July 4th, 2008
When you start working from home, for example selling things on eBay (any sort of products you find or prefer to promote online), you become a boss for yourself. It means that you are free to choose how to spend your working time, but it also means a great amount of responsibility, responsibility before yourself. The most difficult thing in the working-from-home process is to organize your time. The secret of successful people is in knowledge how to spend their time without loosing it.
When you work from home, you are in charge of your business. It’s up you to find the clients and to deliver your services to them. It’s up to you to collect the money, pay the bills and make the office run. You should be aware of how to organize everything in order your business not fail but become flourishing. If you want to manage your business, you are to manage your time. The following 4 tips will help you take charge of your time and make the most of it.
1) First of all, you should have a plan which you are to follow without any indulgences. You should schedule your days, and literally stick to your schedule. Allocate particular times for particular activities. Mind that if you don’t have your own schedule, you will almost definitely wander without any purpose and waste the whole day without really accomplishing anything; or you will forget something important what you were going to do.
2) Secondly, you are to make a to-do list every day and don’t forget to cross off everything that you have accomplished. If something is left unfinished, you are to transfer it to the top of the next day list. A to-do list is the best thing to stay focused and concentrated and to manage to do everything in time.
3) Set aside time to market yourself. Promoting your business is essential, so schedule time for whatever it is that you do to bring in new customers. Use, for example, the first hour of the day to make phone calls to potential clients, send out emails, etc., before you get busy with all your other business.
4) Assign a special place (your working place so to say) where you will dedicate your time only to your business. Better it will be a separated room where you won’t find all the distractions to your business: the kids, the fridge, the TV, the solitude. Don’t allow these things to penetrate your place when you are working. Explain to your family that your workspace is different from your home space and don’t allow them to disturb you when you are ‘at work’.
Following these simple tips you will be able to organize your working time and become profitable in home business. And if you organize your time according to your needs, you will have an opportunity to achieve your goals.