Today small business owners can expect a huge commitment of their time being designated toward growing and establishing that business. Gone are the days of 40 (or even 60) hour work weeks. When you work for yourself, you might work that many hours but there are no time clocks to punch. So, as you find yourself stretched increasingly thin, it will be necessary to figure out ways to save some of that time, so that you might still be able to enjoy a life outside of your business. Here are some tips:
- Prioritize Daily Tasks
Each day create a list of tasks that need to be completed and then prioritize them while always considering if the completed task will bring you more in line with your business goals. If not, higher priority should be assigned to those things that do. As you complete the most important task first, the remainder of your day will feel much less crowded and the sense of satisfaction can help continue to motivate you for the rest of the day. Emails can be prioritized in the same manner.
- Time Management
Time management is a huge challenge for everyone, let alone someone who feels like they need to accomplish all things, all the time. Delegating some of those more routine responsibilities will free up your time to take on those specialized tasks that should be receiving your undivided attention. Having someone you can trust, and someone who is reliable, assume a repetitive responsibility, will mean that you can be confident that the task will be completed, on time, everytime. If you allow someone to provide this support, you will realize a great deal of personal relief which will allow you to focus your energies elsewhere.
- Make A Checklist
Checklists are wonderful tools for organization and will help to ensure that important priorities are not forgotten. Consider daily, weekly and monthly checklists and make sure they are constantly being updated and reorganized. By being able to see what needs to be accomplished, you will experience a sense of order and less chaos then if you tried to remember everything yourself.
- Blogging IS A Priority
As you examine how you can better organize your business life and find ways to delegate responsibilities, you might want to think about the task of writing your businesses blog. If you consider the time spent researching, proofreading and publishing, not to mention writing 300 words, this is an area where a specialist would be a wise investment. It can be difficult to determine exactly how long it can take to write a blog post so assigning this task will avoid the possibility of your valuable time being tied up in the sometimes mundane task of writing.
Imagine having access to a team of writers, completely at your disposal to instruct and direct in how best to represent your business in writing. You will lay out your vision and then allow the professionals to create your message. Usually, there will be a number of posts to choose from and ultimately, you have complete editing control. Once approved these posts will be yours to do with as you wish. You will own them, the writers will release all rights to their creations which will allow you take credit, if you like, and impress your readers with your brilliant writing abilities.
BlogMutt is a blog writing service that offers one answer to your time management needs and at the same time it can serve to boost your website views by providing the perfect content, based on your keywords, for your blog. If you are curious about how we can go to work for you, contact us today for more information.
I’ve been so busy lately, almost too busy to post blog posts even though I don’t even have to write them. This one was a joy to read and paste into the blog window because it really meets me where I am. Many of our hundreds of customers have told us that they think our blog writing service is a “relief” and it is. The other tips should help me, too. Thanks, Heather!