I just had an idea and wanted to get some feedback on it...
Basically, I am starting a project in which I am outsourcing almost every aspect of creating a white hat income generating blog. (I will contribute only 5-6 hours per month)
I don't mean outsourcing with Fiverr gigs and automated spammy link building. I mean a legitimate blog, with legitimate articles, and legitimate link building.
Here's the plan:
There are two activities that I find are the most effective in growing a site REALLY quickly:
1) Posting quality content
2) Posting quality guest posts
You may agree or disagree but this is what works for ME. That's why I am going to use these activities as the crucial aspects to outsource.
Outsourcing Quality Content
This shouldn't be too hard. I am going to hire a quality writer to write quality content at $12 per 800 word article.
I will be doing the keyword research (this and site maintenance will be the 5-6 hours a month I put in) and sending a list of titles. The rest of the process will be handled by the writer (create the article, add images, post on wordpress)
This should take content out of my hands.
Link Building on Autopilot
Guest posting is a bit harder to outsource but I think I have a solution:
Hire a VA to research sites that guest post and reach out to them. Then, have my writer send posts for guest posting to my VA. My VA then manages the placement.
Essentially, this should put guest posting (link building) out of my hands.
This means my monthly tasks will be limited to:
Answering Emails (probably could have my VA do this anyway)
Generating Keywords (takes me 3-4 hours to generate 7-10 good keywords)
Site Maintenance (shouldn't be much)
Managing VA and Writer (making sure everything is flowing)
I am sure you are wondering how much this will cost. I make about $300.00 per month on one of my spammy sites in the same niche, so I am going to use this sites income as re-investment into this project. Thus:
Total Monthly Budget = $300
I plan to spend:
$240.00 on 20 pieces of content per month (15 for blog 5 for guest posting)
$60.00 per month for a virtual assistant for guest post outreach (30 hours at $2.00/hour)
My goal is to turn this $300.00/month investment into $2000.00 per month in about 6 months. I am very confident that I will succeed.
I like the fact that I will not be responsible for the writing because I think this has been a hinderance on my success in many projects.
In this case, as long as I keep re-investing, the site should grow.
I am sure you all have some opinions/questions/thoughts on this and I would love to hear them...