I have been working diligently on spending my time online wisely. I want to make sure that I do all I can to make my blog grow, but yet I want to have more of a family connection as much as possible too. That means, that if I want to take advantage of some great blogging promotion opportunities I need to schedule my blogging time management a bit more wisely. One of those ways is to get a virtual assistant on board with helping me with all the behind the scenes activities involved in professional blogging.
I was asked, “How do I find a virtual assistant?” Prior to this past summer that answer would have been easy… ME. However, after taking a summer of trying to do nothing but virtual assistant work and little bit of blogging. I found out that my passion and true gifts do really belong in blogging.
Now if you’re a seasoned blogger, honestly I would suggest offering to teach a newbie blogger to do the things you do in exchange for them actually doing the work to promote your blog. This is basically an intern agreement. Granted it will take you time to teach the person wanting to learn it all the different tasks, but once you do teach them, they can be a very vital part of your success. Plus this same person can become a tribe mate member with you later on, and together you both work together to grow both of your blogs. You can also advertise on your blog that you’re looking for a virtual assistant to work with you.
If you don’t want to take the time to teach someone something, and you just want them to be able to dig right into working for you. Then I would suggest checking out some of the Facebook groups that have VA’s seeking work based off of what they can do.
Some of my top favorite Facebook VA groups:
There are places in the blogging forums that I’ve mentioned a time or two at least that have sections for bloggers to advertise that they do virtual assistant work too.
You can also check on Twitter using the hashtag #virtualassistant. There are even Twitter parties on Thursday 8-9pm and Monday 1-2 PM.
— Virtual Angels (@virtualangels_) September 1, 2014
Those are my top suggestions on how to gain an assistant with your blogging career.
There are some big blogging events coming up online that I’m super excited about. The first one is #WritingDay on September 6th, 2014. This is just a day where you dedicate 1-3 hours of your day to writing and then you jump into the Google hangout and other forms of promotion in sharing what you’re working on.
The next event is throughout the month of October is The Blogathon Games. This is event is where you can gain points and prizes for doing things that will help you and your blog group. Plus I love all of the Blog-A-Thon group members I’ve met through the years.
What blogging event are you wanting to be a part of that having a virtual assistant on hand would allow you to do it?
P.S. If you have a blogging question that you would like answered in one of my #TidbitsThursday posts please feel free to email me it @ [email protected].