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How to launch a product when you’re terrified of launching

Kim had several e-books and one e-course sitting on her computer desktop. She had a launch plan for each product, and each one was “almost” ready to launch. She told me and other bloggers in our network about the products. She even had people interested in buying them. But fast forward a year and Kim’s still in the exact same place. She’s never launched any of it.

Can you relate? You have a million fabulous ideas. (If you don’t have a million ideas, download this free list of 101 Digital Product Ideas!) Maybe you have a hard drive filled with half-done products, or even fully complete products? You’re a creator, for sure. But you’ve been afraid to put yourself out there and actually launch a product.

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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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