Jul 14, 2017
In Episode #348, Eric and Neil discuss how to hire a blog
editor. Tune in to learn the tasks you can assign your prospective
editor. Assess as much as you can before hiring an editor such as
whether or not you they can work well with you. You’ll also find
out why Neil prefers paying a flat rate rather than an hourly
Time Stamped Show Notes:
- 00:27 – Today’s topic: How to Hire a Blog Editor
- 00:55 – Eric has used ProBlogger to hire writers and
- 01:34 – Neil evaluates a team of editors by how they streamline
- 01:39 – Editors have to think of at least 20 variations of a
- 01:48 – Make sure the content is free of lapses
- 01:54 – Editors will also reach out to other editors that
they’ve linked to through email
- 02:17 – Next is scheduling the posts in different social media
sites through Buffer
- 02:40 – A blog editor makes sure the right content will post at
the right time
- 03:00 – Blog editors need to have a process for how they get
- 03:40 – You can ask them if they can give you a sample of their
- 03:50 – Neil hires editors who are also bloggers
- 04:07 – Neil usually hires someone to work on an article—he
checks to see if they are on-time, organized and are doing a good
- 04:30 – You can also have an editor on a per post basis
- 04:40 – Neil pays a flat rate of around $750-1K a month for 3
posts per week
- 04:56 – Neil doesn’t like to pay an hourly rate
- 05:51 – Hiring in-house allows you to have more control of the
- 06:00 – That’s it for today’s episode!
3 Key Points:
- You should try out your editors first before hiring them.
- An editor should be a great writer—you can’t tweak content if
you can’t write an article yourself.
- Pay your editors depending on the content they take care of and
what you’ve agreed upon.
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next? Please let us know in the comments
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