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.
…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.