Everyone working from the comfort of their homes knows that balancing the work with the real life is just as difficult, if not more difficult, than people who spend their lives in the 9 to 5 grind. If for the latter focusing on their real life after the work is over is quite an easy task, for the former this is very hard to do.
Truth be told
People who are into internet marketing are always connected, always working. If you are part of this select group of people, you know how hard it is to set some time aside for your hobby and for spending time with your family. No matter what you do, those phone notifications keep beeping, and your phone still rings with new customers on the line.
Since you’re probably solely responsible for running and growing your business, you’ll find it a hard time putting your tasks on pause. Even during the weekend, you have a hard time enjoying your free days, because you have customers virtually “knocking on your door”. If parents with young kids can experience that element of interruption, partners who have no kids find it even harder to quit working.
So how can you balance your business with your real life and make time for your hobbies, shopping, going to the gym, and talking to your best buddies? First, you want to create a space that is dedicated to running your internet marketing business. You would probably need a quiet place where you can lay down and connect to the internet using your laptop.
you want to turn off your phone notifications. When you’re out at the gym or talking to your spouse over a glass of wine at your favorite restaurant, you don’t want potential or actual customers disturbing you. They can always wait. You can rest assured that you’ll lose no customer if you don’t answer them in the next half an hour.
Of course, one of the biggest perks of having an Internet marketing business is that you can work anytime, from anywhere. You can even work a few hours when you’re on vacation, as long as you have the approval of your spouse/friends. However, always make sure to draw a line in the sand and be aware when to stop working and when to start enjoying life.
Last but not least
Try to automate your tasks and even outsource those basic projects. The more money you make, the quicker you realize that your time is the most valuable asset you have. Treat it well and it will repay you.