Posts Tagged ‘time management’
Editor’s note: This post was written by Martin Stephens, corporate spokesperson for Action Days who also manages a team of freelance bloggers based in the UK. He believes in building a team spirit in spite of people working remotely. He recommends managers in similar positions to consider team buildings ideas for Leeds to enhance teamwork.
The number of online workers has grown exponentially in the past few years, and while the United States has been leading in this sector, other countries, including the United Kingdom are following suit. With Internet connection being easily available practically everywhere, online publishing teams, for example, with members scattered the world over are becoming more popular. There are also companies which work in a more localized manner, with team members based in a more restricted geographical location but able to work remotely.
Whichever the setup may be, the onus to build and nurture an online publishing team is on the manager or editor. While workers may physically be apart from each other and work alone, a sense of being part of a team is still an important factor in achieving success.
If you’re managing an online publishing team, here are some things to help you build a solid group, even with members working remotely.
Blogging can be more than a hobby. For some people, it’s a profession. If you’re taking the time to write a blog, you want to balance your content creation efforts with taking the time to make sure people read what you write. You can’t simply expect people to find your posts – you have to get your readers’ attention and entice them to stay with you once they’re visiting your blog. I started an interior design blog two years ago and I’ve experienced a lot of growth in the past year. I recently gained over 3,000 followers and my weekly follower gain for the past month has been about 60 followers a week. The tips I am providing are the same ones that, after much trial and error, I’ve found to work. Read More
I have a hard-core problem managing my time. More so, I have trouble distributing time equally between projects. I take interest in a lot of things but the attention I distribute to each project becomes more and more diluted the more I take on. Especially at this time of the year when there have been up-and-coming festivals and events where there have been several projects that I have been involved with that could potentially be fortuitous. I am an artist, so I have dedicated time to producing paintings and subsequently selling those; I am an (amateur) web-designer so some of my time has been immersed in manipulating source-code to get a desired visual output, oh and of course, I am a SEO copywriter. On the face of it I look prolific and busy. That is always my intention. But as I get engrossed in one task, the margin of time to fulfil other tasks magically evaporates. It’s amazing! Read More
Most people think that blogging is an easy job. But what people donâ€™t know is that, just like any other job, it has its own unique set of obstacles and challenges. Blogging may allow you to work at home, which to some people sound like the best deal in the world. But working at home also means you have to be very diligent in your time management. There are far more distractions when you work at home, for example the daily chores at home you need to do or the demands of the family especially if you have children. These are just some of the things that will demand your time and could pull you away from what you actually need to do at work. Read More