Blogging can be time consuming and not having enough time for blogging doesn’t make it better. You’re always trying to make adjustments to squeeze in those times to focus on your blog and the blogosphere, but sometimes it catches up with you. You ever feel like you’re being stretched in 100 different directions when this happens? In this post I will talk about the frustration of time and what I do to make time for blogging and the blogosphere.
“The key is not spending time, but investing it.” ~ Stephen R. Covey
I like to start out by saying there have been times where it took me two hours to get to work and two hours to get home.
Some of you may not be able to relate to this, while other’s of you are knodding your head. You’re trying to stay focus on your blog and your business, but the time that you have makes it hard for you.
Is this a good excuse?
For a lot of us yes.
Is this a good excuse to quit? For me it’s the worst excuse to quit. Why? This is something I really like doing so why quit. I have goals I want to accomplish and I’ll do what’s necessary to do it.
Many of you feel like quitting when you have these time constraints, resulting in each day making it harder for you to maintain.
But I ask you, how strong is your why?
Why did you take initiative to go about to start a business and using blogging as a strategy to do so? Is your “why” strong enough to withhold any obstacles that come your way? Especially if you have those time constraints.
I mean how tough are you?
I tell you that I’m so tough, that I get relaxed. With that relaxation, ideas start coming to me whether it be my own or from something I read.
Yes, I do believe in the law of attraction and that we attract what we focus on. Law of Attraction for me is having that peripheral vision which allows you to notice things that are necessary for you to keep pushing forward.
Besides that, you will always overlook the answers you’re looking for, guaranteed!
If you don’t have a lot of time, there’s always a way to squeeze enough time to work on your blog and your business. And from what I’ve experience it doesn’t take a lot of time to do so. It requires that you keep your mind open to work smarter.
So how can you work smarter?
Leveraging The Technology We Have Today
I mentioned in this post that sometimes it takes me 2 hours to get to work and 2 hours to get home. What’s sad is that if I were to take the freeway with no traffic it would take me 30minutes. But on average it usually takes me between an hour and fifteen minutes to an hour and half going both ways.
Plus you have all of the chores. Cooking, cleaning, taking care of the yard. I don’t have any kids to take care of but I can only imagine the time constraints of those that do.
But where there’s passion, there’s a way.
And of course a great way is to leverage the technology that we have. When it comes to technology, you definitely don’t want to be a bug-a-boo. Just exposing your opportunity every chance that you get won’t help you really.
There’s so many people who are so irritating when it comes to the use of technology that they push people away from them.
Yes we do have automatic ways to promote our opportunities, but you definitely don’t want to flood your twitter, facebook page and timeline with tweets and posts of your products, services and opportunities. Especially for those of you that have a lot of time to connect with people.
And speaking of connecting with people, you don’t want to just connect with anyone within your target market per se. This can definitely be a killer of time when you’re speaking to someone that just want to sell you something or just don’t want to be bothered.
You want to focus on who’s putting in work, who’s using their time to look for answers, and who’s engaging within your niche.
And get this? You only have to start with a few key people to really get your blog going. This is a big relief for all of us that have those big time constraints!
It’s the mark of a good sign when you see less spammy posts and tweets, and more valuable post from your key market of people.
If those serious people don’t know you, get to know them first as you leverage the technology used to put your blog post out there. As you’re doing the genuine engagement and interaction, you will get the best out of social media and online marketing tools. Believe me!
As entrepreneurs time is precious to us.
Some of us lead busy day to day lives, while others of us have plenty of time to focus and grow our home business.
But what if you don’t have a lot of time for your home business?
Well I tell you, if you grow your business the smart way by leveraging the technology that we have and cultivating relationships then your busy lives won’t be a big obstacle.
I know quite a few of you that read my blog post lead very busy lives, and what I like to do is to show you what I do in order to give you some ideas to work smarter instead of harder becoming frustrated and stressed out over your time:
- Blog once a week, focusing on my target market
- Comment on at least 4 targeted blogs in my niche 5 times a week
- Comment throughout the day (morning, noon, and night)
- Reply to your comments each day
- Write my blog post throughout the week, breaking it in parts for each day
- Make sure I get on facebook at least once a day to comment and post for 5 minutes
- Installed Twitter app on smart phone to engage, interact and share
- Make sure I share at least 4 blog posts I comment on in social media each day
- Make sure I comment on 8 targeted blog post throughout the week on kingged.com
- Make the use of Automatic Sharing Tools like Buffer and Revive Old Post
This may seem a lot for those of you that are busy, but for each day it should take you an hour and half to do them all. I don’t do them all in one shot. I break the time for each action throughout the day which makes much easier. Plus as you noticed I use automated tools which helps a lot.
For me it takes me on average 15 minutes to read, comment, and share each blog post I come across and about 2 to 5 minutes to reply to each comment on my blog, depending on the size.
Doing it this way for me has benefited a lot more than the busy routine I had last year. It requires a lot less work, but yet my statistics are improving every week.
Now It’s Your Turn
I hope my routine gives you some great ideas of how to manage your time for your home business.
Are you one that doesn’t have a lot of time? How are you making time for your business? Are you having a difficult time putting in the necessary work for your blog and business?
Please share your comments below and share this post with your friends. I look forward to read them!