Creating a daily work routine will generate a number of advantages for your online income and most important is that you will learn ways to manage your time more efficiently as well as more profitably. Many people who run online home based businesses fail to think about their time in money terms because their profit mainly comes from making sales or completing projects.                                                                                           

The fact is that you could complete hundreds of projects or make thousands of sales with an unlimited amount of time. Truthfully though, time is the one thing that you cannot alter, so it is important that you create a daily work routine that will generate online income that brings in the most amount of money for every hour that you spend working.

Begin by creating a baseline and the simplest method of doing this is to track how you spend each day of your working week. You must track everything that you do that relates to your business, and this includes the actions that don’t directly generate online income for example the time you spend on social networks or reading emails. Track everything you do for a week and you will discover two things.

The first thing you will learn is how you are really spending your time. Many people who work online from home think that they are working a full 8 hour day when in fact a lot of that time is wasted on unimportant tasks and they are really only working 4 or maybe 5 hours. Much of the time is lost by doing various household tasks that don’t relate to the business but take up time that has been set aside as business time.

You can make it simpler by keeping a manual log of what you are doing where you write down exactly what you do and how long each task takes you no matter what it is. Download a computer tracking program that lets you know how long you spend on any particular website or application and this will prevent you from time wasting and doing things that are not improving your business and generating online income.

Once you understand what your baseline is and that you are actually working without a specific routine, you will be able to create a plan and learn to prioritize your time more effectively. A problem that many online business owners have is the ability to decide what tasks are profitable and what aren’t. The best way to tackle this when you are running an online home based business is to completely separate your personal life from your work. Anything that is personal needs to be removed from your working schedule. In the majority of cases you can achieve more by working efficiently in a 5 hour work period without interruptions of a personal nature rather than doing an 8 hour stretch with constant disturbances.

Having a routine can be far more profitable than following an unscheduled 8 hour day and you should rather add an extra hour to the beginning or end of your shift to take care of personal tasks for the day. When all the personal and non income generating tasks are removed you will find that getting the work done will be so much quicker.

Remember that this is not something you can do once and then forget about it. It is essential that you review your routine at least once a month and try to find changes that will improve your productivity and generate online income that boosts your profitability. Continue to identify what really matters and what doesn’t and keep making changes that will improve your business.

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