Category: Productivity

Reclaim Your Time: How to Stay Focused While Working at Home

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Learning how to stay focused while working at home isn’t easy. It takes practice and time to find out what routine works best and what times of the day you function most. After all, that’s one of the biggest perks of being your own boss, right? You get to set your own schedule and work …

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How to Organize Your Entire Business and Team With Asana

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As an online business and blogger, you’re constantly juggling client assignments. There are various deadlines, a multitude of client requests, not to mention other ideas you have floating around in your head. 😉 Every project you work on and every client you onboard has their own specifications, style and voice, and submission guidelines. Staying organized and …

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5 Best Standing Desk Alternatives You Can Actually Afford

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Finding the best standing desk often means spending $500 or more! And that’s usually for a cheap standing desk too, since the nicer, more expensive ones can cost thousands of dollars. As a smart business owner, I knew there had to be standing desk alternatives that were cheap, portable, heavy duty, and worked in a …

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How to Manage a Hectic Business Schedule Without Losing Your Mind

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No one likes a hectic business schedule, but this is something that’s happening more frequently in today’s tech world. Even for someone who’s a productivity expert, I can get lost in the daily minutia. Over the past few months I’ve gone from freelance writer to project manager. It’s been a big transition and my daily …

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Systems for Your Email: How to Automate Your Inbox in Minutes

Systems for Your Email: How to Automate Your Inbox in Minutes

Are you overloaded with your email inbox? If you’re looking for a system to automate your email in just a few minutes, I have a solution for you! And this isn’t just theory, this is something I’ve personally been able to accomplish. Last week a miracle happened. A straight up miracle, y’all! For the first …

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10 Best Websites to Buy Cheap (and Cute) Office Supplies

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Whether it’s back-to-school season or you just need to refill supplies for your home office, there are lots of ways to score cheap office supplies on a budget! As you begin restocking your home office or small business space, get creative. Try purchasing from a reputable site, or checking out a new company you haven’t …

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10 Simple Time Management Tips to Rock Your Workday

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Finding simple time management tips that actually work is harder than you might think. Should you strive for better focus management, or a good morning routine? When trying to take back your time it can be confusing with so many bits of advice available. How do you know which ones will actually work? There’s no …

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How to Simplify Your Financial Life and Be More Mindful

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Are you looking for new ways to simplify your financial life? Let’s get real, managing your money and business isn’t easy. We’re all seeking new tips and tricks to become more mindful in life and business. We’re striving to be a mindful consumer, thoughtful eater, and smarter spender. If these are your goals too, here …

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How to Pre-Plan Your Work Week So You Stress Less

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Have you tried to plan your week and failed to get into a good routine? I know the feeling. I’ve learned that how I plan my week determines one of two things. I either have a great week where I’m super productive, or become so stressed out that I get nothing done. Either way, I …

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Focuster Review: Focus Management Software for Business Owners

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Focus management is an up-and-coming idea where you use tools and apps to focus more and have better productivity. And as an online business owner or blogger we can use all the focus help that we can get. Am I right?! In past articles I’ve talked about how I use Asana to manage client projects …

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10 Compelling Reasons to Take a Break from the Constant Hustle

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There comes a time in every business owner’s life where you just need to take a break. Maybe you’re not sure what the next step is. Or maybe you just reached a big goal and need some time off. Whatever the reason is, every entrepreneur deserves a break from creating, building, growing and learning. The …

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Work-Life Balance: How to Have a Better Life as Your Own Boss

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You want learn how to have a better life, right? As freelancers we aim to have a better life while doing meaningful work. For many of us that means being our own bosses! The thing is though, that we also want to be attentive friends and parents, and provide for our families. And trying to do all …

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10 Ways to Automate and Streamline Your Online Business This Week

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You know that one business owner who always seems to be on top of things? That popular blogger who pushes out blog content on a regular basis and is always posting great content on social media? Everyone seems to be running a lucrative freelance business while still staying updated on admin and bookkeeping tasks. How do …

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Creating a Mobile Office: How to Work From Anywhere (free checklist!)

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In October 2015 my husband and I packed up the last of our belongings, and began the two-day drive from our home in TX to our new apartment in Colorado. Whether you do it yourself, or hire long distance movers, moving across the country is a completely life-altering, productivity-hindering, put-a-wrench-in-your-health-and-sanity experience. To help overcome this crazy …

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Hire for Success: What to Do Before Hiring a Virtual Assistant

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Hiring your first assistant (whether virtual or on-site) is an important milestone for any small business owner. Up until now you’ve been the sole person doing all the work for your business. Maybe you’ve hired someone to perform the occasional contract work, but for the most part you’re running the show. And if you’re anything like …

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