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6 Incredible Time Management Tips For Marketers

6 INCREDIBLE TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR MARKETERS - Jerry NovackMarketers, like most professionals, may often feel overwhelmed by the amount of work they need to accomplish in the short amount of time. To achieve his or her goals, one of the greatest skills an individual can learn is how to manage time. Learning how to accomplish more in less time and with less effort can be the key to better decisions that open up more opportunities.

But how can you manage your time in a better way? Here are the top 6 time management skills for marketers.

1. Goal Setting

Goal setting is one of the most important aspects of time management.

An easy way to set goals is by writing SMART goals down. That’s specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. Your goals need to be well defined and capable of being measured so you know if you succeed or not. Adding a deadline will also help you avoid procrastination.

2. Prioritize

One of the biggest challenges for marketers and project managers is prioritizing their work.

Prioritizing allows you to get the most important tasks done first by understanding all of the tasks you need to do to accomplish your goal. Then you identify what is urgent, what work will add the most value to your marketing goals, and which tasks will require more effort. Don’t forget to be flexible. Sometimes priorities can change quickly, be flexible enough to adapt the new tasks into your priorities.


3. Identify Time Vampires

Everyone has some things that just take up way too much time. This might be browsing on Facebook or Instagram, but it could also be spending too much time on phone calls or emails.

Once you identify the biggest time suck, either eliminate them or identify ways to cut the time spent on them. For example, come up with scripts that keep the phone calls on topic with a set time. Or batch the emails, so you aren’t constantly losing focus.

4. Use Appointment Slots

Appointment Slots with Google Calendar allows you to book time and split it into pieces. This way you can split or batch your meetings or calls which helps minimize the back and forth emails to help you save time.

5. Create a Routine

Routines can be a great way to help your mind focus on specific tasks. When you repeatedly have certain times for specific activities, it becomes a habit, and your mind can adapt to that specific activity more quickly.

6. Don’t Schedule More than You Can Handle

We are often tempted to add everything to our to-do list, but this will often lead to frustration and disappointment that may affect your productivity. Set up your priority items that need to be accomplished each day.


Once you start implementing these time management tips into your daily schedule, it will have a huge impact on your productivity. Let us know what your favorite time management tip is!


Lost? Find Yourself a Real Estate Mentor

Real estate is a relatively cutthroat business. If you don’t move fast enough, you’ll surely get left behind. The best real estate investors know how to manage their time effectively, have an arsenal of invaluable tools ready to use, are knowledgable on every aspect of their portfolios, have an understanding of the market and its fluctuations and exude an envious level of confidence.

Without those qualities, investors would never find success. But all these facets of a great, successful investor can’t always be taught in a classroom. They can’t always be learned from a book or blogpost.

Real estate mentor and investor

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And that’s precisely where Real Estate Mentor’s come in.

For those just starting to get their feet wet in the industry, utilizing a mentor would be an invaluable key to success and will also make your life so much easier. Before searching for the perfect mentor, it’s important for the investor to have clear goals.

  • What is your idea of success?
  • Is real estate investing your long-term investment platform?
  • What are your investments going towards? Flipping? Commercial spaces? Residential rentals? 

When you’ve got a clear vision of what you really want, take some time to explore your options. Sample different mentors philosophies before making a commitment. Because the commitment to implementing goals with your mentor and following through on them is key to success.

With their extensive experience, mentor’s will be able to help get businesses up and running faster and seamlessly. Obstacles that can usually overwhelm and impact a business in its early stages beginning of a business will be combated with sound advice and direction.

And once you’ve started seeing a profit, mentors can advise on how that profit should be properly managed for maximization. Mentors can grow with you and your portfolio and serve as an invaluable tool for your success. And in the fierce, fast-moving business of real estate, a tool like that will definitely give you a big edge.

How do you find a mentor?

  • Research online but with caution. If someones asking a lot of money* from you, make sure they’re the real deal and not a scam hoping to swindle you.
  • Read articles, books, biographies, etc. by experts in the industry, figure out whose practices you best relate to, and connect with their network of followers.
  • Utilize your own professional networks and organizations. Sometimes, word-of-mouth can prove to be the most useful.

*While some mentors require payment for their services, this will not always be the case depending on circumstance.


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