The 9-to-5 Home Business Tug of War

Written by Elena Fawkner


The 9-to-5 Home Business Tug of War

2002 Elena Fawkner

Perhapsrepparttar scarcest commodityrepparttar 117538 new home-business owner just starting out has is time. This is particularly so if you are also working a traditional, full-time job and building up your business "onrepparttar 117539 side" in your spare time. So how do you go about burningrepparttar 117540 candle at both ends without burning yourself out inrepparttar 117541 process?

First off, let's think about priorities. Working a full-time job while developing a business requires stamina and endurance if other areas of your life are not to be neglected. This means being fit and healthy. Make time to exercise at least three times a week. Four or five is better. I know how hard it can be to commit an hour to working out when you've got an endless (and I mean ENDLESS!) list of things you need to be doing NOW for your business. But makerepparttar 117542 time. It pays BIG dividends in terms of stamina and endurance.

Second, eat right. Don't just grab a McBurger onrepparttar 117543 way home from work and scoff it down as you're driving. Take repparttar 117544 time to cook a proper meal and relax for a half hour or an hour before getting down to business. This gives you a break and time to unwind fromrepparttar 117545 pressures ofrepparttar 117546 day, making you much more productive when you do get down to work. Eating proper meals will keep you in good health and, coupled with a regular exercise routine, will help keep your energy levels high.

OK, so you're physically in shape and taking care of yourself. The next major thing to think about is time management. Every weekend, beforerepparttar 117547 working week starts, prepare a business plan forrepparttar 117548 coming week. This is nothing more complicated that writing downrepparttar 117549 various business-related activities you must do overrepparttar 117550 course of repparttar 117551 coming week and then scheduling them according to how much time you know you are going to have on a particular day.

By planning out your time this way, you can schedule your business activities alongside your other activities. Take care of as many of them as you can throughrepparttar 117552 course ofrepparttar 117553 day. Whether you are able to do this depends onrepparttar 117554 nature of your 9 to 5 job but if you have even a little autonomy you should be able to squeeze out a little time here and there. Not huge chunks, just 10 minutes here and there.

The nature of your job may mean you don't haverepparttar 117555 luxury of that sort of autonomy. If this is you, then there's nothing for it but to free up time before and after work. This may mean getting up an hour earlier every day, for example.

Whatever your personal situation, by planning ahead you will at least haverepparttar 117556 peace of mind of knowing that time has been allocated to all important business-related tasks. By eliminatingrepparttar 117557 "scatter gun" approach you will find that repparttar 117558 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 117559 day is best for you to attend to these routine tasks. The more you can integrate business activities into your daily routinerepparttar 117560 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 117561 time between when I get up inrepparttar 117562 morning and when I leave forrepparttar 117563 gym for this. It gives me time to wake up before I launch into my day and is a relatively undemanding task that does not require precision concentration.

Stake Your Claim On The Web1

Written by BB Lee


Stake Your Claim On The Web! by BB Lee (c)2002 mailto:smallbiz@angelfire.com

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Once upon a timerepparttar World Wide Web was a vast new wilderness, waiting for new settlers to discover their hidden territory. Now, that's changed. As many new Entrepreneurs are parking their sites left and right, grabbing a piece ofrepparttar 117537 web for their own personal or business pages.

With a bit of work and dedicated perseverance you can claim your own piece ofrepparttar 117538 World Wide Web.

Most Internet service providers offer their customers a space to place a basic home page onrepparttar 117539 World Wide Web. Withrepparttar 117540 basic home page you will get your very own URL. (Universal Resource Locater)

This will be your personal address onrepparttar 117541 web. Now, anyone who knows your URL will know how to contact you onrepparttar 117542 World Wide Web. Even if they are onrepparttar 117543 other side ofrepparttar 117544 world!

Many places exist where you can easily set up a free home page account. Here are a few popular choices:

http://www.angelfire.com http://www.geocities.com

You could also surf to http://www.google.com...

Type Free Web Host intorepparttar 117545 search box. And then check outrepparttar 117546 top Free Web Host. Comparing their services.

Here are a few cool reasons to start a Web Page:

-Use your new Web Page to start a business idea. -Advertise where guest can find your Wedding. -Information on an upcoming family reunion. -To put together a class reunion and find classmates. -Publish your ideas about life torepparttar 117547 world. -Publish your works of art and literature torepparttar 117548 world. -Build a page to help with a charity or personal project. Web pages are written in HTML. This is a special language read by computers. There are special editors that will let you compose HTML documents quite easily.

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