Let’s just all get it out there: we will never have enough time to do all of the things that we want to do. Between work, managing small businesses, family commitments, and self-care, the idea of balance is a complete myth. However, we can use shortcuts to solve our simple issues or delegate tasks to get back more time in our day. As a former full-time blogger turned influencer marketing manager, I have worn ALL of the hats. I was the chief babysitter when my son was two, and I was blogging day and night to earn a decent salary. I was a virtual assistant for other businesses and bloggers during nap time or on weekends. I somehow managed to cook dinner, create a budget, shower, and nap every so often. It wasn’t easy, but it can be done.
Whether you’re a new blogger or a seasoned expert, we are all looking for shortcuts to help our sanity. Blogging can provide a creative outlet, a source of income, a community of friends. You can launch a business from your couch with little to no startup cash to share your ideas with the world. Blogging lets you establish yourself as an expert in your field, and it can help you become a better writer.
It doesn’t matter what your online business goal is, but it important to recognize how your blog can take you where you want to go. As in any business, there is a lot of work to do. To stay relevant in your niche (and to try to keep ahead of your competition!) you should post original content regularly.
Besides blogging consistently, there are other tasks that go along with managing your site including social media shares, taking photographs, networking with brands. You have to be mindful of your time in order to complete these repetitive tasks. My goal is to show you that you can manage a blog without a lot of fuss and still have extra time in your day. Promise me that you won’t stay up until 2:00 am working on your WordPress or following people on Instagram, OK?
This guide will help you improve your blogging productivity and help you reach your goals as quickly as possible. I start with a section on content scheduling, smart automation tips, and simple strategies to help minimize the time you spend in front of a computer.
I also will explore the options available for outsourcing which will be crucial for making it to the next level in your blogging journey. If you want your blog to grow, it is important to remember that you simply cannot do it all. Nor, should you want to! Let others assist you so that you can do the work that you want to do.
My biggest takeaway from all of my different seasons of life is that it is never constant. When I was struggling with my hour commute, I ended up finding full-time remote employment. When I was trying to find more hours in the day, I hired help to solve my most basic problems with my website. Enjoy whatever season of life you are in, and try some of these productivity solutions to help you manage your everyday life.
- Social Media Scheduling Tools
- Time Tracking App Ideas
- Daily Blog Tasks
- Weekly Blog Tasks
- Monthly Blog Tasks
- Sample Lifestyle Blog Post Ideas
- Access to a Trello Board Template
I hope this helps you create a plan of action for your upcoming blog business! Feel free to ask questions here or in the Facebook group so we can go through this together.