The temptation when working from your home office to do something other than work is always there. Browsing the BBC for the footy (Liverpool fan here) and news, reading way too many blogs and checking too many domain name ideas …well hands-up, I’m guilty m’lord on all counts. Looks like I’m not alone though – working from home does require self discipline from all members of the household.
But then I’ve just spent just five minutes on a task that I always find hard going too – asking for (free) links – and bingo, I’ve just acquired an on-topic link for one of my newer sites.
And then the other day I tried promoting another product sold by amazon and whilst it’s not going to be a runaway success it’s showing enough promise that I’ll be spending more time promoting similar products. Manage to wring out an additional £5 profit each day and that equates to a handy £150/month, £1800/year – it could go towards an ever increasing gas bill !
These little and other insignificant successes in themselves don’t amount to much at all, but the cumulative effect is that they help you to stay in the zone.
What little things do you do to keep you motivated?