Keeping an organized business is necessary for both online business and offline business. Like an offline business, you need to organize your online business. However, it maybe even harder to get in order, things you cannot actually feel or touch. As an Internet home business owner, your online business has two different offices: The first office will be your home office. This office should function as any other offline office. This should be a separate room in your home, where you can have the peace and quiet needed to work on your internet business. In this room you will need a desk, with your computer, your phone, your schedule or organizer and all your lists and tasks you need to complete. You will also have all your paper work there, including, bills, printed e Books and other reading material.
As an Internet home business owner, you will also have a second office. This will be a virtual office, which is your own private computer. Like some other people these days, you probably have all aspects of your life stored onto your computer, starting with your emails and ending with your next doctors’ appointment. Since everything is stored on your computer, it is very easy to lose control and get lost in all the files and folders you have created. However, computers are meant to have order and it is easy to maintain this order. This is why all computers have a folder system. In any business, you will need to keep records of everything you do, write, sell, etc on your computer. The difference with an internet business is that the majority of the work will be done on your computer. All conversations are online, billing is also online, and your main tools are email and your favorite browser. To create order, start with organizing your email. First, separate your business emails from your everyday emails, then you can start working on your home business emails. Most email providers have a way to label your mail. Labels like ‘affiliate programs’, ‘affiliate notifications’, ‘commission notifications’ and more will help you find whatever you are looking for in you inbox or saved emails. Then do the same to your favourites folder in your browser. We all love to save our favourite websites in order to get quick access to them in the future, but after a while you will end up with a long list with no order. Arrange your favourites by creating folders and categorizing each website to the appropriate folder. Now that your main tools are organized and optimised, you can go to your hard drive and organize that too.
On your hard drive you will find, or maybe not, everything you ever saved since you started your Internet home business. Saved emails, word documents, free e Books and more. They are all there, but where!? This is where the folder system will come in handy. Try to have a separate driver for your home business. In this driver create your main folders using one folder for one thing only. In this folder, you can create sub folders for each feature. For example, create one folder for each affiliate program you join. In this folder create a sub folder for your affiliates or your downline. Then create another sub folder for emails and another for commission notifications. Do the same thing for everything related to your business and you will never lose your Internet home business information again.