You start freelance blogging because you want to be in control of your own schedule. Now you’ll have time to do all the things you never had time for before: Exercise! Hobbies! Playing with your kids! Volunteering! Taking classes!
Then reality gives you a slap in the face.
You discover that freelance blogging consists of more than writing witty posts whenever the inspiration hits, while sipping java in your beautifully appointed home office. You also need to create a content calendar. Pitch guest posts. Market your blogging services to prospects. Build your list. Socialize your posts. Network with influencers. Do invoicing and accounting and taxes. Not to mention develop eyeball-grabbing headlines and source amazing images for your posts.
So it still feels like you’re working 24-7, and you still have no time to actually live the rest of your (non-work) life.
The good news is that you can make the time for full-time blogging and all the other things you want to do, see, experience, and create as well. Here’s how. [Read more…]