How to Focus on Your Internet Business

Written by Brian Moore


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 inrepparttar 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 getrepparttar 102123 most fromrepparttar 102124 time available? Here are some pointers I've jotted down from my experience and reading onrepparttar 102125 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 ofrepparttar 102126 child rearing and household chores or upkeep. Child rearing doesn't take place just at home but includes little league, Scouts, school functions, andrepparttar 102127 like. Household chores can be routine activities like cleaningrepparttar 102128 garage, doingrepparttar 102129 dishes, or cleaningrepparttar 102130 garbage disposal. All these are time consuming.

How can you possibly fit anything else into your schedule? Mayberepparttar 102131 best thing is to makerepparttar 102132 most of your time when you wrestle down those precious couple of hours per day onrepparttar 102133 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 ofrepparttar 102134 noise aroundrepparttar 102135 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 getrepparttar 102136 important stuff first and take action if any is needed. Then I look atrepparttar 102137 junk email, take notes on any good ad writing I see, and file 13repparttar 102138 rest.

Take Control of Your Time and Take Control of Your Life

Written by Archie R. Lawhorne


If you're ever going to take control of your life and make it grand, you'll need to start by taking control of your time. Without question, effective time management is fundamental to succeeding in any area of life. In fact, it is oftenrepparttar main difference between life's achievers and those who, although always busy, never get anywhere. Not surprisingly, an entire industry has been created out ofrepparttar 102122 need to better manage our time. But if you look a little deeper, you'll see that its not so much about time management as it is self management. Because in reality, you can't control time, but you can control yourself and what you do with each moment of time. Most experts agree that success isrepparttar 102123 result of habit. Therefore,repparttar 102124 first step in improving how you use your time starts with your habits (self control). And your habits start as consciously made decisions (i.e. what time you get up, what kind of books you read, etc.). Once established, good habits become second nature. In many cases, success is not so muchrepparttar 102125 result of doing repparttar 102126 unusual, but ratherrepparttar 102127 result of one's ability to "masterrepparttar 102128 mundane." By consistently performing all of repparttar 102129 little rudimentary tasks that are important, over time these activities transform into huge achievements. Here's some simple rules to follow for better time management:

Don't procrastinate. Do it now. When people put things off, it kills momentum, slows achievement of current goals and restricts future opportunity as time is clogged up. The way to tackle procrastination is to set deadlines by which goals should be achieved. The way to avoid last-minute deadlines brought on by procrastination is to set intermediary goals which must be achieved and then steadily track progress. Track your activities. Memory is a poor guide when it comes to assessing how you spend your time. A better way is to record your activities throughoutrepparttar 102130 day, listing everything you do. Most people will find that they have about three hours each day that can be used in a more constructive or efficient manner. Take stock ofrepparttar 102131 time you spend chatting onrepparttar 102132 phone, flipping though magazines or aimlessly surfingrepparttar 102133 Web, and eliminate all that isn't necessary. Concentrate on results. Many people spend their days in a frenzy of activity, but achieve very little because they are not concentrating onrepparttar 102134 right things. Don't confuse working efficiently with working effectively. Activities can be tension-relieving, but not goal-achieving. By concentrating on fewer "major" priorities regularly, you can achieve a lot more in less time. Rememberrepparttar 102135 80/20 principle: 20% of your key activities will give you 80% of your results. Your aim is to change

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