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Organise Your Blog In Google Drive


One of my goals this year is to be more organised, I'm not the most organised person to be honest. With a part time job, a toddler to run around after and another new blog on the cards I've been trying to be more with it. Last year I started using Google Drive when I bought my macbook as I didn't have Microsoft office this came in very handy and I began to use it to keep track of my blogging income and expenses. Another reason I have been using it is to have some what of a blogging schedule, before this I would just draft titles on blogger which I still do but I also jot them down on here (when I remember) so I can also see if I'm posting too many similar posts in one week for instance. 

Blog Schedule


I decided to have a different sheet for each month as you can see at the bottom as it's a new year I only have January so far. I am writing up Februarys schedule later on today. I have each post colour co-ordinated for example green for reviews and pink for sponsored posts and guest posts to make it easy to see when browsing. All the blank posts are just general daily life posts I had planned to write and the blue are competitions. This month has been pretty quiet so far so there haven't been may reviews, competitions or sponsored posts which is good which meant I could focus on more posts to publish. 

The good thing about Google Drive is the fact that you can use it on the go! If you need to access something when out you can open the documents and edit, this is really useful if you like to reply to emails on the go.

Keeping Track Of Blog Work

I also get asked A LOT how I go about organising my blog income and expenses, well the answer to that is again - Google Drive! Here's just an example spreadsheet of what I use to give you an idea of what I log down. Yours may be completely different so if you are thinking of documenting your finances make sure you include all of your sources of income as well as expenses. If you do have any questions do feel free to pop me a question below or email me. I tend to forget to include the links and content but its a good way to keep track of everything and to be able to go back to it easily. You could also note down the contacts email address. I then mark them off when a job has been paid for in pink and if I'm still waiting on payment I highlight it in blue so I can keep an eye on any payments that are overdue. I used to have all of my sponsored posts jotted down on one sheet which took me forever to sort through, and was rather hard to find a specific date as it was really long so I decided to put it into months to make it easier to manage.


Keep Track of Blog Income/expenses

If like me and you earn money from your blog you will need to notify the tax man each year. To do this the easy way its a good idea to keep track of all of your incomings and outgoings throughout the year so you don't have to do it all at the end of the financial year - trust me I learnt the hard way last year and it took me forever! Which is why I then decided to make a new spreadsheet for each month of the year including all of my incomings such as sponsored posts, banner advertisements and google adsense as these are my sources of income. If you have any others you will need to make sure you jot them all down. I then have another spreadsheet for the end of year totals which you can see an example below. 
This includes all of my expenses over the year which are blog related. These then get taken off the total income and leaves me with my final figure of earnings for that tax year so I can easily fill out the forms for the tax man and pay any tax I owe. 


I hope all of this makes sense, I am forever getting asked how I organise it all so I thought it would be easier to write about it and share with you all incase you were wondering how to organise yours too. If you do have any questions do feel free to leave them below or send me an email. 

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12 comments

  1. I love you - plan of action for next week: sorting everything! Haha x

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  2. Wow, that is such a great idea - looks so easy too! Thanks for sharing :)

    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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  3. Great post, I need to get organising! X

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  4. Great idea I already do a version of this on google drive but your version is slightly simpler

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  5. This a really good idea thank you! :) also I mentioned you in my Casetagram blog post the other day! X

    Xbeccabe.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Very helpful! Was just reading about Google Drive this week and went ahead & downloaded it. Yet to open it as I wasn't sure what I was doing but you've filled my mind with organisation ideas! Now I just need to get organised for doing my organising...

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  7. I'd never even heard of Google drive before I read this but I'm going to look into it now!

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  8. Looks good but way too organised for me! :-)

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  9. I'd never heard of Google drive either...now going to look it up!

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  10. What a great post, this is something that I need to start doing to be more organised, and this will help immensely thank you for sharing!

    Paula at Beauty Lover xx

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  11. Fab post! Love the practicality of it all! And love love love spreadsheets!!! :) :)

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