The 9 to 5-Home Business Tug o' War

Written by Elena Fawkner

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By eliminatingrepparttar "scatter gun" approach you will find thatrepparttar 117953 limited time you do have will be much more productive.

There are going to be some activities that you have to do day in, day out. Decide what time ofrepparttar 117954 day is best for you to attend to these routine tasks. The more you can integrate business activities into your daily routinerepparttar 117955 more efficient will be your use of time. Let's take email, for example. Anyone running an online business has to deal with email on a daily basis. I userepparttar 117956 time between when I get up inrepparttar 117957 morning and when I start my workout for this. It gives me time to wake up before I launch into physical activity and it is a relatively undemanding task that does not require precision concentration.

Make use of autoresponders for as much of your email processing as possible. This will further reducerepparttar 117958 amount of time you have to spend on this aspect of your business.

Other routine activities include things like site promotion and search engine position monitoring. Now there are a lot of great tools to help webmasters with this part of their business. For example, WebPosition Gold will automatically review your position in allrepparttar 117959 major search engines and report back to you withrepparttar 117960 results. It can also be programmed to auto-submit at appropriate intervals. Be sure to use quality automated tools wherever possible. They can save you literally hours of work every week and as we all know, time is money in this business.

Keep a journal for a week. Record in it everything you do duringrepparttar 117961 day fromrepparttar 117962 moment you get up inrepparttar 117963 morning torepparttar 117964 moment you go to bed. What activities can you eliminate in favour of freeing up some time for your business? Maybe it means getting up an hour earlier. Maybe it's forgoingrepparttar 117965 sleep-in onrepparttar 117966 weekend. Maybe it means giving up those two hours of TV every night. You will find even 15-20 minutes blocks here and there can add up to a sizeable chunk of time over a week or a month.

If you travel, keep a copy of your website on your laptop and work on it while you're inrepparttar 117967 air or waiting for a flight. Or answer your email ready to send it when you get plugged in again.

As you can see,repparttar 117968 trick is to practicerepparttar 117969 "nibble" technique. If you wait until you have a great chunk of time in one block, such asrepparttar 117970 weekend, you'll only waste all of those little bits of time you could have put to good use duringrepparttar 117971 week and fritter away your "quality" time on routine tasks rather than business development.

One final piece of advice. Take time every week to just relax and do something you want to do. Althoughrepparttar 117972 pressures of a new business are demanding, failing to take time out will only lead to burn out.

Elena Fawkner is editor of A Home-Based Business Online ... practical home business ideas for the work-from-home entrepreneur.

No, You Canít

Written by Jackie Ulmer

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your NORMAL house, driving your NORMAL car.

But, if you give intorepparttar word NO, and resume that NORMAL

life, I promise you that this will happen.

You will wake up inrepparttar 117952 middle of some night, and lay there

thinking about what could have been. You will wonder where

you would be right now if you had continued pursuing your

goals and dreams. You will think about that wish list of things

you were going to have or do once you "made it."

You will think aboutrepparttar 117953 people you met that DID encourage

you. The ones that told you to never quit and to keep

following your dreams. You will wonder where they are and

what they are doing now, how big their house is and what

type of vacation they are planning.

You will lay awake for a long time.

Start right now to changerepparttar 117954 meaning that you associate with

the word NO. Learn not to take it personally. Itís

not about you.

Look at yourself inrepparttar 117955 mirror and sayrepparttar 117956 word "NO" to

yourself as many times as you need to until you start to feel

a little humored by it. Did you say it one time? Ten times?

One hundred times? Five hundred times?

Are you still standing?

Ask yourself, "Whatísrepparttar 117957 worst that can happen if someone

tells me NO?"

Now ask yourself, "Whatísrepparttar 117958 best that can happen if

someone tells me YES?"

Focus on that scenario, and forget aboutrepparttar 117959 "NOís."

Go out in search of those "YESes" everyday and before

you know it, youíll be waving good bye to that NORMAL

job, that NORMAL house, that NORMAL car.

Youíll have to decide for yourself about those NORMAL friends!

Jackie Ulmer, a veteran Home Based Business Owner, has coached and trained thousands of representatives both inside and outside of her sales organization. One of her primary goals is to help others succeed. She can be reached through her web site at Subscribe to her FREE newsletter by email to

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