Since the majority of online entrepreneurs work alone on the internet their success is dependent upon their own personal productivity. Most people starting an online business normally have a small budget to work with so it is up to them to do it all. Therefore increasing productivity is critical for the majority of people when marketing on the internet.
Let’s look at 5 different ways in which online entrepreneurs can save time and energy while increasing productivity.
Leverage Your Own Efforts
Learning to ‘multi-purpose’ previous articles, sales copy or blog post can save you a lot of time and effort. Take some of your older blog post and use them as outlines for new articles you can submit. Along the same lines by scaling down some of your older articles you can use them as blog posts. These are great ways for increasing productivity without much additional effort.
Do not discard any old sales copy but instead use it as a ‘template’ that you can put back to work for any other product or project that may be applicable.
Walk Away When Feeling Unproductive
Ever have those days when you find yourself just staring at the computer screen? When this occurs learn to simply turnoff the computer and go do something else. There is not much sense to wasting time on something you are not being productive. Instead go find something you can accomplish or if nothing more take a ‘breather’ and let your ‘batteries’ recharge until you are feeling more productive.
Unplug for a Change
Purposely take time away from your computer screen when you can. For instance if you can do with a pen and paper what you are doing on your computer than choose to work offline for a while. Things such as drawing out a weekly plan, article outlines or even ideas for a blog post can be done away from the computer.
Getting away from your computer screen will serve a couple of purposes. It will give you a refreshing change of scenario while also allowing your eyes some much needed rest from the computer screen.
Limit Your Computer Time
Set time limits on your computer use. By doing this you will find that you work more efficiently and productively. Setting time limits makes you more aware of what needs to be done and how to do it in the quickest way. It forces you to focus on your online business.
Time limits also help you to stop non-productive behavior such as aimless browsing, game playing or email checking.
Encourage More Participation on Blog
If you have a blog, as most marketing on the internet do, you want to encourage your readers to leave more comments. By increasing reader participation there is a stronger sense of community at the blog and this is something readers enjoy. Also and just as important these comments can also give you new ideas for content or making improvements.
Your personal productivity plays a key factor in the success you will have when marketing on the internet. It is typical for most when starting an online business to be the ‘sole’ employee therefore time and productivity are important variables. The 5 tips we discussed here today are aimed at increasing productivity by saving time and getting more out of your own effort. By following the ideas these tips represent you stand to experience less personal stress and better business results for less time invested.