3 Tips For Better Time Management

When you’re working from home managing your time more effectively is extremely important. If you’re not able to manage your time properly you’re going to end up wasting a lot of time and more importantly a whole lot of money. Here are my top 3 tips for managing your time effectively when you’re trying to build a home based business.

1. Be Organized

Organization can make a gigantic difference when it comes to managing your time. If you only have 2 hours that day to work on your business you don’t want to waste 30 minutes of that time trying to get your phone numbers organized or trying to find something you misplaces. Try to have everything organized and ready so that when you’re ready to work you can get right down to business. By spending a little time here and there to get things more organized you can save a whole lot more time when it’s actually time to call prospects or return emails.

2. Make A List

Making a list is perhaps the easiest way to make sure you get the most out of your work time. However, it’s something that so few people actually do. When you first sit down to get to work take a couple of minutes to write out everything you want to get accomplished for your business that day. When you have a list to visually look at you’ll get more done and be more focused. Plus, every time you get to scratch something off that list you’ll get a sense of accomplishment.

3. Limit Interruptions

If you really want to get the most out of your work time you’re going to need to limit the amount of interruptions that happen every hour. That meals switching off your IM’s if you’re on your computer. Turning off your cell phone (if you have a business line, so that only business related calls can reach you at this time), and letting everyone in the house know that you’re working and don’t want to be disturbed.

Obviously if you have small children this might not be possible but if you have older kids, a spouse or a roomate this can be extremely helpful. Bottom line, when you’re working you’re WORKING don’t go surf the web or check your email. Keep all of that stuff until after you’re done working for the day.

If you follow these three tips you’ll be able to manage your time better and build a better business faster!

Dan Himes