Home Based Wealth
Work At Home Success Plan
When working at home, it’s important to learn how to make the most efficient use of your time.
Because your income is tied directly to your productivity, it’s vital that you maximize your efficiency.
If you aren’t managing your time or organizing your tasks effectively, you will end up stressed
out and overwhelmed. You won’t get much done, and you’ll end up floundering around and never making the kind
of money you deserve.
Instead, you need to learn proper techniques for managing your tasks, your time, and your day.
You must make these essential elements a habit, and use them on a regular basis.
In this report, you’re going to learn how to organize your business and your schedule for
maximum productivity. This will help you reduce stress and make more money.
Always remember that “time is money.” When you waste time, you waste money!
Let’s get started!
Time Management For Home
Learning to manage your time wisely is critical for anyone who works at home. Whether you’re an
internet marketer whose income depends solely on the hours you put in, or you’re working for a company at an
hourly rate, you need to learn to manage your time effectively.
When you use proper time management techniques, you can reduce stress by making it easier to
meet deadlines. Getting more done will mean more money. Even if you’re making an hourly rate or a fixed
salary, proper time management will boost productivity and make it more likely that you’ll get a promotion or
Task lists are crucial for any time management system. You need to create lists of the tasks
that must be done. They should either be grouped by project or by priority – whichever you find works best
Create a task list for the next day before you go to bed. That way, you don’t have to waste
valuable work time early in the day trying to plan. Most people are at their freshest and most effective
early in the day, so you should plan vital activities for that time.
Try to estimate as best as you can the time each task will take. Set reasonable goals for your
daily task list, and be sure to prioritize each task. Your most important tasks, and those that you dread
most, should be completed early in the day. That way, the rest of your day is free for more relaxing
In order to prioritize effectively, you need to decide which tasks must be done, which should be
done, and which would be nice to complete. Those that must be
done right away should be completed first thing in the day. Those that should be done, but won’t have serious
repercussions if they go undone should be completed next. Anything that would be nice to complete can be put
off until later if necessary.
Don’t ever procrastinate on critical tasks, and do your most dreaded tasks earlier in the day.
If you procrastinate on important tasks, it will consume you.
Too many people like to put off unpleasant or difficult tasks, and they never get around to
doing them. They end up miserable because they dread those tasks all day long, and it keeps them from ever
reaching peak efficiency. After all, how efficient can you be if you’re constantly worried about a task you
don’t want to do?
Get those dreaded tasks out of the way first thing in the day. That way, you’re free to work on
more pleasant tasks for the rest of the day, and you won’t have to worry about those difficult tasks weighing
on your mind all day.
Task Management Software
Some people prefer to use paper to record their task lists, and others prefer software. If you
like to organize with software, there are a myriad of choices available for task management
Many people use Microsoft Outlook to manage their task lists. This software has a lot of built
in features, and it will sync with a wide variety of devices.
LeaderTask is a more well-rounded option, with a ton of great features that makes it easy to
categorize tasks, set priorities, schedule your days, plan entire projects, and even keep important notes and
links available in one central location.
It’s a great idea to start using software such as Outlook or LeaderTask to manage your tasks if
you aren’t already. It will help keep you organized, help you manage deadlines, and allow you to focus more
on work rather than panicking over whether or not you’ve forgotten to do something.
Make it a habit of looking at your schedule and task list at least twice per day – once in the
morning before you start working, and once before you leave work or before bed so you can organize the next
Also, make it a habit to add important task related information to your software as soon as you
find out about it. Your software can’t do its job effectively if you don’t remember to add important
information right away.
Always give yourself deadlines for projects, and set up a system that will reward you for
meeting your deadlines. Most people do not have the motivation to work well without deadlines. By giving
every project and every task a reasonable deadline, you can boost your productivity.
Rewards can be anything from an ice cream cone to a cruise around the world. Whatever you feel
you can afford and will motivate you to reach your deadline is a great idea.
Distractions are the kiss of death for anyone, whether they work at home or not. The average
person can take 30 minutes or longer to get back into peak concentration after being interrupted. If you are
interrupted several times per day, you may never reach optimal performance!Thus, it is vital to minimize distractions as much as
possible. At work, you may be able to go into an office and close a door, or at least place a “Do Not
Disturb” sign on your cubicle wall. While some people will still interrupt, many of your coworkers will pay
attention to the sign and leave you alone.
However, family and friends often do not pay
attention to such things. Many people assume that because you work at home, you are free and available for
anything they may wish to discuss at any time.
No matter how many times you beg and plead, throw
tantrums, or cuss and scream, some people will never understand why you can’t just get up and chat on the
phone or run off to solve some silly little problem in the middle of your workday.
For these reasons, you need to do your best to
establish clear boundaries to minimize distractions. It won’t always be possible to avoid distractions
entirely, but minimizing them can help you significantly boost your productivity, allowing you to get more
done and make more money.
If possible, establish an “office” space within your
home where you can go to work without being disturbed. Try to find a spot behind a lockable door that isn’t
in your bedroom. If you can’t make an office behind a locked door, establish an area in one room, as your
work area, and try to use that area only during work hours. This
establishes that you are at work and are not to be disturbed. If you are unable to make use of any type of
physical boundary, use mental boundaries.
In order to make your physical boundary more
effective, you must establish some mental boundaries, as well. People aren’t going to avoid your work area 24
hours per day, 7 days per week.
Thus, you need to establish set work hours in which
people are not allowed to disturb you. If you don’t want to work a specific set of hours, establish a system
that will signal people that you’re working and are not to be disturbed except in case of serious
Some people use flags or signs to let people know
they are working. This can be especially helpful for people who cannot establish a physical boundary behind a
closed door. Simply put up a conspicuous sign or flag that lets people know you are currently actively
working and are not to be disturbed.
Always remember to take down your flag or sign when
you’re finished working in order to ensure people continue to respect it. If you habitually forget and leave
it up when you aren’t working, people will start using the excuse “but you always have it up” as an excuse to interrupt you.
Avoidable interruptions are those that you can easily
avoid by simply eliminating certain situations. When you are actively working, turn off your email, turn the
ringer off on your phone, and close chat programs. Leave only one contact avenue open, and be sure people
know that they can only use that contact method for
You don’t need to check your email every five
minutes. Checking it once or twice per day is usually plenty. Check it during lunch if you must, but
otherwise, these types of interruptions are avoidable!
Organizing Your Business
Being disorganized is a major barrier for people who work at home. People who aren’t burdened
by coworkers and bosses coming in and out of their work area are more prone to letting things slide. They may
not only allow trash to pile up, but they may tend to be disorganized with their files, their computer
directories, their task lists, and more.
You don’t have to be a neat freak, but you need to be
organized enough to find things you need, when you need them. If you are constantly having to spend hours
sifting through junk to find a pen or locate a purchase order, you’re going to be wasting time that could be
spent doing more important tasks that could earn you more money.
Make sure you organize everything well. Keep your
important computer files organized into directories that are easy to understand. File away important papers
in folders that are well organized. Keep your desk and office as clutter-free as possible.
This will help you stay as efficient and productive
as possible, without the constant distraction of losing critical elements you need for
Less – Make More!
If you want to make the most money possible, it’s a great idea to outsource some of your menial
labor. Whenever you have tasks that can effectively be done by someone else, hire someone to do
Why? Let’s say you earn an average of $75 per hour while you are actively working at critical
tasks for your business. How does it make sense for you to spend time doing something you could easily
outsource for $10 per hour or less? It’s not efficient!
Instead, consider outsourcing those simple, basic tasks. This will free your time up for more
profitable tasks, allowing you to get more done and make more money with less work!