So you’ve kinda got this blogging thing down? You’re getting business and getting busy? Here are a list of useful services, most free, that can help cut down your time on the back end. At the end of the post I share my experience with hiring an assistant and intern.
1. Grammarly.com – Check your grammar
using keyword services. Google keywords is the most popular. These services usually
charge a fee. Word stream gives you 30 free searches before it charges if you
ever want to see topics most searched for your title or are looking for top
searched variations for blog post ideas.
you! I use it and I love it. It can like and comment for you. I recommend
starting slow and still engaging on posts. If Instagram senses you are using a
“bot” they can block you for temporary times. I’ve been using it but
still am on an hour every day talking to my followers.
platform. You can schedule multiple posts from this! This is helpful if you
will be out of town or have the posts for the next week and would like to have
it planned out.
for your instagram.
specifically for Instagram like hootsuite but only for Instagram.
schedule your posts. It also shows some basic analytics.
and a bunch of other handy tools. I currently it and love it. It can help you
get pins pinned and encourage followers. You can also schedule posts.
your boards up to date and clean. It can find broken links and help clean up
your boards so all your content is useable.
Hiring Employees & Help
Interns – Hiring an intern is super fun because you have the opportunity to share your hard earned knowledge to someone who is dying to hear it! They’re so excited that most interns will work for free to learn from you. So a plus of hiring an intern is you may not have to pay them. the downside is you will have to invest time to teach them.
Assistants – Hiring an assistant has the advantage that you will be able to find someone who has the skills you are looking for. Though you will have to train them, it shouldn’t be weeks long. Pay scale for an assistant ranges from $8-$25 an hour depending on the business and tasks.
Virtual Assistants – A virtual assistant is someone usually contracted through a service or a self-employee individual who works from home helping your business. You can find them through online services.