For many blog and website owners, being able to delegate out certain tasks to others is essential for running a successful site. One such task that many like to hand over to others is the task of blogging or online content writing.
Being able to find the right blogger(s) for your site is important, but it also tends to be a time consuming one.
The Usual Way For Finding A Blogger
When most website owners want to start their search for bloggers, they tend to do the following:
- Post a job ad on a site like Craigslist, ProBlogger, or BloggingPro
- Wait for the applications that will come spilling in
- Filter through the hundreds of applications (which takes literally hours upon hours) to find the few who may fit the bill
- Correspond with the few that you’ve selected (even more hours spent in this endeavor) for a test post
- Hopefully find the one(s) who can start writing top-notch content for your site
This is the way that most go about looking for the perfect writer, but more often than not, you’re going to be wasting your time as you filter through bad applications before you get to the good stuff. It can be a long and frustrating journey, but some think it is the only way to find good writers.
I tend to disagree. Though I think top sites like ProBlogger and BloggingPro are truly amazing (I honestly love them), there is a much easier and less time consuming way to get to the good stuff first — and by stuff, I mean writers.
The Unorthodox (and Better) Way To Find A Blogger For Your Site
So just what is this little known secret to finding all those great writers? Well, actually, there are two, but let’s start out with number one.
Search Top Blogs That Relate To Your Site
One of the best ways to find a great writer is to start your hunt by looking through blogs that relate to what your blog is about. Many other blog owners have already done the heavy lifting and found bloggers who can write well about your niche of choice.
Sure, it’s going to take some time before you find someone who is a blogger for hire, but at least you’ve started your search with the cream of the crop. By using this method when searching for a blogger, you’ll be able to start the application process yourself and you’ll only be spending time looking over candidates that are worth your consideration.
There is also the chance that you’re going to pay a little bit more for a writer that has established himself online, but it’s generally well worth the extra moo-lah.
Consider People You Actually Know
You’d be surprised of how many great writers you may have in your phone book. In fact, the best blogger for your site may be a simple phone call away. Do you have a friend in college who is majoring in English and could use a bit of extra cash? What about someone that you worked with in the past? a sibling? your accountant? (For me, it was one of my best friends.)
If you dig deep enough, you could just land yourself a goldmine writer that you can work with face to face. So before you spend time and money on a Job Ad site, why not start your search elsewhere?