Does anybody have advice?
Last Update: May 1, 2022
Hi, all. Thank you for any advice you can give me in advance.
I started my site all about portable solar panels in April 2021 when I was out of work. I managed to produce 88 pages and blog articles in the time. As you can see from my Google analytic pic, I am starting to get some traffic.
Unfortunately, I had to go back to work in January 2022. The job I have has had a steep learning curve, and I now find myself working Monday to Friday all day and in the evenings. I have also been working at the weekends, which has left little time for working on my website.
I have not written a new post since December 2021. I want to progress the site but seem not to have the time to put into it.
I have no spare cash to hire a writer. So, does anybody have any suggestions on how I can enter into a partnership with an organization or individual to progress the site?
I understand I would need to pay them on results or even offer a permanent percentage share of my business.
Any advice or information on where to look for such an organization or individual would be appreciated.
All the best, Steve
One of Neil Patel’s tools for increasing productivity are AI writers such as Jasper (rather expensive) or ArticleForge (less expensive, less functionality but not at all bad).
If you could combine these with the other great ideas below, you’ll be back to the races in no time. If the blog you want to write is super technical and beyond the scope of an AI writer, you can still use them to do SOME of the writing or just skip them for those.
The only other option I can see is to sell the site but if it isn’t monetized yet, you may have to take a dive on the selling price and then kiss goodbye to those passive income amounts you have been working towards. 😪
All the best! I know you can do it!
Thanks for the insight, Darlene.
I will take a look at A1 writers. I don't really want to sell my site, and yes it is monetized and starting to get affiliate sales. So all in all I will find the time to continue writing blog posts.
All the best
The 2 replies you have say it all. My progress has been slow, due to the ever-present shiny object syndrome, as well as some health issues for my spouse.
You are building and growing. Try the new way of posting when you can. All posts don't have to be long.
You will always wonder if you backed off too soon.
Just my 2 cents-
Thank you, Sami
You are right don't want to be in the always wondering club. I do aim for at least 1500 words for my posts. I will still do that and if it takes a month to write it that's ok with me.
Hope you are progressing yourself
All the best Steve
Hi - as you are unable to hire a writer, and yes, they can be very expensive, then I assume you are looking for someone to provide content for free in return for a share of profits?
I think you may struggle with that, especially as your niche is quite a complex subject. You don't want anybody writing just basic, generic articles.
In fact, you would still probably have to do some keyword research to guide them as to what to write about. And then you would need to check their posts for correct factual information.
By the time you had done all that, you could probably have written it yourself!
Plus, of course, there is no guarantee that what they produce will result in earning income.
The type of partnership you are looking for relies on either both parties doing an equal share of work or already having proven income.
As Jeannine says, if you can just find the time to write even just a hundred or so words every day, then you could have a post within a couple of weeks.
I know that everybody recommends 2 or 3 posts every week for the best results, but that's not necessarily true. Just add content as and when you can, to show Google that your site is active.
Thanks, Diane again I really appreciate your help. Both yours and Jeannine's insights have given me the will to find the time. And yes the subject is complex and the information has to be factually correct. It does take longer to write a post because of that. But as you say it doesn't matter if I produce only a post per month. Google will know I am still around.
All the best Steve
I totally understand what it is like to have virtually no time in a day to create content. Unfortunately most of the options out there result in either poor content or high cost. There are places where you can get someone to write an article for $5, but it's usually just lifted from another source. Good articles can run a couple hundred dollars. Sounds like neither choice is good for you.
So how about this idea? Try setting aside just 15 minutes a day to work on a post. Most of us can find 15 minutes without messing up the rest of our schedule. Sure, it may take a week or two or three to get something done, but that's okay. These don't have to be long posts either. Just something fresh that tells Google that you're still around.
Congrats on your new job! You can make both of these things happen, I have no doubt.
Thank you, Jeannine do you know I never thought about just allocating a small amount of time to the project.
I think that would work for me because I have broken the back of writing posts already.
My PA and DA are starting to rise so as long as I keep it within reason QSR and SEO wise I can probably still keep achieving page one google slots.
All the best Steve
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You might try Fiverr (spell?) to see if you could find someone who could do some writing for you. I'm sure it's frustrating not to be able to move forward. Perhaps you can find a friend who would like to become a partner, and then could help you out a bit with the lack-of-time problem.
I hope you find a solution.
I will look into that.
All the best