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How to Get More Done Without Going Insane (Pro Tips From a Single Working Mom)

I’m so excited to share this guest post from Patty of WorkingMotherLife.com.  When Patty emailed me about guest posting, I thought, “There is no one better to write this post”. Why? Because Patty is a single working mom with a blogging side hustle. If she can get so much done, and stay sane in the process, so can you! Here are her tried-and-true time management strategies.

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Stop worrying about your blog traffic, and focus on these marketing metrics instead

When I started blogging, I got so excited for every new Twitter follower and Pinterest re-pin. “People like me, they really like me!” I would think to myself. Just as quickly, my mood would crash when I checked my blog traffic stats. “Maybe they don’t like me at all and my content is crap,” I’d think to myself while moping on the couch, pity-eating Cheetos.

I checked my marketing metrics multiple times a day because I thought that’s what a business owner was supposed to do. And also because I thought the stats would show me exactly how to explode my business growth.

I was totally wrong. Stats and analytics aren’t a magic bullet. Checking them multiple times a day is a waste of time. Plus, if you’re tracking the wrong information you’re not going to grow your business effectively.

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How to Make Money Blogging When You Don’t Have Time To Blog

You know how some bloggers share screenshots of how they tripled their traffic in one month or went from 100 to 10,000 Pinterest followers in a year or added 500 people to their email list last week?

Well, this is not one of those posts. And I am not one of those bloggers.

The truth is, my blog is small. My email list is small. My growth is slow. Let me show you some screenshots. 😉

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