by Dina Indelicato
Yes, of course, you want to continue blogging. The thing is, it’s such a time-consuming activity that you’re not sure you can keep doing it as often as you do and still hold onto your job. And as your blog isn’t yet paying for your living standards (who can live off exposure after all) you need to find some ways to speed up your game.
Well, you’ll be happy to know that’s not that hard to do. The trick is to become a more productive and more effective blogger. In this article, we’re going to explore how you can do so. Sound good? Then enough preamble and let’s dive straight in.
by Sarah Cummings
It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do or where you do it – we all dream of becoming more efficient at our work.
If you’re like me, you probably have a smartphone full of apps all designed to make you ‘work smarter’. And, just like me, chances are you never use them.
Not to discount these apps – they work for some. And not to detract from any of the other productivity tips out there either, such as effective scheduling. They all have their own benefits and each one can make you more productive. However, there is one tip that is criminally overlooked, despite it being the most effective lifehack you can ever adopt – get more sleep!
Yep, simple as that. Get more sleep.
Good-quality sleep brings a multitude of benefits, from a better mood to better relationships, to better health. It also makes you a more productive individual. How do I know? Because science told me, that’s how!
Here are just four of the many science-backed ways in which a good night’s sleep can improve your productivity:
Someone recently observed, “We are all time poor.”
Can you relate? I can.
That’s why I use the time management tools in this article.
I’ve used them, love them, and am recommending them to you.
In addition, this article will post testimonials so you can see how much other people believe these apps and websites are genuinely the best time management tools available today.
These free productivity tools are grouped by their functions:
Tools and websites which will help you save time with your
- Social Media Scheduling
- Blog Promotion
- Blog Post Research
- Blog Post Composition
- Overall Productivity
Whether you’re a blogger, literary writer, or marketer, my guess is you’re pretty busy.
Although guest author Rintu Biswas directs his tips to business people, his 17 time management tips for entrepreneurs are valuable for everyone.
17 Essential Time Management Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs
by Rintu Biswas
Time management is a crucial aspect of entrepreneurship. Without a tactical approach, it’s impossible to get all the tasks done within the stipulated deadline.
Want to know the best time management tips for your business?
Here are 17 effective time management tips and tricks for you to get started!
Are you a busy blogger, author, marketer, entrepreneur, SAHM*, or WAHM**?
Maybe you’re none of the above but you still consider yourself an all-around busy person.
Then, this post is for you.
Guest author Joe Baldwin brings us his effective time-management tips.
Are you ready to get more done in less time?
Bloggers write and ask for time management tips.
After all, I teach five classes, produce a 104-page yearbook, and run a blog.
Of course, that’s in addition to making time for family and friends.
Despite this ability to multitask and that I consider myself knowledgeable enough to publish blog posts on productivity, today’s guest author, Ryan Biddulph, blows my mind when it comes to time management.
He is a successful blogger, guest author, speaker, television personality, family man, and world traveler. In addition, Ryan has authored 126 eBooks and has time to network with his 51,000 Twitter followers.
by Ryan Biddulph
I have written and self-published 126 eBooks.
I write and publish upwards of 35 guest posts weekly.
Before you think I am shoveling out crap, my eBooks have been “tweet” endorsed by a NY Times Best Selling Author. Without me even asking him to do so. I was invited to speak at NYU about my eBooks too.
My guest posts have been featured on blogs with million member communities like Positively Positive and Lifehack and I have been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin blog, Forbes, Entrepreneur and Fox News.
I know how to create inspired, helpful content and how to build a massive, engaged, loyal friend network of influential bloggers all while sticking to a brutal schedule.
Oh yeah. I forgot to mention; I change time zones like most folks change their minds.
I am a full-time world traveler, often jetting to exotic locals on the other side of the world like Fiji, Bali, and Thailand.
If you have a full-time job and are struggling like heck to find time to blog or if you are raising a family of younglings and feel you have zero time to blog, I have felt your pain. I know how tough it is to blog effectively when you feel like you are up against the clock.
But I have also cracked the code. I know how to build a full-time income through blogging when you are pressed for time.
Follow these tips to blog even if you seem to have ZERO time to blog.
Synopsis: Every blogger faces it – writing a blog at the last minute in order to keep to his or her posting schedule. Here are 9 tips that should help you out and get that post quickly crafted.
Crafting Rapid-Fire Blog Posts When You Don’t Have the Time to Write Blog Posts
by Norman Arvidsson
It’s midnight. Not much time left in your day. And you still haven’t written that blog post that should be up tomorrow. You can’t get up early and write it because you have a meeting. It’s now or never.
What to write about? You don’t want to create and post a “bomb” – you need to get clever and smart and do it quickly.
Here are 9 suggestions that may help you get that post written, appeal to your audience, and still get a decent night’s sleep.
Many people will argue that they don’t have time to learn how to use IFTTT.
After all, you don’t have time to learn another new tool, now do you?
I beg to differ. You don’t have time not to learn how to use IFTTT.
I meant what I said, and I said what I meant (with thanks to Dr. Seuss).
Not using IFTTT will cost you precious time.
I lost 20 minutes of my day every day for years that I needlessly spent on social media promotion when I could have been automating.
IFTTT could have saved me that time and promoted my blog posts for me.
This post can’t reverse the clock, but it will prevent you from losing another precious minute.
Are you concerned with only posting original content on your blog?
I wouldn’t want to make Google mad and invoke a dreaded Google penalty.
I figured only posting original content, for this reason, was standard practice, especially among veteran bloggers who know a thing or two about good Google practices.
Imagine my surprise when one of the most respected bloggers in the business, Matt [Kaboomis] Loomis encouraged me to share his blog post with my readers.
The end of 2016 was an exciting time when Matt interviewed me on his blog and made a podcast of our interview.
I wondered whether my readers would even be interested in what I shared with Matt.
I decided to go ahead and publish this post for two reasons.
First, if Matt’s readers were interested in the information I shared, my readers might be as well.
Next, Carla Gadyt, a respected blogger, published a post explaining why bloggers should go ahead and tell their stories to their readers. According to Carla, “Bloggers that tell their stories are creating bonds with their audiences. And people will feel they know you and will feel engaged with you.”
Without further delay, I bring you my interview with Matt. As you can see from my headline, I will explain how I find time to blog, make money from blogging, and work outside the home. In addition, I have an active social life and a family.
If you are struggling to find time to blog and “have it all,” stick around.