An Online Business when done right can earn you a powerful income stream. There are many people who have built insanely successful businesses online. Most people don’t think about how their action or lack of action affect their success. So let’s look at 6 different things you need to know to ensure you are successful with your online business.
Do not check your email more than twice a day
Did you know that email is the biggest interruption most people face daily? Rather than checking your email every few minutes or every hour, why not check it once around midday and then once in the evening. Check it, then go back to concentrating on the task at hand. The less you check your email the more productive you’ll be and the more successful your online business will be.
Just say ‘no’
For many of us saying no is almost impossible. However, if you want to stay on task and enjoy success with any business you are going to have to learn to say no. Doing so can help to stop constant interruptions. It can also help you to stop taking on too many tasks.
Do the task you least want to do first
In Brian Tracy’s book ‘’Eat That Frog” he talks about the concept of getting the task you want to do least, done and out of the way first. If you take care of that worst job first, it’s done, and you can move on. It’s so easy to procrastinate when you have something you don’t want to do. It will keep your mind distracted and you’ll also fall behind because of your procrastination.
Compile your to-do list
Pull together all your to-dos from your emails and elsewhere and add them to your task list. Going back and forth from your email, post-it notes and other notepads and pieces of paper to check on what it is you need to do wastes time. Even if it’s only minutes it can add up throughout the day. It also increases the likelihood that you will miss something important. Instead, immediately add any new tasks to your to-do list and prioritize them.
Don’t be a task hoarder. You should delegate as many tasks as you can. If you have other people working for you who are capable of carrying out tasks for you then let them. For some of us, letting go of the control is hard. Practice it! It will save you tons of time that you can use to focus more on the important parts of your business that only you can deal with.
Use a calendar on your smartphone
It’s easy to forget important appointments when you are busy. One way to reduce the likelihood of this happening is to use the calendar that’s on your smartphone, which can send you reminders in advance. If you use something like Google Calendar, then you can also have it on any other device you use so that you can check it easily and never miss a reminder
Avoid Shiny Object Syndrome
Too many people, especially when starting out do not stick to any one method long enough to see any success. The Internet is full of all sorts of opportunities and different ways to make money. When these people do not see success right away, they get easily distracted and jump on the next new opportunity or shiny object. The cycle continues and they never get anywhere. So avoid shiny object syndrome and stick with one method until it works.
These might not be the kind of tips you think about when you are looking to increase your chances of running a successful online business, but they play such an important role we felt they needed mentioning.