Are You Wasting Time in WA?
Today I want to talk to you about the difference between productive engagement in WA and . wasting time.
WA is a huge community. If I utilize it correctly, it can and will be beneficial to my online business. But if I don't, I could end up wasting time. How so?
Well, it's easy to get caught up in lots of things in WA, like:
- Links to other pages
- Reading other people's posts
- Doing the exercise from a training, then getting caught up in conversations with other people on here
- Hanging out in the live chat room
- Answering other people's questions
- Commenting on other people's posts
Before you know it, I'm off track. So how do I productively utilize networking on WA? It all comes down to time management.
So how do I make sure I don't end up going off on a tangent after commenting on someone's post, or not clicking on to another link which leads to another link and another?
At the beginnig of the day (or even the night before), I map out what I plan to do in my training lesson. So today my goal is to do at least 2 segments from the online certification course. Then I have a list of things that I need to do as far as engagement within the community.
Limit Time Spent Wandering Around WA
I then list the things I'm going to do in specifics like:
- I'm going to comment on 3 people's blogs today
- I'm going to give feedback on 3 people's websites
- I'm going welcome 5 newcomers
With your list, you make it clear to yourself what you need to do.
Now, here's the kicker:
When you comment on the person's blog or give the feedback - THAT'S ALL YOU DO. Do not engage in needless conversation or click on any other links because that's what sidetracks you.
In other words, only do what you committed on paper to do to keep yourself from wasting time.
PM People and Ask Them to Comment
I also block out 15-30 minutes out of the day to PM people and ask them to reciprocate commenting on my blog posts. That's helpful because it limits my distraction in the "Give and Take" section on WA.
Lastly, the most important way to not waste time on WA is to have a goal for each day as to what you need and want to accomplish. If you don't have that, you'll waste a lot of time.
If this post was helpful, please leave your comments below. I'd love to hear from you.