Around noon, now that I have had a chance to assess my sites and make sue there are no emergency issues, I’ll reach out to my freelance writers or virtual assistants to either check on the status of previously ordered work and assign them any new articles or projects that I have.
Having low cost (yet relaible) freelance assistants is crucial to the success of most bloggers. I have actually been considering hiring some new help, as my team is extremely lean for the amount of content that we produce, but I decide to put a pin in this for now.
Today I receive 2 completed articles and a bunch of custom designed images from my team.
I have 2 more posts that only require a few minutes of last minute formatting before also being able to be published.
This is fairly typical in terms of my content velocity. I try to add at least 4 new articles from freelance writers in the first part of the day.
These are usually split across 4 sites, so that’s about one article per day per site.
Today I also have a quick research project for my virtual assistant. Basically, I need her to identify several affiliate partners for a new affiliate program I am applying to.
Basically, I need her to help me reverse engineer the approval process for this affiliate program. That way, when I apply later, I can present them some page level data relative to their existing affiliates, demonstrating why I have a higher earning potential for this subscription software program.
Most affiliate programs can be accessed through one of the larger affiliate networks like Impact Radius, PartnerStack, or Awin. These are easy as I already have most of the questions that a potential affiliate program would ask answered in a large database of templated responses.
But this particular affiliate program is by “invitation only” and so I’ll need to come a bit more prepared.
This involves a lot of data analysis and some data scraping.
In the past, I would do every role, including tasks like these. But now that my sites generate cash and I have had some level of success, I outsource these one-off research assignments, if possible.
Even if you don’t have a team in place, freelance site like Fiverr have mad it extremely easy to order custom research projects for very reasonable prices.