Online Business Productivity: December Link Roundup

Online Business Productivity - Monthly RoundupIt’s the last month of the year, and also a last online business productivity roundup for 2013.

This month I have listed 30 links that can help you to improve your online business productivity somehow (blogging, social media …).

Let me know if you have links that you’d like to see on this list next month. Just send me an e-mail and I’ll take a look at the link.

Generic productivity:

Simple (and clever) tips for simplifying your life.

What a great way to start your new year – by implementing good and lasting habits in your life! Let this article show you how.

Tackle your busyness by learning from people who are even busier than you.

The history of time management tools – all from tally sticks to apps.

Stop checking your Twitter stream during your break and do something physical instead.

A great article explaining how our body works and how that helps us to understand the optimal times for certain tasks.

Easy ways to boost your everyday productivity – and proved by science.

Why you should meditate and how to do it. Thanks to this article, I started meditating again.


A huge list of case studies related to traffic. Prepare to spend a lot of time with this article!

Google likes in-depth content, as explained in this post by Neil Patel.


$5 can buy you more productivity (and yes, there are actually good gigs on Fiverr).                     

And the answer is: the tasks you don’t enjoy doing.

Online Business:

It takes many steps to become an authority in your niche, but this article shows the important milestones of your journey.

Useful advice on how to create e-mail messages that get responses.


A tool that will do the proofreading for you.  Although I still continue working with a real (human) proofreader, this tool sounds very interesting.

A tool for simplifying and streamlining your comment moderation.

Use this tool to get an audio version of your blog post, then store it on the cloud.


Ask your audience more often to learn more about what they want.

Write what’s relevant to your audience  rather than just aiming for a certain length in your posts.

A great article by Adam describing how to make people to stay on your site longer.

Improving your blog’s traffic by doing (strategic) commenting on other blogs.

Checklists help you to become a better and more productive blogger – I so agree with this!

Home office:

Inspiring workspaces by creative people.

Additional ideas for those working from home.

Social media

You can use images with your Tweets too.

Building your Facebook community – 10 minutes at a time – by Andrea Vahl.

Can you say “TADUIE”?


There isn’t a single answer to this and it depends of the commitment that the reader has to make.


Lots of familiar promotional tools as well as some new ones I hadn’t heard of.

E-mail marketing:

A simple trick you can use in your AWeber – changing your call-to-action location in all of the scheduled e-mails.

  • Hey Timo,

    Thanks for the mention in your roundup. Glad you got value from my podcast episode.

    All the best!

    • Timo Kiander

      Hi Leslie!


      I also think that checklists can make you more productive.


  • Hi Timo,

    Super list of resources! If you want to produce effectively get as much information as possible; this post contains just that.

    Hope all is well Timo.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Timo Kiander

      Hey Ryan!

      Thank you!

      Yep, there is a lot of stuff here to go through :)


  • This is incredibly cool list that business people should consider.Some of these points seem pretty far fetched while some seem to have true potential.Thanks for sharing.

    • Timo Kiander

      Hi Samuel!

      Thank you! Come back next month for another list of online business productivity links.