Milk Another Hour or Two Out of Your Day - Time Management

Written by Lisa Jay

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8. Do double duty - Do you sit inrepparttar carpool line for half an hour? Read your longer e-mails, or newsletters that you have printed out from your computer. Read your mail that you saved for this time. Do you have a small child? Try to schedule time for work and time for play. I work most ofrepparttar 116917 morning, fix lunch and then we head outside. We play for a while and then I sit outside while our daughter swings or rides her bike and use this time to read, study or draft ideas for my newsletter, jewelry or website. Have your smaller children do their daily reading while you are cooking. I have my 1st grade daughter sit onrepparttar 116918 kitchen counter and read to me while I am cooking. I can hear her read, and can help her with any words that she is having problems with. Have your child do their homework while you are cleaning uprepparttar 116919 dinner dishes. This way you are already inrepparttar 116920 kitchen and can help if your child needs it.

9. Learn to "Just Say No!" - I have run intorepparttar 116921 problem of people (hubby is my biggest diversion!) assuming that since I am a stay at home mom, I don't do anything all day but read or sit onrepparttar 116922 couch with my bag of potato chips and watch TV. I am often asked to run errands, watch someone's kids or volunteer. If I have a full week I simply tell them that my week is overbooked as it is and I can not do it.

10. Avoid interruptions - Letrepparttar 116923 answering machine pick up your phone calls. Do your call backs while you are sitting outside with your kids or sitting in your car inrepparttar 116924 carpool line. Double duty! Turn e-mail off. Only check your e-mail inrepparttar 116925 morning, at lunch and atrepparttar 116926 end of your day. E-mail is a major interruption. If you are trying to work at home, explain to family and friends that you have work to do and will not be available betweenrepparttar 116927 hours of 8-4 but would love to hear from them after that. You choose your hours.

By following a few of these simple time management suggestions, you should have another hour or two of time in your day to run your business or to just spend it enjoying your family.

Lisa Jay is a freelance writer and the jewelry designer behind Lantana Designwear. You can visit her websites at and Be sure to sign up for her newsletter at to receive information on jewelry, fashion and womens issues.

"Starting An Online Business: Things to Learn and Remember"

Written by Karl Augustine

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Starting an online business item #5: You have to learn patience when starting an online business. Because you most likely won't haverepparttar knowledge or resources to make lots of money instantly, and your network of 'partners' won't be built, having patience and understanding that this business takes some time just might save fromrepparttar 116916 times when you feel like throwing inrepparttar 116917 towel.

Starting an online business item #6: When starting an online business, you have to be ready to learnrepparttar 116918 art of copy writing unless you have a large budget. Copy writing is one ofrepparttar 116919 top skills needed to succeed in an online business andrepparttar 116920 endeavor to learn copy writing should be taken very seriously. There is a process that goes along with solid copy writing and it ties into your product, target market, and your overall plan. Make sure you learn how to write good copy or at least plan fiscally to getrepparttar 116921 job done right.

Starting an online business item #7: When starting an online business, learning how to develop a product that people will pay for, that is in an unsaturated market, and that is built around your passion, can be one ofrepparttar 116922 most important exercises you can undertake. There's been lots of money lost because this idea wasn't thoroughly researched beforerepparttar 116923 netrepreneur started his or her online business. Don't makerepparttar 116924 same mistake when starting yours.

Starting an online business item #8: In order to be successful when starting an online business, you need to learn how to userepparttar 116925 phone! Email is great butrepparttar 116926 phone is better, always. If you aren't comfortable picking uprepparttar 116927 phone and talking to other business owners, practice it.

Remember, your online business is like any other business, offline or online. It is about solving people's problems by delivering a solid product through channels that often-times demand having a relationship with other people. Voice to voice communication isrepparttar 116928 next best thing to meeting in person. Userepparttar 116929 phone!

When staring an online business, remember that you will have to sift through a lot of information and be diligent in order to turn a profit. It takes work. Starting an online business is easy, making your online business a profitable one will take effort, determination, relationships, talent, and persistence.

Be humble, work hard, work smart.

Karl Augustine Starting an online business

Author, "9 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Starting An Online Business" Publisher, "Starting Smart!" e-zine

Starting an online business

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