Time Management For Home Business Owners

Written by Jason Gazaway

As each day passes, and more and more things need to get done with your business, you may find yourself alittle overwhelmed with how much is left to be done. This is nothing new, and a problem that almost every home business owner encounters.

There are too many things to do, and such little time! So how does one get all of these things done without interfering with family and friends time? The answer is simple enough, but not very easy to do. It's called Time Management. Managing your time to make your time spent during "business hours"repparttar most productive it can be.

There are many distractions when running an online business that many people easily become victims of. Some at home examples are things that consist of your everyday. Things likerepparttar 116836 chores that need tending to, eager kids simply wanting your attention,repparttar 116837 television blaring, dogs barking, errands that need to be ran, and on downrepparttar 116838 line.

Some classic examples of distractions that occur online are not as easy to identify, but can consume many hours if you're not aware of this. A good example includes just "surfing" for something, and you get sidetracked and end up reading something that you weren't even looking for to begin with! Another classic example is how many times you check your email a day, or how much time has passed before you last checked it. How much time do you spend visiting discussion boards or online communities? What aboutrepparttar 116839 emails you respond to? How much of your time is consumed by that? These are all examples of distractions that can get inrepparttar 116840 way of your businesses productivity.

It all boils down to time management. Listed below are some good things to consider when using your time online for business.

1) Make A List

You've probably heard this before and with good reason! Writerepparttar 116841 things you need to do with your business down on a piece of paper. List in orderrepparttar 116842 things by two factors. One isrepparttar 116843 importance, andrepparttar 116844 second is which ofrepparttar 116845 things you least would like to do.

Once you have your list, put them in order ofrepparttar 116846 things most important and are you're least favorite atrepparttar 116847 very top ofrepparttar 116848 list. This way,repparttar 116849 more important things that need to be done will get done first, and you won't procrastinate because it's written down. As you progress with your list, you'll find thatrepparttar 116850 last things you need to do will go by very quickly because you'll enjoy doing it.

2) Set a time Limit

Let's say you spend on average 2 hours browsing forums and discussion boards on a daily basis. Is this really necessary? I mean, there are alot of good resources outrepparttar 116851 on forums, and you get to interact with like-minded individuals.. but is this helping your business?

Internet Marketing For Online Business Newbies

Written by Jason Gazaway

Starting an online business has become very popular among many people of all backgrounds throughoutrepparttar world. It doesn't matter if you are a high-school graduate, or you're completing your third trimester of your second year in Chiropractic School. Any person withrepparttar 116835 desire to work from home can start an online business. Especially now more than ever with allrepparttar 116836 turnkey websites, "all-in-one" marketing solutions and such, one can literally have a business up and running within 24 hours.

It's well known that nearly 95% of all online businesses will not succeed. So what exactly "makes or breaks" an online business? Simply put,repparttar 116837 type of marketing used.

Internet marketing is as hard as you make it. It can be very hard getting pastrepparttar 116838 "learning curve", but once you do, nothing will stoprepparttar 116839 checks coming in month after month.

We'll begin our internet marketing lesson with 7 small, but very powerful forms of advertising that can yield tremendous profits for you if used correctly!

1) Article Submission

Writing articles are one ofrepparttar 116840 oldest forms of advertising onrepparttar 116841 internet. Whatever kind of business you do, write about it! Most articles written are between 500-1000 words. The way you advertise through articles is by having a "byline" or "resource box" atrepparttar 116842 end ofrepparttar 116843 article. For an example, please look atrepparttar 116844 bottom of this article to see what one looks like.

After you have written an article of your business topic, you will then want to submit them to Article Directories or Websites that will publishrepparttar 116845 article you wrote. Here are some good submission sites:

http://www.stickysauce.com/wanted.htm http://www.webpronews.com/submit.html http://www.boconline.com/sub-art.shtml http://www.powerhomebiz.com ermsofuse/articlesubmission.htm http://www.promotionworld.com/pop/feedback/submitarticle.html http://www.businessknowhow.com/newsletter/articleguidelines.htm

These should get you started, but if you would like more, or these aren't towards your business, simply do a search at your favorite search engine for "submit article".

2) Participating in Active Forums

In most forums or discussion groups, they allow you to include a little "signature ad" following every post you make. If you are fairly knowledgeable in your business area and post good answers to help people, more readers will be curious about you and will click on your link and be directed to your website.

Some great forums dedicated to internet marketing are:

http://www.ablake.net/forum/ http://www.howtocorp.com/forum/ http://www.williecrawford.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi

3) Pay Per Click / Google Adwords

If you're not familiar with this type of advertising, please don't be completely turned of byrepparttar 116846 title. Yes, you do need to pay for some advertising. And using pay per clicks (ppcs for short) allow you to drive very targeted traffic to your website. With a PPC, you literally "bid" on whatever keywords your potential customers will search for.

Another great way to grab traffic before you have to shell out your money is by utilizing Google Adwords. TO learn more about this, please visit Google Adwords tips at:

https://www.adwords.google.com <-- Quick Reference https://www.adwords.google.com/select ips.html <-- Tips & More

4) Search Engine Optimization

Let's face it.. The best kind of traffic is free traffic, right? There are a ton of ways to get traffic to your website, but in my opinion, this isrepparttar 116847 most cost effective. After all, it's free! Search Engine Optimization requires a great deal of knowledge of how search engines work, but it's definitely not an impossible feat by any means. The basic rule of thumb is to create a website in such a way that your visitors will want to come back. Also, create a website that will make others want to link to your site, without any required link back to theirs.

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