Time Management For Bloggers And Marketers

by Melvin · 347 comments

This is guest blogged by Melvin from MelvinBlog.com, a super duper cool blog. :)

These days, I have observed many school kids, college graduates and even the individuals who are doing regular 9 to 5 jobs are considering blogging and internet marketing as a source of part time income. However, I am not saying that this is not a wise decision to make but as we all know that blogging and internet marketing requires sufficient time and efforts from your side if you want to succeed.

In this piece of writing, I will (try to) shed some light on the most important issue which is associated with blogging and internet marketing, “time management”.

As we all are aware that time management is an important aspect of every virtue of life, so we cannot overlook this aspect in online businesses as well. Time management for bloggers and internet marketers is very important because they have to take care of multiple things at one time. If they will fail to devote sufficient amount of time to their online business then they will not get the outcomes as they desire and on the other hand, if they devote all their time to their online business then they will not actively participate in their daily routine activities.

Considering the above mentioned scenario in my mind, I would like to elaborate the importance of time management for bloggers and internet marketers and how they can manage their time in an organized manner so they can take care of their online business as well as their daily routine activities.

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Disclaimer: I’m not a professional counselor or whatever. Anything laid out here is entirely based on my opinion, and my experience with it myself and from my close colleagues. As always, consult a professional person first.

1. For School Going Kids

If you are a kid  going to school everyday, then you must devote sufficient amount of time to your studies, it is your first responsibility. After coming back from your school session, take some rest and have your meal. Then, get rid of your home work (if you have any). After getting rid of all these issues, devote 1-2 hours to your online business.

For students, 1-2 hours will be enough because they are still at their learning stage and too much on anything can cause stress in the child. Remember, as a kid, making money SHOULD NEVER be a serious goal. The reason you’re blogging is for early exposures that can benefit you in the future.

2. For College Students

For college students, it’s much easier to manage their time and organize their daily routine schedule properly. College students can take care of their online business while they are at their college or university. They can divert their attention towards the computer lab of the college of university in their free time and can take care of their online business quite comfortably. T

his will assure that they are utilizing their free time to their most. This is easier since college life is a life of more freedom where as you could do a lot without hurting your studies that much.

3. For People Working In A Job

For individuals who are doing regular 9 to 5 job, It’s important that these types of individuals must understand the importance of time management if they want to keep a balance in their personal and professional life. Their responsibilities are more as compared to school going children and college graduates.

For them, it would be hard to manage time for business but if they put some efforts then this won’t be a difficult task. They must devote sometime to their online business on regular basis, maybe 2-3 hours. But, they must put some extra efforts in their weekends. In this way, they would devote sufficient amount of time to their online business as well as to their daily routine activities.

Conclusion

Time management for bloggers and internet marketers is very important. Proper time management will assure you a stress free life as it makes sure you’re maximizing everything without hurting your other responsibilities and stressing yourself. What do you think? What’s your own tactic that you’re using?


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irfan December 18, 2009 at 11:34 am

I am people that work in office. I usually take 1 – 2 hours everyday to manage 2 blog that I have. I have hundred of blog but i am focus in this 2 blog. And I spent to read 1 article about blogging tips to add my knowledge. thanks you for article that remind me.
.-= irfan@the day the earth still stood´s last blog ..the day the earth stood still movie trailer =-.

akira07 December 19, 2009 at 3:58 am

You do it consistently? So you’re already good enough on time management. A last homework for you now is only how to increase your blogging time by reducing some wasted other activity time.
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Senthil Ramesh December 26, 2009 at 11:25 am

Oh thats cool Irfan. So you post at least an article a day. Isnt it?
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..NoviceBloggers Celebrates Christmas with its 50th Article =-.

akira07 December 26, 2009 at 4:44 pm

No i think what he mean is spend 1-2 hour to manage, but not always posting new article. Well, reading comment, add banner, etc is also kind of manage activity too.
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Senthil Ramesh December 26, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Oh I see. I spend more hours than him but I find time to post an article for two days atleast.
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..NoviceBloggers Celebrates Christmas with its 50th Article =-.

akira07 December 26, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Yes i find your blog is updated properly, good job, remembering that you have busy day and commenting activity. Is it because this article?
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Senthil Ramesh December 27, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Thanks Akira. I am not sure its because of this article, but I personally don’t like my blog to be idle more than 2 days. If its gonna be a 2 day, since the last post, I try hard to make the next one without seeing any other works.
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..Win $180 Cash Prize and more at SmartBloggerz =-.

Jenn December 19, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Students have the most time to blog and spend their time to other activites because they can control their time not unlike people who are working on companies or office or anywhere because they must follow strict schedule.
.-= Jenn´s last blog ..MOVED! =-.

akira07 December 20, 2009 at 2:55 am

But to notice, that there is also a school which impelemt strict rules. It’s school but using college study-method and a half day school time.
.-= akira07´s last blog ..Quick report – My Smartbloggerz Commenting Idol 2 Participation =-.

Jenn December 24, 2009 at 9:51 pm

Yes, but some colleges/university like the university i go to, we only have 4 days of school a week.
.-= Jenn´s last blog ..Lalalalove Contest =-.

akira07 December 26, 2009 at 5:23 am

I recommend all blogger to enter that kind of university so their have a lot of time for blogging, that’s mean not too many energy needed to thinking about time management :P.
.-= akira07´s last blog ..Quick report – My Smartbloggerz Commenting Idol 2 Participation =-.

Senthil Ramesh December 26, 2009 at 6:24 pm

Then I am the first person to join there. I love those universities.
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..NoviceBloggers Celebrates Christmas with its 50th Article =-.

Senthil Ramesh December 26, 2009 at 11:34 am

Thats great. May be thats the reason why you topped the commentator list in a short period. Is it so Jenn?
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..NoviceBloggers Celebrates Christmas with its 50th Article =-.

akira07 December 26, 2009 at 4:38 pm

If the case like that, so what Jenn do is not time management but she is have a lot of free time :P
.-= akira07´s last blog ..Quick report – My Smartbloggerz Commenting Idol 2 Participation =-.

Senthil Ramesh December 26, 2009 at 6:25 pm

@Akira Yes Akira, She has lot of time free. Lets frame a separate rules for her. What do you say, Akira.
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..NoviceBloggers Celebrates Christmas with its 50th Article =-.

Jenn December 19, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Good article! Time management is often neglected by many people thus it is one of the most important thing so you can do everything you need from your top most priority to the very less. It also helps to discipline ourselves in doing non-sense things or less important.
.-= Jenn´s last blog ..MOVED! =-.

akira07 December 20, 2009 at 4:19 am

Agree, hard in the first, but easy in the end. And you’re will not regret, since the time investment will give you big return.

Many old people regret that their waste time when their were young. Don’t let it happen to us.
.-= akira07´s last blog ..Quick report – My Smartbloggerz Commenting Idol 2 Participation =-.

Jenn December 21, 2009 at 5:35 am

Oh, I am inspired on what you said “Many old people regret that their waste time when their were young.” Yes, don’t let it happen to us. I promise to fix my schedule and practice time management soon!
.-= Jenn´s last blog ..MOVED! =-.

akira07 December 21, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Do great time management now is mean a way to get great old time :)
Time management = success = retire rich retire young :P
.-= akira07´s last blog ..Quick report – My Smartbloggerz Commenting Idol 2 Participation =-.

Jenn December 24, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Thank you for your inspirational formulas and quotes. I’m jotting it down so I get reminded now and then!
.-= Jenn´s last blog ..Lalalalove Contest =-.

Senthil Ramesh December 26, 2009 at 11:33 am

@Jenn Well Jenn Follow Akira’s comments. He often gives tips like that :D
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..NoviceBloggers Celebrates Christmas with its 50th Article =-.

akira07 December 26, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Thanks for the appreciation. And here we comes another tips for time management :

Invest 1 hour sleeping for blogging. In a year, there will be 365 hours saved total for blogging. 365 hours…don’t you think it’s great? You can do a lot of things for blogging using that 365 saved hour…!!!
To make it more managed, from now make a list of “What will you do on 365 hours for blog”
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Senthil Ramesh December 26, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Oh Thats chanceless Akira, I already sleep less hours a day. May be 4 or 5 hours a night.
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..NoviceBloggers Celebrates Christmas with its 50th Article =-.

Deepika December 27, 2009 at 1:16 pm

@akira07

what a plan friend… its seems to be great… :D Definitely 365 hours enough for blogging.. But again there comes a question… How usefully we will manage that 365 hours for blogging?
.-= Deepika´s last blog ..SEO – True Story =-.

Senthil Ramesh December 27, 2009 at 6:56 pm

@Deepika It was a good plan from Akira but I am sure, that we cant spend 365 hours only for blogging. certainly not enough
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Vishal Sanjay December 19, 2009 at 6:36 pm

My parents are trying to stop me from using the net these days, but they were very happy when I got my first paycheck and when i started to write poetry, but now when my marks dropped they have stopped appreciating me.
.-= Vishal Sanjay´s last blog ..‘A bloggers guide to profits’ ebook for free =-.

Jenn December 19, 2009 at 7:53 pm

Then you should work hard again and impress your parents. I’m sure, they just want to see us in our success.
.-= Jenn´s last blog ..MOVED! =-.

akira07 December 20, 2009 at 2:53 am

Agree. But i’m still wonder, people going school is to get knowledge, knowledge is used to find a money. So, why mostly parents not supporting us when actually we’re already have a job and get money (in this case, online business).
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Jenn December 21, 2009 at 5:39 am

To finish schooling is what every parents dream for their children. I’m not sure why they do not support maybe because you do not use your time properly, you earn money but you tend to ignore schooling, i guess? Knowledge is not only to find a money but to have a better you, your life itself and personality.
.-= Jenn´s last blog ..MOVED! =-.

akira07 December 21, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Ok thanks for explain. Well that question come when i find there is a lot of people school is just for formality.
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akira07 December 20, 2009 at 2:51 am

Because you get freedom from parents, use that wisely by proving them that you can do good both on blogging or school. I’m advice you to use this time management to get your mark back, and then yout parents will give you freedom to net again. Anyway, how write poetry can give you paycheck?
.-= akira07´s last blog ..Quick report – My Smartbloggerz Commenting Idol 2 Participation =-.

Senthil Ramesh December 26, 2009 at 11:52 am

Its hard to see parents giving more freedom for it.
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..NoviceBloggers Celebrates Christmas with its 50th Article =-.

akira07 December 26, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Yeah i know freedom has a limitation, it will not 100% free. But i think vishal case is not like that, when the freedom is used by vishal to make money, his parent should understand and support him.
.-= akira07´s last blog ..Quick report – My Smartbloggerz Commenting Idol 2 Participation =-.

Senthil Ramesh December 26, 2009 at 7:01 pm

Yes its good every parents understand us and give us more time to spend over Internet.
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..NoviceBloggers Celebrates Christmas with its 50th Article =-.

Deepika December 24, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Dont worry friend… Once again you come up with good marks… Then definitely your parents allow you to use net… for what poem you got the paycheck?
.-= Deepika´s last blog ..7-Sureshot Methods To Increase Your Blog Readership =-.

akira07 December 26, 2009 at 5:21 am

I’m also wonder about it, it’s seem interesting. Anyway, another time management can be used is to write poetry when school rest time.
.-= akira07´s last blog ..Quick report – My Smartbloggerz Commenting Idol 2 Participation =-.

scheng1 December 21, 2009 at 2:44 pm

haha, I can’ t imagine having so much comments to moderate!
.-= scheng1´s last blog ..Something’s down there by Mickey Spillane =-.

akira07 December 21, 2009 at 4:50 pm

LOL, that’s imposibble to happen (the pics which said 527,369 comment need to be moderated). But it’s show us that time management is clearly needed, if not, your work will not done and always postponed. And it’s bad…
.-= akira07´s last blog ..Quick report – My Smartbloggerz Commenting Idol 2 Participation =-.

Senthil Ramesh December 26, 2009 at 12:53 pm

But that pic is humorous. The person who wrote it is not good in time management leaving so many comments to be moderated. Does that imitate Melvin?
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..NoviceBloggers Celebrates Christmas with its 50th Article =-.

akira07 December 26, 2009 at 4:25 pm

If it’s come from public image right, it’s OK senthil. Well, not on moderating case, but sometime i’m also lazy to do my task and postpone it. When i aware, i find there is so many unfinished task.
.-= akira07´s last blog ..Quick report – My Smartbloggerz Commenting Idol 2 Participation =-.

Senthil Ramesh December 26, 2009 at 7:04 pm

But I don’t do. Whenever a comment is under moderation, I moderate it as people will be eagerly expecting their comment to be approved soon.
.-= Senthil Ramesh´s last blog ..NoviceBloggers Celebrates Christmas with its 50th Article =-.

Deepika December 27, 2009 at 1:19 pm

@senthil

You are right… Many will be waiting for the comment approval.. We need to moderate it as soon as possible.. This is also one way of time management… The picture shows that he does not maintain time management
.-= Deepika´s last blog ..SEO – True Story =-.

Senthil Ramesh December 27, 2009 at 4:46 pm

@Deepika Not only time management, but you also get to reach more readers as readers always like bloggers who reply as sooner as possible.
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Michelle December 28, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Thanks for the article.

I like how you divided up the information, so that for scanners it is easy to see what section applies. As you said many people are starting to see making some money online as a legitimate part time income, but often they have no idea about the time involved. Progress can be still made if less time is spent online, it just means that success may take a little longer that’s all.

KreCi January 14, 2010 at 7:17 pm

I am working full time and trying to make an online business after hours… So it looks like third category. You wrote about working in weekends. But it is not as easy as it sound especially if you want to have some time for wife and kids. Usually I work at late evenings 10PM to 1AM. It is not much but my business is looking better and better everyday. I have decided to leave my full time job and I will use my day time to work harder and to make regular updates to my blog… Like for now it looks promising. Check my blog soon for my case updates and wish me luck :)
.-= KreCi´s last blog ..How to jump into freelancing? Get your first job! =-.

Usman Khan September 29, 2010 at 11:36 am

I really think the Students should focus more on there studies as that is their career once the students finish their Jobs they will quit blogging and will focus on the job that will help them earn more money

Usman Khan September 29, 2010 at 11:38 am

One should not give more then 30 minutes on writing a blog post

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