How to Compress Time and Monetize Your Blog Faster!

Monetize your blog
How to monetize your blog

If you’re anything like me you don’t just want to blog for fun, you actually want to CRUSH THIS THING and get enough momentum going so YOU’RE the one writing those envy worthy “How I Made $20K This Month Blogging” income reports! And like me, you probably want that to happen by Sunday.

I’ve seen lots of ‘start your blog today’ articles but none about how to compress time and use strategy to get your blog actually up and running and monetized in lightning speed! This post is about how to organize yourself and strategies to use so you can get it all done faster!

As a new blogger there is a HUGE learning curve and many small details to manage and it dawned on me that although there may be 13,678 steps to setting up your blog there are three main parts to creating a successful blog. Do you want to know what they are?

There are millions of posts about how to set up a blog. I’m actually writing one for you guys myself that will go over how I use Bluehost and WordPress.org and in the meantime you can find all my favorite vendors on my resources page.

The Three Main Parts To Creating A Successful Blog…

  • Blog Set Up (hosting, design & technical)
  • Content Creation (writing posts, creating images)
  • Marketing (traffic, social media)

In the beginning, I was trying to DO THEM ALL and it felt like I was banging my head against the wall over and over. I kept getting stuck and it was really slowing me down. 

And then it dawned on me that like most people I was probably good at two out of those three things. Well, maybe only really good at one and a half out of three. Was my blog doomed? Not at all.

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But how do I do all that? How can I get it done by… yesterday?

Do What You’re Good At And Let Someone Else Do The Resthow to monetize your blog faster

I love to write, absolutely love it. I’m a fast writer and I have ideas for days. I have lists and lists of blog post ideas and I may not run out of things to write about for years. I’m decent with generating images using Canva but not as fast as I’d like to be. Nonetheless, I enjoy being creative so that also goes into the ‘like to do it’ column.

I live on Pinterest these days and I LOVE it! My list of followers is growing crazy fast and it’s only a matter of time before my site will be getting tons of traffic. So I also count marketing and traffic as something I enjoy and am good at.

But ask me about pop ups and SEO or coding and my eyes glaze over. Do I have my Yoast configured? Is my Google Tag Manager good to go? Uhmmmm. Truth be told yes. I know and understand the basics of all of those aspects of my blog but I had to do some serious brain stretching to get there and some pretty honest self evaluation to figure out where my skills were A+ and where they weren’t quite as strong.

I now have it ALL FIGURED OUT. I do what I love for myself (and possibly for others too!) and for the rest of the items on my blogging ‘to do’ list I either take a course, delegate, hire out or trade services with other bloggers.

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The truth is that you don’t have to be good at all of it. Very few are. You don’t even have to be good at ANY of it. And getting stuck on something that just isn’t your strength can cost you time and money and really slow you down. Bummer.

Compress Time And Move Towards Success Faster

My general rule of thumb is that if someone else could do it faster and better than I would rather compress my time by focusing on what I’m best at and finding others who are best at what I’m not. The point is to get up and running and monetizing your blog FAST.

Every blogger needs to take Michelle’s Affiliate Marketing Course!

Let’s go piece by piece.

If Blog set up, and the technical aspects behind it, isn’t quite your area of expertise get as far as you can on your own and then jump on Fiverr and see if you can find someone who has the skills you’re looking for. If you want to save money, join a few “new blogger” Facebook groups and see if anyone there would be willing to swap or barter for blog help.

Are you great at creating graphics? A Canva or Pic Monkey wizard? A Tailwind Rock Star? Many aren’t and you might be able to trade those skills in exchange with someone who can do great work helping you configure your Google Analytics or your Yoast SEO.

What if you can’t find another blogger to swap help with, how do you pay for those services you can’t barter for? If you’re a great writer or great with graphics then perhaps you could offset those costs by also offering your writing services on Fiverr or in your Facebook group.  Are you a rock star when it comes to creating board covers for Pinterest? Someone out there needs you!

Not the best at figuring out your own affiliate marketing strategy? Take a course like the one pro blogger Michelle Shroeder-Gardner teaches called Making Sense Of Affiliate Marketing and you will get your affiliate sales on track. Michelle consistently makes $50,000.00 per month in affiliate marketing and so can you. Affiliate earnings alone could help offset any tech outside help you might need to hire.

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Plan Your Strategy

How to Monetize your blog fasterOnce you realize that you don’t need to DO IT ALL YOURSELF you can organize your ‘to do’ list by items you can handle and those you will have others handle for you. You will feel and be more organized and less stressed out and you’ll see your blog coming together faster.

Also, please be sure to check out my list of resources here for anything and everything I recommend to my readers. I only recommend things I use and love to help you compress time by following in my slipstream. I can’t wait for you to use these tips to organize yourself for blogging success!

Email me at hello@sidehustlingmoney.com to let me know how it’s going for you!

Some Of My Favorite Resources…

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Inbox Dollars pays up to $35 per poll and will give you a $5 bonus just for joining today! They pay you cash (not points) for taking surveys, playing online games, searching the web and more! Check out Inbox Dollars and start earning side hustle money today!

Vindale Research is another great survey site where you can answer market research questions about new products which are going to be released soon. You will not only make side hustle money but you’ll also be getting to learn about brand new products before everyone else does. Sign up with Vindale Research today!

Honey is my favorite new way to save and earn! I love it because it automatically applies the best coupon code to whatever I’m buying online! How great is that? I’ll never have to search for another coupon code while I’m checking out again. It’s a simple browser extension and I already used it to save money on an Amazon purchase I just made. And, it’s free! And for the side hustle aspect, for everyone you refer to Honey on your blog or social media with your link you will earn $5! Now that’s awesome! Try Honey today!

Another great way to get cash back for your everyday shopping is Ibotta. Just do your normal shopping, scan your receipt in their easy to use app and Cha Ching! Cash back! It’s basically free money. And just for signing up with my link you’ll receive a $10 bonus! Sign up here today!

Blogging is one of the best side hustles I’ve found. It’s low-cost, can be done remotely and when you put the work in, it can provide passive income that comes in even on days when you can’t make it to your laptop! The first day I made an affiliate sale on my blog I was sitting on the beach with some friends in town! That was THE BEST feeling EVER! Start Your Blog Today!

To help you start your blog today, here are some of my favorite blogging resources…

Bluehost: I’ve been with them from the beginning and have had nothing but a great experience. You can self-host your blog for as little as $3.95/month plus with my link you’ll also get a free domain ($10 value!)

Tailwind: My go to Pinterest scheduler – oh where would I be without you! Tailwind has automated my pinning and I simply couldn’t live without it! I started with the basic plan and have since upgraded to their unlimited tribes power up so I can make the most of my tribes and their reach to grow my traffic!

Fiverr: Freelancers can be invaluable to bloggers. Finding someone in a pinch to help you with an aspect of your blog can save you time and make you money!

You can also find a full list of my favorite resources and online tools here! 

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