Have you spent any time searching for a home based business?
If you have... you may have been plagued with information overload... we are getting hit from all sides. Email, Skype, Texting, Calling, Video and who knows what else. Did you ever watch a Youtube video and as soon as you finish watching it... Youtube sends you a list of 5 more videos that are related to the video you just watched and then spend the next hour just watching videos? It's easy to get sucked into wanting to learn and get all the knowledge we can grasp onto. I know some people that have joined a business and after one year they are still gathering information and knowledge and haven't taken one step in building their business yet.
Why?... most people don't follow a plan of action to build and grow your business. They are side tracked with information overload and spending way too much time on Facebook, Youtube, emails and more and not tending to the daily plan of action... whether its placing online ads, being active in forums, writing articles, calling leads and more. Your daily plan of action is what drives traffic to your website and creates sales. Your daily plan of action is what makes you successful and the go to person for advise.
I don't have a problem with people being on Facebook or watching Youtube videos, but you have to discipline yourself to take care of the task at hand and follow your plan of action first. Yes, in your free time... work on your knowledge. Read before bed, watch a video during lunch, have fun on Facebook while you're on a break, but it's critical for your business and your growth to set some hours aside each day. Then during those hours... you only follow your plan of action to drive traffic to your website and create sales.
If you're stuck... get unstuck. Make a plan and follow it. We all get stuck and I know we all get side tracked. I'm guilty! I have to constantly remind myself to stay focused. It's discouraging to spend all day doing unproductive things and going to bed thinking, I didn't get anything done today and I didn't make any money either. That's why I block hours of time out. Example: From 9am - 10am... I place ads. From 11am to noon... I write articles for my blog. From 1pm -2:30pm... I call leads or team members. From 3pm-4pm... I visit and participate in a few of my favorite forums. It's only a few hours a day, but those few hours are very productive.
After dinner... if I don't have anything going on with my family, I build my knowledge. Attend a webinar, watch a video, read and article, participate in conservations on Facebook, etc.
I hope you got a little something from this post... I'd love to hear your comments. What is your daily plan? Have you ever fell in the information overload trap? How do you drive traffic to your website?
All the Best!