Working Away from Home
I've been out of town since Friday (it's now Wednesday). I'm on my way to moving back to where I grew up. It really has been great visiting my parents and looking at houses, but the busy schedule hasn't left me a lot of time to work on my website.
An interesting thing happened though. I found that I was able to draw inspiration from some of the difficulties being out of town has caused me to creating a post. It is probably the fastest post I have ever written. It definitely required the least amount of research.
So here are a few tips I have for folks in the WA community that may feel like they have time restraints that are keeping them from getting work on their online business done.
If you know you are going to have minimal time to work on your site keep an a list with you at all times of things you want to work on. Cell phones are truly remarkable tiny computers. If you don't already have an app on your phone that allows you to keep written or verbal notes, there are many apps you can get for free to do the job. Of course there is always the pen and paper method too.
When an idea for an article occurs to you, just jot it down on your list. It doesn't have to be in order. This is not necessarily a to-do list. Just writing the ideas down will allow you to go back later and put them in the order that you actually want to tackle them later.
Some people write in Word, or some other word processing program, then paste their posts into WordPress. Other's simply just type it all out in WordPress. It doesn't matter how you do it. Just whenever you have the spare time start writing your posts.
Many times what I will do is either save my posts as a draft or mark them as private. This prevents posts that are not finished from being viewed on your website. This way you don't have to worry about accidentally posting something because you did not finish it by the scheduled post time.
I often hear people say "you have to schedule time to exercise or you won't do it." This is true for many things in life. We are busy people. Some of us work full time jobs, are raising multiple kids, and have a million other obligations.
By organizing your day and actually scheduling time for your online business you can potentially get more work done.
"Am I giving up want I want most for what I want now?" Are you just sitting on the couch watching TV? Are you going out, or hanging out with friends, instead of working on your site?
Of course having some down time and time to just relax is very important; however, if you are choosing to relax over working on your site more often than not you might be running into a problem. We live in a world of instant gratification. It really is not uncommon for people to give up what they want most (financial independence and freedom) for what they want right now (to relax or be social with friends).
I am still working on building up my first site. I have found that the more I keep in mind what I want most the easier it becomes to work on my online business without getting frustrated or discouraged.
What tips do some of you veterans have for us noobs that may help us build up our business/sites even though we may have some time restrictions?