I just got back from a long weekend in Cincinnati. We were there visiting my mom for her birthday. In the days and weeks leading up to my trip, I was hard at work ensuring my blog and business would run smoothly while I was gone. Today I wanted to share my favorite tools for keeping your blog or biz running while traveling.
If you aren’t already utilizing a planner or calendar in your business…..what’re you doing? In the months leading up to my trip, I look at what’s happening during the vacation. I try not to plan big launches or projects when I know I’ll be on vacation, but there’s always something happening. Usually a month or three weeks out from the trip, I’ll sit down and put together a list of all the things that have to be done before we leave. This includes writing and scheduling blog posts, completing client work, scheduling social media and more.
Speaking of scheduling social media, I swear by Buffer. I only pay $10/month since I was grandfathered in, but their current pro plan is only $15/month and comes with 8 social accounts and up to 100 scheduled posts at any given time. If you need something in a pinch, their free plan includes up to 10 scheduled posts, which might get you through a weekend trip. I use Buffer to schedule Twitter and Instagram posts. I use Facebook’s native scheduler for posts there, and I use Tailwind for Pinterest.
Nothing is easier than scheduling pins with Tailwind. I sat down the afternoon before we left for vacation and spent fifteen minutes scheduling out pins for the week. My blog traffic has increased exponentially since I signed up for Tailwind, so traveling or not, I recommend it.
Sometimes it’s necessary to get a little bit of work done while you’re on vacation. If you run into problems with an internet connection, I’ve found that my phone hotspot has really helped me out. I don’t pay for very many gigs, because I rarely use it. It doesn’t add much to my monthly bill, but it seriously helps me out when I find myself stranded with no internet.
If you’re planning on working a little bit of a longer work session, you may want to find a coworking space or nice coffee shop to get some work done. But what if you don’t know anything about the city you’re in? That’s where Workfrom.co comes in handy. Simply input the city you’re in, and it will pull up tons of coffee shops and coworking spaces that allow day visitors.
Thanks for reading!