SHOW NOTES: Episode 81
Welcome back to the Ultimate Blog Podcast! Today, we are talking all about organizing your blog business.
If you have goals and you are wanting your blog to grow, it’s good to start thinking about and creating some intentional ideas of how you want to spend your time and what kind of structure you want to implement for your business.
On today’s episode, we talk about implementing some organizational tips that can truly help your creativity flow instead of feeling overwhelmed and overworked. There are plenty of proven benefits to being organized including better mental health and better physical health. Your mind can actually be a lot more open to creativity if you have more structure because you’re not worrying about all the little details all the time. If you find yourself trying to do all the things at once, you are going to feel very unorganized and it is really hard to be creative and grow. You have to decide at this point in time in your business, where is your time best spent, and then break those down and be really realistic with what you’re able to do. Be honest with yourself about not only the skills that you have, but also the time that you have available realistically to devote to the growth that you want to have in order to set yourself up for being organized.
Here are some things you can do to get a little more organized:
- Create processes for yourself. Write down the steps that it takes you to complete a blog post. This will help you review what you are doing and make sure you have no inefficiencies in your process. It will also give you a checklist to follow every time you create a blog post so you know exactly what it takes to run your business efficiently.
- Implement a system for tracking. Writing your tasks down or using a system will give you a much more realistic picture of what needs to be done. When you can allow yourself that structure and organization, you’re going to find freedom and confidence in your business.
- Keep track of your expenses. One of the big goals we all have is to make some money with our blogs. When you start paying attention to your expenses and your income, it will help you make decisions about your business based on those numbers you see each month.
- Figure out your goal and your why. Look at the big picture. Set some boundaries knowing what you’re willing to do in your business and what you’re not willing to do. How do you want your finances to feel? How do you want your content schedule to feel? When you can come up with your process, that’s where you’re going to find success.
The beauty of blogging is that you get to create this job that lights you up and allows you to bring value to other people who are like minded. We don’t want you to feel overwhelmed by what we’ve shared today, so think about one thing that we shared that might help you move your needle forward. Set reasonable expectations for yourself so that you don’t burn out. You can stop feeling limited by the amount of time you have and start feeling empowered about how much you’re getting done and still living the life that you want to live.
We hope today has been helpful and is an encouragement to you and we want to hear how this episode helped you! Let’s continue the conversation over on Instagram (@sparkmediaconcepts). We’d love to hear from you!
IN THIS EPISODE, WE COVERED:
- Organizing your blogging business
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Check out episode 63 where Kaci Ackerman talks about the project management system ClickUp and check out her course on ClickUp!
- Check out episode 64 with Jordan Smith where she talks about the project management software that she uses.
- Check out episode 28 where Angela Hacche talks about money mindset.
- Join the Ultimate Blog Bootcamp!
- Check out the Blog Depot!
- Check out last week’s episode here!
- Connect with us on Instagram at: @sparkmediaconcepts
MORE ABOUT THE ULTIMATE BLOG PODCAST:
Welcome to The Ultimate Blog Podcast! This podcast is for you if you’ve ever wanted to learn blogging basics so that you can start your own blog or if you have been a blogger for years but are struggling to grow or need inspiration and community.
Every Tuesday we will be sharing a new episode where we will cover topics from the basics of starting a blog, monetizing and growing your site, to finding the inspiration you need to keep going. You will also find guest interviews with experts on different blogging topics as well as interviews with bloggers who’ve been in your shoes.
Amy Reinecke and Jennifer Draper are bloggers themselves who want to encourage you to believe in your potential, step outside the norm and step into a life where you create your own schedule, your own success and your own story.
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