Do you feel overwhelmed? Life was extremely busy before I started Smart Affiliate. As your blog grows, you will start to realize how much busier you are with content production, marketing, and other aspects of your online business.
In fact, there are popular bloggers that also attend live events, so how do they deal with it? There’s going to be a point in time where you’re simply too busy to work on your blog, but you don’t want to give up.
If you start to neglect your blog, it can cause serious consequences. You’ll eventually lose search engine rankings, readers, credibility and most importantly revenue.
The good news is, there are ways you can approach this to keep your blog active. In this article, I will provide you with solutions to not having time for your blog. Without further ado, let’s get started!
Batch Your Work
I like to dedicate a day or two to focus on content creation. This enables me to push out a decent number of articles in which I can publish throughout the week. As we speak, I have over 2 weeks worth of blog posts, so if I suddenly can’t blog. I still have a safety cushion to keep my blog running.
If you interested in learning more about how to batch your work, please check out my article on this subject.
Use Timestamp To Schedule Your Content
I recommend WordPress because I use it myself, but also because WordPress includes a timestamp function within your blog posts. The time you read this blog posts, it’s probably written weeks ago.
You see, by batching my work, I don’t have to worry about what to write the next day. For me, I like to continue my work if I’m already working. Instead of creating one article content, I prefer to create multiple articles in one sitting.
Depending on your website hosting provider (I use Hostgator), after scheduling out your blog posts. It will automatically publish it for you. So I never really log on to manually publish a blog post daily. In rare cases, I do when it misses a schedule, but like I said; rare cases.
Also, I recommend using an Editorial Calendar WordPress plugin. It gives you a visual on what your blogs schedule look like.
We all have different schedules, for me, I like to work on content creation on Monday and Tuesday. For the rest of the week, I would focus on answering emails and marketing the blog.
This allows me to go on vacation without worrying about producing content on my blog. What is your content creation strategy?
Outsource Your Writers
Most bloggers including myself prefer to write our own content. However, as your blog grows, it might not be a bad idea to outsource your writers. Look at big corporations for example. You’ll hardly ever see the CEO cleaning the restrooms or managing the storefront.
The reason why is because if the CEO takes care of everything. He or she won’t have the time to take care of things that will help the company grow.
Also, your readers might appreciate a different voice once in a while. Before you start allowing guest posts, you should definitely read this. After all, you’ve worked hard to build a positive reputation and that’s why you shouldn’t allow anyone to sabotage it.
I don’t recommend using Fiverr.com to outsource your writers. What I prefer is to ask other internet marketers and bloggers in your niche industry. Collaboration can open up new friendships and opportunities.
Break down Your Content To Create More
Time is sensitive and most of us spend far too much time thinking about what to write. When in fact, you can simply break down your content to create more.
Let’s say you’re in the dating industry. Instead of writing one article on Tinder, you can write multiple articles tackles it at every angle. For example, if you want to write an article about Tinder. Here are examples that you can use:
- What Is Tinder?
- How to land a date on Tinder?
- Positive responses to help you land a date on Tinder?
- How to respond to rejections on Tinder?
- What to wear on your first Tinder date?
- A step-by-step tutorial on how to sign up for Tinder.
I’m sure there are far more, but I’m not interested in Tinder, so that’s all I can think of.
Hopefully, this article helped you with how to better manage your blog and online business. I personally use the above strategies to run Smart Affiliate Hub and I’m confident that it will help you as well (besides outsourcing writers).
Right now I am in the process of accepting a guest post from a close friend of mine who also happens to be in the make money online industry. Remember, turn your competition into inspiration.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Please leave a message down below and I will try my best to help you out!