May 2010


I have been promising to post more often……it starts now.

 

The plus side of work at home is you set your schedule.

The plus side of being retired is you have lots of time….

 

Right and wrong…….

Your own schedule…….means you have to do things that help your business move forward……..as much as you want ….when ever you want.

 

The trick….you have to do it. Any number of hours a day but stick to those hours. It can be one hour or ten hours. It is going to depend on your circumstances. Are you at it full time to make a living? Or are you at it part time to learn the business and grow it as you go?

 

Your choice. BUT…..which ever it is stay with your plan.

If you overwork yourself without seeing quick results you may lose interest.

First, realize that any business…….any business (that important) takes time.

 

So give it time. Learn the pieces. “Glue” them together and watch as the parts of your business start to come together.

 

OK…..retired. More time to do. The keyword is doing. There is plenty. For example, I do no yard work and the pool man cleans the pool. But I stay busy all day. I spend about ten hours a day at the computer. I am a growing artist. Soon there will be a site with my art work.

 

The point, I have the time and do what I want to do……..but always moving forward.

Enough of that, you get it.

 

Next, we talked about this before. Keep the garbage cleaned out of your email that wastes your time.

I mean those emails that are bait to steal you time. Like the ones from a “great friend of the marketer” that will send you another bait product, in exchange for your email address.

 

Now you will be getting more time stealers. Emails that have a secret but “I can’t tell you what it is unless you ad your name to my list”. Bait….Delete…..

 

Your time would be better spent fishing….(Gonna’ clean the boat this week and catch up on my fishing.)

 

And last for now…..

I get requests on a daily basis to use the content from this blog…..

 

Sure, nothing wrong with that.

I only ask one thing in return. (No, not to add your name to my list.)

 

Give me credit and link back to the blog. Seems fair. And thanks.

Thanks for visiting.

Hope it helps you a little….

Till next time,

Jim Gillum

Wow…A whole month since the last post…sorry I will try harder. I do have a lot to share and I will…

Anyway…work from home…unreal….Talk about freedom…

Right now I am writing this post in a motel in North Carolina…….be back in Florida tomorrow…

First a story …then a point…..

I just finished and posted to the web, a new website http://www.Strasburg-Sam.com 

It is a site about a groundhog and a village in Ohio……

I mention about focus…stick to your task and follow through…..well, sometime the doctor does not follow his own advice…..and with good reason…..

Bog down…I have so much going on I was getting “bogged down”…I needed to clear the data banks…. (brain)……..A few of you know me personally and know that I am a multi-tasker…..

So I went ahead with this fun project……

I built the graphics, took the photos and wrote the content…….

As time goes by I will help you to do all of those things………

Now the point…….Do the things that you know how to do first…

The rest can be learned and will come in time……

Another point…

To do well on the web…or for that matter in any business, do something you know and like……

For example…I like to paint. I paint landscapes……acrylic on canvas….

Some say my work is pretty good……

I am days away from completing a site with some of my paintings for sale…..

Now to be fair, I can tell you to try the same kind of thing with your hobby…..and of course, along the line I will. More than once.

It is easier when you know how to do all those things necessary to make it all work…..

You can learn…I did…from zero.

OH…one more thing…I have had several work at home  off- line businesses….we will start talking about those and how you can integrate those with an internet business…

To you success,

Jim