We know that as entrepreneurs we are responsible for carrying out various tasks essential to our business. Many entrepreneurs have wisely taken advantage of Virtual Assistants and other professional services to outsource a number of their projects.
Let’s imagine that like the majority of us, you do it all. For the do-it-yourself person, let’s look at posting to your blog.
- How long does it take you to do research for each post? And how long does it take you to write it?
- If you post to your blog everyday this alone could take significant chunks out of your day. What’s more, you may work your online business only part time so you do need to maximize your time.
Here are some recommendations:
i) Select a topic you can approach from different angles, do research in one sitting and jot down possible titles you can use from the material you’ve researched. You may find that you could have a week’s posts from that research.
ii) If you are in a blog challenge, the requirement is usually a minimum of 150 words, but many of us may find for the most part that’s not enough to provide the kind of content we want to give our readers. Other marketers are able to do just that with 150 words…it all depends on your writing style.
iii) When it’s time to key in the information, based on your typing speed, decide on how long it will take you to write your post of 150 – 300 words.
iv) Type your information in a Word or Open Office document instead of directly into your blog software. You will need it again in the future.
We’ll look at repurposing blog posts in “Making the Best Use of Your Time” in the next article.
What do you find works best for you to maximize your time when doing blog posts? Please share.