One of the hard parts of working in internet marketing is navigating the sea of information available. A lot of it is learning from what others have done and researching programs and services to try. It’s very easy to have so much information that you can’t work, because you can’t find what you need in your notes. There are a few ways to organize this information.
One is the old-fashioned method, use notebooks or print out articles and websites and make your notes directly on the paper. The major drawback of this is you can end up with a file cabinet filled with printouts that may quickly become outdated as you find better ways to do things. It is also time-consuming and involves a lot of paper to do.
Another method is to use text files or word documents to organize your research and ideas. This method works better than using paper printouts, but it is still hard to organize. There is no easy way to search for information other than opening each and every file and searching through it. These files will also need to be backed up to keep months or years of information and planning from being lost.
One of the best methods I’ve found is through a program called Evernote. It’s a free software application that lets you clip (make a copy of) webpages. It includes all the text, complete web address, and pictures on the page in the copy. You can add or delete text to each file, and add tags with what information is there. The program allows you to search for keywords through all the files. It even is hosted on the web, and can be synced to any computer, phone or tablet. Everything’s password protected and backed up too.