If you blog professionally — even if you’re not yet earning money from your blog — then it’s important to treat your blog as a business. One way you can do that is by creating a blogging business plan.
Your business plan doesn’t need to be a formal document since you’re probably not working with investors and financing. Still, it should be a place where you record your goals, think critically about your strengths and weaknesses, outline expected expenses, and create a plan for your blog.
My friend Shannon from For the Mommas is one of the most business-minded people I know, and she’s a huge proponent of putting together a business plan, no matter how big or small your blog is. Although I’ve thought through each of these items individually, I’ve never taken the time to put them in writing in one place, so I’ve put together this printable business plan for you as well as myself.
The downloadable blogging business plan printable includes the following:
- Blog name
- Target audience – who are you writing for? Life Your Way is focused on Mothers
- Your mission statement, goals, and strategy
- Your long-term goals
- Your short-term goals
- Analysis of your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
- Detail of your strategy
- What are your strategic relationships
- Who are your competitors, and their strengths and weaknesses
- List of estimated expenses
- Future plans and notes
Or get all of the Life Your Way printables in a single download when you buy the complete download pack for just $7! The complete set includes all printables published to date, organized by folder within a single download. It also includes free monthly email updates with any new or updated printables in a single download as well. Read more about download packs here.