In the last post, we talked about some common time management mistakes, so you can avoid them. In this post, we’re going to go over the pros and cons of buying time management software.
Do you work as an internet marketer? If so, your ability to manage time is important to your success. Not only that, it will directly impact the income you generate. For that reason, make sure you have a good sense of time management.
Unfortunately, good time management is not a skill that we all have. If you are known for getting distracted easily, procrastinating, or falling behind schedule, you may be looking for help. For some, that help comes in the form of time management software, but is it right for you?
– The pros
Time management software can promote organization. It comes in many different formats. Regardless of that format, organization is promoted. You should receive specific lists and categories to choose from. For example, you may have the option of creating a daily to-do list, the option of outlining weekly projects, and more.
Time management software is installed right on your computer. Since time management software is installed on your computer and since you work from your computer, it is easy for you to access. In fact, you can always leave the program running in the background for quick access and easy loading.
As previously stated, time management software comes in several different formats. Different programs have different features. Look for those you can benefit from. Do you work as an internet marketer for hire? If so, you can benefit from a program that stores the contact information of your clients, as well as links that information to projects. When buying a software program, only spend money on features you will use.
– The cons
Time management software costs money. In fact, it can be expensive. On average, a time management software program costs between $50 and $100. You may find programs for sale for more and less. If you are shopping on a budget, compare prices, but don’t forget value. A cheap software program is nice, but not if it is loaded with features you do not want or cannot use.
Time management software isn’t always a good value for the money. As previously stated, time management software is expensive and it may come loaded with features you will never use. The perfect solution to this problem is programs you can customize for an affordable fee; however, they are hard to come across. As a cheaper alternative, create your own spreadsheet. In fact, many software programs use spreadsheets. The only thing missing is the countdown clock that most include to alert you to an impending deadline.
Time management software can be difficult to use. When buying it, you should receive a detailed user’s manual or have access to help files that will show you how to use it, but you may still have questions. Not only that, if a learning curve is hard, you waste time and it becomes more of a distraction.
As opposed to being simple, learning to use a program can now become a huge distraction. It’s ironic, because time management software is designed to improve your productivity. That is only if you know how to use it. For that reason, read reviews online. If users say a product is hard to use, examine other options.
Make sure you look for your next post soon. We will be talking about managing your Internet marketing tasks with a spreadsheet.