Blogging is generally one of the most widely chosen options when one thinks of getting into the online money making band wagon. Not until people take up blogging do they realize that successful blogging more or less demands a dedicated full time effort. I refrain from saying the blogging gives you success only to full timers. I only say that it is better that way if you seek time bound success with it. Nevertheless, part-time bloggers can make it a profitable business for themselves, provided they do some smart work and not just hard work.
Here are some proven ways that can boost the productivity of a part time blogger:
Be Tech Savvy
Blogging involves many different mini jobs like content writing, marketing, commenting, etc. Taking up one of these at a time surely gulps a lot of your time. Things when done in haste don’t end up being the best you could do. Hence save your time by optimally using technology that is specifically designed to make blogging easy. Using to-do-list apps, multi-posting apps, scheduled posting features in your CMS, password saving software (to help you remember your passwords on multiple sites and logins), multiple sharing services to share your blog’s updates on multiple sites, etc. Time is extremely precious to you as a part timer. The better you make use of today’s technology, the more you save your time.
With the kind of competition seen today in blogging, the blog that gets more attention from its master apparently ranks better in the run. Lamentably, this is not possible for a part time blogger. A great work around could be teaming up. Partner with a fellow to blog with you. This way, your blog gets the attention it deserves. Distribute the work amongst the partners as per the area of expertise. Suppose your partner is good in relationship management, the job of promoting and marketing the blog can be handed over to him, while you can take care of content production which is (for instance) your area of expertise.
Have A Schedule
Having a schedule can really help you in organizing things. When you get back home after your office/college, you know how much of free time you have. So, make a list of all the things that you should do related to your blog. So, when you have a to-do list or a work schedule, you don’t fall apart from work.
If you think, the same schedule can’t work for the whole week, be prepared with an alternate flexible schedule. Because, people generally tend to start working only if they see it before them and that is what the schedule shows.
Carefully Pick Up Guest Posts
Bloggers know the importance of guest posts and so, do you. This is where you should utilize them. Because, creating unique content has been a major problem for most of the bloggers, you can publish guest posts on your blog. Once you get a good following for your blog, I’m sure, guest posts will start pouring in. So, instead of publishing each of them, read every article and carefully pick up the best article. This will not only reduce your load, but your audience will also get a chance to meet new authors and their writing styles.
Select Niche More Wisely
As you almost always fall short of time for blogging, there is no way that you can spend more time in researching on something new and learning it from scratch to blog about it. Hence the best thing you can blog about is the area in which you already are a pro. Choose such a niche for blogging as it requires only a translation of your already present ideas into web pages. For instance if you are a DotNet programmer in your daytime job, its better you blog about it (unless you hate it yourself), as it does not require you to spend time learning it. You only have to learn the essence of blogging such as promotion, SEO and SME.
Try one or all of these tips to improve productivity of the part time bloggers, and let me know what change you experience. I would like to know of these helped you like they did for me.