When I first decided to get into an online business, I became so excited that I worked day and night to get everything set up and ready to go. I put everything else aside and developed a kind of tunnel vision of what I wanted from my home based marketing efforts.
I put aside time from leisure activities and put a lot of things in my life on hold to create sufficient time for my business. I'd say if you're in this for long haul like I am, you've done likewise.
But now that you've developed tunnel vision and found more time for your business, how do you get most from that time? The best thing I've found is what best business people both on and off Internet do: set, meet, and maintain goals towards success.
If you're wondering what this is all about or how to go about it, here's what to do.
Set goals at three levels and try to stick to them. The three levels are long-term, mid-term, and short-term goals.
Long-term goals reflect how much you'd like to increase your income and how soon. Make those decisions and memorize them. Put your business on a time line and follow it day by day.
In order to avoid disaster that could put you out of business, be careful in selecting business opportunities you're going to pursue. Don't bite off more than you can chew by joining every affiliate plan presented to you.
Limit yourself to no more than three at beginning. Be very selective, making sure that those you're involved in balance each other, hold to a specific theme, or belong to one business type.
The long-term goals determine mid-term ones. How much do you have to make per week, per month, every six months, to achieve long-term goals?
After answering these questions make up your time line, using a sheet of paper. Draw a line at left all way down paper. Divide line into twelve months with hash marks. Label hash marks by month.
To make sure you are working towards you're goals post them on small notes on your computer, around house, and in your car. Find places you'll be likely to see them - on bathroom mirror, frig, TV, and car dashboard.