Entrepreneurs are busy. One thing few of us have extra of is time. But does that have to be the case?
In the technology-driven world we live in, there’s no shortage of tools aimed at increasing our productivity and designed to help us to work smarter instead of harder. So if we clear some tasks and responsibilities off of our plates, or if we have a couple of extra hours available in our week, what should we fill that time with? For those four or five entrepreneurs in the world who have this problem, this blog post, created during a 15-minute freewriting session, goes out to you!
- Create Additional Revenue Streams
Look for ways to earn revenue for years to come based on the skills, expertise, and brand you have today. I’ve started selling stock images I’ve taken, recorded videos and started a YouTube channel, created a course on Skillshare, and am looking into publishing an eBook later this year. I started by searching on Google for “recurring revenue streams” to get ideas, and then went with a few of the ideas I thought would best fit my skills and what I like doing (writing, sharing what I know, etc.).
Try clearing some time to just right whatever is on your mind. This is a great way to tap into your creativity and get out some thoughts and ideas that have been hiding for years.
- Take Intentional Breaks
I’ve started taking daily walks on a local nature trail, and have come up with new ideas and remembered things I wouldn’t have otherwise by giving myself and my brain a chance to breathe.
- Meet Strangers
- Build Your Social Media Channels
Have a great day and congratulations on having a little bit of extra time on your schedule. Enjoy it!
Michael Luchies helps entrepreneurs and small businesses get noticed with their content, from website copy to developing an engaging blog their audience can't ignore.
Michael is an entrepreneur and writer. He is the Founder of TrepRep, creator of Startup Content: Writing You Need When Starting a Small Business, Communications Manager for After School, Content Writer for Propllr, Content Advisor for Mavidea, Entrepreneur contributor, and TEDxNormal alum. Connect with Michael on Twitter and email Michael@TrepRep.com to turn your content marketing efforts into an effective investment that brings your customers closer to your business.