We’ve heard this over and over again: Treat your business like a business. What does that really mean?
When you stop treating it like a hobby, you can move on to home business success. Start by making better use of the time you committed to your business. Focus that precious time on activities that move your home business forward.
This is not like when you have an employer. With an employer, you get paid whether you are productive or not. That is what I like to call the easy button!
If you really want to have “home business success”, you need to be effective and productive. There is no one to fire you or hold you accountable, so it’s up to you!
Learning how to make the best use of your time is key to your success.
Successful Home Business Tips
If you are in the network marketing profession, you have a real opportunity to change people’s lives, including your own. But, you must be willing to work as hard for yourself as you have for someone else all these years.
If you do that, you will not fail!
Whether you go to a JOB for the rest of your life or work on a successful home business, is up to you. Think of it this way: the time investment is the same but the result will be different.
Here are 3 tips to help.
- Copy the traits of successful people. Take a look at what truly successful people do. They don’t try to do everything. They are willing to delay gratification and make sacrifices in the short term to enjoy greater rewards in the long term. It is more painful for those people to put off the most important things. In other words, they do the first important things first and the second things not at all. It is the pain of sacrifice versus the pain of regret.
- Get out of your comfort zone. Sometimes, when people start their home business, they think it’s going to be easy money. When they realize there are challenges and it takes work, they just give up. For most people, having a successful home business means getting out of your comfort zone. Success comes when you are out of your comfort zone, not in it. If you are not willing to reach outside of yours, then failure is on the horizon.
- Learn to prioritize. There is never time to do everything. The things that matter most, should never be at the mercy of the things that matter least. For example, what’s more important? Getting in your 2 exposures a day or finding the perfect image to post on Pinterest? Is it reading your 10 pages a day or spending time reading all the posts on Facebook? If you have all the time in the world, maybe you can do all those things. If you are like most people with limited time, and are truly committed to earning your freedom, you just can’t afford spending your time doing the things that matter least. It’s so easy to be busy, but not effective. Certainly social media is important, we all know that. However, you must make sure that your time spent online is productive and not just busy work. You know how it goes. You get on Facebook and all of sudden, 2 hours pass and you’ve done a whole lot nothing that would count towards anything productive towards your business.
Start developing the habits to create a better business and be more productive. Ask yourself this question the next time you get distracted, “How much does one lost hour of productivity cost you?”
This is about building home business success. It’s not a hobby so don’t treat it that way. If you are not making the income you want right now, I challenge you to become more productive starting now.