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Keep Abreast Of Your Online Business Education Without Going Insane

For many of us in the online business world, education is constant. In fact, some days it may even seem never ending. But this is actually a good thing. These days, the Internet changes so rapidly, that a method that worked well a month ago, may now be obsolete and in its place is something new and shiny. But the question remains as to how to keep up with your education in online business?

One of the first things you can do is take stock of your newsletters and ezine subscriptions twice a month. If you find that a particular newsletter is not providing you with the information you want, or you find (as I have) that you've got two or more subscriptions that tell you the same thing, unsubscribe. After all, you only need to be told once right?

Similarly, if you find that a newsletter or ezine you've signed up for is not delivering what you expected, trash it. You certainly won't be hurting the marketer's feelings and your inbox will thank you.

Another method you should use to keep information overload at bay is, set aside a specific time to read up on your subject. Whether it is before breakfast or the last thing you do before bed, keep this time sacred if at all possible. As well as developing the habit of continually learning, you also help shore up your schedule as it will become a part of your daily routine.

Pick something. Try to focus on ONE specific method or technique for that particular day. It doesn't really matter what it is, so long as it is the ONLY thing you focus on. If you feel like reading up on the latest Pay Per Click technique, go ahead. Or if you feel that learning more about keywor research is better, do that. But only do one or the other, not both. Why? This allows your mind to focus on the one thing and truly absorb and understand it.

Another thing you can do is read for overall content, also known as scanning. If you've ever been to a website that had a long sales letter or article, you probably didn't read the whole thing. Instead, you may have scanned the headlines and sub-headers to get an overall look at what it was about. You also scanned the content.

As you do this, cut and paste (if you're reading online) or highlight things that you may want to go back to your explore more fully. This way, you make effective use of your time, while setting up other avenues to increase your knowledge. By learning these few key things you can be sure you will find success in your online business.

By: Pat Plank