Do You Really Have to Manage a Project When You’re the Only One Involved?

Do You Really Have to Manage a Project When You’re the Only One Involved?

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Yes. So let's get the argument out of the way right now. The answer to the question is YES. Project management is very important to remember, no matter how small the project. Even when you are doing a project alone, there are many aspects that need to be organized to keep on track of the project. This is particularly important when you work as a solopreneur. Here's why. Common Project Requirements that Need to Be Managed Every project, even when it’s one that you’re doing alone, has very similar requirements - some more and some less, but they all have things that need to be organized. The very definition of project management includes organizing as an important part. Even when you are running a project alone you’ll need to manage…
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Time Management Tips for Business Owners Doing Their Own Digital Marketing

Time Management Tips for Business Owners Doing Their Own Digital Marketing

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Research claims that most small business owners do their own digital marketing instead of leaving it to experts. At the same time, they are also completely responsible for other key areas of the business, such as operations, finance, customers service, and product development. To handle this variety of responsibilities well, you need to make the most use out all of your resources, with your time being the most important one, due to its limited nature. Time Management Tips for Business Owners Doing Their Own Digital Marketing Here are some time management tips which will help you be more efficient in the world of digital marketing, at least until your budget allows you to start outsourcing. Plan your work hours Planning your work hours can save you from working under a…
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Transcribe Audio and Video Files with TEMI [Review]

Transcribe Audio and Video Files with TEMI [Review]

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Can you talk faster than you can type? How many pieces of content could you produce if you could simply transcribe your ideas and watch them come to life? If you’re like most business owners, you have a ton of info in your head, and not enough time to pour it all out in a useful, logical fashion that you can then review and repurpose as needed. Writing takes too much time, typing takes too much time. You could use speech to text, but that doesn’t work for me. As far as I am concerned, I speak the queen’s English and the speech to text tools never work for me! I’ve tried apps and software and they just don’t work for me. Besides, if I see what the app is…
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5 Morning Rituals for Productivity and Happiness [Video]

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Mornings can make or break your day. Oftentimes we have the best intentions the night before. Before we go to bed we think to ourselves, what did I accomplish today? Then, after reflection of the day that got away, we challenge ourselves to wake up renewed and refreshed tomorrow, with a plan to manage the day better. Then we wake up, and after hitting the snooze button we grab our phones to check on emails and social media. Next, we hit the floor running and whatdoyaknow, the day is already running us! We lose track of the best intention we had the night before, the one about starting a new morning ritual. This cycle seems to repeat itself over and over again. While we dream about managing our days better,…
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Complacency Will Keep You Broke

Complacency Will Keep You Broke

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You’ve heard the story about how if you put a frog in a pot of boiling water, he’ll jump right out. But if you put a frog in water and slowly turn up the heat, he’ll boil to death. While this is a myth, it’s also a metaphor for life and shines the light on how you need to take charge to prevent complacency from setting in. What is Complacency? Complacency means that you’re content with where you’re at in life and with what you’re doing. You’ve found your comfort zone and you’re sticking with it. Being complacent is not a good thing because what it does is keep you stuck exactly where you are. When you’re complacent, you don’t try to learn and improve your skills or your business.…
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Gain 10 Hours A Week to Work on Your Business While Holding Down A Job

Gain 10 Hours A Week to Work on Your Business While Holding Down A Job

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How many times have we all said, “If only I had more time then I could get more done in my business?” The solution is not getting more time - we all have the same amount. We're all tied to the same 24 hours in a day. The key is to manage the time we do have and make it work more effectively for us. Even if you think you don’t have time to take on anything else, you might be surprised to discover how much time you’re actually wasting during the day. You can start an online business whether you hold down a full-time job or not. Sometimes when it comes to starting a business, many people have the mental picture that it’s all or nothing - that to…
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Are You Managing Your Time or Is It Managing You?

Are You Managing Your Time or Is It Managing You?

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It's amazing how much some people manage to get done, while others seem to be stuck in a rut without enough time in the day to accomplish much of anything. Time management is an art form. But, here's a li'l secret. Everyone has the same amount of time in every single day. It's one way in which we are all created equal. Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day. Are You Managing Your Time or Is It Managing You? Track Your Activities for a Week To get a real picture of how you spend your time, try tracking everything you do for at least one week. Use a small recorder to record when you start and stop any task, and include the time. Did you know? There's an…
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How to Increase Your Productivity When You Create Your Own Schedule

How to Increase Your Productivity When You Create Your Own Schedule

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Time management is one of the biggest challenges today's workers face, no matter the job or industry. New technologies have given us more freedom to have flexible schedules, while at the same time providing many more opportunities to slack off. How are we supposed to be more productive at work when our phones are constantly pinging with the latest social media updates and those never ending emails seem to ding a notification every minute? These constant interruptions create even greater challenges for people who work from home, especially entrepreneurs who don’t have to technically ‘report in’ to anyone at a set time. Here are a few tips you can use to get yourself on track to be more productive at work, at home. [Tweet "Learn a few productivity tips to help you…
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