Monday – Social Media + Emails
Mondays are for social media and emails. I like Mondays because it’s the start of my work week. This is when I usually come in with a new set of ideas. As a freelancer and blogger, I prioritize my schedule since I don’t have anyone to set deadlines for me. I need to set my own goals which is both a pro and con of being a freelancer. I like to gather all my ideas and organize them into my Notions. This can range from ideas for my freelance clients or potential blog posts. If you guys want to know what tools I use to run my blog, you can check out this post. I typically do research and deal with social media content. As a blogger, social media is a huge part of marketing my blog and it’s important to keep engagement up. Utilizing Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram and making sure I engage with my followers by posting content. Later in the day, I look through and respond to my emails. 🙂
Tuesday – Work, Work, and more work..
I try to publish two posts weekly, so Tuesdays are when I sit down and draft upcoming blog posts. Tuesdays are usually the busiest day of the week for me. I am working on my client’s projects and my blog posts. Usually, I work on my blog during lunch breaks or after I finish working on client projects for the day. I gather all the ideas and notes I wrote on Monday and put them together for the draft. Basically, Tuesdays are when I really stay focused on working. This is when I spend the entire day glued to my computer screen working on projects and blog posts. I tend to lose track of time when this happens…
Wednesdays – Meetings + edits
As a freelancer, I have to make sure to keep my clients updated on the status of their projects. Wednesdays are usually when I grab a coffee and touch base with my client regarding their project status. Usually, I go into the office, but sometimes it’s done over Zoom calls. I spend about 2-3 hours discussing the changes and going over any new features they want added to their website. I always make sure to schedule meetings in advance. This gives my clients a heads up on when they can expect to hear back from me. It’s always important to keep in touch with your clients. On the blogging side of things, I like to go over my drafted posts. This is where I make any edits such as grammar errors and improving SEO before publishing it.
Thursday – Marketing + outreach
I love Thursdays because that’s when I get to reach out to potential clients. Marketing yourself is so important, especially if you are just starting out as a blogger or freelancer. Chances are, you won’t be getting clients emailing you daily. It’s important to take the opportunity to find potential clients and reach out to them. Some places I like to look at are Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, and Behance. These are great sites to promote yourself and your work. Social Media is one of the best ways to get noticed and it’s free. You can also email people directly to market your services. Being an introvert like me, I know it may seem like you’re annoying the person receiving it. However, I can tell you that I’ve had the most luck this way. I try to reach out to five people every week and write a short and thoughtful email. For my blog, I am always on social media to drive more traffic and create more engagement. I always keep my readers updated on the latest through Pinterest or Instagram stories. Then, I would analyze my stats to see what posts are getting the most attention. As a blogger, I reach out to at least five different brands I want to collaborate with.
Friday – Planning + organizing
The end of the work week! I’m sure we all love Fridays and are excited for the weekend to come. Now that we finishing up the work week, it’s important to start thinking about the next week. I know, that sounds dreadful already thinking about work all the time. However, once you plan out next week, you will be more organized and you’ll feel less stressed over the weekend. Fridays, I like to start putting together everything I’ve worked on and just reorganizing them. For example, for any new files or documents sent from my clients, I store them in my Dropbox. This way, I can easily find them later. As a freelancer, I have to make sure I stay organized in case my clients need something from me. I also manage my own finances, so I make sure I have a separate folder to store all invoices and tax documents. On Fridays, I usually send out invoices to my clients and calculate estimated taxes. After getting all the accounting work out of the way, I switch gears and begin planning the next week on Notions. I start by creating a to-do list, next week’s goal, upcoming blog posts, and planning what deadlines I need to meet. If you guys are interested in seeing my Notions setup, I can create a separate post on that.