Many people start blogging as nothing more than a hobby, so when it becomes a business, it is easy for a blogger to become overwhelmed. As is the case with any other business, there is a lot to think about and juggle. So, if you are starting to find things a bit overwhelming, knowing when to hire an assistant for your blog can be helpful.
But when is the right time to do so? If you are considering hiring one, chances are it is the right time for you. However, there are signs that it is time to hire a little help. Below are a few moments when you should consider hiring an assistant.
You are starting to see your posts as chores, not as something you feel inspired to wake up and write. Or maybe you still love blogging, but you just can’t think of what to blog about. An assistant can help you with this. You can ask your assistant to research other blogs in your niche to generate potential topics, or you can assign topics to your assistant and have him or her help with the writing.
Interacting with your readership base is incredibly important. However, the more successful you become, the more time consuming it is. You can assign this task to your assistant, but make sure you set clear guidelines for what communication with readers should and should not look like.
Sometimes bloggers love to blog but really struggle with keeping up their presence on social media. If you are all about the blogging, and not so much about the Facebooking, Tweeting, and Pinning, ask your assistant to take care of it. Just make sure he or she is experienced with social media marketing.
The easiest way to find an assistant is to post advertisements on freelancing platforms. It is easy to find qualified virtual assistants that will not break the bank with their hourly rate.