When you’re a blogger who works full-time, productivity is a huge priority. (Okay, who are we kidding? Productivity is a huge priority for everyone.)
One easy way to be more productive is to speed up the amount of time it takes for you to create your blog graphics. Here’s how I create my blog graphics in 15 minutes or less, without sacrificing on quality or design.
As a career-focused woman with a side hustle, I’ve got a pretty big to do list.
I’m currently working full-time, running my blog, planning a wedding, and, you know… existing in the world. So I’ve got graphics to design, blog posts to write, cat boxes to clean, clothes to wash, and flowers to pick out.
With all of these things in my life, how does one expect to say on top of tasks and not let everything fall through the cracks? Well, I’ve been working on that for the past few years, and I’ve got some tips to share.
Blogging can be such a lonely industry. Most of us sit at our computers, all alone (except maybe a dog or a cat), with no one to talk to but our mysterious “audience.”
While a lot of us have full-time jobs to give us some human interaction, the actual act of blogging can be quite lonesome.
So, what’s a blogger to do? The best solution is to find blogging BFFs who can talk you through ruts, share industry knowledge, and give you a peak inside your target audience.
Believe it or not, blogging BFFs can actually have a huge impact on your well-being. Here’s why.
Around the blogosphere, it seems like everyone is getting jacked up about ConvertKit. And trust me, I get it. It seems like an awesome email service provider.
But holy cow, it can be so expensive, especially for those who are just starting out and have limited to no budget.
So, I’m here to help you learn how to hack Mailchimp to get similar features as ConvertKit without the hefty price tag. Some might call this using Mailchimp’s features, but I digress.
Today, we’re talking about interest lists. They’re segments of your master email list that designate your subscribers’ interests. So, if you’re a food blogger, you might have interests lists for vegetarian recipes, Italian recipes, and kitchen tips. I might have interest lists for blogging on a budget, graphic design 101, and being a feminist business owner.
But why the heck would you want these? And more importantly, how do you set them up?
Every once in a while (read: all the friggen time) bloggers feel a bit crunched for time. You’re working a full-time job, and after 8 hours of work, plus your commute, plus assembling a bunch of items from IKEA, you just feel exhausted by the idea of running your blog, let alone growing it.
Not that I’m talking from experience here or anything.
So, how does one find the time to blog in an endless world of busy? Well, unfortunately you can’t just whip extra time out of thin air, so you’ve got to prioritize.
My favorite way to enforce those priorities? Time blocking.