Manage Time In Your Business

There are many tips on how to create time for yourself and to manage your time in your business. Here are several items that may just help you remember the basics.

Do not allow someone else’s lack of planning destroy your time plan. Many people find it hard to turn someone down especially if it is a customer or a good friend. You more than likely have your day planned as to what needs to get done in your business and then along comes someone and wants you to “help” them in whatever problem they are having with their website, etc. Most of the time, the reason they are having trouble is lack of planning on their part or lack of understanding of some basic rules of software or programming. If you stop and interrupt what you are doing, it will impede your progress in your own business. Learn to just say “no” when the time is not right for you. Of course, if you are free to help, then that is fine as well. But, make sure that you are not being “used”.

Make time to train – If you have assistants or others that help you in your business, take the time to train them in specific tasks that will free up your time. This way, you will spend less time taking over tasks that they cannot complete and interrupting your productivity flow. Keep the things you need to work and to train in places where you can find them rapidly. Keep your filing system organized and don’t just file haphazardly, but logically and systematically and you will find that the work flows a lot smoother. Teach your assistants to do the same so that you can access what they do as well.

Switch tasks when you get stumped and cannot come up with the right solution to a problem – This makes your mind relax and stop concentrating on the problem. Somehow the mind, however, continues to work on the problem. When you go back to the problem, relaxed and refreshed, the mind jumps back in and the solution is usually revealed. Putting off a decision sometimes is the best path if you are not sure you do not have the right solution.

See if you can make routine tasks automatic – Do you have letters that need to be sent many times to clients? Do you have questions that are asked over and over again? Are there special situations that are resolved in the same way many times? Try to think through your business and the time being spent and put a series of autoresponder messages together that you can send when necessary. This will free you up tremendously for time to spend on tasks that are more creative and challenging.

Make appointments with yourself to do the important steps in your business – In other words, take the time to analyze what you need to do to grow or to keep control of your business in a better manner. There may be tons of pressing situations that are demanding attention, but you also need to have some time to be able to make important decisions and to think and plan on the important, rather than the mundane, items of everyday business.

If you take control of your time and your management skills you will find that your business continues to grow and prosper. You will be a much more relaxed and creative person and have a lot more fun working your business.

Making An Online Living

Working online has a difficult set of challenges. The cause of
not making the amount of money desired is often boiled down to a
few crucial mistakes.

One of the most important items necessary to succeed online is
the ability to know what is desired and the way to accomplish
that goal. There are many ways to make money online some of
which are noted below:

1. Market e-books – There are both self-published and those
e-books where rights are purchased.

2. Sell software – Most times this will be purchased with
rights, but software can also be created by others. Expect to pay
a lot for software creation.

3. Start a membership Website – Keeping customers coming back
for more content is paramount. Giving a good volume of items
help retain customers and create that residual income.

4. Creating a blog, Facebook pages, or Twitter pages – Ads and
marketing products on these websites as recommendations will make
money. Adding your own ideas and words to the pages will let
your customers and friends get to know you better.

5. Creating your own e-book or product – This is a best way to
create income, but can also take the most time. The product can
be created by others and many people online do just that. Just
be sure the wording and phrases reflect the tone necessary for
sales. Also, there should be no spelling or grammatical errors
as this will simply show a lack of professionalism.

6. After you have a couple of your own products, an affiliate
program can be started. Remember to offer enough money,
generally 50-75%, to entice sales from the affiliates. Having a
good affiliate software package is especially important in this
situation. There are several programs on the market, such as
, Pay Spree  and many others.

Doing a search on will enable comparisons.

7. Starting a service such as web design, hosting, or problem
solving for others is also a great way to gain income. It might
be surprising that you know so much more than a new person coming
online. Everyone is grateful to have help with some of the
technical aspects of marketing online.

8. Working in a local defined market is becoming very lucrative
recently. The best feature of this is that your “local market
can be anywhere in the country due to the Internet. Helping
businesses achieve more customers through quick response
applications on their smart phones are growing by leaps and
bounds. Picking up local customers in high traffic and high
turnover types of businesses such as car dealers, restaurants,
beauty shops, car repair shops, and retailers is very easy right
now. All business owners will be willing to pay to get more
customers as they see it as a win-win situation. Advertising in
the yellow pages and elsewhere is too expensive these days and
does not produce results like the mobile ads.

These are just a few of the ways to make money online. The key
is to focus on one situation until money is made consistently and
then move onto doing more of the same, or adding to the business
with a new dynamic profit source. Working online requires time,
work and effort. It also requires the skill to know yourself and
what will keep your attention.

Doing the right things consistently will result in an online
business of which to be proud. Having an online business will
never create boredom or lack excitement. Continue to give to
others what they want and need to live their dreams and your
business will flourish by leaps and bounds.