18 Nov 13 3:03 am
Yes step-by-step blueprints are ideal.
What do you need help with Trina?
You should ask more questions, many here can coach you along.
But you got to let us know what's going on ;-)
As for your Q. I definitely get overwhelmed with what I'm learning (marketing, coding, everything lol). But the way I maintain sanity is to create To-Do-Lists, since we can only really work on 1 thing at a time (multi tasking is a lie IMO).
I create a to-do-list by writing down everything that needs to get done now, then prioritize and put the most important first, then you choose the one in the #1 spot and work on that ONLY, until it's DONE.
You just do this over and over until your list is empty, and you can move on to something else.
Try to be as specific as you can instead of putting "Create Site", you would put: "Join WordPress.com."
Once you get done with everything you can then create what's called a Model, it's basically a check-list but it's based on what you have done already, what works best for you and you should tweak it and follow it Every-time you do that task.
So I've got Models for almost everything I need to do like a Create Website Model, Create Content Model, etc.
For example my Create Content Model has something like:
-Login to TT/MSEO, find keyword low-comp/good-traffic.
-Stroll twitter/forums for what people are saying (keywords+problems)
-choose 1-2 keywords
-Login to Needanarticle.com
-Request one article, 800-1000 words, 1-2 kwd optimized, $16-$20, choose-writer, etc., etc.
-while waiting, find images to use in the posts, goto CC-image search, cant find? use> dreamstime.com
-save in WordPress/HDD
-login to NAA get article, accept, tip writer ;-)
-login to Wordpress, create new post
-Create sweet Headline with keywords + get people to clickthrough
-paste in article, format, H1/H2/H3, bold, subheads, make text readable/scan-able
-add in the images, put captions, format, link to image sources as per CC-copyright
-fill out SEO plugin details, social info, choose categories, tags.
-Save as Draft
-open Photoshop, Create featured image, size=?x?, make it "Pinterest worthy" lol.
-back to post and upload featured image, save as draft
-create call-to-action after post?
-take a step back "How can I make this post Awesome?" follow :http://www.copyblogger.com/copy-editing-tips/
-Schedule post in Editorial Calendar plugin.
-login to Aweber, create broadcast for this post, save as draft.
-login to aweber, double-check broadcast, send out to lists.
-go to post, Tweet, Like, Pin, G+, etc., post.
-login to facebook-pages, create-schedule post about new blog-post, make it enticing
-link to post from forums, comments.
-answer/approve comments on post - Disqus
-watch analytics, track post, tweak for long term, can use on other projects?
So when I need a new blog post i follow the above Model. I can easily write this off the top of my head because I've done it many times and most of the time I don't even have to look at the Model. Plus you get faster and faster at doing it .
You can do all this too, you just need to get started with that one thing at the top of your list.