Have you been toying with starting your internet business while staring blankly at your current employer’s office work? Have you already started a blog or a small part time business but don’t find time to develop and build it due to hectic office time?
For a part time business owner, leaving this time underutilized proves severely detrimental to your business if you nurture a dream of a “money spitting and value providing” successful business. Internet Businesses, especially the new ones require huge effort from your part to make it stand out among competitors. Even a part time business needs full time attention during the early stages.
How to use your Office time
So how do you utilize your existent employer’s time while still contributing to your “savior from the 9 to 5 cycle” (a.k.a your successful internet business). Many of the ideas I suggest here will violate your company’s existing policies. So use them as per your discretion and your risk appetite.
1) Brainstorming: When there is nothing much to do in office, there is no better time for researching ideas for my internet business. I fire up the Google Adwords Tool and start finding good keywords for my new posts. Lunch and tea time is utilized for finding a couple of good keywords and developing some rough ideas for the article I would post on my blog. Back home, I would polish the ideas into a crisp new article.
2) Research: Office time is great for researching ways to improve my new business. One big problem I faced earlier was that I used a lot my “after office time” for conducting research. The problem with researching was that it drained too much energy leaving me very little time and enthusiasm for doing the real work such as writing articles and promoting my content. Once I outsourced all this work of my office time, I gave my new web business the much required head start.
3) Make forum posts: Sneak in some office time to make a couple of forum posts every day. Assuming you do this for a month, you have 60 inbound signature links to your website, isn’t that great?
4) Looking for “New Ideas”: Whatever industry you are working in, each industry has its share of issues and problems. Use your office time for locating them. Can you develop useful information product for solving the problem or addressing the issue? Many non IT industries and sectors have lots of unexplored and profitable niches suited for an online business. In the event of you locating one good idea, you have found a gold mine. Pick up your shovel and start digging.
Using your time at the job productively helps creating valuable time when you come back home and start with actionable important tasks for your business.