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I think that learning to manage your time effectively is the true sign of adulthood and maturity. The younger I was, the more scatterbrained I was, and the more I procrastinated on things. I still do it from time to time, but I’m getting better.
Time management skills are especially essential for anyone who works from home. There are so many distractions in the home- kids, TV, food, pets- the list goes on. When you work a normal 9-5 in an office or other workspace, you just get up, go to work, get the work done, and come home. For work-from-homers, there are no designated work spaces or work times. You have to create them yourself. For tips on becoming better at managing your time, check out this post by Celestine Chua at Lifehack:
-Create a plan for each day the night before
-Set time limits for tasks
-Use a planner, calendar, or phone app to plan and mark your deadlines clearly
-Know when to say “no”. (In my experience, there are some people who think that working from home= unemployed with endless free time. They try to make plans with you during work hours. While you can be more flexible, no one wants to catch up on work they missed at 1 am).
-Focus on one thing at a time- close all apps and tabs that are not directly related to what you’re working on. Turn off your phone if you can.
Small businesses are pretty risky and often start on shaky ground. Whether you’re working on becoming an entrepreneur, or going full time with freelancing or blogging, it can be daunting to leave a salaried job to pursue that dream. However, there is a way that you can be smart about the transition: you build your business and portfolio while still working at a full time employer. Check out these tips by Grace Bluerock at Entrepreneur.com for some great tips:
-Know your reason and motivation for wanting to start your own business
-Commit to making your business a reality: that means no quitting when things get stressful or overwhelming. Focus on the ultimate goal.
-Immerse yourself in learning everything there is to know about your new business.
-Stay positive about your day job
-Set daily goals and accomplish them.
These are amazing tips for anyone who wants to use their time more productively.
The thing I love the most about my writing job is the flexibility. I can work whenever I want, from the comfort of my own room. I’m a night owl; sometimes I want to write at 3 AM. Other times, I want to sleep until 2pm. My current job allows me to do that, and I’m basically living my dream. Does that sound appealing to you? Do you struggle with balancing a regular work schedule? Do you prefer working at night? Are you interested in working from home? If so, check out this post by Lashay at Dream Home Based Network for a list of job ideas, from legitimate companies:
–Uhaul needs flexible customer service reps
–3 Play Media– edit transcripts from home on your own time
–Fancy Hands – flexible virtual assistant jobs
–Isus – teach English on the web to people in other countries
Just like fashion, slang, and music, the Internet has trends that are constantly changing. Bloggers have to keep up with all the latest developments; you have to appeal to readers’ changing tastes to keep them coming back. But what are the latest trends of 2016 for bloggers? Check out this post by Elizabeth at the Elizabeth K. Bradley for some great new tips:
-Take Pinterest seriously- it will generate a ton of traffic for you. Make sure you include a pinnable image in each post.
-Hook up with some Facebook groups for bloggers
-Create videos and vlogs- be consistent; videos show the real you more than written words ever could.
-Try live streaming- show your creative process as it happens!