Sometimes the hardest thing about working at home is getting uninterrupted time in
which to take care of business. Here are some five tips for setting up some boundaries to increase your productivity.
Make your office your office only. Don’t take your work into your home or bring your home into your office. Set yourself up for a block of time by preparing your coffee, water and snacks prior to going to the office. Remember to recycle coffee cup or water glass.
Schedule your office hours and stick to them. Publishing them on your website and advertisements keeps you on track. Make sure your friends and family know these hours and encourage them to support your success by honoring them. A “Do Not Disturb” sign for your office doorknob can be helpful as well. Designation specific work times eliminates leaving your office equipment plugged in and waiting energy.
Do not allow yourself to be interrupted by a doorbell. Pretend that you are not at home when a solicitor rings the bell and do not even check to see who it is unless you are expecting someone. Conserving your energy is important to your concentration.
Make a communication space at your front door so people can leave messages. A small box with a notepad and pen can work just fine. Use recycled paper.
Resist the temptation to take calls when the phone rings. Screen your calls on both your land line and cell phone if you use either for both personal and business purposes. Remember to unplug your cell phone charger when not in use.
Going Green Business Tips
Historically, print was the only way to establish your brand and persuade your consumer to call. Print still looks the same; it hasn‘t changed, including the font size. The consumer is immune and unable to unwilling differentiate your message from your competitor’s. TV advertising has always been a leaders, but the consumer has wised up to its intrusive nature and turns down the sound of the screams or TiVos through the ads quickly.
What can you do right now to influence your consumers with an informative, but gentler feeling message while incurring a generous savings to your budget?
Here are some immediate actions you can take to make simple, cost-effective additions to your marketing before your competitors do.
1. Do not print and mail press releases. Email your press releases to all media sources, many are free. A list of free media sources can be found at MarketingwithArdynnMedia.com.
2. Create a podcast of all press releases and add them to your website.
3. Create videos of your company CEO’s message, product tours and testimonials of your exceptional service.
4. Send the media your news related videos. You’ve done the work for them of capturing footage to add to their stories.
I’d like to hear about your Go Green to Make Green marketing ideas.
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