Focus More and
Boost Your Profits

 

 

© Cheryl Wright
- All Rights Reserved.
 

 

 

 

I’m a very productive person.  Always have been, and probably always will be.

 

I own and operate more than a dozen websites, creating and maintaining most of those sites myself, but outsourcing where necessary. I write ebooks regularly – at least one per month – but a recent effort saw me write four in a six week period.

 

To support my sites and boost my income, I also produce newsletters, which in turn help the sites profit.

 

All this is just the tip of the ice-berg as I also provide business services to on and offline clients.

 

People constantly ask how I manage to produce so much.

 

It’s quite simple really: I work on a strict time management plan, and keep my focus.

 

I generally work on one project at a time. When I decide to set up a new website, I focus on that one site until it’s completed. I do not move on until it is totally ready and I can breathe a sigh of relief.

 

I write a list of tasks to be undertaken, and mark each one off as they’re completed.  That project is my priority until it is totally finished.

 

Here are a few tips that will help you focus on each project:

 

  • Write a project plan or outline
  • Work out what is involved, and where necessary, outsource
  • Have a system you can repeat over and over for each project
  • Say ‘no’ to other projects and focus on the one at hand
  • Keep emails and other interruptions to a minimum
  • If possible, work when it’s quiet (i.e. when the children are at school)
  • Train friends and family to ring ‘out of hours’ when you’re not working
  • Track your time (i.e. timesheets) to see what’s working and what’s not
  • Plan, plan, plan
  • Focus, focus, focus!

 

 

That first project may be incredibly painful. But once you have a plan in place, you’ll see how quickly and easily each project will be completed. Understanding what’s involved will be the turning point to your online business – and profit.

 

Last of all, but certainly not least – believe in yourself.  A positive mindset can do so much for your productivity. 

 

If you feel overwhelmed, take a step back, assess, and regroup.  Remember, one project at a time.  This will build your profit base, as well as keep your sanity intact.

 

 

 

About the Author: Cheryl Wright is an award-winning Australian author, freelance journalist, and editor. In addition to an array of other projects, she is the owner of the Writer2Writer.com website and the Writer to Writer monthly ezine for writers.  Her publications include novels, non-fiction books, short stories, and articles. Her recent release is The Writer's Guide to Time Management: How to Boost Your Productivity and Earn More!  Check it out here.  

 

 

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Writer's Guide to Time Management