Struggling to monetize your blog, or turn it into a profitable business? Or, thinking of starting one but getting hung up about where/how to start?
You. Need. A. Blog Business Plan. STAT!
You’ve probably seen tons of posts out there from other bloggers about creating a Blog Business Plan. I’ve downloaded many of their templates myself and filled them out. Don’t get me wrong – those templates were awesome, and really helped me narrow down my goals, focus and how I could get there.
But after filling out so many questions, I felt a bit lost. How was I going to implement all of this RIGHT MEOW?!
It was pretty overwhelming, especially when I was new to blogging.
Why You Need a Blog Business Plan
Creating a biz plan is of utmost importance, even if you’re just starting out. Not having one is like setting sail on a journey across the ocean with no map. Crazy talk. A crazy ass pirate ain’t even gonna do that.
Here are a few of my favourite blog business plans from other bloggers (all 3 of them are amazeballs and I have secret entrepreneurial crushes on them, shhh):
Melyssa Griffin’s 20+ Page Bangin’ Blog Business Plan
Regina’s Epic 36 Page Blog Business Plan
Allison from Wonderlass’ 9 Step Business Plan for Creatives
But I’m not writing this post to just give you a bunch of links to check out, although you should most definitely check those out for super in-depth blog business plans.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by business planning, especially if you’re just starting out.
So while having a multi-faceted, detailed, ironclad biz plan is definitely a must at some point… we all gotta start somewhere.
For me, I filled out template after template of planning resources out there, but I never did the most important thing you need to in order to be successful.
What’s that you say?
Oh, it’s actually IMPLEMENTING something! Doh.
I was all plan, plan, plan and no action, action, action. Don’t be like me.