As an entrepreneur, managing your time well is very helpful in getting more done in your online business. Here are 5 productivity tips for entrepreneurs to help you get more done every day.
5 Productivity Tips for Entrepreneurs
1. Automate your social media.
I talk about this a lot in some of our other posts. I definitely recommend automating your social media posting as much as possible. Social media is a great way to market your online business, but it can quickly become a time suck if you let it. Instead, use tools like Post Planner and Tailwind to truly automate your social media in a set-it-and-forget-it way.
2. Batch your work.
Task-switching can be a major killer of productivity. Instead, batch your to-do list items by the type of task and tackle a bunch of the same type of work in one sitting or one work day. For example, instead of writing a blog post, working on social media, answering emails, and doing client work all in one day, spend one day JUST writing blog posts or one day doing ONLY client work. If you can’t do a whole day at a time, at least block off a few hours at a time to batch your tasks. That way, you stay in the zone for a longer period of time and can work more efficiently than if you keep switching tasks.
3. Work in sprints.
I find that I do my best work when I work really hard for a few hours or a few weeks at a time, and then take off a couple hours (or a couple days) and completely unplug from work and just do fun stuff. If you’re always working on work stuff in the background or answering emails, you’re never fulling taking a break from your business, which you need. Instead, work all-out for whatever amount of time you find works best, then all-out rest until your next sprint. 🙂
4. Block out distractions.
Use tools like the free Facebook Newsfeed Eradicator to block your Facebook newsfeed so you don’t get distracted by the social media vortex. Also check out our blog post about what happened when I turned off my Facebook newsfeed for a year.
5. Outsource time-consuming, repetitive tasks.
If you have something you have to do often and it’s boring, repetitive, or it doesn’t have to be you doing it, then consider outsourcing it to a virtual assistant (or automating it if possible). On one of my blogs, I wanted to post to link parties every week, but it was taking a lot of time so I outsourced it instead and she’s able to post to a lot more places than what I was doing sporadically and I have more time to write blog posts. 🙂
What are your favorite productivity tips? 😃
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