Are you a blogger? Did you get the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit last week when it was on sale?
If you did, then you are now probably in the same boat I’ve been in —overwhelmed! It was a steal of a deal–over 60 products by well-known and successful bloggers for less than $100. And, it was probably one of the largest professional development resources I’ve ever spent money on.
That said, knowing I wanted to get the most of my investment, I decided to try to organize the material into a manageable 12-month schedule.Struggling to organize that Genius Blogger's Toolkit? Check out this FREE monthly guide! Click To Tweet
Why a 12-month Schedule?
- A few of the products, especially the e-courses, expire within 12-months.
- Blogging and social information changes quickly. I want to make the most of the information while it is current.
- I didn’t want to miss out on any of the live events included, like the Sticky Blogging SEO course (which begins November 28th).
- To make the impossible (digesting this huge pile of resources), possible, and 12-months seemed about the right amount of time to do that.
Why These Topics These Months?
To begin I went with the categories provided on the download page for the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit. From there, here is what transpired:
November and December
I plan on focusing primarily on developing a professional front. I don’t know about you, but I want all those new people who will be coming to my site to see a professional blogger right from the beginning.
Since January is all about goals and productivity anyway, it seemed like the perfect time to incorporate this into the blog as well.
This month I’ll be focusing on product creation. Why? Because May is one of the best months to release new products. Learning and creating during February should give me plenty of time to have a successful product release a few months down the road.
March and April
These months are dedicated to social media marketing to prepare for that product release AND to prepare for national social media month which also just happens to be in May.
Summer is near with lots of opportunities to practice new photography skills on vacation or learn something new like Photoshop. This way I’ll be ready.
June and July
With school starting back in August, these months provide great opportunities to share affiliate products and write reviews on products that may come in handy during the school days.
August presents a prime opportunity for growth. Blog pageviews are usually up during August as kids return to school and a firm foundation has been set with the previous months’ training to allow for a solid explosion.
September is usually a busy month for our family so this month is a bit lighter in content. Most of the topics presented are basic…things I probably already know since I’ve been blogging for awhile. However, I do plan to skim the material to glean any nugget I may have missed in the beginning. That said, if you are new to blogging you may want to insert this month’s eBooks and eCourses BEFORE November’s just so you get started on the right track.
Hopefully, by October I’ll be ready to expand my doors to other creation ideas like videography, podcasting, and the like. This will be a good foundation for this expansion.
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Feel like you are still going to struggle to get it all in? Let me just relieve you of that pressure–you probably won’t.
That said, pick and choose the products or courses that seem most interesting to you that month, and go for it. To help with this process, products with asterisks on the guide indicate a downloadable product that probably doesn’t have an expiration date. Go ahead and download those products, but then consider focusing first on the products WITHOUT the asterisks since you will have more time to read/listen to that other content after the 12 months are up.
Hope that helps.
Have fun learning and growing!
What toolkit products are you most excited about?