Monday, November 14, 2011

Work at Home Online Businesses Need Organization

PostitImage via WikipediaI said it and I am trying to remember to practice this one myself! Let me repeat this...online work at home businesses need organization.  Ok, I feel a little better.  Now if I can practice what I am saying, I would make my life much easier.  But then again, this post may not have come out if I was great at it myself!

I was planning on writing my new ebook and also had plans for my other blogs.  My online work at home blog plans are written in one spot which is good at least! My online work at home business plans are scattered in a few places.  I wrote some of my notes on various things.  This makes it very difficult to gather it all and also very difficult to remember some of the things I wanted to do.  My biggest problem is that I have sticky notes for my computer, sticky notes for my smartphone and also too many paper notebooks.  You see where this is going right? You guessed it, not being organized! I have no excuse really, I teach others how to be organized with their online business and I always tell people an important thing about work at home is to be organized.  I know how to do it but find myself not practicing it.

A day planner is a good way to keep things organized.  You can keep your numbers, dates, notes and things to do all in one place.  I do recommend you writing down any ideas as they come to you even if you are not by your day planner.  Make sure you transfer your notes to your planner.  When you work at home online, it can be easy to get cluttered and overwhelmed.  I know, trust me! I have been there.  Take the time to organize your work at home online business plans.  Make sure all contacts are organized, contacts can be organized through your email.  Now you do not have to use a day planner, but make sure to keep your plans, contacts and notes in an organized manner.  Your work at home online business is counting on you to do so!  You know the funny thing is tho, when I am helping people build their business I keep the plans organized.  I think I take for granted that I have been working at home online for quite some time now and think that I can be a little more relaxed with my own plans.

I share my mistakes with others in hopes that you will learn from my mistakes.  It is human nature to make mistakes and it is actually good to make mistakes as long as we learn from them!
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8 comments:

  1. This way we can share our thoughts and learnings on the web. Nice one to implement.

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  2. Great article Dawn! I completely agree that organization is key. I am overwhelmed with notes to myself and little pieces of paper with designs for my clothing line. I often find them months later and think "Hey, that was a good idea!" and kick myself for not doing it earlier!

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  3. Hi Transcribe,

    Yes organization is a must with business and really with life too! Thank you for visiting and commenting.

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  4. Hi Melody,

    That happens to me quite a bit, that was the reason for my post really. I had come across some notes I had taken that were great ideas and lost in a pile for some time. They are still great ideas but if I would have had them in a better spot, I could've have done it when it was fresh in my mind instead of quite some time later!!
    Thank you for visiting and commenting, I hope you have a wonderful day.

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  5. Thanks Dawn! Best of luck to you!!

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  6. Thank you Melody! I checked out your website yesterday and the clothes are absolutely adorable!! The little girls dresses are so cute :)

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  7. Informative post Dawn, I also agree about "it is good to make mistakes as long as we learn from the". I is also good that even you work from home you should also be organize so that you won’t miss a lot when doing your task. It will also help you not to waste time while working. I my own experience tools help me and keep me organize when working from home. I use evernote which I schedule events that I should remember. Another is this tool that I use personally where I list my entire task that I need to do for the day. I also set time to do each task from there so that I won’t delay other task. Discipline makes things possible to finish task on time.

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  8. Hi Nelvic,

    Thank you! Organization is a very important key to your success. It took me quite some time to actually see how bad I was at it and how it affected the business. I did learn from my mistake tho!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week

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