Want A Blog Income But Have No Time To Write? Then Cheat!

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cheat to blogTo make a blog income and be a successful blogger I believe you have do 3 things each day:

1. Keep your blog up to date with blog posts and general maintenance

2. Market you blog via article marketing, blog commenting, social bookmarking, blog carnivals…

3. Creating your own products

Quite often you simply cannot do everything it takes to make that elusive blog income…along with relaxing, enjoying life and running a house.

Keeping blogs up to date on a regular basis is usually the last thing on a long list of priorities.

So you think…”I’ll outsource some tasks” and one of the things that can take a lot of time is the writing of blog posts.

Good writers are hard to find…great writers…even harder!

Since my last blogging colleague and writer decided to go to Vietnam, I’ve been looking to find someone I can trust to help me out with writing. I’ve tried many and well…let me say, “They just don’t come up to scratch”.

I know I could find one if I were willing to pay $50 to $100 a blog post but I cannot afford that…so I’ve not had much luck. I want to spend my blog income on enjoying myself…not on $100 blog posts.

Until…

…recently, I got back in contact with an old colleague of mine called Jen. We both worked for a large corporate company. I was the IT Manager and Jen was the Communications Manager.

Our relationship progressed like this:

Me: “Nice hair.”

Jen: “Thank you.”

…for about ten years.

Over the course of the time in the company, Jen’s hair went from long to short, brown to black to red. So, I always had a reason to say, ‘Nice Hair’.

Is This Fate?

She got in touch on Facebook a couple of weeks ago, and added me as a friend, and we started talking. I told her about my blogging business, and she told me that she had also left the Corporate company and set up a company called Stilus.

Stilus writes for people. They do articles, web copy and newsletters…and blogging.

I asked Jen to write me a sample blog post.

She checked out my blogs…my writing style and did it.

I loved it.

Now Jen is coming on board as a regular writer for me.

She’s already started working with a couple of my contacts, and is doing a great job.

I’ve helped Jen out with optimising her blog, as she wasn’t getting many visitors.  Already, she’s started to see an improvement in the number of readers and comments coming to her site.

Have you noticed how sometimes you come in to contact with people at just the right time?

I would never have imagined that Jen and I would be working together so many years after we first met.

Jen’s hair is a bit boring now (sorry Jen but I loved it when it was red), but at least her writing is still lively!

Why am I telling you this?

I know many of you would like to outsource some of your work. I know finding good writers you can trust is hard.

So this is simply a recommendation for a great writer who doesn’t charge $50+ per blog post (by the way she does charge more than $1).

If you want to free up some of your time, start prioritising your work to make a blog income by using a great writer and add some great content to your blog…let me know (you can write to me: Andrew (at)  WeBuildYourBlog.com) and I’ll put you in touch with Jen.

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34 Responses to Want A Blog Income But Have No Time To Write? Then Cheat!

  1. Jack March 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm #

    Thanks for the referral Andrew! Can you email me her info for more details? Thanks
    .-= Jack@Blog Marketing´s last blog ..2010 Page Rank Schedule Predictions & How To Improve Your Blog’s Rank =-.

  2. Erica Mueller March 26, 2010 at 5:29 pm #

    I have a friend with a similar company. She has written for me in the past, and now we trade services. I’m doing all my own writing at this point, but my husband and I both offer her company design services in exchange for the copy she’ll be writing for a couple projects we have in the works. Bartering is the way to go!!
    .-= Erica Mueller´s last blog ..Free Web Background Generators =-.

  3. John March 27, 2010 at 8:54 am #

    I must say I enjoyed this post very much. “Nice hair?” Yeah, very casually written indeed but entertaining nonetheless. The title of the post itself is very catchy (since I myself get into situations where I have no time left to update my blog and who didn’t want a cheat?). I knew there was a pitch somewhere, and there it was… Jen. LOL! =D

  4. Ray Briscard March 27, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    Hi Andrew,

    I came to Thank You for following me on Twitter,I’m glad I came.

    Your advice on “ghost writers” is indeed a sensitive one.You wish to maintain control but good old Time raises his head once again

    Your title “then cheat!” is great advice.How else do you maintain a connection with your readers?I feel that although Jen is about to write some of your blogs,it will still shine through when you write.I think it would be very difficult to completely match your style.

    I visit many blogs on my travels.Yours is one of the few that I have come across that believes in writing every day.

    Some of the more financially successful guys only seem to write “when I am launching a product”.I had to remind one Friend he hadn’t written for a month.He is very successful,concentrates on his own product.

    I do not wish to give a vote either way,I think the answer is somewhere in the middle.You are a credit to writers with your tenacity.

    Now wheres that stamp for my email?

    Kind Regards

    Ray

    • Andrew
      Twitter:
      March 29, 2010 at 9:46 am #

      Ray,

      Thanks for dropping by…it proves following people on Twitter does work.

      Jen will write for me only sometimes – most posts will still be written by me.

      It will be interesting to see if people know when it’s me writing or when it is ones of Jens!

      I agree with you on the financially successful guys – well most of them. I only ever hear from them when they are promoting.

      There is one guy who is not like that though – Daniel Scocco. He Manages http://www.dailyblogtips.com/ and is an awesome blogger and really nice guy – he has helped me loads.

      Andrew
      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Want A Blog Income But Have No Time To Write? Then Cheat! =-.

  5. Oora March 28, 2010 at 5:59 pm #

    Hey Andrew, can you mail me too the more information about her, please.
    .-= Oora´s last blog ..Nilkanth Trading: Rice and Wheat.Cheap & Very High Quality. =-.

  6. Dennis Edell March 28, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

    Can you point to some samples and possibly a hint on her charges?
    .-= Dennis Edell @ Direct Sales Marketing´s last blog ..Holy Power Outage Batman, Not Again! Yep, Another Two Days Shot to Hell… =-.

    • Andrew
      Twitter:
      March 29, 2010 at 9:50 am #

      Dennis,

      Meaning you didn’t see/notice the ones Jen has already written for me?

      That’s good!

      Jen is very flexible and provides many different packages – the cost really depends on whether you want one a month or 12.

      Andrew
      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Want A Blog Income But Have No Time To Write? Then Cheat! =-.

      • Dennis Edell March 29, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

        Could you mail me her info?
        .-= Dennis Edell @ Direct Sales Marketing´s last blog ..Attention Readers of all Kinds! – Multiple Articles Comin’ Atcha!! =-.

  7. Tiffany March 29, 2010 at 2:53 am #

    That’s pretty cool how well that worked out for you and Jen. It’s definitely fate. LOL. I may be looking at outsourcing some of my writing later and may just hit you up for Jen’s info in the future as you are definitely right that it’s not always easy finding qualified and dependable people to outsource to.
    .-= Tiffany @ passive income opportunities´s last undefined ..If you register your site for free at =-.

  8. Dave March 29, 2010 at 3:57 am #

    Just like any business, if you’re going to succeed, you need to put in time and effort into what you do. Blogging is just like any other business. You need to give it ample attention and create a schedule of things that must be done.

  9. ng March 29, 2010 at 6:59 am #

    Hi thanks for a good article, however what do you reccomend is the best place to social book your sites? digg? delicious?

    aslso which artcicle directory wuld you recoomend that will give me the best linking juice ( if you know what I mean, after all isnt quality better than quanty) most advice online says use Ezine , however what about infobarrel or hubpages?

    appreciate any tips of advice
    .-= ng@passportcovers´s last blog ..Do Follow Blog, Comment Luv Keyword Luv =-.

  10. chandan March 29, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    I am also thinking for hiring someone for write for my blog, but my budget is low, I can not afford $50 per post, I am searching someone on DP forum who can provide me good article with low budget.
    .-= chandan´s last blog ..10 Work from Home Money Makers =-.

    • Andrew
      Twitter:
      March 30, 2010 at 8:51 am #

      Chandan,

      I hope I didn’t confuse you…I say: “So this is simply a recommendation for a great writer who doesn’t charge $50+ per blog post (by the way she does charge more than $1).”

      I have tried the low budget ones before and what you get back is rubbish…in my experience.

      Let us know if you find someone.

      Andrew
      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Successful Internet Business Models =-.

  11. CJ March 29, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    Andrew — great idea. LOL. I’ve been trying to offer the same service over the last couple of month. Not getting a big response, glad that Jen and you have teamed up. I hope it goes well and I can figure out how to duplicate the process 🙂
    .-= CJ´s last blog ..My First Guest Blog Post =-.

  12. Andrew
    Twitter:
    March 30, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    CJ,

    A lot of it comes down to relationships and bartering.

    I can help Jen out and she can help me out.

    Andrew
    .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Successful Internet Business Models =-.

  13. Casey April 1, 2010 at 3:27 am #

    Andrew,

    Thanks for the words of wisdom and encouragement. The article you have is very essential and I learned a lot. It gave new ideas that just blossomed as I am reading your blog. I am looking forward to reading your post with new interesting topics.

  14. Rakesh Solanki April 2, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    Here you’ve mentioned quite interesting topic and i would like to know more. can you mail me some more suggestion.
    .-= Rakesh Solanki´s last blog ..How to Get Your Twitter Account Verified? =-.

  15. sewa mobil April 19, 2010 at 4:42 am #

    thank you very much for your explanations and articles provided

  16. Pera May 11, 2010 at 7:45 pm #

    You mean that someone else can write my blog posts? Well I am terrible writer and speller so you may sen proposal at my twitter profile!

  17. Jordasche Kingston August 24, 2010 at 1:55 am #

    Hi, I’m visiting via Facebook. I have been having the same problem. I do many contract jobs (marketing, paralegal, etc) from home as well as run a blog and finding the time necessary to write as much as needed is difficult. It would be so much better if I had help. Of course that costs more than I have and then of course we have the problem of boat loads of adults who can’t seem to spell one syllable connector words to save their lives. Ugh! Please e-mail me Jen’s info and I’ll see if together we can figure something out that can benefit us both. Thank you.

  18. StevenPapas
    Twitter:
    February 28, 2011 at 5:50 pm #

    It’s vital to find someone worth trusting, to outsource your work too, in order to save time and focus on more strategic issues.
    I have found two very good writers to do most of my writing work.
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