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Thank you for sharing this article, Emma. I guess checking email is the most controversial habit on the list. Checking email used to be the first thing I do when I wake up but when I dropped the habit, I had a shift from having the rest of my day being dictated by others to having a clear idea of where am I going and what am I suppose to accomplish for that day. But of course, this can differ from one individual to another. Do you check email first thing in the morning? :)"
Thanks Heather. It's a good question. Accounting software, especially those made with small business owners in mind, are getting easier to use and this does prolong the need to even start thinking about hiring a full time accountant. The are three indicators to look out for. The first will be how much time a business owner is spending on the accounts. If the transactions are getting to a point where you are spending more time entering them into the accounting software than working on other crucial areas of your business, it's time to hire. Secondly, if you don't like accounting or you are not good at doing it, let someone else who is better at it do the job. Of course, like what you have mentioned, you should also look at whether you can afford an accountant. A full time accountant is expensive and you might not have sufficient work for him or her. Hiring on a freelance or part time basis or even working with an accounting firm are great ways to free yourself up from mundane accounting tasks with a much lower cost."
Started seeing the new design in the wild and I don't quite like it. It takes away the simplicity that Twitter once has. Nevertheless, this could also be due to the fact that the existing profile elements such as the header image and the profile photo do not fit well into the new design."
Notifications from my phone, email and social media platforms distract me the most. What I am trying to do these days when I am working is to put my phone in silent mode without vibration, and with its screen facing down. Also, if you are doing work within the browser environment, try going full screen (F11). This tricks your brain into thinking that switching tabs are now harder. Trust me and give it a try. You'll do it less and focus better on your tasks-at-hand.. :)"
Thank you for sharing. I find many businesses fall into the trap of not knowing who their target audience is. For example, they are producing content on 'how to become a better writer' or 'tools to become a better writer' when they are looking for authors or businesses that are trying to outsource content creation."
Top 10 Tools for Writers to Stay Organized, Efficient and Successful In the Online Space – Perspectives"Great list of tools, Christelle. Thank you for sharing. Personally, I use Evernote (for note taking and ideas capturing), Trello (to keep track of my progress with many drafts and ideas) and Spotify (keep me pumped or inspired). :)"
I've tried guest blogging and I found out that guest posts that work the best are those that are able to bridge the audience on the host's blog to your blog. This involves coming up with a kickass blog post on your own blog first before publishing a guest post on another blog. Thus, like what you have mentioned, Shelley, understanding the target audience on the host blog is key. Nevertheless, I definitely feel guest blogging is a powerful way of inviting traffic to your website or blog."
This is a useful article and I would say, a must read for business owners who are trying to get started with content marketing. I like the first tip, cater to your prospects, not your peers, and I do see a lot of business owners falling into this trap too. Another mistake that business owners do is not understanding their target audience enough and where they are in the buying cycle to create content for them. For example, list posts get all the tweets and shares these days but they don't necessary appeal to your prospect who is looking for detailed solution on how to solve their problems."