Attention new online business owner
The transition from employee to a new online business owner can be tricky. Because as an employee we become accustomed to having a boss ensure we stay on task during the work day.
When you become a new online business owner you no longer have that at your disposal.
In this article, I’ve outlined three practical tips that I’ve used in my business over the last 17 years to be a consistent business owner. These tips can serve as an easy to follow blueprint as you transition from employee to online business owner.
Because as a new online business owner, there’s longer a “boss” looking over your shoulder to make sure that you’re doing your job.
Time management and staying on task is now 100% your responsibility as a new online business owner.
To start your new online business off on the right foot, set you should create a stable structure so you can succeed in your new online business. However, it’s very important that you are extremely disciplined in this area to maintain the structure that is put in place.
Tip number one is the foundation, so be sure to work on a set routine and schedule.
Have a Set Routine
Start by creating a daily routine with a set schedule. It’s a good idea to mirror what you what you had an employee.
Because by doing so, it is much easier for your body to flow in the method that you have been accustomed to for quite some time. Keep in mind, you do not have to follow your old schedule to a “T, ” but need to have a set structure in place.
By doing so, it will pay off, because you’re doing the #1 trait of all successful people, showing up.
“Example, get up at 7:00 am, work until lunch, then finish the day with a few hours in the afternoon.”
Maybe your routine is to work from 8 am – 2 pm. The best way to build the discipline muscle in your business is to have a routine. In fact, most people excel with structure in place. So, build your foundation for success with a disciplined routine.
Segment Your Tasks
Next, you want to outline the tasks that you work on each day. There are many, moving parts to an online business, so you need to identify what you will work on in your business. A few examples of segmenting your tasks would be:
- Social media posts
- Placing ads
- Sending follow-up emails
- Personal Development
- Setting up campaigns
- Monitoring campaigns
- Marketing Research
Keep in mind; you can streamline some of those tasks and merge them. But I wanted to give you a broad overview. The next step is how you tie it all together and create your day.
Segment Your Time
Time management is the one thing you need to pay careful attention to, in your online business. Otherwise, time can get away from you if it’s not managed every day. After defining your tasks, allocate the time to complete those tasks.
As a new business owner, your focus must be on income producing activities as the greatest priority. Because without a steady stream of income, you won’t remain in business for yourself. Here are some examples of segmenting your time.
- 7-8am place ads for your business, and mail your list.
- 8-9am prospecting.
- 9:00-9:30 am, personal development for 30 min. Read for 15 min. listen to audios for 15 min.
- 9:30-10:30 am, publish a daily blog post.
- 10:30 – lunch – schedule your social posts and follow up with dm’s and inbox chats, and so on.
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Here are additional transition tips from the National Association for the Self-Employed. Feel free to check them out!