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Time Management – How To Use Your Time Wisely And Grow Your Network Marketing Home Business

Many people who start network marketing home based businesses in this day and age have almost no time to run their businesses thanks to busy schedules that include work, family time and personal time for themselves. At the end of the day after work is done it’s hard to “switch gears” and focus on building a network marketing business, or is it?

Your Car

If you asked the average person to name the place that they spent the most time in every single day, the answer you would get would either: A. bathroom or B car. For many people, the answer that they would choose is B. because the average person commutes for at least one hour per day or more back and forth to work.

One hour per day amounts to roughly 20 hours per month or 240 hours per year. This is nothing to sneeze at in the grand scheme of things and yet many people spend this time in their vehicles listening to the radio, thinking about how much they hate their jobs or talking on the phone.

If you’re going to be serious about building your home business you need to be using this time in your car or truck wisely by using it to build your home business.

What can you do while driving?

1. Call prospects and leave voicemails (using a hands free device).

2. Listen to recorded sales calls.

3. Attend three way calls to close prospects

4. Send emails or text messages (special voice activated equipment required)

5. Listen to motivational CDs or DVD’s that will help you to grow your business.

Lunch Breaks

How do you spend your lunch breaks every day? If you said “eating lunch”, you would be like most people on earth who work in 9 to 5 jobs but for those people who want to break out of the “rat race” it’s important to use this time wisely for building your network marketing home business.

During your lunch break you can be doing all of the same things that you would be able to do while in your car as you drive and you can do more like:

1. Go to your local copy store to have marketing materials printed.

2. Meet with prospects in your local area for lunch or coffee.

3. Attend online webinars.

4. Brainstorm and think of new ways to grow your business.

5. Connect with people via social media.

At Night

Night time is even rougher for the newbie network marketers because of family time and commitments that can make it hard to get on the phone to make calls, close deals and do all of the other things that we should be doing to run our businesses.

What’s the solution to this problem? Communication, every newbie network marketer who is married and has children or is involved with a “significant other” should make sure that they talk with their loved ones about why they are starting a home business then lay out the hour or more each night that they will be working on the business. If a schedule is clearly defined from the beginning, everyone will know what to expect and it will be easier to build the business because the family will be working together to support the goal.

How To Develop A Marketing Plan For Your Business

If you’re currently struggling in your business and you want to know why, it’s time to start asking yourself a few questions. These are very simple questions that should have an equally simple answer. Are you eager to know what some of the questions that you should be asking are? Well, here they are:

1) Am I implementing backend marketing?
2) Am I using direct response marketing?
3) Am I using the internet to my advantage?
4) Do I have an edge over my competitors?
5) Am I doing a good job of acquiring more new customers?

These 5 questions alone should be on your mind today. You need good answers to these questions if you want to have the most success as possible in your business. If you ignore these questions, then more than likely, you will find yourself in a lack of sales and profits, and your business will be in jeopardy.

To truly make money in your business, you need a plan. You need a plan of attack that will allow you to get a lot more customers and clients than you have ever gotten before. Hopefully you’re diversifying your marketing efforts and are not putting your eggs into one basket. This is the fastest way to see business failure. If this one “basket” breaks… then you will no longer have a business, and you will be forced to work from the ground up to rebuild everything that you have lost.

Your customers are an asset to your business, so treat them as such. Contact them on a monthly basis so that you can remain in their mind whenever they need something that is related to what you are selling. If you can do this, then you’ll be able to have a lot of luck and success in your business than you can possibly handle.

So what kind of marketing strategies are you using now to boost your business? Some of the best that you can use are direct mail, newspaper advertising, advertorials, yellow pages advertising, and even internet marketing. With all of these ways to spread your business message, why aren’t you using them to your advantage today?

Some people approach advertising as if it’s a risky proposition. But the fact of the matter is that without advertising, you won’t be in business. In fact, starting your own business is a risky proposition. I know you don’t want to go back to working a 9-5 job and listening to a boss who could care less about you and your $8.50 an hour wage. So take the risk of advertising and see where it lands you.

Do something now to change your business and to turn it around quickly. If you already have a list of customers, contact them via direct mail with a good offer to get them back into your business buying from you again. This is something that works like a charm if you know how to write humorous and persuasive sales copy.

But no matter what you do, make sure you’re continuing to market everyday. You can’t take a day off. If you do take a day off and your business is continuing to struggle, you can expect to get closer and closer to the reality of going back to work for a boss and a job that you don’t even like.

Hopefully this article has served as a wake up call for you to revive your business. This is something that you definitely want to do if you want to make more sales and profits in your business.

Good luck with using these tips to earn more money starting today.