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How to Make Time For Your Blog With a Full Time Job

Have you been thinking of starting a blog of your own but are hesitant to commit due to that 9 to 5 job of yours? You certainly aren’t alone. There are many people who are in the same boat as us. The big question is how do we make time for our blogs with a full-time job?

For most people, having a full-time job isn’t the only commitment, there is a lot more to life than that, like having relationships, raising families etc
In the midst of all this who has the time to learn about growing your blog right? 
If you take my word for it, blogging can be super exciting and a lot of fun if you do it the right way.

Related: How to start a blog in 5 easy steps

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My Story

When I started my blog a year ago, I had no idea it will be so fulfilling and rewarding. In all honesty most of us don’t love our 9 to 5 jobs and its merely a way to survive. I was lucky enough to find a job I like but still felt there was something missing, thats when I decided to start my own blog.
Fast forward from there, let me tell you how I built a career out of blogging. Did I mention that I did all of that with a full-time job?

It doesn’t matter if you are a student or you have a full-time job, blogging can be a great side hustle for you. There is something about writing that is fulfilling and sharing your views with other people who seek similar things out of life.

It is true though that blogging requires a lot of dedication and hard work.
If you are dedicated enough and are ready to put in the work, you can achieve something great out of it. 
Without further ado, let’s move on to some great tips that can help you manage time for your blog.

Whats Driving You To Start A Blog?

This is the first question you must ask yourself before you hop on that boat. We all know that a day only consists of 24 hours but what we do with that time is totally dependant on us.
Most of us are wasting a portion of our day doing nothing. Try to use these precious hours productively. Once you are consciously aware of the reason you want to blog, it will become easier to set some time aside on a daily basis.

Be Realistic 

When I say be realistic, I mean be realistic about the number of spare hours you’ve got in a day. If you have a full-time job, a family and a side hustle, chances are you won’t have enough time left in your day to commit to your blog. Please bear in mind, any new blog will require a decent amount of time till it starts getting traffic.
I do understand that there are certain things or situations that can be unexpected and eat up your spare time, for example, your boss might want a project done before the weekend, or your kid got sick. Just be honest with yourself, if it was worth spending your spare time wherever you did.
Realistically, you need to spend a week ahead of time to brainstorm and schedule posts for your blog.

Wake Up Early

This tip was a life-saver for me, and it might work for you too.

6 months ago, my morning routine started with me hitting the snooze button at least 6 times until I realized that 30 minutes I just wasted could have been used to write a post for my blog.

Try to set your alarm for 1 hour before your normal wake up time. You can now spend this extra time to answer comments, scheduling the posts or even writing a new post. For some people, creativity flows better the first thing in the morning.

Endnote – Make time for your blog

Now that you have a clear understanding of the expectations that come with having a blog, hopefully you have a plan to manage it with a full time job. Remember, the key is to have a routine and stick to it.

2 thoughts on “How to Make Time For Your Blog With a Full Time Job

  1. Thank you for the tips! I enjoyed how you had a realistic view of blogging and the amount of time we have. I’m going to work on having a better blogging schedule so it will be easier to set time aside for it.

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