Blogging is one of the best ways for people to start a business of their own from home. However at the same time it can be full of very time consuming tasks as well.
Starting a blog is easy enough. All you need is a domain name, hosting and a simple installation of WordPress, which is the free software that powers the majority of blogs on the internet.
The business of blogging is where things get more complicating and busy. Anyone can start a blog, but creating a successful authority blog not only takes time and effort, but a basic understanding of how link building and the search engines work as well.
Below are a few of the best processes that bloggers can outsource to not only save time, but focus their efforts on what matters most.
Finding freelance writers who can provide you with quality content is one of the best ways to spend your money to make up for a very time consuming task. Through microjob sites like odesk, elance or textbroker, you can hire writers from around the world to write content for your site. All you need to do is provide them with the title of your article, a few keywords and how many words you would like in each article. Most of these jobs are paid on a per word basis.
Just as important as your content, getting incoming links to your site is the life blood for getting people to your site. Google loves to see quality links coming to your site, but if you are hoping to get links naturally, this method may take weeks, months or never even happen! At some point you will need to focus some time and effort on link building. Guest blogging is an excellent way to gain backlinks and there are plenty of freelancer writers and link builders who are offering these services through jobs sites. You can pay people to write content for your site or specifically for link building, then they will use their content to post on others sites and link back to yours.
Creating a Viral Buzz for Your Blog
In addition to creating quality content and getting incoming links, a great way to combine both of these efforts is through social networks and creating viral content. The best content out there is stuff that people like to share with their friends. This can be anything from infographics, top article lists or even how-to guides. The bottom line is, some people are better at creating this type of content then others, and this is just one of the many other services that can be outsourced.
What Can You Outsource and Grow Your Blog in the Process?
Everyone wants to have a successful blog, but not everyone is great at being the jack of all trades. Don’t sacrifice hours of your valuable time to write content when you can find others to do it for you. The same holds true for link building and many other ideas that can be outsourced.
Be sure to take the time to look at your blog, what is taking up the majority of your time and if there are any processes that you can start outsourcing.