We are at the beginning of a new month. That means, it’s time to get off your ass and kick it into high gear. Taking care of the following things this week, will help the rest of your month go a lot smoother.
Decide What To Blog About – Figuring out what to blog about can be a pain in the butt. It is what holds A LOT of people back. In case you missed it, I wrote a post yesterday, with 5 ideas for blog posts. Make a list of some blog post ideas for the months, and if you have time, start writing some outlines and saving the drafts. It’ll make the month a lot easier!
Decide What To Promote – Decide on a product or service to promote each week. This can be your own products and services or it can be something you’re an affiliate for. Write a blog post about the products or services now – you can schedule it to publish later in the month.
Schedule Your Social Media – Now that you have some ideas on what you’re going to be blogging about and promoting, start scheduling your Twitter updates and Facebook fan page updates. If you don’t already use HootSuite, you can sign up for free. You link your social media accounts to it, and then you can create social media posts that will publish at later dates (up to 6 months in advance!).
Write Your Newsletter(s) – Whether you send out newsletters once a week or once a month, you already know what you’re blogging about and what you’re promoting, so write the newsletter(s) this week, schedule them in your autoresponder to go out the day you want them to, and you’re done. What a relief!
Set Your DVR – As you can see from the above to-do list, you’re going to be busy this week. Set your DVR now so you don’t miss out on your favorite shows (hey, it’s True Blood and Real Housewives of New Jersey season, after all…)