7 Productivity Tips For Your Home Based Business To Make More Money

Being productive in your home based business is one of the first things you want to get really good at. For one very vital reason. When you have a job you are paid for your time. When you have your own business your paid for your production. So the faster you learn how to be supper productive, the sooner you will have success in your home business, start to earn money and get the lifestyle you want. Here are 7 tips to get you on track for being super productive and successful.

1. Take control of your “busy work.” What do I mean by “busy Work?” It is the non income producing activities that can steal your entire day. This is time spent disguised as work. Examples of these are, answering phone messages, answering emails, checking Facebook or Twitter. Income producing activities need to be 80 to 90% of your work time. “Busy work” is one way we all spend our time when we are procrastinating on doing something else that we are usually uncomfortable with or that is new and we are not quite sure of. Tell yourself you can do it and get started on the task!

2. Set goals and tasks before the day begins. Know what you need to get done the next day before you go to bed at night. You need a clear picture of your next days schedule. Have goals set for the next day, week, and month. The best way to know where you are going is to have a clear path. Include a finish time or deadline for each task. Hold yourself accountable for when each task needs to be completed.

3. Work in 50 minute intervals with a 10 minute break for each hour. Have a stop watch or some type of timer so that you have a set amount of time a task needs to be completed. I use the timer on my cell phone (it is silenced). It is amazing how much more concentrated your efforts are when you know you have a set time that the task needs to be completed by.

4. One of the things that can really slow down our production is the feeling of being overwhelmed. This is a big problem anytime you are starting your home based business and learning a new skill. In order to keep the feeling of being overwhelmed under control, pick just one marketing technique and focus on it. Master it, become proficient at it prior to trying a new tactic. Your goal here is to pick one technique and make it a habit. Make the new tactic part of your schedule and routine until it becomes a habit. Give yourself about 3 months to really learn the technique, before adding a new marketing technique to your business.

5. No multitasking. Multitasking is an inefficient use of your time. It takes your brain about 15 minutes to refocus on the task when going from task to task. It actually takes longer for you to complete your work when you multitask. Batch your activities into time blocks and focus on one activity at a time.

6. Take time everyday for motivation and learning. Motivation and learning are crucial to your home based business success. Motivation is the one thing that you can never skip in your daily schedule. The time you spend on motivation and learning is separate from your income producing time. This is another place people can get stuck and use to procrastinate. Don’t spend time learning new marketing techniques and not put them into practice. The only way to earn money in your home based business is to take action on what you are learning.

7. Journal your time for 1 week. Take a few seconds each hour for 1 week to see how you are really spending your time. Evaluate at the end of the week. Where can you improve? Are you spending 80-90% of your time on income producing activities?

Bonus tip: Keep your life in balance. Schedule fun time, time with your family and friends. Schedule time to take care of yourself, to exercise and eat right. Know why you want to have your own home based business and review your why every day.

Incorporating these tips into your daily schedule is vital to your business success. We all get the same 24 hours in the day but how we use the time will make or break your home based business. Remember you are paid for productivity not hours, and you are in control of how you use your time. The sooner you make these tips a habit the faster you build the foundation to your business and the sooner you get the lifestyle and money you are dreaming of.