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3 Ways To Boost Productivity When Your Job Is Online
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3 Ways To Boost Productivity When Your Job Is Online

These 3 productivity boosters will help you combat thieves that sneak in when you are sitting at your computer costing you time and money. They are critical not only for practical reasons but also tax purposes. While establishing a work space is the most obvious I’m going to share 3 ways that you can boost the amount of work you get done so you can make more money.

Call Your Efforts To Make Money A Business

The first is calling your efforts to earn money what they should be "your business." You may not view it as such you may even be afraid or not feel worthy to call what you are doing a business but hopefully I can convince you otherwise. When you are generating income outside of your normal paycheck it is still considered income. You more than likely will be taxed on this extra income but should consult a tax advisor to be sure.

If you elevate your activities to a business even if it’s sole proprietor you will be able to deduct the expenses, as you should, to offset the addition to your income. If you are just spending money to learn how but haven’t generated any extra cash you may still be eligible to deduct those expenses reducing the taxes you owe.

Set Aside "Work" Time

Designating time to work on generating money online can be one of the most beneficial moves you make. On the other hand not doing this can cause you to flounder or become costly in achieving your goals and dreams. Reduce your distractions and give yourself a chance to focus on the task at hand. As a mom of two little ones I know what it's like to be pulled in ten different directions. When I moved my work time to after bedtime I became at least ten times more productive.

Write Out A Plan So You Can See Where You Are Going

Take the time to make a plan, there is a saying “if you fail to plan you plan to fail.” I can tell you I have made lots of friends in the internet world and lots of us squandered years because we didn’t have a plan. I would love to prevent you from doing the same. You may be saying right now that you don’t even know what to plan to do and that’s alright. Your first plan may be a very simple income goal and a need to determine how you will make money online.

Two common misconceptions are that you need to have everything figured out in order to plan or that a plan is set in stone. Neither of those statements is true. You should plan to figure things out and adjust your plan along the way. Then just give yourself some time.

No matter what your reason is to make money online or why you are working from home if you were working for someone else it’s likely you would follow their structure to get things done because that’s how they ensure they make money. Changing your mindset to think of yourself as a business owner, giving yourself the time to get things done and planning what you need to get done will help you prevent productivity thieves and give you peace of mind.


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