Is it Time to Hire Help for Your Blog?

Do you ever feel limited by the fact that there are only 24 hours in the day and you have to spend the majority of those hours doing things other than blogging? The truth is, there will always be more things to get done in a day than we have time to do them. And while some things can be put off or even neglected altogether, there will inevitably be a point when you’ll start to think seriously about hiring help.

If you aren’t already making the big bucks, it can be difficult to figure out if you should really hire someone to help or if you should just deal with it and do it yourself. While the right decision will vary for every person and every blog, here are a few signs that it may be time to find help.

1. You Can’t Keep Up

Ever feel like no matter how hard you try, you simply can’t keep up with all of the things you have to do to keep your blog up and running? While the first step you’ll want to take is to scale back, simplify and get rid of any distractions or non-essentials, if you STILL can’t keep up with everything, it may be time to hire help.

2. You Have Tasks You Don’t Know How to Do

While you can learn just about anything you really need to know by searching our website, asking in our Facebook group or Googling your question, sometimes it pays not to know. All of the time you spend researching tasks is time you DON’T spend on things that will make you money.

Ask yourself: Is this something I really have to know how to do? How difficult would it be to hire someone else to do it?

For example, when I very first moved from Blogger to WordPress, I could NOT figure out how to get WordPress installed for the life of me. I tried for four days before I finally gave up and hired someone on Fiverr. Two hours and five bucks later, everything was up and ready to go. Best decision ever.

3. You Have Tasks You Aren’t Very Good At

You may not know this, but of the three of us running this site, we are all good at very different things. That’s why, when I needed a printable to offer for my subscriber freebie on my main site, Equipping Godly Women, I didn’t even try to do it myself. It would have taken me FOREVER, and it would have looked like crap. (seriously)

Instead, I hired Bren to make it for me. She did an AMAZING job, and she saved me a ton of time. Plus, because I didn’t have to deal with it myself, my schedule was freed up to attend to more enjoyable (and better paying) tasks.

4. You Need More Time to Focus on Bigger Projects

It should come as no surprise, but not all blogging tasks are created equal. Some tasks so quick and easy that nearly anyone could do them, while others are much more complicated and require your personal touch. By hiring someone to take care of all of the pesky little tasks that need to get done but that don’t really require you to be the one who does them, you will have much more time for the important tasks and projects that do require your attention.

5. You are Ready to Invest in Your Blog

While taking the do-it-yourself method can work well for a while, if you treat your blog like a business instead of a hobby, eventually there will come a point when you have to start investing if you want to grow. When this time comes, hiring help is a great way to invest. Just think of all of the great things you’ll finally be able to do that you were never able to before!

Have you ever hired help for your blog before? Do you think you’ll consider it anytime soon?

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