Online profits are appealing to most of us who come onto the Internet to work, but it requires great discipline to be successful as an online entrepreneur. As I look back over my years working exclusively on the Internet, which began in 2006, I realize that I now have more discipline than I have at any other time in my life. I wok with people who would love to emulate my success, but most are not willing to do what it takes to build and sustain this type of business for the long term.
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Time Management For Online Profits
It all begins with time management. We all have the same number of hours in the day, but the way we utilize that time varies widely from person to person. My recommendation is to make a schedule of what you need to work on within your online business. I know that I want to write two blog posts for this site every week. One is a post such as this one, where I share my information and knowledge on how to make huge profits with a tiny list, and the other one is related to the person I have interviewed that week for my podcast series. Typically I write the informational post on Tuesday mornings, and the one related to my podcast guest immediately after I have interviewed them. I then schedule the posts to go out on Tuesday morning and Friday morning, giving my blog the consistency it deserves and Google loves. The time involved here, including the writing of both posts and the podcast interview, is about two hours per week.
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In addition to writing blog posts and hosting my podcast series, I also write articles for the article directories, short reports on a variety of topics, host free teleseminars twice each month, and create my own information products. I have a schedule that I adhere to in order to accomplish everything I need to do each week.
While I am traveling, which I do each month, I only write blog posts and send emails to my list. All other activities for my business are suspended until I return home. This schedule works well for me in terms of online profits because I have already built a foundation that makes sense for what I am trying to achieve.
Discipline – The Key To Online Profits
Finally, you must exercise discipline each day in order to achieve maximum results in your business. In addition to having a weekly schedule of the activities I need to complete, I also make a daily to-do list before I end each day. That list is the first thing I look at when I sit down at my desk the following morning. This gives me the flexibility to choose which tasks to work on right away, and which ones to leave until later. My ‘prime time’ is from around six-thirty to ten each morning, so as long as I complete everything I need during that time frame my business continues to move forward profitably.
The true test comes when you have a deadline to meet, such as creating a new product, writing a sales letter, or completing some work related to a JV project. This requires additional time, focus, and resolve to meet your goals and achieve the results you were hoping for. Managing your time, working on the right income producing activities and tasks, and having the required discipline will make all of the difference in your bottom line.
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I’m author, publisher, and entrepreneur Connie Ragen Green and would love to connect with you. If you’re new to the world of online entrepreneurship please check out my training on how to sell yourself at Sell Yourself and Your Stuff and learn how to gain an unfair advantage when it comes to building a lucrative online business.