Last week I shared with you the start of my series How to be an Organized Blogger and how I took my previous Medical Office Assistant skills and organized my blogging life.
It feels good to not let all those years go to waste, you know?
By now you may have noticed I’m a paper girl. Okay, that’s not 100% true. I love some stuff digital and some stuff paper. For example, I use Google Calendar to sync me and my husband’s schedules together but I also write everything down in my daytimer. I like to keep past daytimers as a way to keep track of important dates for future reference. Yep, I have a problem.
Last week I shared my Campaign Front Sheet and today I’m going to show how I organize my ad network and affiliate companies.
So stay with me and I’ll show you how I keep it all straight.
When I first started getting serious about blogging, I would sign up for all these ad networks and affiliate programs and would easily get confused as to which was which, which ones were pending, and where to keep all the contracts.
I’m sure by now you know I’m a little OCD so here is how I keep it all straight.
I love white binders. I should get shares in them, really. I use them for everything.
You’ll notice in that stack of binders there is one labelled Advertising (where I keep all my ad network info) and another one labelled Affiliates.
I’ll be going over the other ones later in the series.
You can slip a decorative sheet in the front of each binder but I just use my beloved label maker
to label them.
I like to organize each ad network with a different tab.
I’ll add the contract I’ve signed, any tax forms I’ve filled out, and any other notes or information. I still keep the emails I receive organized in my inbox (more on that coming up in the series) but it’s nice to have it all in a handy binder.
Here’s another handy trick. I get confused as to which ad is placed where on my sidebar so I drew a little handy cheat sheet and it’s the first thing I see in my Advertising binder.
This reminds me, I need to update it as I don’t have that many ads anymore.
So after the tab, I add this Ad Network Front Sheet. It’s perfect for keeping track if it’s pending or approved, the URL to sign in to your account, password, any notes you may have, etc.
Just click below for the printable:
I also did the same for Affiliate Programs. Click below for that printable:
HOW TO BE AN ORGANIZED BLOGGER SERIES
Part 1 – Campaign Front Sheet printable (click here)
Part 2 – Organize Ad Networks & Affiliates with printables (today, YA!)
Part 3 – Brand Contacts printable and To Do List printable (click here)
Part 4 – Bookkeeping 101 with printables (click here)
Part 5 – Organize Emails & Junk Drawers (click here)