Skip to main content

Wednesday's Online Business Mistake-Too Many Distractions

It is Wednesday again? Yes, I guess it is.  Time for another Wednesday's Online Business Mistake.  Today we will talk about distractions.  I know I have talked briefly about them in the past, but they are too common! I still get distracted easily here but I am able to recover from distractions much easier now then I did in the beginning.

When you have an online business, many times you are running this business from your home.  Working at home is wonderful but you can be distracted much easier.  There are some things that are beyond your control (such as family issues) but there are also things that draw your attention away from work and then you forget what you were doing.  How many times have you been working your online business at home and you see something (whether you find it in a magazine or during your research) that catches your eye.  You want to look up more about it online, even tho it has nothing to do with your online business.  This is ok for break time, but it can be distracting if you look it up while you are working.  

There are many examples of distractions when working at home with your online business.  I used to think that "this is my online business and I work at home so I can do what I want for now.  I will get back to work later."  Not a good idea!! It is too easy to think that because you work at home or because it is your online business (you have no boss beside yourself) that you can step away from work to look at this or to do that.  If you are in the middle of working but decide "hey, I am going to do something else and get back to work later," guess what? You will probably forget what you were doing before you stopped working or you will not end up finishing the great ideas that you had (whichever you were working on at the moment.)  I know, I have done this.  I have got distracted while doing research about business in the beginning.  A few times it ended with me getting involved in scams or me finding something else and completely forgetting what I was doing.  I have had this happen too many times and now when I am in the middle of doing something, I will wait until I am at a "break point" to stop.  

Of course I still get uncontrolled distractions (school nurse calling for example), but I recover better from them then I did when I allowed myself to get distracted too easily with "controllable distractions."  One great example of a controllable distraction would be Facebook.  This can be a big distraction unless you are marketing on Facebook at the time.  Don't get me wrong, Facebook can be fun and yes I like to play my Farmville but it has to be on a break time!

There are many distractions that you will encounter, try to make sure you do not get distracted in the middle of your work.  Remember to set a break time so that you can do all of your fun online stuff when you are taking a break or done for the day.  I like to set an amount of things I am going to accomplish before allowing myself to take my break-at least that is how I do it now! Wish I did it that way in the past.
Enhanced by Zemanta

Popular posts from this blog

Easy Work at Home Writing Opportunity

Just an important update here:
Bubblews was a legit site that had paid me a few times, but they are no longer here.  They did close down for whatever their reason was, tho I am guessing it was hard to keep up with scamsters and the way the advertising was working.  Sorry but they are no longer a place to write.

Looking for a new and great work at home opportunity? Yes this is completely free to join, no upgrades at all.  It is a writing opportunity, but not like the freelance sites that you write specific articles for a client.  This is a work at home writing opportunity that is quite easy and the articles are your choice.

The name of the site is Bubblews and it is a fun site to work on! It is a bit different from the rest as it pays you for any pageview, comment or like your content gets.  You write a minimum of 400 characters in a post and you get 1 penny for every unique view, comment or like that it gets.  I know you are think 1 penny isn't a lot, but other sites don't pa…

Earn a Second Income Working at Home

For years I have been testing various work at home companies and for a while I was dormant on my blog because I always have to make sure it is a legitimate way to earn money.  For a while I hadn't seen any that was really worth mentioning, but now I would like to talk about a company that has been around for 19 years.
SFI is a company that I started to really work with this month and I have seen so many positive things.  I was seeing a lot of good things about SFI and I decided to jump on board and try it out.  I am very excited about them as a company.  They make it easy to succeed really! You do have to work, but they provide a lot of valuable resources to help us succeed.
I am looking for people who would like to join my team.  Are you motivated and looking to succeed? Let's do this together! You do have to put work in, this is not a sit and do nothing kind of income.  The work is not complicated and you can have fun with it - even play games and compete in contests.  Tho th…

Seven Must-Have Apps for Freelancers

Freelancers are their own administrative assistant, accountant, negotiator, editor and marketer. It's not easy, working for yourself, but there are resources out there to help make your freelance career a bit less hectic and a far more organized. Apps can help you to manage your time and resources wisely by aggregating many of the tools a larger organization has at its disposal into your own personal device of choice. Here are a few must-have apps for the seasoned ornew freelancer.
MyPrice is one of the best applications to have on your phone if you're a freelancer. Period. The application is a great tool for estimating your hourly and project rate as a freelancer. It bases its estimations off of your experience, skills, expenses and what type of project you're working on. It also aggregates great freelancing tips and job opportunities.
NeverLate is an excellent, and free, replacement for the default iOS calendar application. The app is particularly useful to…