Welcome to the Productive Superdad’s first monthly online business productivity roundup. My goal is to publish these roundups on the second Thursday of each month.
These roundups gather some of the noteworthy posts around the web. The links are related to online business, but the angle is productivity (time saving tips, how to make things faster… ).
You can also let me know if you have any links that you’d like to see on our next monthly list. I’m more than happy to include them with the next roundup if they add value to my audience.
Anyway, here is your first roundup – check out the links and enjoy!
- Pros and cons of coffee consumption (Addison Field)
Coffee starts my mornings (2 cups of black coffee, please). I also acknowledge the pros and cons of coffee and this visual presentation explains these points very clearly.
I’m an introvert and I agree to the points that Cigdem discusses in her post. The point is… know yourself so that you can align your business with your personality.
- How to save and spend your willpower like a pro (Peter Shallard)
Willpower is a limited reserve and Peter shows how we can manage our limited reserves with these simple steps. Very powerful indeed!
- How Our Approach To Dinner Can Enhance Our Productivity (We Build Your Blog)
There is a connection between eating dinner and productivity. This information can even be applied to running an online business (hint: Don’t eat your dessert first.)
- Your Habits And How One Simple Change Can Lead To Long Term Success (My Wife Quit Her Job)
Take time from low-value activities and use it with high-value ones. Make this change and see where it takes you!
So you hired a virtual assistant (VA) and now you don’t have enough work to give him/her. If this is the case, take a look at this list by Chris Ducker and understand what tasks you can actually outsource.
You wrote a blog post, you published it and that was the end of its story? Not so! There are many ways you can take advantage of your existing content and create something new out of it.
- How to Create a Week’s Worth of EPIC Content from One Blog Post! (Social Mouths)
Continuing with the content repurposing theme. This post by Jo Barnes gives you some additional ideas for creating content out of the existing one.
- How Procrastination Cost Me 72,800 Email Subscribers (Jeff Bullas)
I just wish I had that many subscribers :) Anyway, this is a practical example of procrastination and what effects it can have on your blog.
IFTTT stands for “If This Then That” and it’s a way of automating your various Internet operations. This article specifically discusses how to take advantage of IFTTT with your Google Calendar.
- Top 10 Free Online Storage Apps (Freelance Switch)
There are quite a few cloud-based storage services and this post on Freelance Switch lists many of them. Hint: DropBox is not the only player in town.
- 5 Cool Apps to Save You From Social Media Overload (Jeff Bullas)
Tools that make your social media consumption easier.
If you are on LinkedIn but you are wondering how to fit it into your daily online business routines, here’s how. It takes only 15 minutes of your daily time.
Blogging & WordPress:
- Blog Maintenance: The Essential Guide (Adrienne Smith)
No matter if it’s your house or your blog – they both need maintenance from time to time. Tim Bonner explains you the daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly tasks to take care of when it comes to your blog.
- WordPress Blog Keyboard Shortcuts (Marketing Robot)
Learn these shortcuts (both Mac and PC included) and make your daily operations with WordPress more effective.
One aspect of productivity is how you make others more productive. The quicker and easier the user can accomplish something on your site, the better (and this has a positive effect on your conversions too).
Sometimes you can create a copy for your website/landing pages without actually writing it. Neil shows you how to do it with these five tactics.