Article Marketing Schedule Template – Free Download

An article marketing plan (e.g. Microsoft Word/Excel template) will help increase your traffic as it gives you a framework for writing your blog posts and scheduling your posts in advance. If you plan to blog for a living or want to earn money blogging part-time, then you need to spend some time creating super low-tech workflow that lets you write as efficiently as possible. That makes sense, right?

Why use an Article Marketing Schedule?

For example, if you run five different blogs, you will need system to keep on top of your writing and ensure that your blogs are updated on time. Otherwise, you may find that you work on one blog, then stop. Work on the next blog, and then stop to work on the next… This stop/start approach will undermine your efforts and remove all the good work you’ve put in.

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Download your Article Marketing Schedule Template here.

How to Organize your Blog Writing Schedule

The simplest way to do this is use a simple Microsoft Word or Excel template. Then create columns for the

  • Article Title – enter the working title for your article. This may change as you revise the blog post.
  • Blog address – enter the address where you will post the article. This gives you a clearer picture of where you need to focus and the sites that need most attention.
  • Keywords – enter three to five keywords that you want to use in the Title, Meta tags and in the URL. One tip is to use variations of keywords rather than repeating the same word all the time.
  • Start Date – enter the date when you need to start writing the first draft.
  • End Date – enter the date when you complete the post and get it online. The more you use an Editorial Calendar for your blog, the more accurate you will be in estimating how long it takes to write multiple articles.
  • Status – enter Draft, Revise or Final depending on the status of the article. This is a nice way to see where you are with your overall blogging activities. It also gives you a snapshot of where there are gaps in your writing and the blogs that need more attention.

Download Article Marketing Schedule

To get you started, I’ve created this Article Marketing Schedule in Microsoft Word.

Download your Article Marketing Schedule Template here.

This template is Creative Commons and can be shared with your colleagues and fellow bloggers. There is no email required to download this file!

Takeaway: Create a Writing Workflow

The critical point is to develop a system that lets you focus more on writing and spend less time on other non-writing tasks. Creating a simple set of Microsoft Word/Excel files that simplify your workflow will make a huge difference in the long run.

My suggestion is to use this as a starting point for your blog writing and modify it where you need.

What do you think?

PS – if you want the Microsoft Excel version, drop me a line.

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