As an online business owners, one of the major issues you face is using your time effectively. After all, there are a lot of tasks to do every day – and if you’re a new business owner you are the only one to do them all. That’s why it’s critical that you create a schedule for your work.
Here are three easy steps to building your work schedule.1. Decide what you need to do on a weekly basis. Make a list of those tasks. And remember to include maintenance items, such as backups, as well as your marketing tasks.
Now don’t panic when you see the list! There are a lot of tasks involved in running a successful online business. That’s why you’re taking the time to schedule them – to be sure that nothing is left to chance.
2. Move all of these tasks to your time tracker as a list. For each, you’ll want to add the day of the week you work on it. It may be something you do daily or only on Mondays.
One of the best approaches is to set aside one day a week for each work category – one for content creation; another for recruiting affiliates; another for product development, etc. For each of your major task categories choose a day that you’ll do that each week.
Finally, add a time estimate to each task so that you have a benchmark against which you’re working.
As you’re setting up your schedule, be sure to consider your work style. If you are most productive on Mondays, then schedule that day heavily. If you have used up all of your fresh ideas by Friday, schedule mechanical and maintenance tasks for that day.
3. Adjust your plan. No plan is perfect. It’s only through reviewing it regularly that you can make it more effective and more efficient.
As your business continues to evolve, you’ll need to update your work schedule with new tasks – and take off those that are no longer relevant or that you have outsourced. This gives you the starting point for your schedule for success.
To see how to set up your own time tracker, visit Organize Your Online Business