It’s been proven: consistency is a key to success.
Not just in the design or business world, but even in your day to day life.
Popular designers, bloggers, or even YouTubers put out content on an appropriate, consistent level and they get a returning audience as a result.
So how do you reach success, and how long will it take? How much will you have to create to become popular?
Although these questions can’t be given a specific answer, it’s not going to happen unless you start!
Focus on consistency and not results
Creating content regularly is a great way to build a reputation and drive traffic to your site.
Unfortunately this success isn’t something you can get overnight. It’s going to take a great amount of work combined with a lot of time.
If you truly have a passion for what you do, then you shouldn’t have a problem taking the time to become successful at it. Most often it’s going to be more fun than work.
At first you may not see much result, but it’ll slowly build over time.
Concentrate on creating the content. The results will come in time, because once you start getting off the ground – you’ll only continue to soar.
How to apply consistency to your business?
The best thing you can do to start is simply find and establish a goal. Whether it’s writing one blog post a week, contacting a certain number of potential clients a week, or maybe it’s to post a design on Dribbble for feedback once a week.
It’s important to find your goal and establish a schedule to work towards it.
For me, I’ve spent majority of this year solely on creating content. I write for GDB weekly, post to my own blog and YouTube channel at least every other week, produced my own products to sell on my shop, as well as maintain a newsletter.
I don’t have a large audience, but I’ve definitely noticed a growth in my business.
It’s a lot of fun and I’ve learned so much from just creating – so don’t be afraid to start.
Take whatever extra time you may have (or make time) to create and share something you enjoy doing.
If you’re going to be creating on a regular basis, then you’re going to need a lot of ideas.
Where do these ideas come from?
If you’re feeling a bit stuck, here are just a few of many ways you can find inspiration:
Brainstorm thoughts and write them down.
Learn from those who succeed. (Other blogs, designers, etc.)
Try something new or step out of your comfort zone.
Change scenery. Go for a walk or work in a new location (outside, coffee shop, etc.)
Sleep. It can do wonders! ;)
What works best for you?
Maybe you want to try creating videos or guest post to other blogs.
Do what you enjoy and works best for you.
If you’ve found success through staying consistent, please feel free to chime in by leaving a comment on this post. I’d love to hear your stories, thoughts, and suggestions!