How Do You ORGANISE Effectively In Wealthy Affiliate?

Last Update: January 18, 2022

One Big Jigsaw Puzzle!


That's life, isn't it? So, how do you organise effectively? As you do your best to navigate it, pieces are moved around. Some are pulled away right in front of you and then new ones are thrown your way.

Sometimes, even the picture that you are trying to create changes and no one tells you.

That's life though. It is a chain of events, bends, twists and mess. What will set you apart from the rest is how you steer yourself along and use the mess and disorganization to thrive and rise.

It is not at all easy but there is one skill that will help you to move along a little more effortlessly and this is, (drum roll, please), organisation.

1. Find Your Corners First


When you are building a puzzle, the very first thing that you do is set your corners. Working in Wealthy Affiliate (WA) and on your website is no different. This is an important step because it starts to frame your end game in your mind.

My "corners" are the primary things that I will need to complete my task(s). Today, my taskbar looks like this:

The only other site that I have opened is Canva to do create my customised designs for my website and blog posts. There is nothing else to distract me.

2. Complete Your Edges


Next, I complete my edges. This gets my frame up and ensures that I have all my markers to guide me as I fill in the middle pieces and complete my puzzle.

Thanks to Prince Partha, I now have a series of templates for my edges and a printed reference guide that rests next to my laptop.


3. Fill In The Belly


Now that the most important elements are taken care of, I zero in on the easiest part - writing my content. Prior to mid-2021, I found all of this to be laborious and time-consuming. Back then, I was writing mainly for Clients and not so much for my websites.

Today, once steps 1 and 2 are completed, it is so easy for me to simply write. I find a quiet space - rooftop, hilltop, beach, bedroom - wherever tickles my fancy and I simply write.

The new template we have in SiteContent for niche research is also very effective. No longer do I have to work in Excel or Word and keep going back and forth. It was such an easy fix that I wondered why I didn't think of it.


That is why we are members in WA though, right? For all these bonus tips and tricks to make our lives easier.

What Helps You To Organise More Effectively?


Becoming more effective should be everyone's goal. Time is your number 1 asset but it will only be an asset if you gain solid and consistent ROI from it. That means you must use it wisely.

So, what works for you? How do you organise effectively in Wealthy Affiliate? Let us know.

And remember, if what you are doing now is not working for you, you can always Change Your Script!

Here's to a productive week!

Cassi

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roysinOnline Premium Plus
Awesome tips, Cassi.

Primarily, I am still using my trustworthy pencil and notebook. But I also have an A4 size notepad with blank sheets, where I do a mix of doodling and mind mapping.

Like you, I only have a few tabs open in my web browser applicable to the task I am working on.

I didn´t know about the new template in the SiteContent tool. Seems like a great tool.

Roy
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
It is a great tool, Roy and it shows how a little creativity can boost your effectiveness.
The template is a simple one that Kyle created.

Makes you ask yourself: "Why didn't I think of that?!"

Have a great week!

Cassi
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roysinOnline Premium Plus
It is usually the simplest tool that makes the biggest impact.
Wishing you an awesome week as well 💯🤓

Roy
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
I agree totally, Roy.

All is good so far.
Cassi
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ActionJacks Premium
I have always struggled with organization so this post was very helpful to me. I loved your analogy of a puzzle, it really helped me understand your advice! My 4 year old daughter is really into puzzles lately and I have been doing my fair share of helping put them together.
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
I am happy to know that you found the post helpful, Jeremy.

My daughter got me hooked on puzzles too. :-)

Thank you for sharing.
Cassi
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tdbabineaux Premium Plus
I've started using simple notebooks. I write down things I need to remember and do. For example, I recently installed a plug in to give me a table on contents on my web posts. The background color setting didn't have an option for transparent, so I had to copy the RGB setting for my main page so I could write in in Notepad or something similar and copy/paste it into my table of contents settings whenever I created a new post.

I keep track of other stuff in simple Word documents. Nothing fancy, but it does work. I also recently spent some time organizing my mail inbox to put incoming messages into appropriate folders. Whatever doesn't end up in the folders is usually junk that I simply bulk delete. I was getting so much mail that it became nearly impossible to keep track of it all. Before I did that, I'd accumulated over 24,000 emails in the last six months. Pretty crazy.

Terry
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
Not crazy at all, Terry.
Things catch up with you over time.

In my humble opinion, we tend to overthink and overcomplicate things.
That leads us to become overwhelmed and have no plan.

Thank you for sharing.
Cassi
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Zoopie Premium
It is difficult to explain how I organise. But I have , and there is a course on this, portioned my brain into rooms. I move from roo to room to get what I want and apply it to my daily tasks. It sounds flaky, but it is a thing. Faster than most processes but takes a long time to learn.
Stephen
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DragomirVC1 Premium Plus
Yes, it is very difficult, but necessary!
Respectfully
Vasile,
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tdbabineaux Premium Plus
Hey whatever works, works.

Terry
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
Stephen, if it works for you then - as they say - work it.
The key thing is to be able to achieve the results that you want.

Thanks for sharing.
Cassi
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Roybretton Premium Plus
Good morning Cassie,

Thank you for your very informative blog post, I knew it would be!

I believe it is very important to be organised as working in front of a computer probably has more distractions than any other business!

It's interesting that you have your tabs organised, it's unbelievable how quickly tabs mount up! It's definitely good to keep tabs to a minimum to avoid distractions.

I use something called session buddy which is a Google Chrome extension. The extension allows me to save various tabs which are really useful. So for example, I have a tab for each of my websites and another tab for social media etc. In this way, I can keep my screen fairly organised.

Session buddy also remembers your tab history, so I can go back and find previous tabs if required.

For my daily tasks, I use a word document which is on one of my monitors. In a way, I believe it's better if you can handwrite a to-do list or at least print the list out. However, I like to have a tidy desk without bits of paper on it, I'm not sure if this is right or wrong?!

I also like to shut the door in my small home office and shut the world out. Sometimes my wife's dog will come and join me for a bit of company!

Have a great day Cassie and thank you for the insights.

Roy

PS: You can see my wife's dog watching the German shepherds play in my home office!
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
Roy, we really do need a 'love' button in WA!

After reading your post, I checked out Session Buddy and I LOVE it!
It certainly does make organising my desktop much, MUCH easier.

Like you, I also put pen to paper and write things down.
I find that I remember much better when I do that.
It is almost like an imprint in my mind.

Thank you so very much for sharing and helping me to become better organised today!

Cassi
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Roybretton Premium Plus
Hello Cassie,

Thank you for your reply, it's appreciated.

I'm glad you are making use of Session Buddy, my Webmaster introduced it to me a couple of years ago, it's a useful tool. I also think it's good to remove any distractions or temptations away from our screen. By utilising Session Buddy we can do this.

It's good to write things down, I believe and I also believe that it's proved by the boffins that it's more effective if we write things down. It kind of gets glued in our memory.

It's always a pleasure to try and help, Cassie, by reading other members posts we can help to educate each other.

Enjoy the rest of your day,

Roy
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
You are always very helpful and resourceful, Roy.

Thank you very much.
Cassi
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Suzay Premium Plus
Thank you, I'm checking out Session Buddy too!
Zay
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Roybretton Premium Plus
That's good, I hope you find it useful.

Have a great day,

Roy
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
You also, Roy.

Thank you.
Cassi
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