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How do I consider IM as a real business?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by rulingim, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. rulingim

    rulingim Newbie

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    My day starts in Pajamas where I start working on my couch itself with TV powered on. It degrades my productivity but I can't help it. At night I am on my bed lying with my laptop, listening to songs. At the end of the day I dont do much of the work which I think of
    I do make money but I think if I take it like a real business I can earn much more. But I dont know how can I do that. How do you people consider IM as real business?
     
  2. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    My first suggestion is to get yourself a small office as soon as you can afford it. This makes a massive difference as your productivity will be 10 times as much when working from an office, as opposed to sitting on the couch in front of TV.

    Small offices don't cost much but having one will help you draw a clear line between your work time and free time.
     
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    Office helps, as does attitude and motivation :)
     
  4. rulingim

    rulingim Newbie

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    Thanks for the tips regardin the office. Yes I can arrange an office for myself. But then how should I plan out the stuff as I might end up watching movies or songs in the office too :-\
     
  5. BigFatWallet

    BigFatWallet Power Member

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    Well in that case even working form a office would be of much help to you. You need to find a way to keep yourself motivated and focused on your work. Start by making a schedule and keep some time off so you can entertain yourself too. Don't mix two things. When you work, you just work.
     
  6. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    When anyone who knows they have no support structure to fall back on like - Government handouts - unemployment benefits et al.

    When you are not in a Nanny Government supported society.It is very easy to get motivated because if I you do not work you starve!

    Ask millions of men and women in Asia they all live like that hence they go to work because they have to!

    Plus believe me I have lived like that for years and it is great for motivation - it is all you need to enjoy your work!