Outsource Blog Tasks to Save Time and Boost Productivity

Do you ever wish you could clone yourself when you are behind on your blog work?

With 2 of you, think of everything you could get done on your blog!

All those blogging tasks you never have time for would get done and your blog would move closer to success so much faster

Unfortunately, science hasn’t caught up with the blogosphere yet so we can’t duplicate ourselves, but there is a way to get those tasks done.

How?

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Outsourcing. Hiring someone else to handle those blog projects for you.

There are probably things you outsource in your day to day life, but you don’t think of them as outsourcing. Tasks like house cleaning, dog walking, and grocery shopping. I have someone cut my grass and it is so worth the money not to have to do it myself.

You can do the same with your blog by outsourcing some of those blogging tasks.

The Benefits of Outsourcing Blogging Tasks

When you are trying to get a lot of blogging tasks done in your small amount of free time, optimizing efficiency and maximizing productivity are necessary for success. Outsourcing gives you a solution to help you manage and grow your blog.

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Some of the benefits of outsourcing your blog tasks are:

  • Increased Productivity: Outsourcing lets you to focus on what you do best on your blog and what has priority, rather than getting bogged down by routine or technical tasks. This boosts your productivity and lets you be more consistent on your blog.
  • Access to Expertise: Outsourcing gives you the chance to access expertise and specialized skills and knowledge.
  • Scalability: As your blog grows, outsourcing lets you to scale your operations without needing to hire full-time help. You can adjust the amount of help you hire depending on the needs of your blog and your budget.
  • Diversification of Skills: Outsourcing lets you take advantage of skills that you might not have.

Blogging Tasks that can be Outsourced

There are a lot of tasks that can be outsourced

Social Media Management: Pinterest, a Facebook Page, Instagram, Tik Tok. There are a lot of platforms where bloggers can go to promote their blog and build community. But when you barely have enough time to work on your blog, it can be hard to keep an active presence other places. That’s where outsourcing your social media management to a virtual assistant or social media manager will help your blog by letting them manage your social media accounts.

Email Marketing: These days building and nurturing an email list is crucial for engaging with your audience and driving traffic to your blog and products. Outsourcing email marketing tasks such as creating newsletters and managing subscriber lists can help boost your email list.

Technical Support: There is nothing that can ruin a night of working on your blog like having a tech problem. Outsourcing your blog’s technical care lets you have someone else provide routine maintenance and be there when you are having technical issues that need to be addressed while you can relax knowing your blog is being cared for.

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Website Design: If you lack the technical skills to design your blog website, outsourcing the work to web designers or developers can ensure you have a professional-looking site that functions optimally. It can also be a great way to keep from procrastiworking on your blog design when you should be working on tasks that will move your blog forward.

Editing and Proofreading: Polish your blog posts before publishing by hiring an editor or proofreader to make sure they are free from grammar errors and typos.

Content Writing: There may come a time when you want help writing blog posts. Outsourcing the writing to freelance writers can save time by having them create engaging, well-researched posts made for your niche and audience.

Graphic Design: Outsourcing graphic design tasks such as creating custom blog post images, or social media graphics can help give your blog visual appeal and strengthen your brand identity.

SEO Optimization: You need SEO to help drive traffic to your blog, but it can be a lot to try and stay on top of. Outsourcing tasks such as keyword research, on-page optimization, and link building to an SEO expert will help you rank higher in search engine results.

Research: Writing content for your blog means doing research which can be time-consuming. Outsourcing research tasks to virtual assistants will give you the necessary information to create informative content.

Community Management: Maintaining a community like a Facebook Group is a lot of work. It means engaging with your audience on a daily basis to foster a sense of community. Outsourcing community management tasks to virtual assistants or community managers helps you build build your group by having them handle tasks like approving new members, monitoring group behavior and encouraging conversation.

Video Editing: If you produce video content for your blog or YouTube channel, outsourcing video editing tasks to a professional can help save you time and improve the quality of your videos.

Tips for Outsourcing Blogging Tasks

Outsourcing blog tasks can be a great move for bloggers who want to streamline their workflow and focus on content creation. There are some things you’ll want to consider when outsourcing to use it to it’s full advantage.

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  • Identify the right tasks to outsource.
    • Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses as a blogger.
    • Consider outsourcing tasks that are not your strengths, are time-consuming or require special skills that you may not have.
  • Be familiar enough with the task you are hiring for so you are able to determine if someone is knowledgable about the task and so you can determine the success of the task when completed.
  • Determine your budget and how much you can afford each month.
  • Consider starting small. Starting with small tasks and projects, you have a chance to gain experience with the whole outsourcing process before outsourcing larger tasks.
  • Don’t rush the hiring process.
  • Don’t hire someone just based on their fee.
  • Clearly define your goals and expectations for the tasks.
  • Determine how you will communicate with each other about the work.
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures(SOPs) for the tasks being outsourced. They will give the person you hire your process for completing the task.
  • If the person is not working out, don’t be afraid to let them go. You may have to try a few people to find the right fit.
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Where to Find Help to Hire For Outsourcing

So, where do you start finding someone to hire for your blog?

One of the first things you could do is ask for recommendations from bloggers that you know.

You could also ask in any blogging groups or communities you are in.

There are also Facebook groups for virtual assistants where you can post about the position you are trying to fill and look through the posts VAs have written to find someone.

Some members of the Mastermind group I belong to, PIPs VIP, offer some services.

No matter where you find a potential virtual assistant, take the time to review their portfolio and make sure they are the right fit for you and your blog.

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By utilizing the expertise and resources of virtual assistants, you can focus on the strategic aspects of your blog while ensuring that each aspect of your blog receives the attention it deserves. Outsourcing could be the game-changer you are looking for to take your blog to new heights.

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