I was speaking with Ross Goldberg about an email I received in my inbox on Wednesday from one of my Workshop members. (The Workshop is my coaching club) It was about blogs. And it turns out that Ross had received an email that asked a nearly identical question.
Here’s the one that was sent to me.
I read both e-books that you created
(for your coaching club) on the blogs
and they both made total sense, even the
technical one, however we are really
swamped and if we could outsource the
work I may be interested.
Are you able to build our blog to the
same specs as what you described in your
techie manual (i.e. WordPress, look,
add-ins functionality etc)? If yes, what
would you charge for this service?
If you can’t take this work, can you
recommend anybody? The link you had for
(the guy who charged $999) was not
working so I’m kind of out of ideas.
Thanks Mark for your consideration and I
hope to hear back from you soon!
The manuals that David is referring to are a pair of books that I wrote about blogging for marketers and distributed to my coaching club. One was all about how to set up a blog. It shows you how to…
* Install a WordPress blog in just a few minutes
* Load and use plugins (little programs that make
blogs do extra — and sometimes money-making —
* Find and Change the theme of a blog (a “Theme”
is the look of a blog, which you can change with
the click of a button)
* How to optimize the site so that search engines
rank it higher for your keywords
But even though the book makes it very easy to set up a blog, David still wanted someone else to do the work for him.
I understand why he asked that…
David KNOWS he needs a blog to further his business. It’s not that he CAN’T do the work himself, but he just doesn’t WANT to take the time to do it.
It all has to do with knowing how you want to spend your time.
I respect David for knowing that about himself, and for valuing his time the way he does.
I’ll write back to David that I may be able to help him with his blog installation, but I’m also curious about YOU.
* Do you have a blog yet?
* Do you think an ebook about how to set up your blog in just
a few minutes would be helpful to you?
* Or would you rather just find someone who can put the blog
up for you?
Whatever your answers, let me know. Simple “yes’s” and “no’s” are fine. Just go scroll down a bit and type in your answer as a comment below. No obligation, of course, if you say you want a book but later change your mind. I’m just trying to get a sense of what you need and how I can help you.
Tell me what you need now.
To Your Success,
p.s. Remember all those other questions about blogs that my readers sent in? One of them said “I see all the questions, but where are the answers?”
I’ve got ’em — they’re nearly ready for you — and I’ll be making them available to you very, very soon.