5 Time Management Tips To Boost Your Online Profits

This is actually an email interview with Matt Poc. Mat is a loyal reader of my blog (big thanks!)

In this post, I will answer 5 time management questions which will make your online marketing venture more profitable.

How do you stay focused?

To stay focused, you need to create a quiet workspace with no interruption.

If you work at home, clear your work time with your spouse and kids. Tell them do not disturb your when you are working. Tell them you are working, you are doing your own business. Your family needs to know that when you are behind closed doors, it’s all business.

And if you just can’t find the space, then you might consider working on your online business after everyone goes to bed. Yes, you’ll lose some sleep some nights, but you can set it up so that you only have late work nights once or twice a week.

How do you stay disciplined?

When you are at work, stay away from email, Skype, Facebook or forums until your task is done.

Simply putting a deadline on every worthwhile action, and force yourself to follow the discipline to adhere to the deadlines.

The best way to inspire yourself to work is to set rewards for good work or finished projects.

So once all your items on your list are crossed off, reward yourself a small but tangible reward. Play games on the Facebook; chat with your friends; take a walk and eat your favorite food. But limit that time to 15-20 minutes at most

How do you plan your time?

Personally, I have a “loose” structure for time management -In other words, I am not the robot type because it does not work for me. I don’t work that much, I take hell a lot of time for entertainment with my friends and family.
But some people DO need to have everything planned out in order to get things done. Depending on what type you are, you can plan your time accordingly.

When it comes to time management, what mistakes do you think people make?

The biggest time management mistake for most people is that they are wasting too much time on non-profitable activities.

If you spend 3 hours every day simply reading discussion boards, checking emails or your affiliate earnings, that is an action. However, it’s just not the right action. It isn’t going to be profitable action.

Here are some common non-profitable activities people are doing:
•  Perfecting site layouts
•  Chatting on Facebook / Twitter / forums etc.
•  Reading  tons of blog posts
•  Buying lots of money-making courses
•  Checking emails
•  Checking affiliate earnings every 15 minutes

Sometimes, those most profitable actions are those with low importance, like writing email broadcasts, writing content for your authority sites, and creating content for your products.

However, they are the activities that will bring you the most subscribers, most money and best results.

What do you think is the most important element in time management?

The MOST important thing when it comes to time management is to do your MOST profitable things as early as possible to make SURE they are done in the day. For example, if mailing your list makes you $500/day, make sure you send that email broadcast out no matter what. THEN do the other things you need to do.

There are a few things that make most of your profit and MANY things that make little or no profit like replying emails, writing articles. Just do the profitable things early every day without miss. When you start seeing more profits coming in, you’ll be more motivated.?????ikoniИкониПодаръциikoniикониикониПравославни икониикони на светци



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32 Responses to “5 Time Management Tips To Boost Your Online Profits”

  1. Thanks for your nice tips to time management because today’s everyone busy in their work. I hope your tips help us to come out from their busiest life.

  2. Anime! says:

    WONDERFUL tips. I find it hard to manage my time,it seems like im always busy. So thanks for the tips.

  3. Toby says:

    Hey great post and |I totally agree – its just so easy to get distracted on non profit generating areas but kid yourself you’re actually working. Crunchtime is when theres no money coming in and bills to pay. Really good refresher thanks

  4. best info says:

    great post and now i realize about time management.

  5. Time Management is actually one of the most important facets to internet marketing in general.
    Master this, and it makes your chances of success that much greater.
    This article will help anyone with this.
    Many thanks for sharing.

  6. your certainly right there henry

    too many people do spend way too much time on activities that are not profitable

    i basically look at the things that make me the most money and i do more of those things and more often

    for instance one of my main earners is adsense which of course makes money on auto-pilot so all im doing now is expanding one of my sites which gets massive high paying clicks as its in the finance niche so i add more content on there more often now

    also i now more often create videos for my subscribers and also write blog posts as my blog is the backbone social platform for my business

    anyway good post henry

    will watch out for more of your posts

    paul :)

  7. Thanks for the tips!

    Time Management is something I did very poorly up to a couple of weeks ago, that’s changed now though and I’ve made some very simple but yet effective changes to my damily planning, which has made a big difference!

    William

  8. Dorria says:

    I like your advices about Time management ,really I improved my work online.
    and I tried to clear my mind to be focused in work

  9. Hey Henry, great post!

    I always find myself starting the day by checking emails, then checking my sales stats, then moving back onto emails – before catching myself in the process and giving myself a mental “push” to actually get something profitable done!

    As you rightly said, ideally you need to start your day with the most profitable activities first, then move onto things which are beneficial in the long term (such as important projects).

    In some ways it’s good to have a spouse (or anyone else you can be accountable to), to ask what you’ve achieved today. In my experience, this helps to increase productivity.

    Thanks again!
    - James.

  10. I’ve been guilty of wasting a lot of time on forums, checking stats, e-mails, etc. Finally I have set a schedule and stopped doing these things other than at specific times I have set. Much more productive, and profitable.

    Thanks for enlightening your readers and opening up eyes to how much time can be totally wasted when you don’t pay close attention to what you are doing, and the time.

  11. I had this very conversation with my oldest son last weekend. My head has been totally buzzing with ideas and I seem to be all over the place. Like you, I also enjoy a “loose structure” – especially as a single Mom of 4!

    Loving this tip Henry – “The MOST important thing when it comes to time management is to do your MOST profitable things as early as possible” which I’m going to try to implement.

    For me, joining specific challenges helps me to keep on task with accountability and “staying disciplined” the majority of time.

    ~ Kelli :)

  12. Ahhh… what a great article this is for me and a rude awakening. I am terrible at time management and waste so many hours in the day doing wasteful things instead of working at what makes me money. So now it’s time to set up my new daily schedule. You just saved me a ton of money on my….

    Thanks for a great article,
    Rick

  13. John says:

    Plan ahead and put the strategies on paper and work according to it . Remember always that Times is money . So implements the strategies on a timely manner.Time management is the quintessential of the success of a business. Quality work and the delivery of the time sums it up .

    Internet Marketing Assistant

    Internet Marketing Assistant

  14. If there was more time in the day then we wouldn’t need to worry about time management LOL, great write up.

    -Jordan
    Marketing Services

  15. This is definitely a helpful guide on time management. I find that one of the things I tend to waste time on is checking stats. Also, searching around on forums or Internet Marketing blogs for that “proven system” or anything to make getting traffic easier can also be a huge time waster.

  16. Kevin says:

    Thanks so much for the tips. Very helpful. I find myself wasting a lot more time than I usually want to.

  17. Chris says:

    This reminds of Earl Nightingale’s comment to Bob Proctor when asked him about time management. Nightingale responded that time cannot be managed; one can only manage activity. These are great tips so that we can manage our activities.
    thx
    Chris

  18. Discipline + Focus + Good Management of Time = Increase possibility of achieving Online success

    I totally agree, most people are so anxious to finish those non-profit tasks. Making sure to prioritized profit-generating activities would dramatically bump up those commission checks.

  19. EdgarRoberto says:

    cool tips. I find it hard to manage my time,it seems like im always busy.
    So thanks so much for the tips.

    great page…

  20. Leonard Evenson says:

    I had problems with time management before, and it started to hurt my business. I was spending too much time checking up on my employees, trying to make sure they were doing their job, and doing it properly, and you can call that anything but directly profitable; this was happening until I finally found a solution to my problem, an employee monitor software. It saved me a lot of time to focus on my profitable tasks, therefore the business got back on track as well. We should never forget how time IS money, and we should be heedful with it. Thank you for the reminder to prioritize!

  21. Gina Reedy says:

    It’s a good idea to have a goal in mind to stay focused. This holds true for almost everything; IM included.

  22. S K says:

    hope your tips help us to come out from their busiest life. But there some really promising programs online today! look for your self by my name.

  23. Wizims says:

    I truly like this part of useless stuff
    “Reading tons of blog posts”

    I mean, you suggested something that isn’t that great to your blog (That you don’t recommend reading many posts) but you suggested it because it’s good for the reader.

    THAT IS WHAT GREAT BLOGS ARE ABOUT – To put the reader at the top of the pyramid of your post goals.

    Thanks for a great post

  24. Eimis says:

    As you rightly said, ideally you need to start your day with the most profitable activities first, then move onto things which are beneficial in the long term (such as important projects).

  25. Eimis says:

    Thanks for the tips!

    Time Management is something I did very poorly up to a couple of weeks ago, that’s changed now though and I’ve made some very simple but yet effective changes to my damily planning, which has made a big difference!

    William

  26. Bren says:

    Great tips,

    being someone who is constantly on the go, working several businesses, and a baby of 5 weeks old this article is right up my street :)

    “When you are at work, stay away from email, Skype, Facebook or forums until your task is done.” I totally agree with that!

    Good post, and good blog!
    Bren

  27. I always want to get rid of disturbances when I’m working. I always like to work with a target and that helps me to finish my work without a delay.

  28. Thanks for your great tips Henry.

    Time management is so important not just for an online business but should be reflected through our daily life.

    I sometimes find that I start my day just reading e-mails, facebook and checking on other things. However I abandon a lot of those until I have done some work and has shifted them to the nights. I end up being more productive in the earlier times.

    The majority of times I am able to stay focus by “applying the discipline in managing time by taking action on only profitable activities”.

  29. mma training says:

    Awesome advice. I’m definitely guilty of time wasting and focussing on the wrong things. It’s so easy to get side tracked and focus on things that aren’t profitable. I often become obsessed with the unimportant. Discipline is the only way to make consistant progress.

  30. Dan Ang says:

    Hi Henry,

    This is a great tip to newbies like me starting out on our internet marketing journey. I need to force myself to stop working on the non-profitable actions.

    Thanks,
    Dan

  31. Hey Henry,

    Time management is something that I struggle with in my business. It seems difficult to get away from my wife and kids long enough to actually get anything done sometimes.

    I am not in a position to have my own office right now, but do my best to focus on important business related activities.

    You are absolutely right about getting the important things done right away so that you don’t get wrapped up in something else and before you know it your time is gone.

    Thanks for the advice, Henry!

    Take care,

    ~Jeremy

  32. Nick says:

    As time management is one of my biggest flaws, I found your article to be very helpful! Thanks for the advice.

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