Building a successful blog takes a lot of work. It can take you months or even years of full-time work to grow your blog into a profitable venture. You may not have the time you need to invest to make your blog successful, or you may want to see results much faster. Outsourcing some of your blog tasks may be the solution.
Outsourcing blog tasks can help you to save time and to get results faster. You can essentially outsource every single tasks associated with your blog — if you have the budget to do so. However, if you want to focus your efforts on what will have the most impact, here are some of the top tasks you can outsource on your blog to help you save time and get results faster:
Writing Blog Posts
Easily the most time-consuming aspect of running a blog is to write the posts. There are dozens of sites that can connect you with freelance writers who will write these posts for you for anywhere from $5 per post to over $100 a post. Of course, you get what you pay for, so the more you invest, the more quality you can expect to get from the posts.
If yours is a personal blog, you shouldn’t outsource the writing. However, if you run a information blog (which most are), you can get anyone who’s qualified to write the content. Your only limitation may be your budget, as the cost can quickly add up — especially if you post several times a week or more.
You can easily buy photos from Shutterstock or another online database, but this option can get expensive (and it can be time-consuming). You can save money and time by hiring a virtual assistant to source free or low-cost photos for you. You can hire a virtual assistant for as little as $2 an hour in some cases, so this can be an easy, low-cost solution for you.
Social Media Management
Social media management can take up a large portion of your time — and it’s only multiplied for each profile you have to create. You can hire a virtual assistant to manage your profiles, including posting status updates, sharing photos and other media, growing followers and managing comments.
It’s best to find someone who understands how social media marketing works and what strategies are most effective. Therefore, you should expect to pay a little more here. However, it will quickly pay off in the time you save and the results you see with social media leads.
Link building is one of the most important things you can do to grow your blog. Quality links such as guest posts, press releases, and organic links to content can help you grow your page rank quickly and get the traffic you need to make your blog successful.
Link building also takes a lot of work. You can hire someone to dedicate their time to this instead, helping you get the links you need much more quickly. However, you should expect to pay a lot of money for this service — that is if you expect to also get real quality links.
Blog and Forum Commenting
If you can’t afford to hire someone to build the high-target links, you can still get good link juice by getting someone to comment on blogs and forums. It’s important that whoever you hire knows how to leave quality comments and knows how to identify high-quality blogs and forums for this opportunity. Make sure you hire someone with the knowledge and reputation to give you the results you need.
Outsourcing is a great way to save yourself time and to get results for your blog more quickly. If you are working on a limited budget, you can choose from some of these top tasks to get the most impact for your investment.
Do you outsource tasks for your blog? Tell us what you outsource and how it helps you in the comments!
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