Ask Rebecca: How Do I Know What My Readers Want Me to Blog About?

ask rebecca how do I know what my blog readers want

As part of my email autoresponder series, I have a few emails that encourage people to respond to me in some way. One of the emails has the subject line, “Got Questions?” In it, I encourage my the recipients of the email to ask me any question, and if they do so within 24 hours,…

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When Hiring Help for Your Blog Should You Go Through an Agency?

pros and cons to using an agency to hire help for your blog

In a previous post I wrote about the pros and cons of hiring help from your blog in the Philippians or the U.S. Perhaps by now you’ve made the decision to hire U.S. based team members, or maybe you think that you’re better off hiring people overseas. You may even, like me, want to do…

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Pros and Cons of Hiring Overseas & U.S. Help for Your Blog

pros and cons to using an agency to hire help for your blog

When it comes to hiring help for your blog, should you outsource to the Philippines or hire someone from the U.S.? Many bloggers choose to hire help from countries such as the Philippines. That can be a really great option, for a couple of reasons, with the most often cited reason being price. No doubt…

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Why Every Blogger Should Belong to a Mastermind Group

Why Every Blogger Should Belong to a Mastermind Group

Have you ever considered joining a mastermind group? I’m in two mastermind groups, and those two groups have helped me with my blog and business more than any investment I’ve made. In case you’re unfamiliar with mastermind groups, quite simply, they are groups of two or more people that pool their knowledge and resources, and…

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Setting an Outsourcing Budget for Your Blog

budget for your blog

In previous posts I wrote about the importance of hiring help for your blog, and the high cost of doing everything yourself. If you’re convinced that you need to hire help for your blog, the next thing you need to determine is how much to spend on outsourcing. In this post, I provide tips on…

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Are You Drifting or Driven?

goals for the new year

Over the past week I watched two videos by Michael Hyatt that really challenged me. Here are a few of my thoughts on them, along with links to the videos in case you want to watch them yourself. Video 1: Design Your Life Michael really nailed it when it said something along the lines of,…

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The High Cost of Doing Everything for Your Blog Yourself

hire help for your blog

In my book, Blogger’s Quick Guide to Working with a Team I mentioned that one of the common reasons bloggers have for not building a team is the concern over how much it will cost. Trust me, I hear you on that one! I’m a solopreneur, which is pretty much the exact opposite of being a…

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Why You Should Hire Help for Your Blog

why you should hire help for your blog

As a professional content creator, I feel at home when I’m creating content. Because of that, I create most of the content for my blog myself, and yet even I realize the value of hiring help for my blog. Let’s face it; blogging is a LOT of work. And most bloggers aren’t sitting around wishing…

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My Book Editing and Proofreading Process: Tips for Self-Editing Your Book

how to self-edit your book

I recently chatted with a fellow independent author about the sometimes high cost of self-publishing. Editing is one of the most expensive aspects of self-publishing, for good reason. I’ve done a lot of editing myself, and it not only requires a high level of skill, but it also takes a lot of focused time. There’s…

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How Technology Can Boost Blogging Productivity

How Technology Can Boost Blogging Productivity

Technology can be a big time suck. You sit down at your computer to write, and before you know it, you’re reading email, or watching videos on Facebook. The great news is, when used correctly, technology can also be used to increase your productivity. Here are some of the ways that you can use technology…

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