Last updated: May 31, 2023
We all know the trials and tribulations that come from working at home and on your blog day in and day out. It can be one of the most rewarding career paths you can take. That’s probably why you’re here – you’ve already started blogging, or you’re at least thinking about it. Below, you’ll find some tips to make yourself increase efficiency, so you don’t end up working every single hour of the day.
You know what it’s like – you’ve got a million and one things buzzing round your head. Not just creative ideas but stuff for your to-do list, both personal and professional. You’ve got to reply to that email, but you’ve also got to pick up milk and kitty litter. It’s all manageable but you’ve got to get organized. Start by making a list of things you have to do. Then you need to separate them into personal and professional. This is things you can do when you’re on the clock and what you need to be doing in your own time. After that, you can make up a timetable. This might seem boring and kind of unnecessary, but we promise that it will revolutionize the way your work for yourself. When you are the only person you’re accountable to, finding motivation for the boring parts of the job is hard. So set aside time for it, whether you want to divide your time into hours, half hours, or half days, allocate the parts of the working day specific tasks. You’ll feel much more relaxed knowing you’ve allocated your duties time to work on them.
Utilise Digital Resources
You’re already pretty internet savvy if you’re thinking about capitalizing on your blog. However there’s a whole wealth of apps and sites that can help you reach peak efficiency for your blog. You might want to look at business document creation, for example. Save having thousands of tabs open at once and wasting time clicking between things with a dashboard that can easily flip you between everything you need. There’s also fast and smart ways to build up your email list – absolutely key for you and your blog to have guaranteed success.
Get a Work Phone
There’s two reasons for this. The first is that it means you can set up your work Facebook, Insta, emails and phone line to go directly to one phone. So when you’re meant to be working you can turn off your regular phone (or put it out of reach). You’ll have your direct line to be your work phone. You won’t get distracted that way by a long and involved family Whatsapp argument. Or a thousand invites to different things so you’ll be more productive. Maybe more importantly though, you’ll get your stress levels down. When you work from home and have to keep yourself going, always being tapped into your digital life can be super stressful. If your work phone and your regular phone are the same, when can you switch off? It means that, by the time 5pm rolls round (or whenever you stop your work day), you can close the laptop, switch off the phone and kick back in front of Netflix ready to start it all again tomorrow.
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