It all started when I set the goal to triple my income in six months. Since then I’ve made steady strides and have been able to dramatically increase my productivity.
For those of you looking to earn more income, whether that be from a side hustle or your work from home job, or for anyone who just feels like they’re not making good progress on their goals I wanted to share what’s really been working for me.
Here’s how to get more done when working from home.
Create a Specific Work Space
I work from home. For the past year and a half I’ve had this horrible habit of working from my recliner.
The problem is this is where I also sit to watch TV, hang out on social media, or read to my kids. When I’m working it’s very easy for me to lose track of time doing unimportant, non-work related tasks.
To correct this problem I decided to give my little office area a sprucing up. Really all I did was clean off and clean out my desk. I then vowed to start working from my desk and I can’t even begin to tell you how much more I’ve accomplished.
Make your work space for work only. You’ll be able to keep your focus and get so much more done!
Create a Daily To-Do List
I start each day by writing down all of the things I must accomplish for the day. This is usually a list of six or seven tasks. There’s a lot more I’d like to get done but by only writing down what must be done I’m guaranteeing that I knock out all of those tasks first.
After I get those done I make a list of all the things I’d like to get done and start working on those.
Do the Most Dreaded Task First
Doing your most dreaded task first sets the rest of your day up for success.
Whatever I’ve been dreading I do before I even open up my email. By getting that task over with the rest of my day is smooth sailing.
Install Rescue Time on Your Computer
Rescue time is a program that tracks how you spend your time online and then breaks it down into categories for you.
I can look at rescue time at any given time and see what I need to change. Having it running in the background has been a huge help!
Combined all of these things have helped me to keep a much greater focus than I had just a month ago it also helped me beat that lonely work from home feeling. Now I feel like I’m making real headway on my goals each and every day. Tripling my income in six months is definitely feeling possible!