Keep on Keeping On

Starting a home business is very exiting, you think that you will be living a life of luxury by this time next year. The truth is different, it takes hard work, there will be knocks and setbacks. There will also be great highs. I remember making my first sale on ebay, my first sale on Amazon, the day that a book I paid £7.50 for sold for £140!

There are some things that you can do to make the process easier.

1. Remember why you are doing what you are doing. What is your long term goal? Is that goal still relevant, if not re-assess and start with a new goal.
2. Stay focused on doing your job, set time aside to surf the net but when you are working in your office do just that, work.  If it does not add to your business you are not working you are just pretending to work.
3. Create a schedule. How long will you spend on your business during the week, and when? Stick to your schedule. Weekdays I get into the office at 6 am. I spend an hour looking at the emails, printing off labels to post my goods that have sold through eBay and Amazon. From 7.00 until 8.00 I work on this blog and my other sites. At 8.00 I spend some time with Jane while she gets ready to go to work. At 9.00 I start studying for an exam I am taking in December. At 11.00 I wrap all my parcels (an average of 10 a day). At 12.00 I go to my proper job at 21.30 I come home and check my emails. Saturdays I do the weekly shop and check out some charity shops. Sunday I visit boot sales for more books and spend a couple of hours listing what I have bought. (Put like that it does not seem like much of a life, but having a schedule is vital. It also forces you to make the most of the time you do have with your familly).
5. Review what you are spending your time on. I used to spend a lot of time on eBay now I don’t. I do not need to, basically apart from my listing days, Thursday, all I do with eBay is to order more Zippos from my wholesaler and post the sales.

The best advise I can give you is to stay focused and to keep on keeping on.

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  1. ian Said,

    September 16, 2008 @ 4:40 pm

    Great post. You are so right. keep on keeping on.

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