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Home Business Coaching – Excellent Example of 9 Hour Work Week Schedule For New Home Based Business

Home Business Coaching – Excellent Example of 9 Hour Work Week Schedule For New Home Based Business

By Debbie Turner

As a home based business coach, I’m often presented with the same three challenges for online home based business owners. I felt it important enough to write about this in hopes it makes a difference to others.

Here are the three common challenges:

1) Staying focused on the task at hand. Too many distractions; specifically email.

2) Fitting time into their already busy day to work on their business

3) Feeling overwhelmed – too many things to do which leads to doing nothing.

By reading this article, you will have real bite-sized steps that you can take to organize yourself so you can easily and systematically keep moving forward in your business without the feeling of overwhelm, stress and frustration and the feelings and emotions that go along with those. As you become a home business mentor, you can recommend this same schedule for your new business partners.

I’ve put together a sample schedule based on a 9 hour part-time work week that I use in my home business coaching program. As you become better skilled in drafting your content and posting it online, you will be able to do this same work in about 7-8 hours a week.

Keep in mind, if your budget permits, you can outsource pretty much all of this. However, having mentioned outsourcing, I always recommend you do your own videos. You can outsource the editing and posting of your videos, but let people hear and see you on a regular basis. It’s your face, your voice, and your authentic self that your prospects will be building a relationship with.

Also keep in mind as you read this article, these are money generating activities. Your daily personal development, shuffling papers, organizing your desk, learning skill sets, participating in seminars, webinars, etc., is NOT included in this schedule. Those kinds of activities do not replace your job income, nor, your goals.

I’m also taking into consideration that you are utilizing your lunch break to write your articles. If you do not have the ability to write your articles during your lunch breaks at work, you will have to add that in your schedule perhaps bringing your weekly part time hours to 10-13 hours a week following the full time job/career you already do.

Or, here again, based on your budget, you may want to provide your keywords to an article writer and let him/her do it. They can also rewrite the spins on your articles.

Here are defined action steps you can take immediately to get yourself in a routine and stay on track:

1) First things first: Go through your email and unsubscribe to any and all emails that distract you and steal your focus. If it’s a contact you don’t want to lose, set up a folder in your email and save the contact information. Then unsubscribe, or set up a rule in your options email where the emails you received from this contact go directly into the folder, rather than clutter your email inbox.

2) Next, write out your game plan for all the ways you want to market so you can make sure to get them all in during the course of your working week. Remember, success online depends greatly on the quality and consistency of your content being placed online. Keep in mind that you are in the relationship business and in my opinion, it’s necessary to have a presence online in the social communities.

You don’t need to be in a slew of communities but certainly you will want to identify 3 or 4 to be actively involved in them. At the time of this writing, the ones I’m recommending are Facebook and Twitter. Then choose a couple of forums where you can establish yourself as a leader in your industry.

3) Set your business hours and commit to work those. Hold yourself accountable. Show up for work. Don’t accept excuses from yourself. You are building an asset that will create freedom for you and your family.

HERE’S THE REALITY: Most of you will be tired after working all day at a 9-5 but do the work regardless. Do the work in spite of being tired.

Most people who join a home based business or network marketing company do so because they want to escape the 9-5 rat race. So, when you come home tired and not feeling like you want to put the effort into your home business, remember your ‘why’. If you will do what it takes for a short period of time, you will not have worry about your future.

This is one of the things that positively separates those who make it from the ones who don’t. You will find yourself repeating these same words to your new business partners as you begin your home business coaching and you’ll fully understand where they’re coming from.

Committing to 3 nights a week and half a day on the weekend for your money generating activities will put you on the path you want to be on. It will get your phone ringing and people finding you online. You must be putting out value packed content. This is key. Failure to do so will throwing content into the wind and hoping someone sees it and you won’t get the results you are seeking

Here’s a possible schedule for you.


Rather than eating lunch with the work crew in your office, find a quiet place, even your car if need be, put on your CEO and Million Dollar Mindset and write articles. Take your lunch to work so you can maximize your time.

Keep your articles short, about 300 words. Change up the articles to make them at least 25% different, using different titles, rearranging sentences, paragraphs, changing out related keywords etc.

So, by each Friday, you will have 3 original articles and 3 rewrites of each for a total of 12 original articles you wrote.

Take the three articles and their ‘spins’ that you wrote during lunch last week and work with those as follows:

MONDAY: (Should take no more than 2 FOCUSED, UNINTERRUPTED hours)

1) Submit your 3 original articles you wrote last week to 3 articles directories. (30 min.)

2) Create a Squidoo Lens or Hub Page with a spun version for article #1 (30 min.)

3) Add a few friends to Facebook, offer value (15 min.)

4) Say hello on Twitter, offer value (5 min.)

5) Post another spun version of article number 1 to your blog (10 min.)

6) Bookmark your articles and blog post (3 min.)

7) Vote and rate 2 other’s stuff on your booking marking site (10 min.)

8) Pop into a forum and contribute 1 post (15 min.)

9) Do keyword research to build your list of key, targeted words and phrases you will be using in your articles. (20 min.)

TUESDAY: (Should take no more than 1.5 FOCUSED, UNINTERRUPTED hours)

1) Create a hub page or Squidoo lens with a spin version of article #2 (30 min.)

2) Add a few friends to Facebook, offer value (15 min.)

3) Say hello on twitter, offer value (5 min.)

4) Post another spun version of article number 2 to your blog (10 min.)u

5) Bookmark your articles and blog post (3 min.)

6) Vote and rate 2 others’s stuff on your book marking stuff (10 min.)

7) Pop into a forum and contribute 1 post (15 min.)

8) Continue with your keyword research (20 min.)

THURSDAY: (Should take no more than 1.5 FOCUSED, UNINTERRUPTED hours)

1) Create a hub page or Squidoo lens with spun version of article #3 (30 min.)

2) Add a few friends to Facebook, offer value (15 min.)

3) Say hello on Twitter, offer value (5 min.)

4) Post anther spun version of article number 3 to your blog (10 min.)

5) Bookmark your article and blog post (3 min.)

6) Vote and rate 2 other’s stuffs on your bookmarketing (10 min.)

7) Pop into forum and contribute 3 posts. (15 min.)

8) Continue with your keyword research (20 min.)


1) Create 3 videos based on your 3 articles you worked on last week. (30 min.)

2) Edit videos and upload through Tube Mogul or Traffic Geyser (1 hour)

3) Add videos to your blog posts, Squidoo Lens, Hub Pages, that you put up already this week. (30 min.)

4) Write out some new titles for the upcoming week’s articles and make a list of your keywords that you want to be using. Make a summary of your main topics so you care ready to write come Monday at lunch. Your lunch time for writing is not preparation time to write, but rather actual writing time. So, prepare for your 3 articles during this Saturday work time (30 min.)

5) Finish up any work that didn’t get done so you can hold yourself accountable to your goal of getting your minimum content online. (1 hour)

Give this a try, change the days of the weeks you work based on your family schedule, allow yourself to be flexible, but just be sure and get your work in. I’ve given you some bite sized action steps and the amount of time each step should take. You understand that as you become better and more efficient and comfortable with doing the work, you will accomplish your work in a quicker time.

For many more articles on how to become a Home Based Business Coach, or if you are seeking to align yourself with a home business mentor in a business opportunity, visit

Debbie Turner is an entrepreneur, a Renegade Professional, a network marketing and home based business coach and is the author of: How to Avoid the 7 Most Common Rookie Mistakes New Home Based Business Owners Make. Grab a complimentary copy of Debbie’s ebook and 7 part video series at

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Childcare is a Balancing Act When Working From Home

The Internet revolution and the opportunities of many a prosperous home business for women entrepreneurs have dispelled the guiltiness that weighed down office going moms. Today more and more married women with children are opting for money making home businesses like in home online business for moms so that they can have financial security and enjoy professional success while taking care of the children. That childcare is a balancing act when working from home is what many of these women entrepreneurs will need to realize in order to attain financial freedom.

Balancing Your Act

Balancing your act is imperative and you simply cannot ignore your business responsibilities to attend to your children’s needs or else you will lose your executive level income opportunity. Your money making home business needs a fair share of your time and attention to give you the monetary benefits and mental satisfaction. So, strike the perfect balance by apportioning adequate time when you can give undivided attention and look after your business needs.

Planning Childcare

You will have to do some realistic childcare planning in order to run your prosperous home business for women entrepreneurs smoothly, otherwise you will not be able to join other successful women entrepreneurs:

• Prepare a work-plan for yourself according to your kids’ schedules. Wrap up your work when the children are attending school or when they are sleeping.

• Enroll your kids in a day camp or in any recreational activity that interests them. This way they will be pleasantly engaged and you too can have some free time.

• Ask your husband to lend a helping hand. You can work when your husband baby-sits or helps the children with their homework; this will also strengthen the bond between the children and their father.

• If you have an extended family, you can leave your child to their care in your work-hours.

• Another good option will be sharing/swapping childcare duties and working hours with a friend or neighbor who too is a work-from-homer with kids. She can take care of the kids when you are working and vice versa.

• The last option for you would be to hire a sitter and you can really have good, inexpensive help from school or college attending youngsters.

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Lisa Saline interviews Jeff Mills on Outsourcing for Network Marketers

I recently attended the Jeff Mill’s Outsourcing Secrets Workshop and learn things such as:

  • How to outsource your project manager
  • How to increase your business and work less
  • Joint Venture that can accelerate your business
  • Where to find quality people to do the work at an affordable price
  • and so much more…if you missed it you can find some of the information in this CD (and it’s FREE)

Click Here for your Free CD

Home Based Business Tax Advantages

Tax Savings for Home Based Business

Tax Savings for Home Based Business

You already know how wonderful it can be to work from home, but do you realize how many home based business tax advantages exist?

Here in the United States, many people operate home based businesses just to take advantage of the numerous tax deductions.

Claiming the use of your home in your business can give you some hefty deductions on your tax return. As with anything tax-related, you must meet certain requirements determined by the Internal Revenue Service. However, if you use one room or part of a room specifically for your business, you can receive a significant home based business tax deduction. This can include portions of your utility bills specifically related to that area of your house as well as any relevant home improvements.

Your phone and other office services can also provide you with a substantial home based business tax deduction. If you maintain a separate fixed phone line or cell phone specifically for your business, then all costs related to those phone lines can be tax deductible. However, if you use equipment or services in both personal and business environments, it is more difficult to establish a tax deduction. It’s not impossible, but you must meet some fairly strict requirements and maintain good records.

Using your car in your business gives you the potential for another good home based business tax deduction. Of course, you must keep excellent records but you can deduct mileage and car-related expenses that you incur while conducting your business. With any type of business, other incidental costs come up. You can also take deductions for purchases of items such as office supplies, postage, advertising materials and expenses.

You can potentially deduct even more by hiring your children or spouse to work as employees for you. This enables you to deduct health insurance premiums and other typical employee-related expenses.

In order to find out about the many home based business tax deductions available to you, consult an experienced tax advisor.

With proper advice and good recordkeeping, your home based business can become even more successful.

If you live in the Minneapolis-St Paul Area call me at 952-212-6134 and I will give you an excellent referral to a highly qualified tax advisor.

A Recession or Impression?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the Unemployment Rate rose to 10.2 percent in October, the highest since April 1983.

Watch this video and see if you can find anything positive with it.

Unemployment Rate

Some people will be able to strap on their entreprenuerial hats and buckle down to become some of the most financially successful people ever. Others will succumb to the negative pressure and cave in.

What will you do? Here is one recommendation for you to help ease the financial burdens of your daily life. The choice is yours.

What does Verizon Network and Network Marketing have in Common?

I love this video as it shows the power of networks. It is a great visual. Similar to Network Marketing you know that no matter where you go your “network” or team will be with you always and one day you will turn around and say “Holy Cow” where did all those people come from? They are following me. The best part is they make you money and you are part of someone else’s network helping them make money too.


A Home Business May Be Your Solution to Stomp Out the Economic Wildfire

A Home Business offering products you are using everyday may be your solution to Stomp Out the Economic Wildfire

The fact is most people are participating in the economic crisis because they fall into the “fear” mode. They have not been introduced to the fact that there is abundant opportunity in front of them. The media has done a great job at creating an atmosphere that puts people into a state of negative thinking and limits their ability to explore opportunities where they no longer need to report to a boss.  However, those people who continue to focus on the positive, practice self-development on a daily basis and keep their options open to learning more about network marketing, direct sales and referral marketing are the people that refuse to participate in the recession.

“The opportunity to make an incredible fortune by doing incredible good in the greatest industry on earth—wellness.” – Paul Zane Pilzer

Here are a few facts about why Internet Marketer, Lisa Saline believes a home business that uses everyday products is taking the world by storm:

1.) During tough economic times our company has experienced significant growth and millionaires are made. Why wouldn’t you want to dip your toes in the water now?
2.) In just a few short years the health and wellness industry will grow from a $200 Billion dollar industry to a $1 Trillion dollar industry creating the greatest fortunes of the new century.
3.) Award winning, high income earning, Internet Marketers are changing the traditional network marketing model by advertising and marketing online. This allows for mass amounts of people to see your presentation and allows for team training via webinars and the telephone. Thus eliminating the time consuming in-home parties, one-on-one presentations, and hotel meetings.
4.) Corporate professionals are turning to entrepreneurial businesses and leveraging the power of an existing network marketing company to eliminate the overhead and employees.

Lisa Saline’s Mission is to introduce people to a business model where you don’t have to invest in items that are stacked in the garage or fill your trunk. Instead you can earn money on things you already use everyday. We offer unlimited earning potential and long term financial security while assisting entrepreneurs to live a more rewarding and balanced life.

Lisa Saline supports business professionals and families by providing the connection to a business that is supporting and growing with the billion and trillion dollar markets in the wellness industry. Not only is my team excited about the business partnership we are excited to offer world class training with network marketing experts in the field of communication, internet marketing, business development and self-development.

Having a multiple award winning CEO lead the growth of his company provides hope to many people who are breaking through the economic recession. This includes at-home-moms, business professionals who are burnt out, dual income families that need a few extra dollars without having to work multiple jobs and even college kids who need the income to pay their tuition.
We encourage you to open your hearts and your minds and allow us to take you by the hand and help you create the lifestyle you dream of.

For additional information on a home business that’s unlike any Network Marketing business, contact Lisa Saline at 952-212-6134 today. I promise…no hype, just facts.