The great thing about being a blogger is that I can pretty much work from any location in the world. Of course, that means it is the perfect job for those of us that adore travel. Although, there are some strategies you can use to make sure things with your blog run like clockwork when you are exploring the world. Keep reading to find out what they are.
Create a schedule
You may not think that travelling all over the world lends itself to a scheduled lifestyle. Still, when you have business and blogging responsibilities, it is essential to create a routine even if you don’t always stick to it 100%.
Probably the best approach for this is time blocking. That is when you set aside a specific amount of time to do a particular task. Something that can help you make sure you get a good balance between work-related tasks and exploring each day.
Of course, it’s imperative to check your inner perfectionist here. This is because while it may be satisfying to work on a post until it feels ‘just right’ every extra minute you spend is taking you away from wonderful experiences you could be having in your current destination.
Additionally, do not forget that you can schedule emails, as well as blog and social media posts. Something that will allow you to make sure everything keeps running even when your focus is elsewhere.
One of the most significant issues that business people face when travelling the world is staying connected effectively. Of course, there are smartphones, msg apps, and emails and all of these will form a vital part of your communication network. For bloggers, in particular, social media is also vital.
However, what many people tend to forget is that they will be sent snail mail and IRL items as well. Something that can mean you miss vital communications and that can build up while you are away creating yet another task for you to clear on your return.
The good news is that services like the one they offer at PhysicalAddress.com can help. This is because such a service will scan your mail and send it to you via a secure account no matter where you are in the world, you can be sure that you are always keeping up to date with your followers and customers.
You can’t have a good time, all the time
For those of us that have travelled before it can be straightforward to expect the entire experience to be full of rest and relaxation. However, when running a blog or a business while you travel, you need to remember that as the post at tortugabackpacks.com points out, some days will be all work!
What can be particularly useful is if you set aside some uninterrupted days every so often to be dedicated solely to work. Then you will be able to get a decent amount done, leaving you with more free time during the rest of the month. Such an approach will allow you to dedicate your focus to the experiencing you are having when you are doing fun things, too.