Creating a Content Schedule – So my head does not explode!
Last updated on August 7th, 2019
To best manage my time, I have come up with a viable schedule in which I will be posting new content. To be completely honest, if I do not do this, I will do nothing but little bits and pieces of everything and never make any progress. Also, I will likely burn myself out and never touch this again.
So without further delay (because today is one of the days I’ve chosen to post new content), I will be posting new written content once a week on Thursdays and will be adding video content on Sundays. That’s right, I said video content on Sundays.
Why go to all that trouble?
So why go to the trouble of limiting the content I post? It is for my own sanity and so that I do not lose focus on the actual goal – To make my side hustles successful.
This blog is one means of marketing and revenue, but other parts of my hustle are really what got me started and are beginning to bring in results. But I guess the real question is: “Why these specific days or number of days?”
How much time will I really have with work, life, and the other piece I have in play? Right now, user testing has been the most fruitful of the various hustles, but it only takes about an hour of my time per day.
Since starting the blog, I’ve realized how much time this really takes and with a 40+ hour per week job, an hour commute, and a love of sleep, I only have a few hours per day to work on everything. So, I need to make the best of my time.
How should I budget my time?
If I think really hard, how long does it actually take to post content to the blog? 30-60 minutes is ample time to write about my progress. If I need more time, I can add 30 minutes here or there since I’m giving myself a week to prepare content. This is about both keeping on task and eliminating the pressure of creating content constantly.
I’ll have 7 days to come up with one piece of written material, and then a few more days to come up with a video concept, most of which will be free form and likely just an update on my progress.
That will leave 5 other days to work on voice over demos, t-shirts, and social media exposure. It will allow me time to work, learn, practice and spend time with the family.
In my first video post on Sunday, I will show you how I am creating my schedule and think about what I will do to follow it.
Speaking of marketing, I have recently become an Amazon Associate! I will be talking about this more after I’ve gotten my feet wet and begin to really understand how it is working for me.
How you create a content schedule? Do you have a pre-made list of topics? Do you base it on the amount of time in your day or week? Let me know in the comments below. Happy Hustling!