Using Internet Resources & Tools For Greater Productivity

I’m a big fan of using tools to help me run my business better. That’s why I love the internet. There are so many ways to make your business run smarter, faster and even on autopilot that you can literally make money without even being there.

Choosing the right tools can be a challenge for some people.

Internet Resources & Tools

Here’s a list of things to consider when choosing the resources and tools to build your business:

1. How does this help my ROI (return on investment)? In other words, will using this tool make you more money?

2. Why do you want to use it? Are you considering a tool because someone told you that you must have it, or do you actually need it?

3. Is it in your budget? You’d be amazed at how many free and low cost options there are out there, don’t sign up for a high-priced tool before doing your research and deciding if it really is within your budget.

4. Is it user friendly? There’s nothing worse than downloading a program you need now and finding out it’s going to take you eight months to learn it. On the other hand, investing some time in learning a program that will advance your business is a smart move.

How Can Internet Tools Improve Your Business?

There are a few ways I use internet tools to build my business strong and make more money. Here they are:

Automation – This might very well be my favorite! Automate and you don’t have to be there. Plan ahead, do the work, set it and then move on to the next thing. There are many tools that make this possible.

Organization – There are tools that help you organize files, information, passwords and more.

Speed – There are many tools you can use to do things faster online. The need for speed is great when you want to get a lot of things done in a limited amount of time!

One of the biggest traps I see people falling into over and over again is buying tools they don’t need because someone told them they did need it. Don’t let this happen to you. Avoid the desire to try out every new gadget. Sometimes new is great and sometimes it’s just a distraction from your business goals.

Keep your business goals top of mind when you seek out new ways to save time and maximize your productivity and you’ll see the huge benefits to your business.

An Internet Resources List is a Great Social Networking Tool

Developing an Internet Resources List is an important tool for Social Networking. When you meet new contacts online, adding value, offering solutions to challenges, and generally helping others with information is the fastest way to build relationships. Having an Internet Resources List on hand makes that a simple and easy process. Not having one is sure to result in missed opportunities.

Everyone sooner or later finds themselves with a chance to make a strong impression by pointing a newly acquired contact toward a great tool or site. Then they anguish, racking their brain trying to remember that name or location of that site or that free program. It’s just part of the information overload we all face.

If you are aggressively tackling the Social Networking scene, you are connecting with new people every day. When you do have an opportunity to offer something you are certain to be remembered for, you can’t afford to squander your chance. But with so many new people and so many things to cram into your head, it’s easy to forget a web name or location. That’s why a resources list is so important.

Create a file, whether it’s on your computer, stored in your phone, or a hard copy. Every time you scour the web searching for answers and you find the ultimate solution, put the URL, the search terms you used to find it, and a brief description of your find into that file.

Then the next time you are chatting online and someone tells you of a need or challenge, you’ll instantly think of your Internet Resources List. The only thing you will have to worry about is- remembering where you put it.

Phil Stone is a Internet and Network marketer who has helped hundreds of people develop financial independence with additional income streams. He and his wife, Kim Stone are the creators of the training program, Network Marketing From the Streets to the Web. He is Vice-Chairman of the Internet Advisory Board with his current company and works at his Florida home. Visit his blog site, [], and get a free tutorial on Qualifying and Closing Leads and find more tips and tools for Internet and Network Marketers.