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Saturday, May 26, 2007

10 Productivity Tips for Home-Based Businesses

Running a business from your home offers many benefits, but there are pitfalls as well. Distractions abound, and family and other responsibilities कैन intrude on business time.

But the productivity lessons you learned in the outside world still apply to a home-based business। A well-organized and well-managed business is a productive business. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your time and keep work and home life separate.

  1. Prioritize your tasks ahead of time. By scheduling your tasks in order of importance, you can devote more attention to your most pressing tasks। You can prioritize your day so that you do not spend five hours answering email, while the rest of your duties slide.
  2. Set goals for your day. As you plan your day, set the goals that you want to accomplish। Although you may not get through your entire to-do list, try to set and meet reasonable goals each day.
  3. Instruct your family. "Family interference" is one reason some home-based businesses are unproductive। Your family must realize that even though you are at home, you are still “at work.” Sit down with your family and make sure they understand you need this set amount of time each day to run your business.
  4. Do not avoid overtime. When you first start your home-based business, you may need to work extra hours to get it to the point of running smoothly। If you have to work ten hours a day instead of eight, do not be afraid to invest this extra time.
  5. Turn off distractions. If the television or radio lures you away from your duties, turn it off. If you cannot avoid these distractions,try moving your office to another location in your home।
  6. 6. Schedule fun time. The saying “all work and no play” holds special meaning for home-based business owners। Many owners forget that they need to have some fun to function well at their new jobs. You may be working harder than you ever have, which makes it even more important to take some time to do the things you enjoy. The fun time will allow you to return to your work with a fresh outlook.
  7. Limit your time on the Internet. Instead of getting sucked into the vortex of the Internet by endlessly surfing when you should be working, disconnect and deal with your email offline। If you need to be on the Internet to accomplish your work, be strict with yourself to avoid getting distracted.
  8. Try multitasking. If you have downtime while in between phone calls or while waiting for a document to print, use this time to get menial tasks done। The time you save by multitasking can allow you to get much more work done.
  9. Be a good boss. Even though you are now your own boss, do not let yourself become a slacker। Be strict with yourself and demand excellence in your own work. Conversely, don't push yourself too hard.
  10. Enlist help if you need it. If you find that you have too much work for one person and your productivity levels are slipping, ask friends or family for temporary help until you can regain control of your schedule।
Article सोर्स 10 Productivity Tips for Home-Based Businesses
Read Ten Tips for Setting Family Ground Rules for Your Home-Based Business and 10 Steps to Running a Successful Home-Based Business.

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