If you’re like me, you know how difficult it can be to avoid going on Facebook and other websites when it’s really in your best interest to focus and get things done. It’s an easy trap to fall into. You go on Facebook, watch a video someone posted, follow a link, get pulled into something, etc. Next thing you know you’ve lost 20 minutes of productivity in the blink of an eye.

If you can relate, then you’ll probably want to check out some of the free apps available that will blacklist distracting websites for you on a timer. I’m a Mac user, so I use an app called SelfControl. There are also apps for PC, such as FocalFilter. These apps will eliminate the sites that you choose to block so you can’t waste your time on them even if you want to!


Scott James
Scott James

Scott James is a guitar player with a background in sales and web design. His clients have included Ritchie Kotzen, Kenny Lee Lewis of the Steve Miller Band and hit songwriter Jeff Silbar. Recent project include the Viral Music Player which he programmed and co-created with fellow blogger/marketer John Oszajca. Scott began blogging on his site IndependentRockstar.com in 2009 and has since written some of the most popular posts for CD Baby’s DIY Musician and Disc Makers’ Echoes blog. Scott has studied guitar and music theory with Chris Broderick of Megadeth. He has also received a diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming from Dr. Wyatt Woodsmall and is currently in training for Myers-Briggs profiling certification with Antonia Dodge and Camronn Huff as well as studying entrepreneurship, personal development and various personality profiling systems under the guidance of mentor Giovanni Cavalieri.

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