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Four Valuable Productivity Tips for Solopreneurs

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are a unique group of people. They are people who often welcome risk and tend to be very creative. They don’t take no for an answer, have lots of energy and drive, and know what they want out of life. This mix of traits can make them perfect for coming up with a successful business idea and then following through on its formation and operation.

Of course, even with all those fabulous traits, solopreneurs can still fall victim to a lack of productivity. When you’re the only one who is running the business, however, a lack of productivity is never a good thing. It can mean the difference between a successful long-term business, and one that is destined to fail.

With that in mind, we’ve gone ahead and put together four valuable productivity tips that are meant for solopreneurs such as yourself.

Use Technology and Tools to Help You Out

Sure, you're a solopreneur, which means you're going about things on your own, but that doesn't mean you couldn't use a little help. Rather than hiring on employees, look for tech tools and software that can help you out. Anything that can help streamline processes, help manage daily tasks, aid in customer service, inventory, management, and all other aspects of the business are welcome.

Today you can even find a wide variety of apps that are meant to help those running their own business, and cost much less money than high-end software.

Set Work Hours and Stick to Them

One problem that solopreneurs can run into is a lack of structure where work hours are concerned. When it’s just you, there is no boss or co-workers to answer to. You can work as you please and not worry about being on the clock. The problem with this approach is that it can lead to a lack of productivity.

It’s always a good idea to set defined work hours each day where your sole focus will be on work and nothing else. At the very least this sets up productive work habits.

Be Open to Learning New Skills

It's also very important that you stay open to learning new skills  - not just in the beginning, but all the time. The more you learn about your industry, owning and operating a business, your customers, and even your competitors, the stronger your business will become. When you are faced with something you aren’t familiar with, make it a habit to learn and research rather than push it to the side.

Look After Your Health and Well-Being

Here’s a tip that you may not necessarily have on the front burner, but as a solopreneur, everything is riding on you and you alone. What this means is that you need to be in your best physical and mental state at all times so you can handle the demands and stress of running your own business.

As a solopreneur, it can often feel like you are running on empty, with little sleep to speak of. Even though you’re inclined to work around the clock, this won’t do you any favors in the end. Studies show that over time, a lack of sleep will affect your productivity in all kinds of negative ways such as your concentration skills, attention span, reaction time, decision-making skills, and more. 

Outside of creating a set bedtime (that you can get out of every now and again!) and making sure that you turn off your use of technology before getting into bed, it can be worth investing in a decent bed and mattress to ensure you’re getting the support and comfort you need while you do sleep. Memory foam can be for some, a good way to go, and it might be a good option to get one for a better night’s rest.

Productivity is Yours

By following these simple yet valuable tips, you’ll be able to increase the odds of you becoming a productive and successful solopreneur.

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Published on: 8th January 2020

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