One of the hardest things about being a blogger is the amount of productive hours you put into your business each day. Everyone knows it takes a long time to build your blog into a successful business, but it will never happen if you can’t get yourself into a productive mindset. Take a look at some of these tips you should definitely use because if you are going to hit the big time you need to work harder.
Develop a writing schedule
If you don’t take any time to sit down and develop a writing schedule there is a good chance you’ll end up writing nothing. If you’re lucky you might be able to crank out a post every once in a while, but you’ll find it impossible to get into a writing routine. A blogger needs to write and you need to make time for it in between all the promoting and networking, so take your time and work out the exact times you’ll write because even if you don’t think you have any good ideas something will pop out.
Make use of certain software
When you’re trying to turn your blog into a full-time business it takes years of hard work unless you catch a break, so if you’re in the habit of procrastinating it could take you even longer. You can use cool software that will block the sites you usually look at so you need to keep working. There are different kinds of software that can be doing things in the background so you don’t need to do everything manually, so you need to locate the software that fits your needs then invest in them.
Join a mastermind group
Try to do everything on your own and you’ll allow yourself to slack off because you don’t have anyone to hold yourself accountable to. If you’re currently working right now at the same time as building up your blog you’ll know if your boss didn’t care about your output you would sit around the office doing nothing all day. If you join a mastermind group with a bunch of fellow bloggers you can speak every week and when you tell them what you plan to do you’ll actually have to do it.
Create an idea board
If you have to open word documents every time you come up with a new blog post idea it will take you forever and you’ll probably forget you even wrote something down. If you hang a large whiteboard from your wall you won’t be able to forget anything because it will be staring you in the face every time you turn around. You can also use it to come up with a to-do-list at the start of each day and after you’ve completed one job you can turn around to see what is up next.
Build your own home office
Even if you don’t have a spare bedroom inside your home you can still create an office environment somewhere. I’m sure you know by now typing away on kitchen countertops or comfy chairs doesn’t make you very productive. When you have a little office environment with a desk and computer chair you’ll be a hundred times more productive even if you’re sitting in the corner of your living room and you’ll be able to publish a lot more blog posts per week.
Double your output
If you’re not using any of these tactics at the moment there is a good chance you’ll be able to double your output once you start utilizing them. You might even do even better, but if you sit around wasting time every day your road to success is going to be long and stressful.