Managing time wisely is one of the biggest favors you can grant yourself when trying to grow a business online. One of the leading factors behind the failure of many to build a successful business on the internet is their growing frustration due to a lack of results which leads them to quitting. Since both time and patience is needed to build the foundation for a successful business it is vital to learn how to manage time in a productive way!
Here are 3 common traps awaiting you when working online that can be easily avoided by learning to manage time better and not let it manage you.
There is much truth to the claim that social sites are great places to generate traffic in order to grow a business. On the other hand however these sites are huge vortexes into which much time can be wasted and therefore lost…forever! When choosing the sites that hold the greatest potential for you a system or plan should be developed that allows you to accomplish any objectives you set as quickly as possible. Now it is entirely too easy to get caught up on social sites since who does not like to relax and socialize but this is not the best way to manage time if work is your primary objective!
Think about when was the last time you found something in your email that was of value? The last thing I found was the million dollars that I am still waiting on from that guy over in Nicaragua and I can not tell you how fortunate I feel about that. Hell I was not even aware I had relatives over there but getting back to my point you must learn to manage your email. It is not going anywhere, and neither are you when spending too much time reviewing your in-box! Remember your goal is to develop a successful business so you must focus your efforts on that and schedule a ‘quick’ review of your email later. It is recommended to do so when both your energy level and focus are low since you do not need much of either to read email!
No Work Day Plan
Before you even turn on your computer you must have your work planned out! Firstly this will allow you to get right to it without distractions. Secondly without a plan it is far too easy to begin kicking around and the next thing you know you just spent a few hours surfing the net…for what! You can not grow a business by aimlessly surfing the internet or ‘playing’ around with any software on your computer UNLESS it is part of your plan! If you have a reason for doing what you are doing and it will contribute to you building a successful business then by all means, go for it otherwise forget it! Knowing what you want to do BEFORE your monitor lights up will help keep you laser focused and work with a greater sense of urgency!
Managing time in an efficient manner is something you must learn to do in order to grow a business online. The responsibilities associated with the development and operation of a successful business does not allow for inefficiencies in the use of any resources! It is therefore pretty much mandatory that an entrepreneur learns to manage time wisely since this is one of your most important resources! Our discussion above points out 3 common areas people are most vulnerable to wasting this precious resource when trying to be productive. Quite simply with just a little more discipline and planning these ‘traps’ can be easily managed or avoided altogether. The tips above if applied properly serve to help you grow a business much faster online and with less frustration!