Do You Feel Overwhelmed Running A Web Business? Try This

Written by David Coyne

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Define which projects need immediate attention and which don’t. Here's how Charles Kangethe of SimplyEasier ( tackles his tasks:

"I work onrepparttar principle that there are categories of things to work on.

“Mission critical - Must be done NOW elserepparttar 117169 whole thing goes downrepparttar 117170 tubes - e.g resolving a web hosting issue that stops your site from loading.

“Business Critical - Must be done soon, but can be scheduled - e.g banking, accounts Urgent, and Important - e.g writingrepparttar 117171 next issue of your e-zine that you promised your list for tomorrow, or replying to List members support e-mails.

“Important not Urgent - e.g Correcting a small hard to spot typo on a web page, or replying to non-support issues on e-mail Others - any other tasks.

“Divide your tasks into some similar categories and be ruthless with which tasks you put intorepparttar 117172 top categories. Then work down fromrepparttar 117173 list!"


Takingrepparttar 117174 “To Do” List a step further, I block out specific time periods for specific tasks. I break time into 30-minute intervals.

Once I have a task scheduled,repparttar 117175 more likely it will be completed.

It may look something like this:

9:00 - 9:30: Work on new article. 9:30 - 10:00: Write new copy for web page. 10:00 - 10:15 -Take a break 10:15 - 10:45 - Edit e-zine.

Be sure to schedule a break before moving on to new task. Your brain needs a “breather.”

Summing uprepparttar 117176 key time management strategies: ·Don’t compulsively check your email. ·Determinerepparttar 117177 time of day when you’re most creative. ·Do your most mentally taxing work during your peak creative time. Save menial tasks for you low energy periods. ·Create your “To Do” List. ·Categorizerepparttar 117178 importance of each task. ·Block out time intervals.

But cut yourself some slack. Obsessing over every detail and task will burn you out. You’re human, not a machine. Take breaks, go for a walk, or have lunch with a friend.

This time away from your computer will rejuvenate your brain and body and will result in a more productive, efficient and happier entrepreneur.

David Coyne is a copywriter, marketing consultant and president of DC Infobiz - Get FREE e-books you can sell to customers. Visit David's website.

It Can't Happen to Me.....Can It?

Written by Denise Hall

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These scenarios, and others, happen every single day. Are you prepared when it's *your* turn?

That's what I thought. You've never considered these things before, have you?

We're *all* at risk for this type of theft. Online and offline it's possible for each and every one of us to be ripped off by scam artists.

Internet business owners are especially at risk because, withrepparttar technology of computers, people really *can* make fraudulent purchases easily. They can also request fraudulent refunds just as easily.

As an online business owner you can find yourself with a real dilemma. How do you know thatrepparttar 117168 person who's buying your product isrepparttar 117169 true owner of that credit card? How do you know that once a customer receives your product they won't falsely request a refund?

It's not an easy situation, is it? It falls intorepparttar 117170 catagory of "things that make you go hmmmmmm..." doesn't it?

There are methods you can apply to help you avoid such circumstances. There are also steps you can take to recoup your money if you're a victim of fraud.

For your own safety, please be sure you take measures to protect your personal money and your business profits. For more information you can get an excerpt fromrepparttar 117171 e-book, Get Insiderepparttar 117172 Minds of Scam Artists! Discoverrepparttar 117173 Tricks of Their Trade! by sending an e-mail to this address:

Denise Hall is the owner of Home Business on a Budget which specializes in tools and resources for your home business needs. Visit today. Get weekly articles, tips, information and resources here:

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