No one can understand the life of an overwhelmed entrepreneur like another overwhelmed entrepreneur. (Can I get a heck yes?) Client work, social media, bookkeeping … client projects. Emails to write, proposals to draft, phone calls to return, websites to update. Sometimes, owning/operating/growing a successful business feels like trying to shovel the driveway during a blizzard. Like we’re putting out a lot of effort, yet aren’t getting anywhere.
It’s been a while, so I thought it was high time I wrote another post about how to get more out of your work day… aka: how to be more productive. And since I think we can all agree social media eats more of an online marketer’s productive working time than any other activity, let’s focus on that.
The lazy, hazy days of summer are over for most school-aged children across North America as the kids return to class. If you’re an entrepreneur working from home, to say that endless days with the children at home are challenging to your productivity, is an understatement. (I’ve been there, I know!)
Inbox organization. Is there really such a thing???
A tremendous amount of an entrepreneur’s time and energy nowadays goes into sifting through and reading email messages. Inbox organization has never been more important.
If you were to poll a hundred entrepreneurs to ask them if they love handling their entire workload and all of the technical marketing or administrative tasks that go along with operating a business, I would be surprised if you got a single, solitary yes.
I know I’ve talked about social media scheduling apps before. In fact, I’ve written a couple of tips about them. Why? Because if you do social media at all, they make your life a lot easier!
Working from home comes with great rewards: flexible hours, zero commute, and complete freedom over our own schedule.
But, the work-at-home arrangement also comes with a few challenges: inability to leave work behind at the end of the day, temptation to do housework during business hours, and a constant struggle to achieve work/life balance.
I know I do from time to time. Sometimes I’ll get to the end of my day and think … “Hey! How is it time to log off the computer and I still have a gazillion things to do???” Does this ever happen to you?
How many balls are you juggling right now? Never mind the things going on in your personal life. I’m talking about work commitments. The day-to-day things that happen in your business to keep clients happy and things running smoothly?
Back in 2012, Hubspot reported that “there are 3.4 million emails sent every second.” That was 4+ years ago, I can only imagine how many emails are sent ever second now.
After viewing my Inbox post on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and then Green Monday, I can totally believe that.