Why You Need A Work Schedule For Business Success

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Why You Need A Work Schedule For Business Success

Postby ravish30 » Thu May 28, 2009 9:55 am

Why You Need A Work Schedule For Business Success

As a Direct Sales business owner, I am often asked, "How do you find the time to work on your business?" My answer is always the same, "You need to have a work schedule."

When we work out of our homes, we often get distracted. There are soccer games, cheerleading practices, grocery shopping, meal planning, school functions and so forth. Don't get me wrong, these things are important, but so is your home business.

A common mistake I see in network marketing is that people 'think' they can work their business around family time or other things. This type of schedule rarely works. If you worked outside your home in a corporate job, you would be working a minimum of 40 hours per week and have a set schedule.

I recommend that you sit down and come up with a business plan. Figure out how many hours you can spend working on your home business, then split those hours up into 4-5 working days. Another thing to consider is...what time of the day will work better for you? (morning, afternoon or evening hours.)

Example: Let's say you want to spend 20 hours a week working on your business. You could work 5 hours per day for 4 days or 4 hours per day for 5 days.

Your next task should be scheduling in specific blocks of time that you want to work on advertising, marketing and networking your business. I recommend that 1/2 of your working time be spent on those 3 business tasks. (half of 20 hours would be 10 hours per week) If you are working a 4 day work week, 2 1/2 hours of your day should be focused on achieving those tasks.

The other 1/2 of your working time should be spent on: taking customer calls, filing paperwork, submitting customer orders, registering new team members, mailing out catalogs, demonstrating home parties and assisting your teammates.

Once you come up with a business schedule that 'fits' into your lifestyle, you will find that you will become more consistent with working your home business.

Shelly Hill has been working from home in Direct Sales since 1989 and is a manager with Tupperware. You can contact Shelly at:
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