It amazes me to see the conditions that some people work in. Although this is internet marketing, and you can literally work wherever you want, you need to start taking it seriously to start making some real money online. That seriousness needs to first start with your workspace. Get neat and clean with your workspace, and watch your profits start to grow.
I had a friend (John) that started to sell ebooks online. He would always complain to me … "I can never get anything done." "It takes me so long to make my web pages." "I get too distracted to work" … etc.
I visited him at his house one day to find him "working" from the couch. He was hunched over, working on his laptop with a box of pizza and a beer next to him. He had his TV on, and was trying hard to finish a site design.
I asked him if he worked like that all the time … and he said "Yes"
I said to him … "Just the way your sitting would drive me crazy.
Now to make a long story short … he now has his own work area. He still does work in front of the TV every now and then … but he has started to take his business a little more serious. And he also makes a lot more money online!
I know … having a clean jobspace is not the only thing that matters for success online … but it helps. I also know that many of you "work" very similar to my friend John. So, do yourself a favor, and get serious about your business.
Remove some of the clutter from your desk … or buy a desk if you have been working from the kitchen table. I am not saying that you can never work from the kitchen table, or relax on the couch while checking your email, but you must have some sort of permanent space.
If you have an extra room, turn it into an office. If you do not have an extra room, clear some space in the corner of your den, or make some extra room in your living room, something. You need to have a space that is yours. Somewhere that you go to work, and nothing else.
You see, it was not the fact that John was working from the couch that hindered his success. It was the fact that he also did other things on the couch like watch TV, eat, sleep, etc. He could never get serious when he started to "work" because so many other things were related to sitting on the couch.
When I started online … I worked from the kitchen table. I also ate at the kitchen table, as well as did my home work and studied there too. It looked like I could never get anywhere with my online business.
And again … to make a long story short … I now have one room in my house that is SOLELY dedicated to my office. The ONLY thing I do in here is work.
I have a place to go to get serious. When I want to watch TV, I go in the living room. When I want to eat, I go to the dining room, and when I want to work, I go to my office.
So please, find your space to work. Get serious about your business, and things will start to change. It takes time, but what better time to start than right now!