I often get asked how I find the time to write articles, keep up with the blog, update my portfolio online, write products, and to get my newsletter out, all on top of sales, doing design work, and actually having a life.
- Sitting down and writing 4-5 pre-scheduled blog posts at one time
- Writing half a dozen articles in a week and sending all of those to the proofreader at the same time (this saves her time as well!) If I do this four times a year, the whole year's worth of articles is complete.
- Taking those edited articles and formatting them in HTML for my website all at once. At the same time, I cut and paste those into my newsletter template. Then, when it's time to send the newsletter out, I just have to add an intro and send it.
- Saving up new projects (in a special folder on my computer) for 2-3 big portfolio updates at once, instead of trying to add projects one at a time as they're completed
While I'm in "batch mode", if I think of a project in a different section, then I add those to a special section on my to-do list so that I can work on it when I'm in that mode.