10 Signs You Should Invest in a Blog Writing Service
You’ve heard it a thousand times over – content is king. Diligently you tap away at the keyboard, always aiming to write engaging content that will have your readers coming back for more. You know the importance of delivering quality information consistently and, like most webmasters, you wish you had more time and an endless array of amazing article ideas always at the ready!
Sure, guest bloggers might have added value to your blog from time to time, however, it’s you your audience trust and want to hear from the most. In fact you’ve probably seen the fruits of your good labor by way of increasing traffic, a growing tribe and perhaps you’ve even caught a glimpse of your site’s untapped potential – if only you could write more!
Publishing great content on a regular basis can be an extremely difficult challenge that sees most bloggers needing to hire outside help at some point in their blogging career. Here are ten signs it’s time you invested in a blog writing service:
1. Time Warp
Your regular schedule of publishing great content every few days has suddenly morphed into a ten-day hiatus. Rest assured, your regular readers hear the distinct sound of crickets and they’re beginning to wonder if you’re ever coming back. This is a sure fire way to lose momentum, not only with your own writing but also with keeping your followers engaged.
2. Drawing a Blank
Lately, despite all your best efforts, you’ve been drawing a blank when trying to come up with article ideas. After days of false starts you finally decide there is nothing left to say that hasn’t already been said and all hope is lost. The ideas are there, it’s just that they’re buried under the weight of your self-imposed blogging deadlines and the juggle of life itself.
Once upon a time you patted yourself on the back and had great pride in your fabulous articles – each one eliciting many comments and lively conversation amongst your readers. Right now though you hear your voice in your blog posts and you find it nothing short of boring. If you’re bored then there’s a pretty good chance your audience will pick up on that and eventually they’ll wander away to a more vibrant space.
You’ve got a knack for coming up with super interesting article ideas but transferring those words into a well written post takes several days to complete. If writing isn’t your strong suit then the quality and rate at which you’re publishing content could quite possibly be infuriating you, and will surely be limiting the growth of your business.
5. Nowhere to Hide
To keep up with your busy publishing schedule you’ve been choosing article topics at lightning speed, setting time limits to write your articles in and skipping your thorough editing process. You’ve hit your publishing goal whilst compromising on quality and it shows. When it comes to lazy spelling errors, uninteresting subject choices and lack of article depth there really is nowhere to hide.
6. Procrastination 101
If you’re finding time to do every task under the sun except writing your blog posts then it’s time to face up to your procrastinating ways. What good is a beautiful stock image, a killer headline or amazing new social media plugin with no content to support it? If you are drawn to other areas of your business then hiring a quality writer pronto is the smart move.
If you have a job at the same time as attempting to build an online presence there’s every chance you’re burning the candle at both ends. You’re likely only averaging five hours of sleep a night and when all’s said and done your productivity rate is subpar at best.
8. You’re Smart
You’ve got a knack for all things business, writing included, so you see no reason to pay someone else to write for you. That’s great but it’s also worth thinking about what other areas you can use your smarts for business growth. You never know, the wins just might outweigh the cost of outsourcing writing to a quality blog writing service.
9. Slow and Steady
You’ve established your blog all on your own and your motto now is slow and steady wins the race. You have a writing schedule, it works and you’re sticking to it. That’s great, except sometimes when you’re ‘in’ your business 24/7 you can’t see the forest for the trees. Take a step back by outsourcing your writing and gain a different perspective than the one you see every day tapping away at your keyboard.
10. Burnt Out
If you’ve poured everything into your web business and worked yourself to the bone then being burnt out should come as no surprise. It happens to the best of us: all that’s left to do is slow down; take a moment and then hire in the help. That way you can recuperate and get ready to take your business to the next level.
If you’re seeing yourself in all or even some of the above ten signs then it’s time to seriously consider engaging professional writers to help you grow your business. Once you do, you can focus your own writing on quality over quantity. Not only that, you’ll have time to develop other parts of your business to deliver even greater value to your readers. Now that’s always worth investing in!
About the Author: Matt Ahlgren is an Australian blogger and internet marketer.
8 Responses to “10 Signs You Should Invest in a Blog Writing Service”
I learn a lot from this article, thanks for sharing , this is a really good tips and good strategies to apply writing service.
Interesting points. I do think that the best person to manage a business blog especially is someone at the heart of the business, but it is not always possible! If that is the case then bringing someone in to write blog content is something to consider.
I write for clients who understand #8 well. These are successful folks who are smart, because they’d rather leverage their time and presence by paying me to write for them. Easy. My clients are generally busy, full time 9-5 folks who’re geared toward doing the full time blogging bit.
Why stress over content when you can pay sometime, to promote your peace of mind and to free up your time?
It just makes sense. If you have a love for blogging, you may just knife through tough times and churn out your own content. No need to outsource in this case. But stressed out, time-strapped bloggers do themselves no favors by forcing out posts. Take care of your blog. Take care of your brand.
Hire a freelance writer. Let them handle your writing for you.
Thanks much Matt. A smart argument for hiring a blogging service here.
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Thanks for your article about writing services. Do you have any ideas regarding which ones are better than others?
Thanks for the clean-cut idea about writing service. This will help to get more visitor attention as well as increase blog revenue.
Thank you for the great post! I’m the first to tell my clients, if you have the time and you’re willing to put in the work, manage your own blog. Often times clients come to me when they have tried to manage their own blogs, but they procrastinate, they are burnt out, or they just don’t have the time.
It’s such a small investment to hire a blog writing service (depending on the service) and the return is so great. It’s better to outsource your blog to professionals who can give your blog the attention and dedication it needs to thrive.
Thank you for your clear directions forward and your encouraging affirmations. It is a good way to improve our audience and engagement with our readers. I’ll surely give them a try.
Matt here, author of this post. Keen to get people’s opinion on how to choose the best blog writing service, personal experiences, what to look for, what to avoid etc.
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