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5 Ways Online Marketers Waste Time

Here's a challenge for you: For the next week document what you do online and how much time you spend doing it. The outcome may surprise you. The fact is that many online marketers fritter away more time online than they spend working on their businesses.

It's tempting. It's time consuming. It's like tossing money to the wind.

If you're not as productive as you'd like to be, take a step back and get very honest about how you're spending and/or wasting your time. Let's talk about some major time wasters and how you can stop stalling and start doing more:

* Checking e-mail. Many of us spend far too much time getting distracted by mail. Do you find that you go back and forth between "real" work and e-mail? If so, carve out a specific time each day to read and respond to important messages. Unsubscribe to junk e-mail so you won't have to wade through it. If all else fails, log-out of your account to avoid the lure.

* Browsing websites. This is a real temptation for many of us. If you must do research, you can always delegate someone else to do the legwork for you and narrow down the search so you can focus on making money. Then you can spend your time doing more productive tasks.

* Doing something you're not good at. How many of us have said something like this: "If I can just learn web design, I can save tons of money by doing it myself." Right? WRONG. One of the biggest mistakes that online marketers make is trying to do it all. The time you're wasting stumbling through a project is time that you could be using for making money doing something you actually know how to do. Delegate the work or hire someone to do it. The longer you halt your progress with uneventful work, the longer it will take to earn some serious cash.

* Instant Messaging. Yes, it's quick, convenient, and at the tip of your fingers, but it's also the biggest waste of your time...and addictive. Here's where you may have to break your addiction and just pick up the phone. You can get straight to the point without lag time, and then you can get back to the business at hand.

* Online shopping. I know. I know. You can justify online shopping because you've just run out of staples. However, how many of us actually jump online, buy what we need, and get back to work five minutes later? This is another task you can delegate to someone else or schedule for a specific time each week. It's too easy to get pulled into the virtual shopping aisles, start shopping for other occasions, and neglect work for awhile.

With so many temptations on the Internet, it's no wonder that many CEOs spend an average of only 38-48 minutes a day doing productive work. The Internet-although the greatest source of the online marketer's income-can also be the biggest detriment to earning money. Use it wisely, and your business will flourish. Use it foolishly, and your online business will flounder.

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Searching Full Time Home Business Ideas?

Before you can have a successful home based business, you must first possess 3 "intangibles." These are things that must come from WITHIN you.  

Intangible 1

First,you must have a strong WHY.

Why MUST you have a successful home business? What is driving you? What is it that you CAN'T have in your life anymore and/or what is it that you absolutely MUST HAVE now?
For me, I couldn't stand working 12+ hours a day anymore and missing the experience of my children growing up. I also absolutely HAD TO HAVE the freedom of being able to control my life and finances through a little box (laptop computer) that I could carry with me anywhere in the world and not be tied to anyone's time pressures or demands but my own. That was my carrot and my stick. I felt a great pain deep in my gut of missing out on my children's lives and the incredible freedom that succeeding in a home based business would provide for me. I found my why. You MUST find yours.


Intangible 2

You must BELIEVE that it is possible.

If you don't believe that it's POSSIBLE for you to have a successful home based business or make your living from home, you won't. It's that simple.
For me, figuring out that it was possible was just a matter of realizing that many other people were ALREADY making great money working from home. If they could do it, I could too. It would just be a matter of figuring out what those people were doing and then adapting it to my situation.

There is no shortage of undeniable PROOF that people (millions of them) are making money working from home. Just get online and do some research and you'll find countless testimonials and stories of REAL PEOPLE making real money on the Internet. Or head to your local bookstore and you'll find the same documented evidence of this fact. Truth is, it's getting easier and easier to make money with your own home based business.

I've always said that "affiliate marketing" (a simple way to make money from home) is the job of the future. In the old days, you had to go to a potential employer, apply for the position and hope for the best. Now you can simply go to any company you want, fill out their affiliate application and start work immediately. Affiliates are the new working class. In fact, making money with affiliate programs or making your living on the Internet is WAY MORE than possible. It is pretty much (or will be soon enough) unavoidable now. Affiliate marketing is the "job" of the future that's already here TODAY.


Intangible 3

You must be willing to MAKE THE LEAP.

Ready, FIRE, then aim... This is the operating philosophy you MUST adopt to succeed with a home based business.
That's backwards for most people who like to aim before they fire. The fact is that home based business success is a moving target... The only thing constant about it is change. You need to stop analyzing the game and simply jump into it. You can't learn from the outside... You have to be *IN THE RING* to truly understand and profit from it. In fact, this is a business where you can truly be earning WHILE you're still learning...

The lesson here is that you will never really be READY to start a home based business. You simply have to start one. It's like having children... You're never really ready, but when it happens you adapt and grow and therefore you succeed. This is what I call: "Making the Leap"!

The good news is that the cost of failure with having your own home based business is very small. In the "brick and mortar" world you need to evaluate things very carefully before you decide to open up a business. It's almost always necessary to invest thousands of dollars to get an offline business off the ground. However, on the Internet you can often start a successful business for less than $100. The Plug-In Profit Site is a great example of this where you can get your own money-making site setup free within 24 hours:
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You simply need get IN THE GAME... Each moment that you stay "out there," you're wasting valuable time that you could be learning and skills necessary to build a successful home based business. In fact, if you're not in the game yet, you're ALREADY behind the times... Make the leap to starting and building a successful home business TODAY!

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"I Was A Washed Up Restaurant Worker Desperately Searching For
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