In order for your business to remain successful you have to have a way to maintain its profitability. To do this you have to be able to be able to motivate yourself to be more productive. This article is designed to give you helpful suggestions that if used will be what you need to at least double your company’s productivity.
#1 Delegate whenever possible
Many business owners are guilty of trying to do much of the work themselves even if they have the employees that are capable of carrying out the tasks. Trying to do too much can actually cause delays in getting some very important functions taken care of.
#2 Get a calendar app for your smartphone
Having a good calendar app on your phone will make it easier to keep track of appointments and other very important tasks that need to be done at a certain time of the day/week/month. These types of apps are easily obtainable whether you have an iOS or Android device.
#3 Keep a separate “To-do list” for business from your personal one
Always keep your business life separate from your personal life when it comes to making up to-do lists. This way you don’t get confused and end up forgetting to do something for your business that is very important.
#4 Split your time 80/20
Though learning is important and a necessary part of starting and running an online business it is very important to that you don’t want to spend too much time on the learning. To help with this you should keep the 80/20 rule in mind; 80% of your time should be working and 20% should be learning
#5 Use your email client to update your “to do list”
The old saying “Time is money” is very true and one way to save you time in your business is avoid having to retrieve important client information from emails. To help you with this it is a good idea to put the pertinent information from the email directly into your to do list or calendar, so you don’t have to go back and search through emails.
#6 Set your priorities
When it comes to setting your priorities for the day and to help avoid procrastinating put the tasks you don’t like to do at the top and get those done first. Then you will have time to do the ones that you don’t mind doing or actually enjoy to do.
#7 Saying No at the right time
Part of the reason people fail at Affiliate Marketing is that they don’t stay no how to say “no” to distractions. They are constantly being pulled away from a task to do something else and they may tell themselves that they will get back to it later. The key to being successful is staying on task until it is completed and then if there is time you can go back to the other things.
#8 Curtail checking emails
Though email is a very important part of an online business like Affiliate Marketing, however, you have you have to be careful that you don’t check your email so frequently that is interferes with your other important tasks. Very rarely will it hurt you if you let emails sit in your inbox for a couple hours before you check them. If you set up specific times in the day that you only check your email, it will not be as much of a disruption.
#9 Better organize your office
According to the experts having a cluttered desk often means a cluttered mind and that can be detrimental to a successful online business. Try to re-organize your desk and keep it that way and you should begin to see better results. It will also help you to be able to keep track of important documents and things if they are all in the right places.
#10 Set smaller goals
One way to ensure a successful day is to come up with a written list of 3-5 things you want to get accomplished that day. You should prepare your list the night before and be sure to write it down on a piece of paper, avoid using an application or other digital media for this list. If you hand write it you are more likely to be successful at completely the goals.
#11 Use an ideabook
Throughout the day you have probably had things pop into your mind but you don’t always have the time to look into everyone of them at the that moment. Then when you have time to look into the ideas, you can never remember them. If you keep a notebook handy you can jot down the thought that you had and then when you have time you can go back to your notebook and see what it was.
#12 Invest in Time-management software
Unless you are one those people that are naturally very organized and good with time management, it would definitely be advisable to invest in a time-management program. This piece of software will make it easy for you to ensure you can stay on task and get things done when you need to.
We hope that all of these suggestions provide you with some valuable information and that helps to improve you business.