Internet entrepreneur works solo most of the times. There are lot of things that he must do everyday. If you are working art time, you would find this even more difficult. Sometimes you do not have time, sometimes you get frustrated and at other times you loose the hope altogether.
First of all it needs to be understood that you are in business and it would take time to build up and bring the sweet fruits. Your ultimate achievement is dictated by the goals you set for yourself. Today I want to discuss few things that you need to manage to rise in your business.
As your workload increases, distractions increase too. With internet they become manifold. Emails, IMs, hyperlinks, forums and unnecessary sites to name a few. Add to this the disadvantages of home office. Family, children and friends top the list.
Learn to manage these distraction. Plan your work environment so that you are disturbed least by constant interruptions. Avoid frequent email checking or turn off IM when you are not communicating. Set daily targets and create daily check lists.
Achieve daily. This would add up in the long run.
Because you are the only person working for yourself, you must try your best not to fall ill. Keep an exercise routine, take healthy diet, drink plenty of fluids and take adequate sleep everyday. Do not compromise your health on anything.
A break can help to rejuvenate yourself when you are too exhausted to work.
Manage Your Time
First you need to find which one is yours? I find it best to work in the morning. Nights are okay but mornings are very fresh and full of energy.
You might feel other way and it is perfectly fine. You need to find your natural rhythm and harness it.
Rhythms also synchronize with places. it is not necessary that you should tie yourself down to your home office. You can try cafe, restaurant or garden to maximize the output.
Manage Plan and Strategy
You must plan your business ahead. You must create a work strategy for next three months after analyzing your last quarter. Subject yourself to audit. Find your weak links. Prioritize your works so that your core components are not affected at any price..
Creating network is business essential. get to know people and interact with them. Participate in forums and blog comments. Mail people. They usually respond. By and by your network and sphere of influence would grow.
Keep an eye on your business, your market and adjust your responses accordingly. Say no when you want to and say yes when you need to. Keep and eye on opportunities and grab them as they come to you. Be aware of your field by reading a lot. RSS, social sites, news sites would give you the required scoop.
More you do this lesser you are tied down to your chore management. Find softwares that would work for you and work faster than you. Outsource your work to specialized people. It is very rewarding in the end. Create systems of work so that you have minimum of chaos.
This might seem absurd to the one who has just begun because there would be little to manage but what I want to stress is account keeping. Keep a tab on every penny spent on your business. This habit would help a lot when you have lot of financial movement at your hand.