Thought you might like a peek into my life over the last six weeks.
So, I made you a short (rough quality) video….
I hope your life is as wonderful as mine. Happy new year!
I’m back on the air after having a baby, actually my wife had the baby, but you know what I mean. I’ve been feeding the baby, well actually my wife feeds the baby, but I get to diaper the baby.
I thought I’d start off the new year with my first video of the year, The Top 10 IM Things You Can Do While Holding an Infant. It turns out that when you are working on internet marketing and you’ve got an infant there are about 10 things you can do, and I’ve found them all.
The first thing you can do is catch up on your blog post reading, because you can’t type, so that’s one thing you can do.
The second thing you can do is you can categorize transactions in Quickbooks, because you can do that with one hand pretty much. You can download transactions from PayPal and categorize them pretty easily.
The next thing you can do is read Twitter streams that you’ve never read before, because you’ve got time on your hands. Twitter streams are going by, it’s the middle of the night and the baby won’t sleep, so why should you.
You can look at other people’s sales copy. This is actually pretty useful. I’ve been doing some of this looking at some of the successful sales copy on the internet and trying to decide what’s successful about it, what catches my attention and why I think it’s worth swiping.
You can do mind maps. The program FreeMind works pretty well one handed. You can use the mouse to do most of your mind maps and you can hunt and peck while you do that.
Dragon Naturally Speaking works pretty well as long as the baby is not crying. It turns out that when the baby is crying you can hear that in the microphone and that’s not so good.
You can tweet, because it’s only 140 characters anyway, so one handed typing works okay for tweeting.
You can moderate comments on your blog as long as you’re not needing to reply. Replying not working so well when you can only type with one hand.
The best thing I’ve found to do, or maybe it’s the second best thing, is to assign to your VA. You can’t get anything done yourself, so that’s a good time to go ahead and outsource stuff to your virtual assistant.
Finally, you can kiss the baby. We’ve been doing a lot of that over the last six weeks. Little Morgan is six weeks old now.
We’ll be getting really active in 2010 now that little Morgan is starting to sleep a little. I hope you guys have been doing great and have a prosperous 2010 planned. This is Mark Mason at MasonWorld.com, thanks and Happy New Year.