Running your own business, especially an online business which often is done from the comfort of your own home can be cause for distraction. Which is why you need to stay focused and do income producing activities, rather than watching tv, surfing the internet, so on and so forth. Knowing you this should not be a problem. How can I stay focused? Write a list of the 5 to 10 things that need to be done ASAP. Knock out those 5 or 10 things and then you can go about the next set of priorities. I take a piece of paper, or a sticky note with lines on it and write out the 5 to 10 things I need to do ASAP. I place a box next to each task and when I complete that task I place a check mark in that box, then I move on to the next item on my list. Simple right? This is what keeps me focused. As a result I get everything done quickly and efficiently! How do you stay focused?
Another thing you can do is if you are a morning person you can get up at the butt crack of dawn before the rest of the brood and get done what needs to be done. Conversely, you can do the same thing later at night when the wife and kids are asleep. Point is you need to make an effort day in and day out to get things done and stay on task. Know what I mean Verne?
The beauty of having an online business is that it does not matter when you get it done as there is no cranky boss busting your balls about being two minutes late, not staying late enough, blah, blah, blah. You can make your own schedule and do work on your own terms which is why we are talking in the first place.