At the Fence has gotten large enough that I personally have had to implement some different techniques to keep track of everything. I need to keep track of companies who say to contact them later or when I have a bigger following. Then I need to know who is sending products and when they expect the review to go up. Of course some want review only and others want a review and giveaway. And sometimes they only want to participate with a giveaway. There are also the paid posts and advertising to keep track of. Sometimes I think a subscription management system might be needed. Just to keep track of billing of course. I have some who pay month to month, others request a 3 month or 6 month ad and then there are those who are one time only.
Then of course I have to keep track of who is a neighbor, do they "like" our Facebook page, and are they really following on Twitter. Along with this we need to know what winners have been written, if they have responded, and we need to be sure we have forwarded the proper information on to the companies or their reps. And last of all, I need to make sure winners have actually received their prize.
Scheduling is a big deal too. If we are traveling, I need to write some posts ahead of time or have my daughter help so I don't miss too many days. I also have to keep track of when products come in and make sure to use/try them within a reasonable amount of time. It is funny how much I have had to change as At the Fence continues to grow.
Without some form of management or organization At the Fence would quickly fall by the wayside. I would lose companies and neighbors. I believe every company needs to have a system of some sort in place.
I sincerely hope that each and every of my neighbors enjoys visiting At the Fence and that you will continue to stop by on a regular basis. Thank you for all your support.
Disclosure:This is a sponsored post for Chargify, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.