When you’re a blogger, there are so many different hats that you wear. Whether you blog as a hobby, or it’s your full-time job, you can often find yourself carrying out admin, finance, marketing, and even sales roles. But, you soon learn how to handle each different area, especially when you get a lot more experience at doing it. However, not every area of blogging can be easy to get the hang of. You might love writing and photography, but you don’t always find it easy when it comes to the techie side of things. So, is it time to reach out for a bit of help?
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Even when you’ve been blogging for years, you can often find it super hard to get the hang of web design. It’s just one of those things that aren't for everyone. Even if you’ve been able to implement a basic template on your blog, that could often be as far as you can take it. So, you might want to think about working with a web design company or even a graphic designer to help you with your content production and the look of your blog overall.
Then there’s also your site’s SEO to think about. Although it isn’t overly techie in nature, you may struggle to understand the right ways to ensure that your SEO is where it should be. Or, you may find that you just don’t have time to dedicate to it. There’s also the need to keep up with all of the developments and changes that happen in the SEO world. So, you may want to work with a consultant or company that can take the task off of your hands.
Then there’s also your site's development. This could definitely be something that only comes into play when your blog is big, and you’re working with self-hosting and a site that’s based on something like WordPress. Either way, you might find that somewhere like Stackify.com can help you with article content and advice. Otherwise, you might want to think about taking up a contract with a developer to help you run your site.
Not everyone loves to code. In fact, it’s often a required taste because it can be complex. But, you can often need it to fix issues with your blog, tweak your design, or of course, deal with the development. It might be something you leave to your developer or web design company, but learning to code could also come in handy if you want to be able to set minor issues straight and save yourself a bit of money.
And finally, there’s also eCommerce. Although it may not be something that your blog deals with yet, it can be a great plugin option should you wish to sell a product or service. But, the backend of eCommerce can be quite complex, so you may be interested in working with a specialist eCommerce company that can run it for you.