If you've been in a home based Internet business even a short time, you've probably discovered that it's not time to give up your day job just yet. You haven't come into those millions you've heard others have so quickly amassed in cyber space.
Of course, you'd love nothing other than to be free of that 9 to 5 leg iron so you can work your business as much as you want. Well, knowing that's not going to happen overnight, it's time to learn how to live in both worlds without going bonkers in process.
You know you have only a limited amount of time away from your day job to devote to your business. How are you going to get most from time available? Here are some pointers I've jotted down from my experience and reading on subject.
Once you've decided to make a go of an online business, finding time each day for working it can be daunting. Let's say you have a fulltime job. If you're like me – and I'd guess most people are or else there wouldn't be an ever increasing number of us out here – you need that fulltime income.
On top of that you no doubt have to slice up your time off to do your share of child rearing and household chores or upkeep. Child rearing doesn't take place just at home but includes little league, Scouts, school functions, and like. Household chores can be routine activities like cleaning garage, doing dishes, or cleaning garbage disposal. All these are time consuming.
How can you possibly fit anything else into your schedule? Maybe best thing is to make most of your time when you wrestle down those precious couple of hours per day on net.
To begin, you'll want to take a hard look at how much time you're spending on your own leisure activities – softball or bowling league, hobbies, and so forth. Decide what you can limit or scrap altogether and come up with a time per day you can afford to work at your online business.
Now it is time to take a look at cutting out some distractions, at least those over which you have some control. It is time to develop a kind of tunnel vision, lessening some of noise around house like television, radio, video games, etc. Decide what you're threshold of distraction is before you can no longer focus on your business. Find a quiet time to work.
With all that accomplished, now develop a daily routine. I start out each day reading my email. I sift through and get important stuff first and take action if any is needed. Then I look at junk email, take notes on any good ad writing I see, and file 13 rest.