- By Connie Ragen Green
- Published 09/22/2008
Finding the time to write or do anything related to your online business may be difficult in the beginning, but once you get into the habit of managing your time well you will see how much you can accomplish in a short amount of time. Time management is a very personal matter for each of us, so learning what works for you and what doesn’t is the first step to being successful in your business. If your business is based on writing, as mine is, setting aside a scheduled amount of time each day in which to complete my writing is crucial to my bottom line. Because I work from home, I am able to set my own hours and stick to a schedule that works for me. I find that I can write for about two hours in the morning and then take a break and do some other tasks related to my internet business. During those early morning hours my mind is fresh and alert and I can write several articles and blog posts before checking my email.
Checking my email is a necessary task that can also become a time waster if you are not careful. I only check my email three times a day, so no
w I am in the habit of waiting until those times to send or receive messages from friends, family, and clients. You will do whatever works for you in your business model, but try not to get into the habit of checking email every hour. I also make a list of topics I will be writing on the following day. I leave these notes next to my computer so I am ready to begin writing articles and posting to my blog as soon as I start my computer each morning. Writing daily if you have not been doing this before, or have not been writing for a number of years, may seem like an extremely difficult task. But once you make a schedule for yourself and stick to it, the writing will just flow and it will become a joyous time you look forward to each day. If you are having a hard time thinking of what to write, make notes and do research the afternoon or evening before and you will be able to get started more easily than if you have to start out by looking at a blank page.
Learning how to manage your time as a writer will help you to become successful in your online business and give you the freedom of having time to do the other things you want to do with your life.
Connie Ragen Green teaches you how to write articles and eBooks to build an online business, as well as how to use the technology needed. Visit http://www.EbookWritingandMarketingSecrets.com to find out more.
by Connie Ragen Green