Owning and running an internet marketing business or any home based business can be very demanding. Your time is priceless. When your time is mismanaged or out of control then you are out of control.

As we all know, running an internet marketing business can pull you in several diffferent directions. From managing your advertising, your autoresponder, your downline, your existing customers, enhancing your online education, managing your back office, running your business in general, your time is divided. Do you find yourself going in several different directions at the spur of the moment? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmend? If so, relax. That's normal. We all do at sometime or another. Try these simple 4 tips to put you back in control of your time.

1. Block out times during the day for certain tasks. What works well for me is when I block out certain time periods during the day to achieve certain tasks. When I do this I become focused on that task and only that task. It's kinda like scheduling an exam before your start studying. You know you have got to get it done because the deadline is approaching. For example, from 8 -9am, write a blog post; 10-10:30am, run your ads; 1-1:30pm, communicate with your downline; etc. You get the picture. Just make sure you leave time for your loved ones and family. If you have kids, make sure you block out their time.

2. Use a calendar. I use a day calendar and write my 'to be done's' down on the calendar and place the calendar on my desk or work area so it's visible at all times. The old saying 'outta sight outta mind' holds true in the internet marketing world. Time flies by. Keep your blocked out times on a calendar in eye sight during the day. A daily hour by hour calendar with specific times works well also. I simply prefer the day calendar because I like to visualize a month at a time.

3. Keep your work area organized. Have you ever been to someone else's house or office and it looks like a tornado just hit it? I know I have. My first thought when I see this is, "I wonder if there mind is that cluttered as well?" That's just me. I have to keep my work area simple, organized and clean. When I do this everything seems to flow smoother and easier and relieves any anxiety. Having a cluttered work area, even though you may know exactly where everything is, creates tension.

4. Exercise. Do you neglect your exercise? We all do to some extent. An internet marketing business will steal all your time and rob your health if not managed properly. Get away and take a walk, workout, any type of exercise. The experts say that endorphins will be released that will replenish your brain and your body. I'm not quite sure what an endorphin is, but it works for me. After exercising I am refreshed and have a different outlook on my business.

If you don't manage your time, it will manage you. Try these simple 4 tips and improve your time management in your internet marketing business.


Tips For Shopping Online

1. When you are making a purchase online, make sure that you use a credit card to pay for the transaction. Bank card users are protected against fraud by federal law and therefore are only accountable for $50 in these cases. Some card agencies will even go so far as to wave the $50 for you, meaning that you will not be out of pocket.

2. Always remember your financial budget and credit limits while shopping online. The virtual world of online shopping has got a lot of people in serious debt. You need to take a look at online shopping in a similar manner you look at offline shopping. Never buy items online that you don't have the cash to pay for.

3. Do not forget to comparison shop when you are looking for things online. People usually do this when shopping in physical stores, but they don't think about it on the web. If you go for the first sale you see, there is a chance you will miss out on a better deal someplace else.

4. When you are shopping on the web, make sure that you are merely shopping on secure websites. Look in the web site URL and it also should display "https" instead of the usual "http" at the beginning. Usually have an up to date copy of anti-virus running on your computer also. This will make sure that you have a safe online shopping experience.

5. Make sure that you're entering your payment details on a safe and secure site. Search for "https://" within the URL in the site that you're trying to buy something from. If you don't see that or no indication of any website security, then it's probably a great idea not to trust those people together with your account information.

Tips For Shopping Online

1. When you are making a purchase online, make sure that you use a credit card to pay for the transaction. Bank card users are protected against fraud by federal law and therefore are only accountable for $50 in these cases. Some card agencies will even go so far as to wave the $50 for you, meaning that you will not be out of pocket.

2. Always remember your financial budget and credit limits while shopping online. The virtual world of online shopping has got a lot of people in serious debt. You need to take a look at online shopping in a similar manner you look at offline shopping. Never buy items online that you don't have the cash to pay for.

3. Do not forget to comparison shop when you are looking for things online. People usually do this when shopping in physical stores, but they don't think about it on the web. If you go for the first sale you see, there is a chance you will miss out on a better deal someplace else.

4. When you are shopping on the web, make sure that you are merely shopping on secure websites. Look in the web site URL and it also should display "https" instead of the usual "http" at the beginning. Usually have an up to date copy of anti-virus running on your computer also. This will make sure that you have a safe online shopping experience.

5. Make sure that you're entering your payment details on a safe and secure site. Search for "https://" within the URL in the site that you're trying to buy something from. If you don't see that or no indication of any website security, then it's probably a great idea not to trust those people together with your account information.