If you have a blog, you know that turning it into a money-maker takes time and effort. However, as you’ll see in this article, it’s not the amount of time you spend blogging, but the quality of time. Indeed, you can create a very successful blog, in just a couple of hours a week.

I’ve been blogging for a decade, and have many blogs. Novice bloggers ask me: “How can you manage so many blogs?” The answer is: planning.

Let’s see how you can use your time wisely, to create a successful blog.

1. Pre-Blog: Draft Posts Are Your Friend

All blogging applications allow you to save your blog posts as drafts. It saves time when you create five to ten draft posts, and then complete them later. This is because you’ve beaten inertia: when you log into your blog, you’re not faced with a blank editing screen.

Try this yourself: log on to your blog, and create four draft posts. You should be able to do this in less than 20 minutes.

2. Create Marketing Funnels, and Motivate Yourself

If you check your blog’s stats, you’ll find the bounce rate. This is the percentage of visitors who hit your blog, and then left immediately. You can bring the bounce rate down considerably if you create marketing funnels in your blog; you’ll also motivate yourself.

A “funnel” is something which leads your blog’s visitors into doing something you want them to do. Creating a funnel can be as simple as creating an email list or newsletter for your blog.

3. Review Your Blogging Goals Once a Month

Do you have goals for your blog? If you don’t, set some goals, with deadlines, and with tasks to help you to achieve those goals.

Without goals, you’ll spend too much time procrastinating, checking your statistics, and wondering what you should do next. When you have goals, you know precisely what needs to be done, and when. You can also see which processes give you the results you want, and which are ineffective.

You now have three tips which will help you to make the most of the time you spend blogging. Try them, they’ll help you to build your blogging success.

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