Home Based Business - Organize for Success
(c) Stephen Wright
Running your own home based internet
business is a piece of cake. Right? Well maybe, maybe not. It certainly can be. However, all too often the exact
opposite is closer to the reality for many eager home based business owners.
You've probably heard how easy it is to
rake in tens of thousands of dollars practically over night, and how you can have all kinds of "free time" and
extra cash for traveling and shopping at your favorite store.. Just throw up a web site, add a few affiliate
links, post to some forums and presto - you're in the money!
But the reality is this: if you want to
succeed in your own home based internet business, whether it's affiliate marketing or selling your own products,
you will have to work at making it successful. You have to make it your job to succeed. You must treat it as
your job, not as your hobby. That means developing and maintaining committed to the task.
It's great to think that with just a few
easy strokes you'll be running on auto-pilot, bringing in loads of cash and then on to the next venture. But
without some simple planning and consistent effort you're setting yourself up for failure.
To aide you in this effort, here are a few
tips to help you develop good habits for achieving your goals:
Set up folders in your email program. You
should set up a folder for each contact and keep important correspondence while deleting what you don't need. If
you belong to membership sites that require passwords, keep the "welcome" letters where you can find
Set up folders on your desktop. If you
download a lot of software, ebooks or PDF books from specific individuals simply name a folder on your desktop
after the author or site owner. Then when you download something you can place it in their
Make your own HTML home page. For quick
and easy access to all your important sites make up an HTML page with hyperlinks to your most frequently used
sites along with a brief explanation of each site. Keep it on your desktop for easy access.
While it is possible at some point to
eventually catch up on being organized this way, starting out that way and keeping it organized will save you
hours and hours of searching, frustration, and missed opportunity.
Set aside a specific time for working on
your internet activities. It could be from 7pm-9pm every
day or whatever time's good for you. During this time try everything possible to not get distracted from doing
only what needs to be accomplished for your business.
Try to use the same time slot every day so
you get into a routine and get used to the working mindset. I have found that setting aside time this way
is important not only for myself, but other members of the household (my wife, kids and the dog!). We all know
that this is important "do not disturb me” time for them and me as well! Oh, and by the way, save the surfing
for another time.
SET ASIDE A WORK SPACE:
Make sure that your have a clearly defined work area to put your work materials and important files into. It is
important that your family know that this area is off limits.
Finish one task before starting
As the old saying goes, "Put one foot in front of the other." Don't start working on something new until the first
task is completely finished.
Work the ideas that "work." When you find something that works well for you work it hard and get as much out of it
as possible. If you're submitting articles to a certain site and they're paying dividends, keep feeding the
LEARN FROM FAILURES:
Don't get discouraged. Each failure's just a learning process. Use any failure to your advantage by taking the
lesson and applying it to your next venture.
Test, test, and test some more!
Always test headlines and ad copy. A small change can reap huge rewards. With these few simple steps you will
stay organized, stay focused, be consistent in your efforts and build a solid foundation on which you can build
your internet empire!
After all, you are the one who will
ultimately determine the success or failure of your business!
Best of Luck to you in your internet
Stephen Wright is President & CEO
of InternetMarketing.com. Get everything you need to
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