When I started working online it was a huge learning experience. Once I got a handle on the basics I told myself I wouldn’t stop learning because once you stop learning you stop moving forward. It’s not just business, you should always be taking time to learn and develop yourself. One of the ways I make sure I’m always learning is through reading. I recently realized it had been a while since I read a book so I asked the awesome Tiffany Lambert if she had any suggestions. I know she talks about books she’s reading on her blog quite often.
Lately my biggest focus in my business has been productivity and meeting goals. I’m working on working smarter and getting more done in less time as well as sticking to my goals each day.
I’m seeing a huge spike in my incoming income as well as my happiness in general since I started making productivity a priority. It feels so much better to be more in control of my time each day.
The last few days I’ve even finished my work and been able to sit down and spend an hour or two playing my favorite video game without any guilt – because I spent the day working both smart and hard!
Tired of feeling like you don’t have time to run your business and deal with life? I know that feeling all to well. Work Life Balance Without Excuses by Tiffany Lambert is a guide meant to help you with that exact problem. Click here and check it out for yourself.
This is part two of my review. Click here for part one.
The way I do my reviews is pretty simple. I write as I’m reading it to tell you what I think and I’ll be implementing what I learn along the way. (A method I learned in another Tiffany Lambert product called Guide to Cashing in on Shiny New Object Syndrome.)
Among the bloggers and internet marketers I talk to there are three big problems they seem to face (myself included) and it has nothing to do with not knowing how to make money online. They are things like:
- Getting more done in less time
- Staying consistent
How about you? Do you struggle with any of those? I know I sure do.
I’m on this social media site called Tumblr and I came across a post that made me think. It’s kind of on topic with the life balancing I’ve been doing lately.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
Yesterday I posted a little blurb on my Facebook page about this is a message that needs to be spread far and wide.
I’ll go ahead and quote the post for you.
“When I was mainly a freelance writing I remember my clients would come back all of the time asking for more Amazon reviews. I had a lot of repeat clients but the ones that wanted review articles came back over and over again, often times offering to pay more if I would move them up higher than my other clients.
Whenever I read those tutorials about reviewing products the all have this basic format.
- Introduce the product by discussing a horrible situation where this product could be helpful. The typical one in online marketing goes along the lines of: “Another early morning and you head to your PayPay to check for any commissions. Your hand excitedly hovers over the login button. You close your eyes as the page loads. The page pops in and… nothing again.”
- Talk about how you know how they feel. “I was like you once.”
Spam.. it’s the bane of most online marketer’s existence. You work so hard on putting great content out there and you click the comments tab only to see a bunch of spam left by bots. Well, rather than getting upset about it I think it’s time we take a moment to have a good laugh!
Today I went to reply to the comments I got while I was asleep and figured I’d go through and check my spam filter (like I do everyday) to make sure nothing got stuck there that didn’t belong. As I was scrolling through I couldn’t help but laugh at some of them and I figured why not pass this on so we can all enjoy a laugh together! I may do this again in the future… I know I get enough spam each day.