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An Online Business From Home – The Top 6 Mistakes To Kill Your Productivity

So, you’ve started an online business from home, and now you’ve got all that freedom to be your own boss, do what you like, when you like and how you like. But there’s a trap that most people new to working from home fall into and that’s procrastination and lack of focus.What are the 6 most common mistakes people make to kill their productivity?Mistake 1: Not Having A ScheduleWhen I first started using a schedule my productivity shot through the roof. What it causes you to do is be accountable for your actions. If you have a schedule sitting in front of you, telling you what should be done, then you’ve got no excuse and should be following it exactly as written.Make a generic schedule first, then each week, fill out those extra tasks that pop up, over some of the generic tasks. You want the generic tasks to be the tasks that you start performing habitually over time, like write 2 articles a day, or create a video a week, and the extra tasks can overwrite them, but as soon as you finish an extra task you have the next generic task to go on with immediately.Mistake 2: Putting Off The Hard StuffDon’t put off your hard tasks. Do them first as everything after that seems much easier. If you’ve been putting off something for days or even weeks, make up your mind that that will be the next task you do, get out there and do it and get it off your plate. You’ll feel much better and will remove a roadblock that’s been holding back your online business from home from other important work.Mistake 3: Not Sticking To Your Schedule.The best way to avoid this is to get an online timer. Just do a search on the internet for online stopwatch or online timer and you should find one. Use it to count down the time left on a task. Having the time for a task displayed on the screen, gets you super focused and avoids you stopping to do other less important stuff.Mistake 4: Not Having Focus DaysIf you can set one day a week to do something in your online business from home that you know could make a huge difference to your output then do it! I’m talking about writing articles or creating videos, or anything that is repetitive but can have a huge output at the end. Have a marathon day where you do absolutely nothing else but write articles or create videos, and you’ll be amazed at how much you can achieve. Remember though, absolutely no distractions and it must go on your schedule.Mistake 5: Watching Your Email.I know when I start getting bored the first thing I do is go and check my email. Turn it off! When your working from home, there’s nothing that’s going to be so important that you need to check your email every 5 minutes. Do the same with mobiles or cellphones while you’re at it and switch them to answerphone.Mistake 6: Keeping Things ClutteredThis applies to your work area, and the systems or lack of them you have in place to make your life simple. To run a streamlined online business from home, keep your work area clear and as paper free as possible. Systemise repetitive tasks by making them simple, and document the steps, to pass the task on to an outsourcer.Avoid these mistakes and ensure that you have a schedule and stick to it. Having a master schedule is the key as it operates as the skeleton for your overall schedule. Keep things tidy, stick to your schedule and every once in a while have an all out day where you furiously focus on one repetitive task for maximum output.Don’t sweat the small things in your online business from home.