November 7, 2012
Liz published this at 7:06 am
Keeping on Track is Keeping on the Money
When you have a work at home business, it’s great to be your own boss. It can also be a nightmare to manage your own time. When you can’t fire yourself, it’s hard to actually motivate yourself to get anything done. However, time is money, and when you can’t get yourself to keep on a time schedule, you are doing little more than wasting your time. Put these quick tips into place to keep you on track and help you prioritize your time when it comes to your business at home.
How to Prioritize Your Time When Working at Home
First of all, do the hard tasks first. When you prioritize your tasks in order of importance and skill, you are less likely to procrastinate before you get anything done. Do the things first that have a deadline, are hard to accomplish, or are just plain boring before you move on to the more fun aspects of your work at home business, like marketing, designing, or making phone calls.
If you have to, put yourself on a time schedule. Working at home we often do not work a set schedule as if we had a job. When you actually write a business schedule you may find that you go to work more regularly. Many people treat themselves as if they are an employee in a classic job, and make themselves work from a set time to a clock out time in order to stay on track. Many work from home business owners actually even put aside time for a lunch break. When you have a hard time keeping track of your time, it may be best for you to treat your job as if you are in a traditional office setting, even if you are your own boss and your job is merely your living room.
Finally, keep track of the hours you work. You’d be surprised how much you are actually not working in a work week when you see your hard work in hours. When you keep track of your work hours, whether you delegate yourself to a time schedule or not, you can see how much, or how little, you are actually working, and it may be just the motivation you need to help you get moving.
Many people will say the hardest part about having a work at home business is finding the energy and motivation to physically start the day. When you put a little discipline in your schedule and keep track of your efforts, you just may find yourself putting more time into your business, and making more money at the same time.
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