Just think of all the stuff you need to do these days to be successful online –Niche Research, Market Research, Keyword Research, Building Websites, Maintaining Websites, Building Lists, SEO, SEM, Social Media, Email Marketing, Order Processing, Customer Support and the list keeps growing.
Overwhelm is REAL.
And Overwhelm can paralyze your efforts. It can put a real dent in your business. Fortunately, there are ways to deal with it and keep the wheels of your business moving forward.
At WebSupportTeam.com, our biggest goal is to help you reduce overwhelm and get your projects done.
While we are always happy to help reduce your workload, here are a few tips you could use to overcome overwhelm at your end.
1. Be Realistic
Entrepreneurs sometimes like to think they are superhuman. Yes, it can be tempting to pile on project after project. There is a lot to do. Trying to do it all is a recipe for overwhelm. You have to pick your battles. Have realistic expectations of what is possible to accomplish within the timeframe you plan to accomplish it.
2. Make A Plan
Make a plan. Write it down. Having a good plan gives you something to focus on. It helps you stay on track and prevents you from getting distracted by tasks that may not directly contribute to your goal. Have a plan for your business. Have a plan for each project you start.
3. Break It Down
Break down your plan into smaller bite-sized chunks. Most projects can seem really overwhelming if you look at the big picture. When you break them down into smaller individual tasks, each task is easier to handle, making the project more manageable. You can use a project management software or just a plain spreadsheet. You can even choose to go old school with a simple paper notebook. Just breaking down your projects into smaller chunks helps.
Make sure you identify:
- Dates with milestones
- Tasks that make up each milestone
- Time estimates for each task (Be realistic)
- Who is responsible for each task
4. Know Your Numbers
Nothing can brings clarity and reduces overwhelm better than numbers. Look at your business numbers frequently and monitor them regularly. It will help you understand how your business is performing….and your individual projects.
Your traffic stats, conversion stats, customer stats
The point is – if you keep an eye on your numbers, you don’t have to keep guessing. That reduces the overwhelm.
5. Leverage Technology
Use technology to make your life easier, NOT to over-complicate it.
Use technology to reduce the time it takes to get your tasks done. Use technology to automate repetitive tasks. Anything that can save significant time, over time should be considered. We live in a time when technology is abundant and affordable.
Technologies that you could leverage:
- An autoresponder service to automate your email marketing
- Mindmapping software
- Cloud Software to store and share your work online
- Online project management tools
- Online Calendars and Scheduling Tools to help manage your time better
- Your smartphone (You can run your entire business from your smartphone. Seriously!)
- WordPress plugins
- Mobile Apps
Unfortunately, the downside to technology is the learning curve. Do not try to learn everything. It will eat up your time. Learn what you need to implement. Then, implement it and move on.
Or better still hire an expert to implement it for you , so you can continue to focus on your business.
6. Joint Venturing and Partnering
Joint Venturing and Partnering are ways to leverage other people’s talents, time and resources in your business. It can reduce your overwhelm and multiply your results.
7. Outsourcing and Delegating
Delegating or Outsourcing your tasks is perhaps the most effective way to combat overwhelm. You should delegate your tasks to someone on your team whenever possible. Outsource your tasks when you don’t have the skills in-house or if it is cheaper to outsource. Most times outsourcing is an effective way for you to reduce the time you spend on getting your projects completed.
WebSupportTeam.com is a wonderful outsourcing resource you could use to battle overwhelm in your online business efforts. While we cannot help plan your business for you, we can certainly help you implement your plans.
Our team works to complete your tasks like you want.
What Can We Help You Do?
- Any task related to building, improving or maintaining your WEBSITES
- Any task related to building, improving or maintaining your BLOGS
- Many tasks related to PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT like editing, formatting, file conversions, etc.
- Many Social Media tasks like Branding images, scheduling posts, distributing videos, etc.
- Shopping Carts, Payment processing and so much more…..
Of course, it is important to control your costs as well, so our service costs only $97 a month to help you reduce overwhelm and move your business forward to hopefully earn you many thousands of dollars in profit. We want your projects done and cranking out profits for you rather than languishing incomplete due to overwhelm.
If you need extra help to “Make A Plan” and “Break It Down”, then our MyProjectManager service (available exclusively to members) will give you that extra edge by taking more stuff off your plate so that you can focus on your core business activities.
Let us help you Overcome Overwhelm.
Are you Overwhelmed with your Online Business? 7 Steps To Overcome Overwhelm.
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