Welcome to my blog about working from home and making money from your efforts. In this first, introductory post, I want to take a look at arguably the most promising way to achieve a good standard of income from the web: Internet Marketing!
Internet marketing offers you the very attractive option of being able to make a good living on your own terms and do it with no boss, supervisor or manager to suck up to and obey. The hope is to eventually achieve complete financial freedom, while living by your own schedule and plans.
Motivation (A Tricky Trait)
However, as you may have already discovered for yourself, when you are self employed, you are faced with the challenge of having to constantly motivate yourself to get the work done. After all, if there is nobody standing over you to make you do all the thing you really would rather not do, how are you going to ensure you get it done?
If you occasionally find your motivation is not quite as strong as you would like it to be, here are some ideas that can help you.
You have to take breaks every day. You might find yourself working for hours without taking a break. This might be because, at your previous job, your employer forced you to work without any breaks at all.
Working until a project is complete, especially if you are flowing, may actually be a good idea. The longer and harder you try to focus, the more difficult it will be to do so. In fact, after a period of time, you won’t be able to focus whatsoever.
Understand You’re Not a Robot!
You need to stretch every now and then, get a cup of coffee and relax. The length of the break can be anywhere from a couple minutes and on up. Remember that you’re human and not a robot and therefore your body and mind both need to take a breather every now and again!
Just by taking a small break, you’ll give yourself the energy that you need to keep going the rest of the day.
Take Notes (Be Organized)
Whether you like to write things down in a notebook, or create files on your computer, tablet or smart phone, keep everything related to your business together.
You can’t very well feel in control when your information is spread out all over the place, whether on your computer or on pieces of paper. This makes it hard to retrieve anything when you need it. It’s a much better feeling when you know exactly where something is when you need it.
That’s why you should keep important data well organized, such as in a notebook or place on your computer. You won’t be wasting hours searching all over the place for everything. Many people don’t realize how their motivation levels are affected by not being well organized.
Plan (Use Graphics that You Can See)
Keep a convenient diagram of your aspirations. Deciding on a big goal that you want to reach, such as making a high enough income as an Internet Marketer and being able to quite your day job is the simplest strategy for doing this and after you reach that goal you can break it into smaller segments. The next thing to do is start out with the smallest section and move forward from there.
This allows you to see first-hand what kind of growth you are making toward reaching your larger goals. When you can see how much progress you’ve already made, it gives you the motivation to keep working.
No matter how much you may want to stay motivated, various things will make this difficult at times. You have to contend with this when you’re self employed. You have to resist all of the distractions and other elements that might cause you to slack off.
You need the self discipline to keep working, even when you don’t feel like it. That’s why, in this article, we have taught you some of the things that you can do to keep your motivation levels high.