"Fail to plan, plan to fail." Few businesses succeed without a business plan, because it provides a roadmap to success.
Perhaps the best thing we ever did to become successful in our online business was to create a simple business plan. Creating a business plan forced us to think about all aspects of our business in ways we had not done before. It has kept us focused and organized. Our business plan helped us grow.
No one likes to think about creating a business plan. It sounds formidable and scares a lot of creative people who don't have business experience or education. Where do you start? What goes into a business plan?
The DIY Business Plan Template is a business plan template for bloggers. It is a Word document. Spend some time thinking about your blogging business and then change out our example text for yours. Complete instructions are included.
In business you also need to plan for and track your finances . . . income and expenses. We've set up that spreadsheet for you, as well, with The Three Year Accounting and Planning Tool For Bloggers.
Easily add your data into the Excel spreadsheet and everything automatically recalculates. Track your monthly and annual revenue and expenses. There is one sheet for each year plus a Three Year Comparison sheet that shows you all your yearly totals in one spot along with charts to visualize your progress. Also, a brief instructions sheet.
These tools are great resources to help you focus, track your progress and grow!