I’ve been wanting to do this for quite some time. I’ve even been advised against it. But I see an ever-growing trend in the blogging world……Mixing pleasure with business.
Bloggers are evolving and depending on your business niche, some are using their life experiences to help promote their businesses.
How to apply your personal experiences to your business plan
Bloggers like Ryan Biddulph, Dana Gore, Elena Peters, and Christina Berry are sharing it all and are very successful. Even Lisa Sicard of Inspire to Thrive has been adding some personal experiences to her content! I want to join their club! Whether it’s a big “no-no” to mix my pleasurable lifestyle experiences with my small business, it’s just something I have to try. We never know until we try, right?
There are so many things in our personal lives that we can use to help us in our businesses. Routines. Determination. Dedication to name a few. But how can we apply these daily vices to our business plan?
My Top 5 Tips for Mixing Personal with Business
I’m sure techniques will vary from one blogger to another so maybe you might want to follow the bloggers I mentioned above to get a better idea of how they are doing it. 😉
1. Drop the fear factor
When trying something new, there is always a fear factor. Getting past it and implementing the change(s) you want is key.
It’s all in the mindset.
Remember, if we don’t try it, we’ll never know if it could be a success!
Forget what you learned years ago about do’s and don’ts of blogging and try walking to your own beat. Find your “unique” voice and let it flow.
2. Don’t worry about what others think
I mean, it is important that others like to read the content on your blog, as well as whatever products or services that you are selling. However, to find out that your favorite entrepreneur actually has a “life” outside of his/her blog and is a “real” person with ups and downs is such a fabulous feeling.
Personally, I can relate better to these folks and am more apt to purchase their products or services.
Walk to your own beat! Be unique!
In my opinion, there is no right or wrong. Find what works for you and do it!
3. Remember, you can always go back
If for whatever reason the change isn’t working for you, remember, you can always go back.
So you publish a few blog posts with your “trial” content and they are a total flop. Don’t worry! Posts can always be deleted! I’m sure your audience will forgive you and haven’t Unsubscribed after a post or two.
4. Before you implement, make sure you have a plan
Don’t go into this blindly. Make sure you write out your plan, double and triple check it before proceeding.
By writing it out and giving it a few days, weeks, or months, you can go back and review your game plan. Maybe you had an impulsive idea. Going back to that idea a few weeks later may give you a different perspective.
5. Relate your experiences to your business
I’m a virtual assistant on the side. A virtual assistant is one who can help anyone with any of their online and offline needs. I strive to help people with their blogs.
My past experiences of blogging
failures non-successes can help others achieve what they are looking for.
My past experiences as a graphics artist and marketing rep can help others in promoting their blogs, products, and services. Do you know how many people struggle to create content for Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook?
My past and current experiences of rehabilitating rescue dogs can help one grow their business. It takes time, patience, dedication, determination, routine, and so much more to help these poor dogs turn their lives around. Without these vices, they may not succeed. This can be applied in our everyday business world, no?
In order to grow our businesses and be a success, we must not forget about time, patience, dedication, determination, and routine. These are essential in our daily lives as well as our businesses.
Are you ready to shake things up?
I am and I will. This is just the precursor to what is yet to come.
Don’t forget me if you need assistance with your blogs. I’ll be updating my services shortly to include Social Media Content and Images. It’s something I enjoy doing for sure.
But most of all, try to add a spice of your life to your business plan. See how it works for you! It may just be the ticket to push your business and blog that much further.
Are you ready? Let’s plan it out in the comments!