It’s constant work to start up a business. There’s so much work involved in getting the business off the ground and moving forward. In a brick and mortar business, it’s not uncommon for an owner to put in 60-80 hours per week, especially in the early stages of the process.
No matter how hard you try, the time investment in starting a business can’t be replaced. You could pay somebody else to help you shortcut the process, but it costs a crazy amount of money to hire somebody that has the knowledge, skills, and experience to do it right.
How Is The Constant Work Affecting My Business?
Sometimes I feel like I’m running in high gear on a treadmill and not making any headway. There’s constant work to do in researching topics for posts, doing keyword research, and then writing those posts.
Even if I try to narrow this down to only doing my writing to a day or two and then scheduling those posts throughout the week, it’s still a ton of work.
Then you factor in the time spent visiting other blogs and leaving constructive comments. That’s time consuming because you should focus on five or so blogs per day to visit and leave comments on.
This is a long-term traffic strategy that doesn’t yield an overly high volume of traffic, but if you’ve focused properly on similar niches, it will yield high quality traffic from readers and blog owners with similar interests.
Plus, there’s the time spent studying and digesting training materials. There’s so much information out there to learn, and it’s easy to suffer information overload. But you have to dedicate time to learning your new trade.
I’m also spending quite a bit of time studying and copying top-quality copywriting. The art of persuasion is a skill that is an absolute must to learn. Good copy is the piece of the puzzle that gets you paid.
How Do I Cope With The Constant Work?
I focus on being as productive as possible with my time, from mapping out my posting plan for the week to mapping out my day.
I started sitting down at night before going to bed and writing out my tasks for the next day. This isn’t a novel idea by any stretch of the imagination. I know many do this and I’ve studied Jim Rohn’s teachings enough to know that he strongly recommends it. I just haven’t implemented it up until very recently.
It’s definitely helped me stay more on task throughout the day. Even if I don’t finish everything on my list, I’m being much more productive than I was when I was simply “winging it.” As I go forward, I think this one simple change is going to have a dramatic impact on my productivity.
When I’m writing out my list of tasks for the next day, I try to focus first on tasks that are going to add to my bottom line. This includes tasks such writing my blog posts, improving my copywriting skills, working on sections of my blog and website to improve it’s aesthetics and performance, visiting blogs, and writing new emails for my autoresponder sequence. All of these tasks in one way or another can result in increased income.
That’s the only way that I know to cope with the constant work involved in building a business. I recently read on another blog where the author was of the opinion that so many people gave up and quit online marketing because they didn’t truly understand the amount of work involved when they got started.
There’s a ton of advantages to building a business, but it’s still constant work until you get it up and running smoothly.
What About You?
How have you coped with the constant work involved in starting your own business? What areas have tripped you up? Where have you improved? Please take the time to leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.
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