When you are creating an online business site or any of the associated activities around it like writing articles, creating videos, creating backlinks etc, you really do need to stay focused on the task.
I’d like to share with you my top online business productivity tips I use when creating and promoting my online business sites.
1. Avoiding Distractions
Getting distracted is probably the number one reason for losing focus and not achieving any real results for your online business at the end of the day.
It can be quite hard to avoid constant distractions like emails, instant messaging and phone calls, so my tip is to turn them off while you are working.
Closing your email is a great help as it is very hard to resist reading your emails as they come in. It doesn’t take too long before you are side tracked from working on your site and end up doing something else that really isn’t important or could wait until later on.
Instant messaging is even more of a distraction than email as it is more intrusive. If you use something like Skype, either close it down or at the very least change your status to “Do not disturb” or “offline”.
With a cellphone, either turn it off, or put it into silent mode and check if any calls or text messages were received after you have finished your tasks.
2. Make a List
I know this tip isn’t unique and probably pretty obvious, but it really does help.
Whether you use a paper diary or an electronic form like an iPhone or spreadsheet, it doesn’t really matter so long as you can see the list and mark off the items.
One thing though is you have to be realistic about what tasks you can achieve. There’s no point in writing that you’ll create ten MOBS sites by the end of the day as that’s not achievable. You are best to breakdown the tasks into good bite sized chunks as you’ll be able to complete them and feel better about marking them of the list.
3. Limit Your Research
While you do need to do research for any My Online Business Strategy website, you can waste a lot of time with things that aren’t really relevant.
Make sure you limit your research to the niches and keywords related to your My Online Business Strategy site.
It’s very easy to over analyze your MOBS site, so you are better off concentrating on the content rather than all the latest SEO and WordPress tips.
4. A Little Bit is Better Than Nothing
Sure there are going to be days when working on your online business strategy sites is going to be hard. Some days you can be very tired or busy with other things going on, that you find it’s difficult to get the energy to knock off any of your tasks on your list.
However, even if you can squeeze in a few minutes of commenting on blogs or creating some social bookmarks, it will benefit your site and you’ll feel better than you managed to at least achieve something productive for your online business strategy success.