The Social Quote – Darren Rowse on Taking Action (15 Minutes Per Day)

Are you Taking Action on Your Blog? In Your Business?  Not just Action…but Consistent Action?  If not, then listen up.    In “The Social Quote” this week, we feature Darren Rowse, Founder of Digital Photography School and the world-leading site about blogging, Problogger.   Don't miss this one.  This is advice you will WANT to take action on!  

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The Quote:

“What action will I take today that will grow my blog?  Ask yourself this daily. Consistent small actions have a massive impact.  Build a workflow around important small tasks – make them habit”.  Darren Rowse

The Source:

The above “quote” is a merge of two quotes from Darren Rowse's Keynote at Problogger Training Event recently held in Melbourne, Australia.  Darren started his event off with a bang, as he implored 300 bloggers to start taking consistent action each day.  15 minutes, Darren said, was all we needed. 15 minutes a day, to build a better blog, make a sellable, downloadable product, or write that book that was within all of us.  And it set the scene for the entire weekend. 15 minutes.

The Takeaways:

It's simple really.  Set aside 15 minutes per day to take consistent, focused action.  Darren asked us straight up:  “Do you actually take daily action to monetize your blog?”.

“If you want your blog to BE a business, treat it like a business”.

How do we do this?  Spend 15 minutes a day on an activity that will help you to monetize your blog. For example:

  • Spend 15 minutes a day writing your new eBook to sell on your website
  • Spend 15 minutes a day working on your autoresponder email series for a product
  • Spend 15 minutes a day working on videos for your training program
  • Spend 15 minutes a day talking to advertisers or brands

What if you don't have an online product in mind? Never mind. Just spend 15 minutes a day developing a coaching course or something you can sell in your offline business.  Whatever it is that will bring more income into your business, spend 15 minutes per day doing it.

Don't know what to do with your 15 minutes a day?  That's fine, says Darren.  Just take a look at what other blogs are doing with their 15 minutes per day.  Get ideas from others.

Why 15 minutes a day?

  • Because 15 minutes a day is 1 hour and 45 minutes per week
  • Because 15 minutes a day is 7 hours per month
  • Because the Average Australians spend 2 hours a day watching television.  If you Trim just 15 minutes a day from your schedule you will have 24 days to work on this per year.  The equivalent of 24 days working on a project.  Now that, in my book, is worth 15 minutes.
Want More?

Find out more about Darren Rowse at his site  and check out his best-selling to build a better blog in 31 days here.   Darren can also be found on Twitter so be sure to follow him, and yes, he will talk to you!

So, I am signing off to do my 15 minutes a day.  I am writing two e-Books at the moment.  What about you?  Where can your blog go in just 15 minutes per day? What will you work on?  Let me know in the comments below!  

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Donna Moritz

Visual Social Media Strategist at Socially Sorted
Donna is a Visual Content Strategist and founder of Socially Sorted, listed by Forbes as a "Top 5 Social Media Blog You Need to Know About in 2019". Donna helps brands leverage the power of visual storytelling and content strategy in their business. Her content has been featured in publications such as Forbes and Entrepreneur Online and she is a contributor to Social Media Examiner. Donna speaks about digital and visual content for the marketing and tourism industries internationally.

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  1. Mark A. Michael

    I can do 15 minutes. The quote is very similar to the message of “Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson. It works!

    • Donna Moritz

      Yes, it is very do-able Mark! I am finding it so useful!…..and pleased to say that I have been managing 30 minutes some days, as I get into the groove!

  2. Tash Hughes

    It was great advice from Darren,

    So far, I am spending my 15
    minutes doing some back end stuff that keeps being put off and then I will use
    it for producing further information products.

    It is easy to find 15 minutes rather
    than ‘find time’ for an entire project so it really is a great plan 🙂

    • Donna Moritz

      You are so right, Tash, it was great advice, and totally helped me to stop the “overwhelm” of a big project and start taking bite size pieces…a bit like eating an elephant! Good luck with your projects!

  3. Tic Toc

    Darren Rowse is one of my fav blogger.
    am a part time blogger started blogging recently, going to check out this 15 mins tactics

    Happy blogging 🙂

  4. Donna Moritz

    Great – you won’t regret following Darren’s advice!


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