It’s November and time for another online business productivity roundup.
This time I have found 30+ links that cover different parts of productivity from an online business perspective.
If you’d like to see one of your favorites on this list, don’t hesitate to contact me! I’m more than happy to include a cool blog post or tools on this roundup post the next time.
- The Perfect Nap: Sleeping Is a Mix of Art and Science (The Wall Street Journal)
Power naps are a very effective way to restart your day. This infographic shows the benefits of napping, depending of the length of it (personally, I favor 20 minute ones …)
Why you should have a napping policy in your workplace. I was lucky to have a boss smart enough who allowed us to take naps after lunch. It made a huge different to my workplace productivity and it also saved my personal time, since I didn’t have to take a nap after work at home.
- A Common Sense Guide to Getting Your Work Done (CopyBlogger)
Simple (and common sense) tips for improving your productivity. These things are easy to implement in your everyday work.
- The Hawthorne Effect: How Observation Helps You Maintain A Habit Change (Develop Good Habits)
The Hawthorne Effect is all about accountability. My favorite ways of gaining this is by mastermind groups, coaching, and announcing my deadlines publicly. What’s your favorite way of being accountable towards others?
- Get It Done With These 3 Simple Tricks (Natalie Lussier)
Natalie’s way of getting things done. Her idea of separating creation days and communication days sounds very interesting.
- Interview: 12 Top Online Entrepreneurs Share How Hard They Work (Daily Blog Tips)
An oldie but a goodie … And yes, these guys work hard indeed!
- How To Be The Most Organised Person In The World (Makeuseof)
Great infographic showing how to organize your life – both online and offline.
- Why Curated Content on Your Website is an Ineffective Waste of Time (The Sales Lion)
Thinking of doing content curation on your blog … think again!
80-20 Rule of Content Marketing: Spend less time (20%) on creating great content and more (80%) on distributing it. Also, Heidi brings in some great points about why one piece of content should vary based on the platform and device.
Ti shows a nice way to take advantage of your old content and make some money while doing so.
- 6 Tips on Managing Your Social Media Life on a Smartphone (Firepole Marketing)
Using social media with your smartphone.
- My Top 50 Mostly Free Mobile Apps I Use To Manage My Digital Life (Become a Blogger)
There are plenty of apps for mobile phones and this post shows 50 of them that are Leslie’s favorites (iOS and Android). Too bad that I (still) own a Windows Phone – hopefully I can make a switch to another platform soon!
- Speeding Up a WordPress Website (WPHub)
A comprehensive article on how to speed-up your WordPress website or a blog.
- How to Speed Up your Website Load Time (Viral Writer)
Another great article on how to speed-up your site.
- Behind the Scenes – My Low Tech Editorial Schedule (Pro Blogger)
Darren’s content schedule for his dPS blog and its Facebook page.
- Why Effective Consistency in Blogging Is Crucial (Adrienne Smith)
This guest post by Barbara Charles explains why consistency is so important in blogging.
- 10 Ways Blogging Has Made Me More Productive (Time Management Ninja)
Actually, I never thought about blogging in this way, but yes, Craig is right. I agree with his points on this post.
Make those social media buttons perform better on your blog.
- 16 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Increase Retweets (Heidi Cohen)
Great piece of advice – how to make your Tweets more effective. I have a lot to learn from this!
- How to Get Employees to Embrace Social Media (Social Media Examiner)
No matter how great your company’s social media strategy is, you need to make sure your organization supports it fully.
- How to Use Facebook to Launch Your Next Big Project With a Bang (Freelance Switch)
Step-by-step advice on how to take advantage of Facebook in your next launch.
Manage your online business with one (tracking) file.
- From Zero to Hero: Make These 3 Small Tweaks and Dominate Your Niche (Boost Blog Traffic)
This is a must read for every blogger – some myths debunked and what it really takes to dominate your niche.
Relationships do matter when you grow (and run) your blog. Let Tom show you how to create them in 14 ways.
- How To Boost Your Blog Profitability Without Traffic (Learn to Blog)
You can get better results by maximizing your existing traffic.
Great case study showing how to make those posts perform well on your blog! And I mean really well!
- The Anatomy of a High Converting Landing Page (Quick Sprout)
An infographic/checklist showing the items that should be found on a high-converting landing page.
Nice way of displaying different times on different time zones. A handy tool for instance when scheduling Skype calls with someone who is in another time zone.
- 46 Experts Share Their Top Social Media Management Tools (Blogging Wizard)
Huge list of tools, huge list of people (yours truly included), showing their favorite social media tools.
- How to Quickly Create Your Own Quote Graphics to Share on Social Media (Blogging Your Passions)
Quote graphics seem to be very popular nowadays … I might give this technique a try someday.
- Strip the Blog (BloggerJet)
Nice tool which shows the social media stats based on the blog’s URL. This should make it easier for you to write posts for those sites (or for your own blog).
- Title Generator (Tweak Your Biz)
Generate a lot of potential (post) titles based on your keyword.
- When There Is More Content Than Time (Adrienne Smith)
Save the piece of content for later consumption.
- Are You Doing Your SEO Wrong? (Quick Sprout)
Great tool by Neil Patel, telling website owners for instance the SEO effectiveness or the speed score (amongst other things). All the statistics are shown in a nice looking format.