When it comes to running a work at home business there are multiple ways to waste time through out the day. I’m not just talking about watching TV instead of working or even surfing your favorite news sites. I mean the many ways work at home business owners waste time even while they are working.
With so many things to do through out the day it’s very easy to become sidetracked. All it takes is one appealing email or forum post to keep you preoccupied from your business. Making a list of things-to-do is a great thing to do if you run a work at home business.
Here are some other things you can do to save yourself some time in your work at home business:
List important up coming launches from others
I often receive emails and updates from some of my favorite websites and sellers about product launches or teleconferences that would be beneficial to my work at home business. Most webmasters and internet marketers will send an email a least three day in advance to let you know.
If you’re interested in an online event, be sure to mark it down on your calendar, noting the date and time, then schedule your day to include it. It’s the same as reminding yourself of an important date in your personal life; we need to remind ourselves of important events that affect our work at home business, so we can properly time manage to include it.
Write down all your ideas
You’ve read that ebook, and now have all sorts of ideas for improving your work at home business. Writing down your ideas, even as a simple draft, will help you to remember them as well as prepare them. Keeping a spread sheet of future article ideas, if you’re an internet marketer for example, can save you many hours of idea searching.
Seeing your idea by your work area brings it to the forefront of your mind. This way, when you read or see something that can add to your project you’re more likely to recognize it and save it. Thus, you’re doing the research for your project without having to spend hours each day doing so. This saves a lot of time but also helps you earn a lot more, since most people lose thousands of dollars in their work at home business simply by neglecting to write down a good idea.
Keep a diary
Keeping a diary of business thoughts is a great time saver. At the end of your work day write down what you did, if it worked, and what you can improve. This doesn’t have to be a novel; just some quick thoughts can be very beneficial. For example, created sales page, good keywords, needs more benefits. By keeping a diary of what works, and what doesn’t, you save the time of repeating past mistakes as well keeping on hand things that do work.
Plan first, perfect later
Many work at home business owners are in the habit of doing before they think. They don’t want to waste time planning, so they jump right in without any research or preparation.
Consequently, they waste time by having to redo the task, sometimes several times. This not only wastes time, you lose countless dollars. Online customers are impatient, critical and unforgiving. They won’t wait around for you to get things right and they are reluctant to give you a second chance. They expect things to be perfect before they get there. Taking the time to get your tasks done for your long term success is worth it.
Clean your office
Disorganization is the number cause of failure. According to stats, a disorganized person is three months behind. Online, this translates to losing three months of income. Because making a six figure income is not impossible when you operate a work at home business online, your messy office could be costing you a very luxurious lifestyle.
You’re running a business, and this means important files and document need to be properly filed and close at hand. Keep your computer desk top free of clutter and eliminate anything that you aren’t using.
Automate when you can
One great thing about owning an online work at home business is that there are many ways to automate your business. From auto responders that help you send prewritten bulk emails to audio and video podcasting that allow you to create teleclasses, there are numerous tools online that will help automate and ease the stress of your work at home business.
There are a number of ways to save time in your work at home business. You simply need to focus and manage your time to suit your needs.
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