One thing that differentiates serious bloggers from others is their level of consistency. It is even more complicated in an over-saturated niche with changing trends to keep up with on a daily basis. Blogging can be a very lucrative work from home career that can help pay your bills and give your lifestyle a bit more flexibility
As a beauty or fashion blogger, you have many responsibilities like updating your blog regularly, maintaining the quality of your content, proofreading, editing, moderating comments and, most importantly, keeping up with the trends. Looking at this from a realistic point of view, it’s really challenging and daunting, but can be conquered with these five time management tips that will help you as a blogger and social media influencer.
1. Stay off Social Media
While you’re working, you need to stay off social media unless you’re working on social media posts. There’s way too much noise and distractions on these platforms. By logging in, scanning and scrolling through your timeline eats up so much of your time without you noticing.
Do not log on to social media until you have met your goals for the day. It's actually motivation for me as a blogger. I create a schedule of what I need to get done within a certain blocks of time and work towards meeting my targets.
2. You Need a Schedule
As a beauty or fashion blogger, one of most important time management tips is be sure to make it priority to create and adhere to a schedule. Most likely, your blog may be divided into different sections. You may set certain days of the week on blogging on that section. Create an editorial calendar for your fashion and beauty blog which you need to stick to. Try not to deviate from the calendar no matter the urge.
3. Learn to Outsource Tasks
Don’t do for yourself what you can get someone else to handle for you. Depending on your readership and quality of content, you will realize there are scores of things to do daily. Source it out!
Yes, there are certain aspects you cannot outsource. For example, as a beauty and fashion blogger, you will have to deal with a wide range of pictures and videos. Outsource the editing while you focus on the writing and posting you can’t delegate to someone else.
4. Time Yourself for Every Task
A timer or an alarm clock will come in handy here. For every task before you, create a realistic time frame to get it done. This will keep you on your toes and keep you alert to what needs to be achieved. With a timer in your sight, you will be more productive and shun acts that can waste your time.
5. Reward Yourself
Be sure to reward yourself for every task done excellently and on time. Try to have fun; life isn’t all about work alone. Do the things that make you happy after work. Create a schedule for having fun and self-care, in the same manner you have a work schedule. This will help to refresh you and avoid burn-out, a great benefit of having a job that allows you to work from home.