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Back in June, I have shared with you the epic blogging schedule for new bloggers. Now, if you’re wondering how to manage the daily blogging schedule that will help you stay focused and make money, then you’re in the right place!
In this article, I’m going to show you exactly what my daily blogging schedule looks like and how I manage to balance my job, blogging, and family.
But, here is the thing.
How do bloggers make money?
Bloggers mostly make their money from creating and selling their own stuff or promoting and selling other people’s stuff.
So, which one are you going to choose and focus on?
Would you like to create and sell your products? You can create digital products, physical products, offer your coaching courses, or membership packages.
Would you like to promote and sell other people’s products? You can join affiliate programs, doing sponsored posts, or running ads on your site.
Or perhaps you want to do both? This is going to be an important step because you’re building your daily, weekly, and monthly blogging schedule around these goals.
Why Is Daily Blogging Schedule Important?
Your daily blogging schedule might look different than mine because we’re living in different places, different situations, and business.
But no matter what, every blogger needs to have a regular schedule to stay organized and make good money. Here are some of the main daily blogging schedule:
- Blog check (check comments, reply comments, update things, etc).
- Create graphics (blog, social media, and Pinterest).
- Research, write, edit, and publish quality content.
- Promote your blog posts/products/services.
- Engage with your audiences on social media and on your blog.
- Grow your blog traffic, social media accounts, and email list.
I’m going to break down each of these important blogging tasks and share my personal daily blogging schedule with you!
Blog Check (Administrative Tasks)
For daily blogging check, it’s not going to be complex like what I do every weekend.
I start with moderating blog comments – check the spams because sometimes relevant comments are going to spam, so you can do a quick check every day.
I have seen some bloggers talk about getting basic comments like ‘Great post, very useful! Thank you.’ or something like that – comments that less than 8 words! I don’t know with you, but personally I don’t really like this kind of comment on my blog.
Personally, when commenting on others’ blogs, I start by saying thank you for the useful and great content then continue with sharing my experience or adding some suggestions. Mostly it’s around 20 words, can be more. Because I wanna know people’s opinions or suggestions about my article so I want to give the same for them.
As Neil Patel stated:
When it comes to commenting on blogs, you must do your best to eliminate comment spam. If you’re going to contribute, ask a question or add your own opinion, do it like a real human being who cares.
I know some people do this solely for an exchange of comments or out of obligation, but business doesn’t work this way. It’s just the same if you follow someone on social media, hoping s/he will follow back and then unfollow in 2 days or a week!
As a result, when I find comments like this on my blog, I prefer to delete it to avoid bad SEO.
Other than checking comments, I also:
- Check and respond to my emails
- Cleaning up unsubscribes or inactive on the email list
- Content organizations
- Spreadsheet management
- Website updates, like plugins or themes
- Editing or optimizing some graphics/images
- Scheduling social media posts
- Managing social media notifications
It seems like a lot, but you usually won’t have to complete all of these tasks in a single day.
When you find your own business groove and you will learn what needs to be done each day, each week, each month. Planning and scheduling your work is also a great way to save time and stay focused.
I don’t create graphics for blogs and social media every day – maybe every 3-4 days. You need to create visuals for your blog, social media, and Pinterest if you want to stand out and make money blogging.
When your blog stands out more than your competitor, you get a lot of readers then more authority. From then you get more potential clients and can actually drive more income.
If you love taking photos then you can use your own photos and edit them to make it great, or you can invest in stock photos. Why purchase stock photos? I know people like free things because I do.
But, the biggest advantage of purchasing stock photos is you can use it on multiple promotional campaigns, designs, and digital media, cheap and fast to use, and do not have to find photographers to create the exact image you need.
Luckily, Ivorymix has over 5000+ styled stock photos images currently in the membership, and each month they add 100’s more, so there are always photos you can use to make your blog stand out! If you’re not familiar with Ivory Mix, it’s a stock photo website geared towards female business owners.
If you’re a female entrepreneur/mompreneur or if this matches your target audience, then you definitely want to consider this stock photo site. Affordable, attractive, and easy to use styled stock photos that are ready for you to use on any platform!
If you join Ivorymix VIP Membership now, you will get:
- Instant access to over 5000+ styled stock photos, graphics, social quotes, and canva templates (and growing monthly)
- 100+ new stock photos monthly
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- Use for Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Blog Posts, Emails, and More.
Because you can use these stock photos freely without giving credit, you can create blogs, social media, Pinterest graphics as you want, and no worries about copyright lawsuits.
Create your graphics using Canva, it works just fine if you want to take the inexpensive resource.
Research, Write, Edit, and Publish
One of my favorite tasks – make you excited, exhausted, confused, and crazy!
You’ll probably do some keyword research and blog content ideas research daily. Everything starts with research. You also might research for some affiliate programs to join or which best companies to pitch for your next sponsored post.
Then, you’ll get to work for content creation!
Personally, I have loved reading since I was a kid, my dad brought me to the bookstore every week and the bookstore is still my favorite place to go until now. Writing is kinda my thing – I have a dream to be a novelist or writer in the future. I like to simplify complicated topics that I find and share it with my audience. That’s what I love to do!
So, let me break down this super important part of my daily blogging schedule.
I write every single day.
I always have my laptop when I go out and turning on my laptop is the first thing I do every morning. Other than working as a translator, my daily goal is always the same: make a draft or create content that is helpful to my audiences.
Writing every day doesn’t mean you have to finish everything in one go. Remember to be kind to yourself. Don’t push yourself to complete everything. You can write two pages today and finish the rest tomorrow or maybe after taking a break. This is what I usually do when I can’t finish one draft in a day.
For sure you will need valuable content on your blog, social media, books, courses you choose to create. Writing and creating will be an important part of your blogging career.
You don’t have to publish every day. You can choose whether you want to publish three times a week, twice a week, or one post a week.
If you’re trying to build a money-making blog, then you must focus on writing for your target audiences. Create content that is valuable, relevant, and solve their problems.
Promote Your Blog
As always, my daily blogging schedule includes some marketing effort and I believe yours too!
For me, marketing is the long-term game plan that is connected to your blog and sales.
It includes doing research to see what people want from you, creating products, presenting them to your audience for feedback, refining them to make it better, and finding ways to get your products in front of potential buyers.
If you don’t have a product or service, that’s definitely okay.
Basically, it takes a little time and effort to develop, so be patient with yourself. You have to listen to your audience for a bit, figure out what they need and how they like to consume information. Then decide what you’re going to offer them, whether that means developing your own product to sell or promoting someone else’s product.
Engage With Your Audiences
Some bloggers get extremely frustrated with their lack of traffic and followers. Numbers always matter for everyone. But, how much engaged time do you spend with your own target audiences?
If you want to grow your blog and make money, your daily blogging schedule has to include plenty of genuine engagement with your audience on social media and on your blog.
Here some tips from me, and I’m talking about my real experiences here:
- Participate in Twitter daily threads every day, discover new bloggers and blogs, share your valuable content, and engage.
- Join the Facebook community where you also can participate in their daily threads. Answer the questions, offer them tips, and be sure to follow group rules!
- Answer all comments on your blog + social media platforms with thoughtful responses. Let your audiences know they matter to you!
- Comment on the blogs and social posts in your niche. The audience that follows them is similar to the audience that you want following you, so engaging with others in your niche will inevitably lead to more exposure for you.
- Do polls. Ask your followers engaging questions. I’ve done this multiple times and the results are always great!
In other words, if you want engagement, you have to engage with others first!
But sometimes it’s easy to get sucked into the toxic social media, so tread lightly here.
Plan your social media routine, dedicate some time each day to social engagement, and then move on. No mindless scrolling.
For example, I usually schedule my Twitter and Facebook posts every day and check it later in the evening. I start with checking Facebook for 5-10 minutes then move to Twitter for 15-20 minutes then Pinterest for 15 minutes. Sometimes more sometimes less but I always make sure to engage every day!
Grow Your Blog and Biz
I said here that numbers always matter for everyone. But numbers are NOT everything.
When I say that you need to grow your following, I’m simply saying that having a fan base of loyal audiences is super important when you’re a blogger.
Take a little time each day to focus on growth.
You will have to:
- Engage with others on social media and on your blog
- Publish valuable content on a weekly basis
- Optimize your content to get ranked in search engines
- Use high-quality images
- Promote your content
- Provide a ton of free value
- Earn your place as an expert in your field
Seems a lot and difficult to do? All of these things will help you to find your people, earn their trust, and lead them to your blog, social media, or email list.
Blogging will take time, you will eventually feel discouraged, exhausted, all negative feelings coming to you when things are not going the way you want.
Take a break – days or a week. Hang out with your besties, meditate, read some inspiring books or watch movies, talk to your friends or family, anything that you love and you know will make you feel better.
My Daily Blogging Schedule
And now is the good stuff!
Here is my personal daily blogging schedule that I follow every day – for the most part.
I usually work about 40 hours each week, unless I’m creating or launching a product.
Monday – Friday Morning Routine
If you are earning or plan to earn income from affiliate marketing, then creating promotional content for your highest paying affiliate programs should be your top list.
If you’re earning or plan to earn income from sponsored works, then pitching to brands, and creating a media kit should be your top list.
My day usually starts at 8 AM, and my morning usually looks something like this:
- Work on my translation job for about 60 – 90 minutes.
- If I have work from clients, it takes around 3 hours or more, depending on the total words and difficulty.
- If not, I spend about 30-60 minutes doing administrative tasks.
- About 2 – 5 hours of writing and editing blog posts or money-making content.
- About 30 – 60 minutes of marketing work: SEO, scheduling social media posts, create graphics, and design pin images
Since I live with my mom and three dogs, there is still plenty of time for myself. Of course, your routine or work hours will be a little different than mine, and that’s okay! I choose this schedule because I need to take a break between 3 until 5 PM for taking a nap, cleaning the house, walking with my dog, praying, and doing some house chores. So, this is only a guide. It’s okay to make adjustments that suit your life and family.
Monday – Friday Evening Routine
I continue my daily blogging schedule after having dinner at 6 PM or less.
Because I know my timezone is different from my audiences, so I will start checking my social media in the evening. It is the right time to start engaging and promoting my stuff!
Since I scheduled all of my posts, the things that I usually do is participate in the daily threads on both Twitter and Facebook and reply to some comments on the blog and social media. In the middle of these, I also research affiliate marketing to join, find blog content ideas, checking emails, or pitch to brands.
Remember: taking a break in between is so important when you work from home! Make sure to get up and stretch your hands, legs, drink some water, or go outside for some fresh air.
On top of this, I always take evening breaks to read some new books, offline or online, playing with my dogs, watching series, and get ready for bedtime.
Before closing my laptop, I might check some admin tasks again and schedule my social posts for the next day or week. Just depends on how much work needs to be done that week!
For me, weekend means planning everything for next week or next month.
I will work for a max of 5-6 hours on weekends.
- If I have a blog guest to write, I will finish that first.
- About 30 minutes to plan my weekly blogging schedule (content to publish).
- About 30 minutes to plan my overall weekly tasks
- About 30 minutes to schedule Facebook and Twitter community posts for the week
- About 30 minutes to declutter my phone and laptop.
- About 60 minutes to do some SEO strategies
- About 30 minutes responding to a few emails
The rest of the weekend is dedicated to myself and my family!
My daily blogging schedule might be different from you if you have 9-5 jobs, kids to take care of, school, and other priorities. I’m not yet to successfully turn blogging into my full-time job as I’m still considered a newbie here.
You also probably noticed now that my daily blogging schedule is mostly about writing, creating new content, editing, researching, creating graphics, engaging on social media, pinning on Pinterest, and handling admin tasks.
If I create a new product, I will get to work a little more. And if you have most of your content on auto-pilot, you’ll get to work a little less.
My best recommendation is to stay away from your phone when you’re working on something. I also turn on some relaxing music with Spotify, not the song with lyrics, otherwise, I will focus on the song!
If you follow these general guidelines for your daily blogging schedule, you will start to notice your growth and progress in your blogging journey.
Photo credit: Carolyn V
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