How To Build A Thriving Blog…While Working Full-Time?
So I still work a full-time job because of simple fact that I enjoy what I do.
However, I also run a solo ad business and this blog here all while working full-time.
All of this can be done if you set yourself up properly for success.
In this post, I will share with you how I am able to run and grow my blog , while working over 40 hours per week!
Let’s get to it…
1.) Stick To A Schedule
It’s vital that you stick to a fairly strict schedule especially when you are just starting out. Make sure at the very least that you are writing one post per week (if you can do more, even better).
For example, I normally write a blog post every Friday night when I am done with my work week. If I happen to miss Friday, I will try and do it that Saturday. The important thing here is that you’re consistent with your posts.
Stick to a schedule over a long period of time, and the results can really start compounding.
2.) Remain Patient
Was Rome built in a day? I know, that phrase is totally overused…However, it correlates directly when talking about blogging.
You must realize that some of the biggest blogs today took months and months and months to start generating significant traffic.
Let’s put some “long term” glasses on those eyes and be clear that this is a marathon and not a sprint.
3.) Track Your Wins
Following up on my point above, it’s important that you track your wins. This could mean marking down your first day of over 10 organic visits….making a commission from an affiliate banner…getting 1,000 subscribers on your email list…nailing a kick ass guest post opportunity etc.
Noting these wins are what psychologically keeps the momentum going. Step by step and win by win, you can really start to feel all of your hard work paying off.
Track ALL Wins!
4.) Stay Inspired
The great thing about blogging is that you can literally write anything that’s on your mind. You are not restricted to the type of content you can produce…Just make sure it’s valuable for the reader. Since it’s your blog, you’re in control.
Keep posts fresh and don’t be afraid to mix up your topics, language and try new things. Stay inspired by realizing that you have a voice and your blog is the platform to share your message.
I hope this post helped some of you full-time employees out there who are interested in starting a blog or maybe already have a blog but don’t know how to keep it going.
There is nothing wrong with blogging part-time and in fact, it’s how many of the top bloggers started.
Keep at it and never give up!