Week 6

Weekly Timesheet Summary

*Because I was on the road to Atlanta, then back and forth to my parents' home to get my boys, and the Business Boutique event on Wednesday, my detailed timesheet only made it to my notebook...not to the website. So, I only have the overall time below.

Total Time = 18 hours & 35 minutes

Explanation and Take Away:

1.) I counted my time at Business Boutique as work time (Research time specifically).

2.) I also counted about 2 hours of my drive home from Atlanta as work time because I consulted over the phone with my brother-in-law Ben about marketing strategies and then my friend April (Dreamers' Meeting). Of course my mind was reeling with ideas almost all of my drive time. :)

3.) No surprise, I want to spend more time next week contacting women's groups about speaking for them.

Week 5

Weekly Timesheet - Summary

Research - (3 hours suggested)  1 hour & 35 minutes

Content/Product - (5 hours suggested) 7 hours & 10 minutes

With Clients - (4 hours suggested) 0 hours

Marketing - (3 hours suggested) 3 hours & 15 minutes

Total = 12 hours      *Detailed timesheet below

Takeaway = I spent a great deal of time writing, thinking, and revising this week. Because I don't have clients or speaking engagements yet, I assume that is okay. However, I could use the With Clients category as additional Marketing time as well and probably should. I also want to get quicker at writing posts. Platform has some good suggestions for doing that.

Detailed Timesheet

Monday - finished last week's end-of-week post (Content/Product) for 30 minutes; read Business Boutique (Research) for 20 minutes Total = 50 minutes

Tuesday - Finished timesheet from last week, forgot to add yesterday (Content/Product) for 20 minutes; worked on "Little Successes" blog post (Content/Product) for 1 hour & 25 minutes; looked at SheRevolution, a group I would love to speak at (Research) for 15 minutes; Read Business Boutique and ABC's of speaking for 20 minutes; worked to get professional-looking email address (Marketing) for 35 minutes total = 2 hours & 55 minutes

Wednesday - finished reading business boutique (research) for 10 minutes; worked more on "Little Successes" post (Content/product) for 1 hour total = 1 hour & 10 minutes

Thursday - emailed 2 potential speaking opportunities with women's groups (Marketing) for 30 minutes; emailed thank-yous to 2 ladies I have met recently who are doing great things & making a positive impact on me (marketing) for 20 minutes; completed a business boutique survey (Marketing) for 10 minutes; shared with Dan Miller's group that I had written a post inspired by his concept and sent a huge thank you to him (Marketing) for 5 minutes; revised and published "Little Successes" (Content/product) for 50 minutes; posted on Instagram (Marketing) for 15 minutes total = 2 hours & 10 minutes

Friday - Begin writing end-of-week post (content/product) for 1 hour & 5 minutes; read ABc's of speaking (Research) for 15 minutes; worked to fix Professional email issue (marketing) for 25 minutes; re-emailed people who got bounce-back emails (Marketing) for 15 minutes total = 2 hours

Saturday - continue writing end-of-week post (content/product) for 35 minutes; read abs's of speaking (research) for 15 minutes; posted on instagram (marketing) for 10 minutes total = 1 hour

sunday - continue writing and revising end-of-week post (content/product) for 1 hour & 15 minutes; calculated timesheet (content/product) for 10 minutes; worked to create story graphic for end-of-week post for pinterest (Marketing) for 30 minutes total= 1 hour & 55 minutes

total for week: 12 hours

Week 4

Weekly Timesheet - Summary

Total = 8 hours (yard sale week)

Research - 2 hours & 40 minutes

Content/Product - 3 hours

With Clients - 0 hours

Marketing - 2 hours & 20 minutes

My Takeaway = For the next week (and more), I want to concentrate on marketing but more "personal" methods like emailing, calling, and in-person meetings.

Detailed Timesheet

Monday-writing blog posts "Little Successes" (Content/Product) for 35 minutes; creating a Google Sheet that organizes tags and categories of my posts (Content/Product) for 10 minutes; worked on website deleting a few things I no longer wanted (Marketing) for 30 minutes; created an image for a post and to share on Pinterest (Marketing) for 30 minutes; reading Business Boutique (Research) for 20 minutes; researched some details for "Little Successes" post (Research) for 20 minutes = 2 hours & 25 minutes

Tuesday-worked on website finding pics for posts and editing pages (Marketing) for 40 minutes; worked with customer service to get me back into my online banking system for this biz and signed up for Business Boutique event in Nov. in Nashville (Research) for 15 minutes; read Business Boutique and finished EntreLeadership (Research) for 35 minutes = 1 hour & 30 minutes

Wednesday-interviewed my sister-in-law who has a small business on Facebook for a future blog post (Research) for 1 hour = 1 hour

Thursday-yard sale, no work on this biz = 0 hours

Friday-yard sale, no work on this biz = 0 hours

Saturday-race, yard sale, Monster Truck Jam with Family, no work on this biz =0 hours

Sunday-wrote this end-of-week blog post (Content/Product) for 2 hours & 15 minutes; created a story graphic for a pin on Pinterest for this blog post (Marketing) for 40 minutes; read Business Boutique (Research) for 10 minutes = 3 hours & 5 minutes


Weekly Timesheet - Summary

Time Spent on Research - 3 hours & 25 minutes (suggested time by Dan Miller = 3 hours)

Time Spent with Clients - 0 hours, officially (suggested time by Dan Miller = 4 hours)

Time Spent on Content/Product - 4 hours & 25 minutes (suggested time by Dan Miller =  5 hrs.)

Time Spent on Marketing - 7 hours & 55 minutes (suggested time by Dan Miller = 3 hours)

Total Time = 15 hours & 45 minutes

My Takeaways = I realize I spent too much time on "Marketing". All of that time was spent on making this website more presentable. I am limiting myself next week to only a few hours on this task. For now, I am counting any work on my website as Marketing because I intend to use my site to gain customers and keep customers.

Detailed Timesheet

Monday - reading Business Boutique (Research) for 1 hour = 1 hour

Tuesday - reading Business Boutique (Research) for 1 hour; worked on website (Marketing) for 1 hour & 50 minutes; had a Dreamer's Meeting with April where we discussed our business goals (Marketing) for 40 minutes = 3 hours & 30 minutes

Wednesday - reading Business Boutique (Research) for 20 minutes; worked to make website at least presentable (Marketing) for 40 minutes; finished Dreamer's Meeting with April where we discussed product ideas (Content/Product) for 45 minutes = 1 hour & 45 minutes

Thursday - reading Business Boutique (Research) for 25 minutes; reading EntreLeadership (Research) for 10 minutes; worked again...ugh...on the ole website (Marketing) for 1 hour & 45 minutes = 2 hours & 20 minutes

Friday - writing end-of-week post (Content/Product) for 25 minutes; writing book review for this website (Content/Product) for 15 minutes; working on graphic for end-of-week post to share on Pinterest (Marketing) for 40 minutes; worked on the website (Marketing) for 1 hour & 25 minutes; reading Business Boutique (Research) for 20 minutes = 3 hours & 5 minutes

Saturday - reading Business Boutique (Research) for 10 minutes = 10 minutes

Sunday - writing end-of-week post (Content/Product) for 2 hours & 45 minutes; created post for Instagram (Marketing) for 15 minutes; tallying work time for this week (Content/Product) for 15 minutes; worked on website to get domain name error fixed (Marketing) for 40 minutes = 3 hours & 55 minutes

*For now, I am counting website work as Marketing because I intend to use it to gain customers and keep customers. It could easily fall under Research or even With Clients at this point of my business.


Weekly Timesheet - Summary

Week 2 Total = 11 hours & 15 minutes (*sick first part of week)

Research = 3 hours & 50 minutes

Content/Product = 5 hours & 45 minutes

Marketing = 1 hour & 40 minutes

With Clients = 0 hours   *Technically, I have no clients. However, this time could be used on marketing or content/product creation until I have clients or speaking engagements. Because I was sick this week, I didn't use this available time. 

A Detailed Log of My Time Spent:

Monday - research for an informational post on 15 hours to a Side Business post (Content/Product) for 1 hour *could go in Research as well but plan to post on my site and submit to another site as a guest post so placed in Content/Product = 1 hour

Tuesday - sick Monday night and most of today = 0 hours

Wednesday - writing and revising an informational post on 15 Hours to a Side Business (Content/Product) for 2.5 hours; reading EntreLeadership (Research) for 45 minutes = 3 hours & 15 minutes

Thursday - worked on website (Marketing) for 1 hour; applied to do an early read and review of Business Boutique (Research) for 5 minutes; cold emailed a women's group at a local church about speaking at a future meeting (Marketing) for 30 minutes = 1 hour & 35 minutes

Friday - worked for my mother-in-law (not related to this project)

Saturday - read Business Boutique (Research) for 1.5 hours; posted on Instagram (Marketing) for 10 minutes = 1 hour & 40 minutes

Sunday - read Business Boutique (Research) for 1.5 hours; finished & revised 15 Hours to a Side Business post (Content/Product) for 35 minutes; wrote this end-of-week post (Content/Product) for 1.5 hours; weekly timesheet calculations (Content/Product) for 10 minutes = 3 hours & 45 minutes

Week 2's Total = 11 hours & 15 minutes

 


Researching - 2 hours & 35 minutes

Content or Products - 5 hours & 40 minutes

With Clients - 2 hours & 45 minutes

Marketing - 4 hours & 35 minutes

Week's Total = 15 hours & 35 minutes    **See below for specifics.

Monday - wrote Day 1 journal post (Content) for 1.5 hours; added pins on my Pinterest boards (Marketing) for 15 minutes= 1 hour & 45 minutes of work (not including thinking time that just happens when you least expect it or if you have a few free moments here and there)

Tuesday - revised and edited Day 1 journal post (Content) for 1 hour; wrote goals for the week (Research) for 5 minutes; looked for free photos to use on blog posts (Content) for 40 minutes; read EntreLeadership (Research) for 20 minutes = 2 hours & 5 minutes

Wednesday - worked to find an audience for speaking (With Clients) for 45 minutes, which I feel God is leading me to do right now; wrote a portion of my Speaking Sheet (With Clients) for 1 hour; reading EntreLeadership (Research) for 30 minutes; added pins to my Pinterest boards (Marketing) for 20 minutes = 2 hours & 35 minutes

Thursday - finished and revised Speaking Sheet (With Clients) for 1 hour; continue to work on this website (Marketing) for 1 hour; called and emailed a possible speaking opportunity (Marketing) for 15 minutes; posted on Instagram (Marketing) for 10 minutes; added pins to my Pinterest boards (Marketing) for 10 minutes; reading EntreLeadership (Research) for 30 minutes = 3 hours & 5 minutes

Friday - created a PDF (Wonderfully Made) as a sign up opt-in (Marketing) for 1 hour & 45 minutes; Reading EntreLeadership (Research) for 20 minutes; made an Instagram post (Marketing) for 10 minutes = 2 hours & 15 minutes

Saturday - reading EntreLeadership (Research) for 30 minutes = 30 minutes

Sunday - finished Day 7 post for Journal and completed timesheet (Content) for 2.5 hours; reading EntreLeadership (Research) for 20 minutes; worked on structure of website (Marketing) for 30 minutes = 3 hours & 20 minutes

Week Total = 15 hours & 35 minutes

*When I exercise, I often listen to an audiobook. This week, I listened to The 10% Entrepreneur by Patrick McGinnis. I do not count this time in the spreadsheet because I am not devoting myself to business; I consider it exercise time and just choose often to listen to informational books or podcasts then.