs members will appreciate this one… most of the EzHitzs Portfolio Programs run on auto, so I have them set to a 90 day reminder, jsut so I can keep an eye on things and swap out links as required.

Others don’t automatically assign credits, so I might login to those about once a month to keep on top of that. Over time you’ll get a feel for how quickly the credits are building up so you can adjust your reminders accordingly.

So you can pretty much add anything here that you don’t want to forget about and have it turn up at the top of your list from time to time, so you can deal with it or reschedule it however you like.

So this is a free tool that anyone can use, so please make sure you put it to work!

(And if you haven’t already done so, check out the other EzAdz tools while you’re there!)

2. Use Scrapbook Files!

If you’ve used any of our websites you’ll already know I like the old-school approach of just writing stuff down! Any time I join a new website or program, or buy/download some package, I create a new plain text file for it.

I add links and logins, instructions and ideas of how I want to use it. If I’m promoting it I note down where I’ve added links and where I can check my stats. If I’m paying for it I make a note of which payment processor and when future payments fall due.

I have one folder on my desktop with¬† over 100 of these text files now, so I’ve started sorting them into a few sub-folders, but the idea remains… I can open the directory anytime and see at a glance, what I’ve got going¬† on and what’s overdue for a check in.

Between the EzAdz Scheduler and my Scrapbook system, I actually find it pretty easy to keep track of the essentials and stay on top of the day to day. There’s a third tool I rely on for planning new projects or major upgrades… Trello… but that’s a whole other story for another day!


1 Comment

  • Joy Healey

    Hi,

    Sorry – please will you point me in the direction of “The Traffic Scheduler In EzAdz”.
    I tried logging in at https://ezadz.com/ and the domain was for sale.

    Thanks

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