Mobile Working

If you’re one of those people who claims never to have the time to work on building an online business, I have to say that I think you’re fooling yourself. You are probably looking for excuses why you are not succeeding online.

I am busy. I have a full-time day job, and it takes me about 1.25 hours to get there in my car, and the same to get home again. I have a family with young children who I have dinner with when I get home. Next up, I bathe the children, put them to bed and read them a story. Strangely enough, the older they get, the more time this seems to take up.

By the time I am finished, I’m very tired, but I still try to take myself to my PC to work on my online business. There are days when I’m just too tired, and want to watch some television before going to bed.
On the days when I do work on my business, I’m not working 100% because I really am tired. The point is, though that I do make the effort to get things done, even if I don’t get enough done.

Today was different. During my lunch-hour at work, I got in my car and drove to a quiet spot nearby to eat my lunch. After eating, I took out my mobile phone. Now my phone is an early “Smart Phone” running Windows Mobile 5.0. It’s not the latest slimline iPhone-style device with slick icons, and by modern standards it is a bit “chunky”. However, it cost me about £30 off ebay and it is a clamshell design with a reasonably sized keyboard.

As Windows Mobile comes with Word Mobile, I was able to spend the rest of my lunch-hour typing almost the entire text for a product sales page. All I need to do in the evening is to upload it to my PC, and insert it in a standard sales page template, do some formatting and upload it to my web host. I have previously done similar work on my phone while in a doctor’s waiting room, while waiting for my wife to finish her shopping, and on public transport.

What do you do during those dead moments? Read a book or newspaper, go shopping, send pointless text messages or tweets? If you want to start making money online and you claim you don’t have the time, why not invest in a phone or PDA that you can slip in your pocket or bag and carry with you? With so many people obsessed with having the latest smart phones, there are plenty of used, old-style phones and PDAs up for grabs at bargain prices. You don’t have to use them as a phone – just take advantage of their power as a pocket computer.

If you manage your time better and plan to be able to take advantage of that time by carrying mobile computing power, your excuse of not having enough time will no longer apply.

September 8, 2011 · Phil Rogers · 2 Comments
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2 Responses

  1. Mary Kathan - September 8, 2011

    Hi Phil
    This is true – making a few changes helps to create opportunity to get extra thing done. I gave up much of my TV watching (here in the U.S. TV watching is a big time hog). It has helped a lot, and I find I do not even miss the shows. (To be honest though, I had to keep Survivor show, it is my favorite!)

  2. Phil Rogers - September 9, 2011

    Yes, I don’t miss the TV shows that I gave up watching.

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