When building your online business, you should not leave your day job. Doing that may put you in a dangerous situation financially. Instead, it’s better to build your business as a side business. Later, when it matures, you can decide to leave your day job.
What you should do is set aside regular time for your business. The key word here is regular. Consistency is key. A little amount of time, done consistently, will amount to much over time.
Here are five productivity tips for building your online business.
When setting aside time for your business, you need to commit. Make a decision about how much time to set aside and how often. And stick to it. For instance, you might decide to commit one hour daily or two hours three times a week.
2. Start Small
Don’t try to commit too much time right away. If you do, you might find it too hard to keep up and get discouraged. Worse, you might decide to scrap the idea altogether. Instead, start with something that you can manage without too much effort. Just half an hour a day is a good start.
3. Make It Focused
You should use the time only for your business. It won’t do you much good if you commit one hour daily but use the time for checking news or your emails.
A good way to make the time focused is to use a timer. Make a rule that when the timer runs, you will only work on your business. When you want to do something else, like checking emails or grabbing a snack, you must stop the timer. This way you know that the time is used properly.
4.Keep Your Energy Level High
To be productive during the time, keep your energy level high. That means you might need to have some rest beforehand. If you just come home from your day job, for instance, have some rest first. You will then be fresh when you start your work session.
5. Write Down the Next Action
At the end of your work session, write down what exactly to do next. This way, when you start your next session, you won’t waste time figuring out what to do. You can start at the right place right away.
Apply these five tips and you will have a productive time in building your online business. Good luck!