I mentioned not too long along ago getting back to my roots and posting useful, helpful content that others can use to improve themselves. I’m so glad to be back to posting what I know people can benefit from. I actually had this post beautifully written and hit a button on my keyboard that erased it, so I’m pulling everything out of me to put back down here what is now erased in cyberspace. As I digress, I’m here to give you some easy to implement tips on how to take your blog and business to the next level.
Taking my blog and business to the next level has been a goal of mines that I’ve recently reprioritized to the very top of my list. For far too long, I have been stagnant in growing both for a multitude of reasons. At times I’ve felt as if I didn’t know where to start and other times, I felt that I didn’t have the time to. As a wife, busy mom (to two under two), businesswoman, and blogger, I’m stretched thin on a daily basis. I know there are many like me, who wear many hats and struggle to keep a balance while trying to be successful. This prompted me to write this post and hold myself accountable as all of the above in sticking to what I know and what can make me successful.
It’s so easy to become discouraged during our dry seasons, especially as bloggers, more so for those of us who monetize our blogs. The campaigns and sponsored posts are few and far between, your traffic is at an all-time low, or your just plain burnt out and don’t know what to write about, it can all be so frustrating. Then next thing you know, you’re flooded with opportunities! Your inbox is full of companies contacting you with pitches and sponsored content, other bloggers are asking you to guest post, and things are at an all time high. It’s important to be prepared for both scenarios so that you may maximize not only your potential but handle it well and with grace and without anxiety or stress.
Although we are all works in progress, sometimes we need a little help getting exactly where we want to be. It’s important to know the initial steps to take, especially when overwhelming times come our way so that we can weather the storm. I urge you to follow this few tips, you can take the bull by the horns and start your path to success and getting where you want to be.
5 Simple Steps to Take Your Blog and Business to the Next Level
1. Take advantage of the lows.
This is the time to create, edit and watermark photos, brainstorm post ideas, and overall do maintenance. It will leave less on your plate for when things pick up.
2. Stay organized.
The cornerstone of success and root of keeping it all together. If you’re organized, everything will function so much better. Cross your “T’s”, dot your “I’s” and ensure you know where everything is and how everything functions. Efficiency is key when it comes to success.
3. Make a list.
Its old school, but it works. A list serves as a tangible (even if it isn’t physical) way to hold yourself accountable. It goes right along with #2, because it helps you to ensure that you are getting things done and nothing is left forgotten or undone.
4. Surround yourself with people doing it better than you.
It’s a common trend amongst successful people that they surround themselves with people who are smarter than them, or are doing better than them at whatever they are doing. There is always someone out there who can serve as a model or example, this is the person you want to connect with. Oprah did and just look at her, she’s a billionaire!
I’m not so much speaking from a monetary standpoint, but if it takes a bit of pocket change (or more) don’t be afraid to invest in something that will make you more professional, savvy, and help you refine your skill level and niche. That small, but smart investment can render the biggest results. Risk is necessary at times, and most successful people will tell that, although it scared the crap out of them, they had to invest to get where they’re at.
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