4 Ultra-Easy Time Management Tips for Bloggers – Kelan From the Savvy Couple



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If time is our biggest asset, then Kelan from The Savvy Couple (a dad-gum impressive blogger on track to make welllll over six figures this year) is here to make us rich.

Time-rich ๐Ÿ™‚

He shares 2 things:

  1. Why it’s vital to get your spouse on board with your blog/biz
  2. 4 simple and easy-to-start-doing time management tips!

Keep on reading for my takeaways?

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Here are Kelan’s simple time management tips:

1 – Batch process tasks.

Group common tasks together, and complete them at once.

Woot you’re welcome!

Just kidding–there’s quite a bit more that goes into it–and luckily I already wrote about this in GREAT detail.

Check out this post (featuring Meredith Marsh from VidProMom), where we cover batching–or batch processing–in detail.

This method requires a bit of pre-planning and organization–but it’s WELL worth it. I do this with every step of my podcasting process.

2 – Use a focus timer.

In my chat with WordPress creator & CEO Matt Mullenweg, he specifically mentioned this as one of his go-to time management processes.

He and I both use Tomato Timer, and Kelan mentioned that he uses a Mac app called Be Focused.

The hard part with this?

Once you hit “start” on this sort of work timer, you must follow-through and commit to working for the allotted time, AND for committing to a break!

The second you abandon it, the pomodoro technique is useless.

That’s the challenge.

3 – Write out tomorrow’s top 3 tasks–tonight.

My Asana dashboard

This is a GREAT way to stay focused on what needs to be done the next.

Some tips:

  1. Keep a notepad (even a sticky pad) beside your bed
  2. Only write down the BIG things you really, really NEED to do
  3. When you wake up, take that note with you as a reminder.

Focus = time better spent.

4 – Use a project management tool (Trello or Asana)

I use Asana, Kelan uses Trello.

Both are free project management tools–and when used to organize your blogging efforts, content production, marketing to-dos, etc–can save you a TON of time.

  • Content planning
  • Braindumping a list of content ideas
  • Managing day-to-day to-do lists.
  • Assign tasks to VAs/team members
  • Showing tasks on a calendar

Project management software was built for this. And–these are 100% free tools.

Note: I spent 15 minutes looking for a “how to use Trello for bloggers” sort of article, and never found one. Comment below if this is something you’d be interested in, and I’ll just make a guide ๐Ÿ™‚

Question: I’m a new blogger Pete–do I really need this stuff?

  • You have a full-time job
  • You just started
  • You’re just blogging as a hobby
  • etc

Back when I was completing my one-stop-shop guide to starting a blog–I remember specifically deciding to NOT talk about productivity.

I figured I’d overwhelm people then…

…but not now.

Yes, newbie bloggers should sacrifice the time needed to create time management systems–right off the bat.

Yes, there are approx. a billion things to learn when you’re just starting out–and gets overwhelming really quick

Throw ya hands in the air if you’ve ever felt that ?โ€โ™‚๏ธ

That’s precisely why I think some of the simpler productivity tips (like the ones Kelan lays out) are important–especially batching and using free project management tools.

An example I wish every new blogger would do:

Have a living-breathing “one place” to house EVERYTHING.

I.e. use Trello or Asana or SOMETHING that allows you to organize all the overwhelm, and sort through it.

“I just discovered I need to learn SEO now.”

Put that thought in Trello.

“Oh and XYZ other shiny object.”

Put that thought in Trello.

Oh and I have another idea for a blog post.”

Put that thought in Trello.

“Googles “best ways to drive traffic to blog” and opens up 164 tabs in Chrome.”

Put those in Trello.


When bloggers start–of course they don’t really know that need this. That’s part of the problem of course–but hopefully we can change that together ๐Ÿ™‚

Over to you–do you use any of these techniques? Which ones?

Drop us a comment below!

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