I'm Curious...What's The First Business-Related Thing You Do When You Start Your Day (Or Night)?

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Warriors,

There is no right or wrong answer to this question, I am genuinely curious. Generally, what's the first business-related thing that you do when you start your day?

Granted, looking at myself, that I don't do the exact same thing when I first start my day, but generally the first thing that I do is review my action list from the previous business day so I know what needs to get done for that day. The second thing I normally do is check my voice mail, e-mails, etc.

RoD
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  • Profile picture of the author LaLaLives
    I thanked you by accident...meant to hit reply, lol.

    First thing I do is start looking for work at home job leads to post on my site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
      A big thank you to everyone who has given their feedback so far. My motivation for asking this question is that I'm part of a time management study focus group and on one of their survey questions, they asked this question. And in reading that question I got curious as to what was the first business-related thing the Warriors did when they started their day (or night).

      Keep 'em coming.......

      RoD


      Originally Posted by LaLaLives View Post

      I thanked you by accident...meant to hit reply, lol.

      First thing I do is start looking for work at home job leads to post on my site.
      You can "unthank" me by going under my name, scrolling down a bit and click on the link that says "remove your thanks".

      RoD
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      • Profile picture of the author LaLaLives
        Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post



        You can "unthank" me by going under my name, scrolling down a bit and click on the link that says "remove your thanks".

        RoD
        Nah, it's cool. It's a good thread, so you deserve a "thanks" for starting it.

        For all of you who check email first thing, do you use a BlackBerry or some other smartphone? Or are you checking your email on a computer? Just curious.
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        • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
          Originally Posted by LaLaLives View Post

          Nah, it's cool. It's a good thread, so you deserve a "thanks" for starting it.

          For all of you who check email first thing, do you use a BlackBerry or some other smartphone? Or are you checking your email on a computer? Just curious.
          I don't check e-mail first thing when I start my day, but when I get around to it it all depends on where I'm at. More often than not I check e-mail on my desktop at the home office. If I'm traveling I'll use my laptop or my iPhone.

          Rod
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    • Profile picture of the author Monika Mundell
      Originally Posted by LaLaLives View Post

      I thanked you by accident...meant to hit reply, lol.

      First thing I do is start looking for work at home job leads to post on my site.
      My first thing each day is to check email for new orders and to make sure my team is not stuck with a project. The second business related thing I do is to switch on the coffee machine to indulge in my daily fuel ritual.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    It depends on what's going on, but in general I check my email to see how rich I get to feel for the morning (check for order notifications :-), make sure there aren't any critical issues, make sure my sites are up, then go through the routine email.

    Then I usually hit a couple news sites, visit the Obituary pages here and where I used to live, then start on my first project of the day. When I'm ready for my first break I check the Warrior Forum, then take the dog for a walk or go for a bike ride. Then a little more work and then I do something fun.

    I take a lot of breaks - lol, it's great to be your own boss - but I also get a lot done.
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  • Profile picture of the author skorpion
    I check my email..."New Order Notifications" make that process more enjoyable. Follow up on all support emails or questions...attack the mighty to do list and Get er done!

    At the end of the week I have an income projection and plan on how I am going to achieve that goal for the upcoming week.

    Of course also enjoy the perks of being my own work at home boss...if I want to go somewhere or do something I enjoy, I do it!

    -Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Check my email, then I visit my forums in descending order of expense - most expensive monthly fee comes first. This is primarily because the more expensive forums are less active, so once I'm finished with them, I can usually ignore them for the rest of the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    Check My Email
    Check My Adsense
    Check Warrior Forum
    Check Ezine Article Stats

    Yep all the good time wasters

    I do get a lot of work done though but I could be doing a lot more productive work.

    I hope once the novelty of making money online wears off I'll be more disciplined
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  • Profile picture of the author Terry Hatfield
    1st - Pay Outsources
    2nd - Get Outsources some more work to do
    3rd - take short break - because I earned it lol
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    • Profile picture of the author Elle Holder
      First business activities of the morning are:

      Check StatCounter for previous day's stats on all my sites.
      Check WMT for new links/search queries
      Check Google Analytics
      Check Adsense
      Make sure everything is running OK on my money sites and update any WP plugins that need updating
      Check email
      Drop by WF

      Then get to work. I'll generally start off with writing an article.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    I check my stats first thing in the morning and last at night. My mind on my money and my money on my mind.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      I open the WF in one browser and my main email in another first thing with my morning coffee. That way I can deal with any customer PMs or emails first thing.

      After I'm awake enough for the brain to be functioning, then I turn to my to do list and see what's up for the day and get to work.

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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    email, shower, write. food. cats (it's like they know...). support. write.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anna Johnson
    I typically check my email and voice mail.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      The first thing I do, technically, is turn on my PC as I shut it down every
      night.

      After that, I check my email.

      After that, I attend to my membership site, which I update daily around 7:30
      each morning.

      After that, it's whatever I feel like doing. Varies from day to day. Some
      days I do nothing but rock out in the recording studio.

      Life is good.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post

    Warriors,

    There is no right or wrong answer to this question, I am genuinely curious. Generally, what's the first business-related thing that you do when you start your day?

    Granted, looking at myself, that I don't do the exact same thing when I first start my day, but generally the first thing that I do is review my action list from the previous business day so I know what needs to get done for that day. The second thing I normally do is check my voice mail, e-mails, etc.

    RoD
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  • Profile picture of the author Mega B
    Check my emails,all my various accounts like adsense,amazon etc and check the general news headlines so see if nothing major has happened as sometimes major problems can alter peoples spending habits.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheNewGuy2010
    Check emails
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  • Profile picture of the author Sylvia Meier
    My day starts with getting 4/5 kids dressed, fed and ready for school. Waiting for the bus for 2 of them, getting the other 2 out the door.

    Then Matty sits and plays beside me and I open my personal email account in one browser, my two business ones in the next two browsers, then I open my offline job in another browser. Go through all 3 email accounts and delete out the crap. Then starting with my offline job email account go through respond to customer emails and process any needed transactions, then go through my next business email account and do the same, and finally my personal one to get back to anyone who needs getting back to on that one.

    Then I check daily postings in my forum.

    And then I check to see my WSO's and PM's here.

    Then I get to work.

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  • Profile picture of the author Negotiator74
    I check my bank account online and enter my ecommerce deposits in Quickbooks. Then, I check my email, check my adsense earnings for prior day, then finally get to work. I actually look forward to my morning routine!
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    • Profile picture of the author chestmary
      check amazon affiliate stats (it's the only thing really starting to make money for me) before going to my 9 to 5.
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  • Profile picture of the author spearce000
    Check e-mail
    Answer e-mails
    Log on to PayPal etc. to get data for invoices
    Whatever else the day brings

    In that order.

    Of course when I had a j-o-b the first thing I used to do when I got to the office was make myself a cup of coffee. Gotta get your priorities in the right order!
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  • Profile picture of the author danstat
    Talk about habits...
    20 Min Exercise
    Big Breakfast
    Revisit yesterday's accomplishment's and lessons on improvement
    Work on yesterday's tasks that haven't been completed
    Visit stat pages
    check email mid afternoon
    Focus on increasing traffic and upcoming marketing events
    Take 15 minutes to read - outside if nice
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    Respond to subscriber emails
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  • Profile picture of the author Shinxware
    check emails
    check stats
    check rankings
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  • Profile picture of the author Karan Goel
    Here's mine.

    Check emails
    Check Google Analytics
    Check Adsense

    And then, normal work begins.

    Karan
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Ratliff
    I guess you could call this "old-school" but...

    I review an old-fashioned planner (Franklin) to prioritize the tasks left-over from the day before...then decide what the one thing, if completed, would benefit me the most...and do that thing.

    After that, I usually check my email for the first time, stats, etc...
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    Email - scanning for "You'e got money!"
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  • Profile picture of the author Elmer Hurlstone
    Check email.

    Preparatory to that I smoke a cigarette and drink a cup of coffee. (Don't say they're not business-related)

    Elmer
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  • Profile picture of the author Jag82
    Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post


    Granted, looking at myself, that I don't do the exact same thing when I first start my day, but generally the first thing that I do is review my action list

    Exactly the same as you.

    Review my action list.

    I try my best not to check my email
    afterward although the temptation
    is very strong.

    Get some work done first - then emails.

    - Jag
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  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
    Wow... so many people go straight to e-mail?....

    I always try to leave e-mail until a little later, just in case I get tied up with a particular e-mail.

    Anyways,

    I start with my vital stats dash...

    Adspend, traffic, direct sales etc.

    Peace

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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by JayXtreme View Post

      I always try to leave e-mail until a little later, just in case I get tied up with a particular e-mail.
      I go straight to email because if there's an emergency, that's where it is. I'm not going to go to a forum or my stats and discover that servers are down or customers are unhappy, and if either of those things is happening, that's the number one priority.
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      • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
        Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

        I go straight to email because if there's an emergency, that's where it is. I'm not going to go to a forum or my stats and discover that servers are down or customers are unhappy, and if either of those things is happening, that's the number one priority.
        Vital stats dash will tell me about servers...

        And support e-mail comes straight to the BlackBerry of me or my PA (Read: Wifey)
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        • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
          Originally Posted by JayXtreme View Post

          Vital stats dash will tell me about servers
          Not always. I frequently have issues that the server can't self-diagnose; for example, I've got (shudder) hosting customers... many years ago, I ran a web hosting service... and I've still got four people who keep paying their annual invoices. They could get better hosting for half the price elsewhere, but they don't care; I'm good enough.

          One of my customers in particular thinks he's good at SQL. He's not. He often screws things up and gets the database server wedged for just his stuff. So while the database itself is just fine, none of HIS queries are resolving. Takes five seconds; I actually have a script that auto-logs as root and SIGHUPs the PostgreSQL process. He has his own script that auto-emails me every 30 minutes if his queries aren't resolving. So I look in my email, and if he's emailed me about the database, I just double-click the script and move on.

          If the script didn't log in as root, I'd actually improve this even further, and forward those emails to a special account that would SIGHUP the server whenever it got email - but I never, ever, ever let anything log in as root without a human being involved.

          Wow, that was a digression. Sorry.
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          • Profile picture of the author Damien Roche
            Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

            Not always. I frequently have issues that the server can't self-diagnose; for example, I've got (shudder) hosting customers... many years ago, I ran a web hosting service... and I've still got four people who keep paying their annual invoices. They could get better hosting for half the price elsewhere, but they don't care; I'm good enough.

            One of my customers in particular thinks he's good at SQL. He's not. He often screws things up and gets the database server wedged for just his stuff. So while the database itself is just fine, none of HIS queries are resolving. Takes five seconds; I actually have a script that auto-logs as root and SIGHUPs the PostgreSQL process. He has his own script that auto-emails me every 30 minutes if his queries aren't resolving. So I look in my email, and if he's emailed me about the database, I just double-click the script and move on.

            If the script didn't log in as root, I'd actually improve this even further, and forward those emails to a special account that would SIGHUP the server whenever it got email - but I never, ever, ever let anything log in as root without a human being involved.

            Wow, that was a digression. Sorry.
            hahahaha remind me to stay away from hosting.

            Same - emails, then straight down to work and/or lead generation.
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  • Profile picture of the author GoGetta
    Email for me too!

    Just can't break the habit of checking it when I start!

    GoGetta
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  • Profile picture of the author Davioli
    I open up my firefox with three tabs. Email, Adsense and Analytics.
    My gmail is always open after that and I routinely check adsense during the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author PinkSassyRN
    Check out the social media sites for my clients, such a workaholic of me I know My Gmail is 24/7 (c/o my Blackberry) is that counted? lol
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  • Profile picture of the author badboy_Nick
    Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post

    Warriors,

    There is no right or wrong answer to this question, I am genuinely curious. Generally, what's the first business-related thing that you do when you start your day?

    Granted, looking at myself, that I don't do the exact same thing when I first start my day, but generally the first thing that I do is review my action list from the previous business day so I know what needs to get done for that day. The second thing I normally do is check my voice mail, e-mails, etc.

    RoD
    Hey

    I always check my e-mails first

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  • Profile picture of the author Dalton Dewar
    The first thing I do is prepare a daily email to send to my list; it's become a habit of sharing with my list, that's how I get my day started.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tutorial_Guru
    I check my email accounts and I have a lot of them!
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    Honestly?

    Well it may sound silly but the first thing I do is check for sales.

    Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author Darni
    #1 Check my Clickbank stats.
    #2 Check my email.
    #3 Check my HubPages stats.
    #4 Check Google Analytics
    #5 Check Warrior Forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
    Check my email and Start Writing whatever it is that I have to write (article, ecourse, ebook, blog posts whatever).

    I do that because i'm fresh in the morning and can get lots of writing done and then I don't have to worry about it late in the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sue McDonald
    I check my emails like everyone else and then I set myself the goals I want to achieve for the day.
    I then go to skype and catch up there if I have missed anything.
    After I have don't that I have some breakfast and after breakfast really start my working day.
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    • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
      Looks like I'm totally within the trend here.

      I too start by checking my email, enjoying any Notification of Payment emails ;-) and
      looking for anything any of my clients need.

      After that it can vary widely -- work on client projects, or work on my own projects.

      I also check up on EZA stats ;-) etc.

      I need to create a more regular routine for going to the various forums. And as I am
      starting with setting up membership sites, I'm taking some cues from those warriors who
      schedule daily time for all theirs.

      Great thread. Thanks for starting it, RoD!
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  • Profile picture of the author wiseleo
    Check TXTs for transcribed VMs (listening to VMs is an enormous waste of time)
    Check e-mail
    Get back to working on my product (it's the little things...)

    Once I launch the thing, I am afraid I won't have the luxury as I'd actually have to work for a few months until the company scales sufficiently.
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    • Profile picture of the author Liesel
      I check email first, then I start writing and re-writing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ditso
      Log in to e commerce website to see what new orders have come in.

      Log into Adsense (not e commerce) to see earnings.

      Log into Email

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      • Profile picture of the author colinceres
        Originally Posted by Ditso View Post

        Log in to e commerce website to see what new orders have come in.

        Log into Adsense (not e commerce) to see earnings.

        Log into Email

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        For the past 4-5 years I've been operating my online business on a part-time business. In that time I've earned next to nothing, why? Because I was unorganised. A few weeks ago I got myself a mentor, he didn't charge me an arm and a leg to get me thinking more logically about my online business.

        You need organisation and time scales. I work in 1 hour blocks and I have a timer that tells me when that time is up so that I can re-ajust. Before I go to bed at night I make a note of all the tasks I wish to complete the next day and then place them in catagories of importance. When I get on my computer the next day I review those tasks and adjust as necessary. If you fail to plan to plan to fail, I think that makes sense.

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  • Profile picture of the author Goatboy
    1. Open analytics
    2. Transfer analytics data into spreadsheets.
    3. Open webmaster tools
    4. Transfer webmaster data into spreadsheets
    5. Open Amazon
    6. Transfer Amazon data into spreadsheets
    7. Open commission junction
    8. Transfer commission junction data into spreadsheets
    9. Open ...

    After that run, I open my email and then move on to offline work projects, then back to online work projects.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Rod,

    Turn on the coffee pot (very business related) and commence drinking entire pot over next hour and a half as I check e-Mails for customer support, then check to do list, catch up with the 2 mastermind groups.

    And dodge Kevin Riley and the hamsters.

    Ken

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    I check my email.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mac Wheeler
    First thing I do is check with my general manager and ask if we have any problems need solving.

    Next thing I do is check with my editor and ask if we had any problems with yesterdays content.

    I then deliver any completed projects.

    After this I check our scheduling calender and decide whether or not I need to queue up some more work for the team.

    Once all this is done, if I have a personal writing project I am working on, then I make a start on that. Otherwise I go out for breakfast, then ride up to the local temple for a sauna and a massage, then come home and chill out sitting in my hammock.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingSPY
    I meet with my small staff - have coffee and discuss the agenda for the day. Everyone usually brings their daily goals with them to the morning staff meeting. We meet for about 30 minutes to see if everyone is on the righ track - then off we go.

    Happy Trails....
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  • Profile picture of the author tyroneshum
    First thing that I do is to check on my email in the morning. After that, I'm going to look through my calendar and check for deadlines. Thirdly, I get to check and update my virtual team about the progress of the projects, some things that need to get fixed, etc. Then proceed doing my hobbies.

    That's how easy it is after spending couple of time with outsourcing, You spend time finding people to work on your behalf, train them and get them to have a feel on your business systems but after that, all goes smoothly as possible as they work by themselves with responsibility.

    I'm glad you asked, thank you too!
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  • Profile picture of the author Christian York
    First thing I do is check my client emails, stats and niche website rankings.

    I make sure everything is running smoothly. Then I create a plan for what needs to be achieved that day. Then as the day progresses I manually tick tasks off.

    It's basic. But it works for me.
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    Email > Shower > Coffee > Email > Forum > Adwords
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak Media
    I have a list of to-do things from the previous day to guide me what to do :-)

    After I finish those tasks, I check my email. If I check my email first, then I am not under my own control. You understand what I mean?
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    Post content on my blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Deegan
    I just started doing this but this is something I'm going to do for a looong time after seeing the results...I visualize my day, my success and goals being accomplished using a silva method technique...takes about 20 minutes.
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  • Profile picture of the author ebooksmaster
    The first thing i do is check my paypal to see how much i have earned during my sleep......
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Dawn
    Check my emails !!!
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  • Profile picture of the author MassiveMarketer
    I check my email and see what needs to be done for the day then go about the tasks I did the previous day and the present day.
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    • Profile picture of the author James Clark
      Well I don't check my emails until later in the day. Have coffee visit the WF. Normally, before I go to bed start reading something. So, try to finish in the morning over coffee.

      Right now I'm taking some courses from Oxford University College of Marketing. That will give me some ideas for a couple of Articles. Later in the day write Articles and check email.

      Start working about 12:00 am. But, work until about 8.00.
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  • Profile picture of the author areaK
    Check my emails!
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  • Profile picture of the author copycat
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    The very first thing that I do is check my emails, because when I'm answering my emails it gets me in the mood to Work.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayPeete
    Check my emails.
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  • Profile picture of the author BlueLounge
    I check my Amazon Affiliate Account. I used to check my e-mails but now they are directly linked to my Blackberry phone I dont need to check them anymore!

    Technology these days huh!
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  • Profile picture of the author blogrev
    First thing do is check my email but if I have video articles to create I do then first. Then I do from list if I have one.

    Take Care
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  • Profile picture of the author greff
    After I turn on my computer that takes a lot of time to warm up, I check my Adsense reports.

    Then I take a nap.
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    • Profile picture of the author ced28
      1) check my emails.
      2) Answer the important emails.
      3) check my clickbank accounts.
      4) check my ad tracking stats
      5) Log in to aweber to check stats
      6) Moderate the comment on my blog
      7) feed the cat
      8) feed myself

      After that I start working on my to do list for the day....
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  • Profile picture of the author Sleaklight
    I check to see that my links have not been changed by bad people into their own links. I check that my sites are up and running. I check emails in case buyers need support and after that the marathon starts where I go about putting my tactics to work to promote products and or services
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Benjamin
    Does Sex Count?
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    • Profile picture of the author Damien Roche
      Originally Posted by WhoIsBenjamin View Post

      Does Sex Count?
      Is it business-related? Are you a prostitute?
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  • Profile picture of the author Zentech
    I check e-mail, looking for responses, leads, replies, etc. Then I get to work on whatever is top priority.
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    • Profile picture of the author debra
      I:

      1. Open spreadsheet of all the blogs I manage.
      2. Clean out any inappropreiate posts.
      3. Clean out spam comments.
      4. Make sure blog is running clean and is up to date of any upgrades.
      5. Check each site through awstats and make notes on any opportunities that the search engines left me.
      6. Check affiliate stats on all networks.
      7. Plan my next steps according to information discovered from #5.
      8. Check email and give responses where neccessary.
      9. Back to taking action on plan revised from #7
      10. Lunch
      11. Keyword research
      12. Site Marketing Map creation for either new niche or expanding on existing.
      13. The rest of the day is a promotional activity on info gathered from #5 and #11.
      14. Rinse and Repeat tomorrow.

      P.S. I'm still looking for a coffee pot that can hook up to a IV....just in case anyone has a lead on that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    I ask myself, of the things on my to-do list, which
    one is most important and will yield the greatest
    results, and then I ask if it's something I should
    be doing or if I should have someone else
    working on it.

    Willie
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  • Profile picture of the author digidoodles
    Run SEOPower Suite.
    Check Email.
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    My niche is feeding my family... What's yours?
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    Watch Us as We Do It Or D.IE... Are you Along For The Ride
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarah Russell
    Check email. Which is funny to me, because I read so many business building books (4 Hour Workweek, anyone?) that recommend not checking email right away, but then I come here and see that that's what just about everyone does.

    Personally, I like to respond right away to my customers. Too much of a background in customer service to let something like that slide, I suppose
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
      Check my e-mail while sipping on my first coffee. Since I live on the other side of the globe, I get any questions or other support requests that were sent during your side of the world's day. My business is built around good customer support, so I want to get that taken care of ASAP. Then, I have the rest of the day to work on projects.

      BTW, when I was in Atlanta, it really threw me off. Since I was on your side of the globe, there were few e-mails in the morning. I had to change my routine to an evening e-mail check.
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