In 2009 you want to be more goal targeted and be successful. So far in January I have been adjusting a lot of my sites and even how I do my work. I mean I redid my blog for 2009 because my readers asked and I delivered. I am re-doing my IANteract Forum and even re doing AFFpinions because of network and user requests.
I rarely had time to optimize some of my campaigns, I even slowed down on my PPC and PPV stuff. But in order for me to be organize I have re did my marketing dashboard. I think everyone should have a marketing dashboard. What is a marketing dashboard?
Simple, it is a just a list of all your favorite links to your favorite or elite online tools. There are so many services that will help you make money online. Free sites that will help you or paid web service that will help you earn online. The problem I have was all my favorite sites were being mixed with all my other bookmarks, I needed a way to just have it separated and just have quick access to it. So I created a separate dot com and created a quick marketing dashboard with my favorite sites and links to tools I would need and use.
Below is a screenshot of how my old marketing dashboard, it was just a split frame page with dom tabs to help separate categories.
As you can see it was just a place filled with links and sites that I may go on a regular basis. Sure, you have a seperate delicious account dedicated to your marketing favorites, but I personally found this much easier for me to use and get access to my links and site I go on a regular basis. With the growth of my business and having more tools to gain access to, I needed to expand my links. I needed a change.
Below is the new view of my marketing dashboard, again it is just a split frame and it has a simple categories with the links to the tools I use on a daily basis. This is far better for me since it has collapsible categories, making it simple and easy to navigate.
You can easily create this with the help of sites such as Dynamic Drive – it is where I got the script to get the collapsible categories. Again, you can have access to your own delicious bookmark account that is dedicated for just marketing, but I just like having the fact, I can get access to all my goodies with just a point and click within my browser.
As technology improves, everything will be web base and our desktop will soon be the web. Before that comes along, watch the video and see the dashboard in action.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui6SAhfMPyY[/youtube]