Today is the registration day for the new year of school and then in 6 days the kids start school again. Am I excited? A bit. I do love spending time in the summer with them, but I also like to work and it slows down business which is why I’m writing this article.
When your kids are at school you should be taking advantage of the time off. Isn’t your goal to spend as much time as possible with your kids and that’s why you started your business? Then summer comes around and you realize that you don’t have as much time as you would like to work on your business? I’m sure we have all thought about this and by the time summer ends you’re about to pull your hair out because you haven’t done as much as you have wanted to do over the 3 months.
This year let’s change the pattern. We have about 10 months left of the year to get moving to a profitable summer. What we need to do is plan ahead and get things done on a daily basis while the kids are at school. What can you get done during this time? Articles? Videos? MP3s? Everything? Of course! If you plan to do x amount of articles and social networking per day then you will be ready to enjoy next summer without freaking out about your business.
Believe me, I’ve been there. Last year got cut short because we had some issues at the school and my son was home schooled at the end of the year then summer came. As you notice that is about when I stopped posting a lot of articles. That was completely my fault. I didn’t anticipate this to happen so I didn’t plan for it and my blog suffered probably a huge hit in SEO. This year I’m going to do it differently and I want you to do it with me. Let’s plan ahead and get all of our work done before school gets out. Let’s use the first 6 months of fall and winter to make the following 6 months easy to manage. All we need to do is plan ahead.
We can get done most of the posts and schedule them and unless there is a big change in the way things are done the posts will remain. We can still plan videos and do them early and then release them later on. I don’t believe youtube has a calendar release schedule, but it does have a way to somewhat hide the video until you’re ready to go public.
All you need to do is setup a calendar and enter in all of your important dates then get them done. What was that Ronco commercial with their rotisserie oven? Set it and forget it? Something like that. It’s just like that. It will totally work for you if you work it. You just need the dedication and focus needed to get those articles out. Then, when they’re already to go set aside a few other articles for marketing your main blog articles. Save them in a folder on your hard drive with the date to be released and upload them to the ezine sites or other places you plan on marketing your work. That way it takes you a couple of seconds just to upload what you have. Use this time to write the articles and the summer just to post them if the places you post do not have a scheduling calendar. If they do then totally take advantage of the process just like you would with your blog.
It doesn’t take a lot of work to get your blog moving, but it does take dedication and consistency. Make it work for you and never ever stop because once you do then you need to pick off where you left and it’s almost like starting all over again.