This post was guest blogged by Alex Shalman, who created the 55 Monumental Ways To Enjoy Life’s Greatest Pleasures, and writes about practical personal development, communication, and relationships.
John Chow put it best when he said “unsuccessful people work hard for money, while successful people have money work hard for them.” Since traffic is the currency between blogs, and posts are what drive traffic, it would only make sense that we have our posts working hard for us.
In my previous post I told you how I’m able to churn out a ridiculous number of articles. However, I didn’t tell you what I do with them because that deserves some special attention, here.
The Reason We Do It
Why bother with making all of this come together? The point that we want to reach is life balance, where we balance Family (relationships), Physical (external), Work (business), and Spiritual (external). It’s clear to me that it is the healthiest overall way for us to live.
We want to be able to spend time with our family and not feel guilty that we should be working. We want to have a healthy body, and at the same time we want to have a healthy mind. It sounds like a lot, but in reality it only takes a few small steps and a bit of planning.
How We Do It – Posts In The Bank
Ever consider the amount of freedom you would have if your personal posting schedule was marked up in your calender for a full 2 weeks in advance? You could potentially take a day off blogging, without anyone knowing you went missing. That’s what I call having posts in the bank. They’re sitting there, waiting, while you can go off and work on other areas of your life.
The other thing we can do with that day off, is to keep writing. On the day that I’m writing this I have already written 2 posts that will be published today on my blog, one I just wrote for tomorrow, and this is the second one I’m writing for John. I’ve only been writing for an hour and a half. However, I have the comfort of knowing that if I wasn’t writing I have 20 other unpublished posts waiting as drafts to go up at any time.
It takes a bit of focus and dedication, but it’s very possible to have posts working for you. Guest posts on blogs which are much more popular than yours bring in more traffic (currency) than if they just sat on your own blog. That is what we mean when we say to ‘have your posts working for you.’ We’re exposing our posts, and more importantly ourselves, to a whole new audience, and making more and more ‘currency.’
So go ahead and make up a posting schedule, write a ton of posts, and give some ‘make money online’ posts to John so he can publish them here! 😉