Summer shouldn’t be all about slacking off on your online home business. It may be a slow time for many, but there’s still a lot of work to do. Don’t take the entire summer as a vacation (do take some) – take some time to get these important things done this summer.
1. Review Your Progress So Far This Year
It’s the middle of the year, and a great time to see how much progress you’ve made on your goals for the year. Are you ahead, behind or right on schedule? What’s not working out? What is?
2. Plan For the Second Half of the Year
Now that you know where you are, where are you going? Look at what you had planned already, and decide if that’s still the goal. What has come up to change things? How will you change them?
3. Catch Up
We all run behind on things – paperwork, emails, writing, etc. Be honest with yourself and find the things you’re behind on, then work on catching up.
4. Get Ahead
What can you work on ahead of time? This is especially helpful if you’re planning a vacation. You can keep things running while you’re away.
Blog posts in particular are easy to write ahead. WordPress allows you to schedule your posts, and there are tools that allow you to schedule some basic social media posts. You won’t be as responsive if you don’t pay attention to the things you schedule, but sometimes it’s nice to not have to stress over these things for a while. Just one word of warning – be prepared to reschedule if real world events make anything inappropriate.
5. Train Some Help
Have you been considering hiring a virtual assistant? Summer could be the perfect time to do so. If you have some extra time right now, why not use it to make your work life a little easier?
6. Don’t Slack Off Too Much
Just because summer is a wonderful time for a vacation doesn’t mean you have to take all of it off. Take the time your family needs, but make sure they understand that you need to work sometimes. A productive summer can put you ahead of the competition in the fall.