So, you’ve reached a point in your blog where you can’t personally handle it all anymore, and you’re ready to hire someone to help. Where to start? Should you hire a virtual assistant? An daily employee? Someone to oversee a specific project?
Here are some helpful things to think about as you make the big decision to hire someone:
First, start making a list of what specifically you’d like help with: if you want help creating content, define what types of content you’d be willing to let someone else write.
If you want help with emails, define which types of emails you would want someone else to handle, and which ones you’d still want to respond to personally. If you’re looking for help with advertising sales, decide how much control you want to maintain – do you want to personally approve every ad, or can you relinquish full control to an advertising manager?
Answering all of these questions will help you know what type of person you need to hire, and what type of employment you’ll need to set up, which is what we’ll talk about tomorrow.
Make your list over the course of a few weeks, writing down tasks that someone else could do for you as you think of them, and clearly defining what types of things you can outsource. You may find that you’re not willing to give up doing certain things yourself, which is fine – you just want to know exactly what you think you are comfortable with someone else doing before you start looking for someone to hire.
Tomorrow, we’ll talk about the different types of employment arrangements and the pros and cons of each setup.
Carrie Isaac is definitely not an accountant or attorney, and doesn’t even pretend to play one online! She’s sharing from her personal experience with her business, Colorado Bargains LLC. Find her (and her assistants) blogging at Denver Bargains and Colorado Springs Bargains!