I’ve always been pretty bad with planning. I can make lists and write on calendars but I’m always still pretty disorganized. One of the big things I’m focusing on (especially in 2015) is my PLR business. When I launched Weight Loss Content Monthly it really took my business to the next level. I have recurring income, established buyers, and more confidence in myself than I’ve had in years.
It’s easy to get comfortable though, so moving forward I’m going to push for more releases, more tutorials, and more organization.
One big thing I wanted to start doing is scheduling my releases so my affiliates have more time to create bonuses and set up promotions for my PLR. I was trying to think of the easiest way to do this and I realized there had to be a way to do it with Google Calendar.
I love it because I can embed the calendar and it’ll change if I update the calendar on Google. I don’t need to go back and edit the page I posted it to. People can also click the events and add them to their personal calendars which is helpful for people who plan their email promotions with Google Calendar.
Here’s an example of what it looks like. (I’m going through and planning/adding launches as my task for the 2nd.)
Here’s how you can do this for yourself. It can be helpful for organizing with people, planning blog events or challenges, or just holding yourself accountable!
1. Make a new Google Calendar. You do this by going to Google Calendars, clicking the little down arrow to the right of “My calendars,” and selecting “Create new calendar.” Make sure to set it to public if you want people to be able to see it.
2. Start adding your events by clicking the days and typing in the details.
3. Click the gear in the upper right corner and click “settings.”
4. Click the “Calendars” tab at the top.
5. Click on the name of the calendar you want to embed. It should be the one you created at the beginning.
6. Scroll down to the 6th section called “Embed This Calendar.” It’ll look like this.
7. Click the part above the text box to customize your calendar. Here you can decide if it shows a day, week, or month. You can choose size and color. There are a lot of different options. Make sure that after you change the settings you click “Update HTML.”
8. Now you’re ready to embed your calendar! Copy that HTML from the box and open up the blog post or page you want to add the calendar to. You’ll have to use “text” view instead of “visual” since it’s HTML but you just scroll to where you want it and paste the code. Then you’re all set! You only need to change the code if you change the settings on the calendar. You can add events to it without editing the blog post or page at all!
Here’s how you get to “text” view.
I hope this helps and you can find a way to use this for your blog!
What are you planning for your business in 2015? Could Google Calendars help you?