Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Article Wed: Managing Time When Working Online


Managing time efficiently when marketing on the internet is arguably the single biggest contributing factor for business success online. In addition to the myriad of responsibilities associated with an online business the internet also presents entrepreneurs with an ongoing atmosphere of change. This change in turn leads to new policies and techniques that need to be learned and addressed. When running a business these changes and challenges require the establishment and use of certain time management strategies. Of course the strategy you adopt needs to best fit your particular skills and preferences but some type of approach does need to be put in place.

Here are 3 time management strategies that you can choose from to help you efficiently tackle the different challenges that may face you on a daily basis. These strategies mainly address the best times to 'schedule' any routine, difficult or unfamiliar tasks or challenges as they arise.

Tackle New Challenges Immediately

As new 'challenges' arise or changes take place when is it best for you to tackle these issues? Are you more comfortable putting them off till later or perhaps you are one to dive right in.

When marketing on the internet you can easily, and should, develop a routine. By 'tackling' any new changes or additions to your workload at the beginning of your day you are fresh and likely at your best insofar as energy level and ability to focus. This could very well accelerate the speed with which you are able to complete these new responsibilities. This now leaves the rest of the day to complete tasks that are more routine and familiar to you.

Complete 'Routine' Tasks First

Another strategy you can use is to begin your day with the completion of any routine tasks that require completion first. Having these 'accomplishments' under your belt may leave you felling more relaxed and ready to devote time to new challenges. Time management strategies such as this rely upon a relaxed state of mind to help increase your focus. This results in you being able to 'master' anything new that much quicker.

First Determine Time Investment Required

Some people may prefer to address new or more difficult issues early on in their day to simply just get an understanding of what it involves and NOTHING more. After becoming familiar with what it will take to complete these tasks you can than 'schedule' them into your plans when it best suits you. The objective of this approach is to simply get an idea of the degree of difficulty and time investment that will be required first. With this knowledge plans can than be made to complete it in the future.

I use this particular strategy quite a bit myself since I like to know what I am getting involved in.

One of the biggest requirements for business success online is consistently managing time in an efficient manner. Marketing on the internet presents an ongoing atmosphere of change to entrepreneurs. These changes only increase the challenges people are faced with concerning their ability to effectively manage their time. The 3 time management strategies we discussed above serve as suggestions as to how to best approach your daily challenges both new and old. The approach you choose is dependent upon your personal preferences and skill set. In any case it will be necessary to establish some type of systematic approach that will allow you to smoothly operate and grow your online business.

About The Author
TJ Philpott is an author and Internet entrepreneur based out of North Carolina.

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2 comments:

  1. If you’d like a tool for managing your time and projects, you can use this web-application inspired by David Allen’s GTD:

    Gtdagenda.com

    You can use it to manage and prioritize your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
    Comes with a mobile version too, and with an Android app.

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