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5 Time Management Tips for the Online Home Business Owner

For someone just starting out online with a home based business there are many challenges to face however, in my opinion, none is more daunting than finding the time to accomplish everything you need to do in the run of a day.
Time management was a long time nemesis of mine until I learned a few strategies to help me find the time I needed to complete all of my daily Internet marketing chores. Here are 5 techniques I use daily to manage my time more effectively and productively:
1. One tactic I find to be very useful is list making. At the end of every day my last task is to create a list of things I have to do tomorrow. This gives me a starting point for the following day so I can jump right in and start my job without having to waste time figuring out what I have to do for that work day.
Having a list also allows me to check off each job as it’s completed which gives me the incentive to continue because you get a sense of accomplishment with each duty you complete.
2. The biggest hurdle I had to overcome, and I sometimes still struggle with, is procrastination. There were times in the past when I would actually look for an excuse to put off doing something I didn’t enjoy until tomorrow or until whenever I found time to get around to it.
Now when something arises in my home business that I don’t particularly look forward to doing I simply remind myself of the rewards for completing the task now instead of later. Instead of just thinking about doing something make the effort to do it and you’ll soon see the results of your work.
3. When you’re creating your to do list for the following day do it with a realistic mindset. We’re all only human and there’s only so much we can complete during a normal work day.
So whatever you do don’t put too many chores on your list because you’ll only become discouraged by the results and you won’t be as enthusiastic about tackling your tasks the following day.
4. Always prioritize your jobs by giving more time to the biggest and most important tasks you have to complete. Most people waste too much of their work day completing mundane and minor jobs which could be put at the end of your list.
Having too much to do usually leads to rushing to get things done before the end of the day which results in mistakes being made and in time lost trying to repair the damage.
5. Organization is a key factor to saving time on the job. If you aren’t organized you usually waste more time trying to find key files and important documents that you need right now than the time you would need to complete the task at hand.
If you implement these 5 techniques on a regular basis you’ll soon see the results via increased productivity which usually translates into more sales and profits for your online home business.…

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Business Management – How to Be More Proactive at Work

In today’s fast paced business world a manager is expected to do more than manage. The successful managers who make it to the top of their careers understand completely that being proactive and taking the initiative is a required management skill to get to the top rung of the corporate ladder.
The fast paced world we live in especially the in business world has created what we know as the ‘Do It Now’ culture. This culture has now become mainstream even a way of life in many of the organisations and businesses. To be a successful and effective manager you need to adopt a proactive can do attitude. A manager who is reactive and waits to be prompted will soon get left behind.
There are many ways that you can get into the habit of becoming a proactive manager as follows:
1)Pro-activeness is created by ideas therefore, to be proactive you need ideas to act on. So, how do you go about getting ideas?. A good way to start is to carry a note book around with you so that you can write down ideas. Ideas can appear out of nowhere and they come to us everyday however, we quickly forget them because we never write them down. Review the ideas in your notebook on a regular basis as these can help you to come up with new projects, business ideas, solutions to problems and ways to save money. The important thing is to get those ideas down on paper before they escape forever.
2)One of the habits that many managers do is to procrastinate on certain tasks especially when it comes to relying on other peoples communications. You may experience having sent an email or a letter to someone who took a long time to reply to it. This probably made you feel annoyed that the other person has not replied to you in a timely manner. You never know but that person may have had the same experience waiting for you to reply to them. Get into the habit of replying immediately to every type of communication that you receive. In this way you will acquire the reputation of a proactive person who gets things done.
3)Being proactive also means that you know how to devote your time to your work effectively. Effective managers identity which tasks are a priority and worthy of their time. Those tasks that are deemed unnecessary or either disposed are delegated to someone else. In this way the effective manager only works on the necessary tasks that move them towards their business goals.…