How to Make Money Blogging
Organize with a free Daily Blog Checklist Printable
Want to UP your blogging success? Want to start a blog this year? I’m giving away my personal daily blog planner! It’s easy to follow and, if you want to know whether or not it works, check my Media page to see what happened IN ONE YEAR for me. So nervous to let this baby go!!! She’s lucky:)
The only way you’re going to make money blogging is if you are organized daily:
To get started, let me explain the importance of organization. If you are serious about blogging, you will hit a point where you will be answering emails for hours. That part of the job is never ending. Do I complain about that? NOPE! A huge opportunity will almost always come your way in the form of a surprise email. Cherish those babies and respond to each one professionally. After conquering daily emails you will then spend a ton of time creating your newest project. You will carefully snap at least 89 photos of that project or recipe. After that, you’ll edit those photos until you are completely happy with a few (that takes LOTS of time). Finally, you sit down and write your actual blog post. Add your life on social media to ALL of that, and you’re looking a the potential of a full-time job!
Any one blogger could spend their entire “work day” on social media alone. It is hard to pull yourself away sometimes! After all, social media is how we promote our business. The more followers we have, the more pageviews we get. The more pageviews we get, the more passive income we earn. If you want to know what I mean by passive income, check out this video where I briefly touch upon it and give you some MUST know tips.
Each day, I specifically focus my energy on areas of social media. As you can see in the printable, I allocate either time limits or tasks for each social media platform. For example, G+ is HUGE for me, so I am sure to share 2 posts from other people each day in addition to giving 4 “plusses” to posts I enjoy in the stream. Twitter, on the other hand, has never been a huge priority for me, so I simply allocate 10 minutes there each day. Does this mean you don’t have to enjoy Twitter? NO! Twitter could be your favorite place to be! If that’s the case, alter the time to fit your needs. I’m just letting you know what has proven to work for me:) Could you add other social media platforms into your day? I hope you do! For example, I LOVE Instagram, but I use it on a leisurely basis, meaning that I don’t force myself to post there. Rather, I post when I want to for fun but I use Stumble Upon to gain traffic. Plus, social media is always changing so we have to be flexible with it. Who knows, someday Twitter and I could be best friends!
Next, you need to focus on link parties. Link parties are a simple way to gain traffic! Pick out at least 3 of your very favorite link parties to link up to each day. Your favorites should be the ones that you see the most traffic from. Be sure to link up with me for Whimsy Wednesday each week (the parties go live on Tuesdays). I promise to send you traffic!
You can see that I included a little check-off list under “Today’s Blog Posts in Progress”. Do you notice that last box that says Clean Up!? Yeah, that’s an important part of what we do! Each project you create will make a mess of some sort (think glue guns, fabric, glitter, food, pots & pans, you name it!). Cleaning up is an extremely important part of creating a blog post. Factor that into your day and become more organized with how you approach the task in regards to your entire blog post.
Finally, keep track of your progress! Each day, write down the pageviews you got and the passive income you earned. YES- I said record it daily! Why else would you spend time scheduling 15 pins and 2 Facebook posts? You need to see your labor pay off. The growth from week to week will be small, but if you follow this printable, you will see growth and that’s what matters most!
By the end of the year, you’ll have 12 months worth of records to look back and reflect on. You’ll see what really worked for you and what didn’t. That type of information will only help you organize your time better for the future. Focus your energy and see your efforts pay off! Do you have to complete the entire checklist printable every single day? No way jose! Use it as your guide and your goal marker. That’s all:)
To print off my check list, simply drag the image below onto your desktop. Double click the image on your desktop to open it up, click FILE and then PRINT.
Cheers to making money blogging!