The internet never sleeps, and considering the fact that most mobile phone users keep their mobile device within arm’s reach constantly, it’s no surprise some online entrepreneurs it may feel like they never sleep either. Countless jobs available online, combined with the convenience of a smart phone, equates to most people taking their jobs with them wherever they go, including vacation.
With more mobile devices being sold per day than desktop computers, savvy entrepreneurs owe it to their business to be where the clients are. Daily innovations and introductions of new, convenient applications might give the false impression that one needs to be online 24/7 in order to be successful.
“No Man is an Island” – John Donne
Just because no one can do it quite as well as you doesn’t mean you have to do everything yourself. Getting more productivity out of your work day starts with streamlining your responsibilities. With all the time you save by opening up your schedule you might even get to enjoy a round of golf once in a while. Naturally you’ll want to keep your smart phone handy, since the golf course is a fantastic place to woo clients.
The Power Track to Productivity – Get focused, Get Moving
1. Get Comfortable
Ergonomics play a significant role in how much you’re able to accomplish in a day. Simple changes to desk height, chair support, even the placement of your keyboard, mouse and monitor can dramatically improve the comfort of your home office, resulting in instant feeling of being alert and focused.
2. Make a Schedule
Mulling over all the details of a project can sometimes be so daunting that it causes distractions, putting you at risk of delays. Rather than tackling everything in a single day, break up the project into manageable stages, then strive to maintain progress day by day.
3. Do Something Daily
People are inherently lazy, even the ambitious ones. If there’s an easy route to take, chances are it’s packed with people moving along at a snail’s pace. Truth is, the only way to build a successful business is with consistency. An hour a day of social media marketing via a combination of Facebook, Twitter, and blogging will put you well ahead of any competition in your niche.
4. Outsource Often
Assume immediate responsibility over those parts of the project that absolutely must be handled by you and you alone. Beyond that, outsource as much as you possibly can to individuals who consistently produce quality work. Surround yourself with a crew of contractors and you can seldom go wrong.
5. Use Templates
Why reinvent the wheel? There are templates nowadays for everything. With a little customization for your needs, the ready-to-go templates will be an amazing time saver!
6. There’s an App for That
Mobile users are very convenience oriented, they know what they’re looking for and they want it quickly so they can move on to the next big thing.
7. Update Wisely
When delving into the arena of marketing your business via social media, it’s important to take your audience in mind. Facebook requires people like you before they see your updates, while Twitter is more geared towards instant gratification through open communication with friends and strangers alike. Blogging is the anchor which ties it all together, helping you establish your credibility as an expert in your field.
Getting Started is the Hardest Part
Online may be the next frontier in business success, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend 8 hours a day working hard to be successful. Focus on your own strengths and talents and give up other tasks to individuals with the strengths and talents to complete a job to your standards. Surrounding yourself with a fantastic team, and taking advantage of convenient apps will take you another step of the way. Simply strive for progress day by day and soon people will be asking your secret to success.
What are your tips to get more free time in a day?