If you are a small business, or perhaps a large business, owner you know the importance of a business plan. It shows where you plan to get your business and how you plan to get there (ie: budgeting, advertising, etc.). Have you thought about creating one for your blog? Do you monetize it? So should you have a business plan for it?
If you are running your blog as your business you should definitely read on.
This post is a mini challenge for the Blogathon, and while anyone is welcome to use the information from this challenge (and please do!), Blogathon participants are eligible for prizes. (And it’s not too late to join in on the Blogathon!)
Things to include in your business plan:
- Purpose/mission statement.
- Ideal Reader.
- Who are the readers (Google analytics)
- traffic number goals
- Message you want to get out.
- What makes my blog unique.
- the way you write
- the content that you share
- Plans to monetize.
- ads – PPV, PPC, and offering your own ad spaces
- sponsored posts
- offer products of your own – ebooks, printables
- Content amplification.
- Guest posting
- Social media strategy ideas.
- Twitter plan
- Facebook plan
- Ditto for other social media platforms
- Email subscribers
- Cost of running your site
- site hosting/domain
- images – stock, camera/batteries/SD card, etc
- Revenue stream
Start your own business plan. What would be your mission statement?
Anything else you would add?