Automate Your Repetitive Home Business Tasks

Written by Chris Brown

Automate Your Repetitive Home Business Tasks Copyright © Chris Brown

If you work from home then you know that your time is valuable. Creating ways to automate your home business can save valuable time or even provide you with more time to build your business. By pinpointingrepparttar things that take uprepparttar 116953 largest part of your time, you will be able to begin to find more efficient ways to complete your work.

Managing your email or communication is a great place to start. Whether it be simple emails or answering questions overrepparttar 116954 phone, you can become more efficient. Being in a situation where you have to tell peoplerepparttar 116955 same thing many times can become overwhelming; don’t worry, you can easily lessen you workload.

If you are answering questions overrepparttar 116956 phone then make sticky notes of common questions and answers. If you’re onrepparttar 116957 go then get one of those tiny spiral notepads. Instead of writing out detailed answers, just make a checklist ofrepparttar 116958 things that you must say to your customer to answerrepparttar 116959 specific question. Once you spend some time doing this you will end up with most of your answers memorized; this makes it easy to find even better ways to handle your customer’s questions or problems.

Perhaps email is where your redundancy is; email is even easier to deal with than phone communication. If you send email withrepparttar 116960 same type of information to each of your customers then you’ve got a lot of typing to do; let’s make this easier!

Send an email to yourself – just likerepparttar 116961 one that you normally have to send out to your customer – make it perfect. We will call this email your ‘template email’. Now, every time you have to send this type of email out, you already have a starting point.

Being a Disciplined Home Business Boss

Written by Lawrence Roth

Leavingrepparttar corporate world for a home business is exciting. Being one’s own boss and making one’s own decisions is a great feeling. However, one still needs to have discipline to be effective at being a home business boss. In my home business I have found at least two things that one must be persistently disciplined about in order to achieve success.

First isrepparttar 116952 work schedule. A home business like any business requires work and often a lot of work. While it is true you do not have to get up at daybreak and put on a suit and tie to drive to work, one does need to set a work schedule and stick to it. I have set my schedule to work 8 to 5 Monday through Friday. I take an hour for lunch. I require myself to work a minimum of forty hours a week for my home business.

When I first started my home business it was easy to become distracted by things that need to be done aroundrepparttar 116953 house: laundry, dirty dishes, mowingrepparttar 116954 yard, etc. It is very important to treatrepparttar 116955 home business like a regular job and in reality it is a regular job, it just happens to be inrepparttar 116956 home. If you were working for someone else they would not tolerate you going home to clean dishes or mowrepparttar 116957 yard, so to be a disciplined home business boss and do not allow yourself to do things other than working on your home business.

The second is in regards to interruptions. I have found it absolutely amazing that family and friends seem to think that just because you stay a home duringrepparttar 116958 day that you have nothing else to do. When I first started working at home I was surprised atrepparttar 116959 many requests my family and friends had of my time. My best advice, which was given to me by another home business worker, is, ‘If they are not on fire or if they are not bleeding they do not need your attention.” Now don’t takerepparttar 116960 statement literally but what it basically means is, unless it is a real emergency do not let your family and friends interrupt your work schedule.

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