3 Ways An Assistant Can Help You With Your Content Calendar

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An assistant is valuable to an Author. They depend on a VA to make sure your brand is seen online. She (or he) has to be the one behind the scenes getting sh*t done making sure everything runs smoothly for the sake of your brand or business.

You count on your assistant to share your content and promote your book on social media. And you rely on them to keep up with your website like updating your events calendar and publishing your blog posts.

But sometimes things don’t work out that way. When you’re too busy to write content for your blog what do you do?

How An Author’s Assistant Can Help You With Your Content Calendar

I work with some fabulous ladies who in addition to being an author, have full-time careers. Their busy schedule takes up a lot of their time and that leaves them little time to write content for their blog.

So I’ve had to resort to a little creativity in order to keep the blog posts coming.

Here are some ways to help your clients thrive online when they’re careers keep them too busy to write content for their blog.

Share Blog Post Ideas

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Sometimes all it takes is an idea or two to spark a blog post. If you’re having a hard time coming up with topics to write about, meet with your assistant to come up with a list of blog posts ideas – maybe that will inspire a new post or two.

An Author’s Assistant Can Write Content For Your Blog

If your assistant is familiar with your genre/niche, they can keep your blog calendar full by writing content for your blog.

Ask your assistant to send you a draft and see if you have anything to add. Your never know if that can spark another blog post.

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Repurpose Old Blog Posts

Another way an Author’s assistant can keep your blog calendar full is by repurposing older content.

I like to go back a couple years and update old posts with fresh content and new graphics. And every now and then I’ll change up the format altogether.

Since most people prefer videos, I’ll take an old blog post and turn it into a video with the Lumen5* tool. If you’re interested in this tool, check out my tutorial that shows you how to create videos from a blog post.

Wrapping Up

So those are the ways an Author’s assistant can help you with your content calendar when you’re too busy to write content for your blog. Remember, share your ideas, they can write content for you and repurpose older blog posts.

I hope you found this post helpful. If you’re looking for an assistant to help you with your blog content, I am available to help! Contact me so we can discuss an affordable plan for you.

And if you did, please share it on social media. Got anything to add to this post? Share it in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading!

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about cori

I help authors save time by taking care of tasks like social media, bookkeeping, and promotional work. In other words, I’m the girl behinds the scenes getting things done while you focus on what you do best: writing!

I have over five years of experience as a virtual assistant, and I’ve worked with Wise Ink Authors since 2017. I understand the challenges and demands of being an author, so I’m here to help you manage your time and meet your deadlines.

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  1. Margaret says:

    Great tips on how to become an invaluable VA! Repurposing the old material is one of the best ways to keep driving traffic.

    • Cori says:

      Hi Margaret,

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this post! I agree with you about repurposing old material being one of the best ways to drive traffic – and the easiest! 🙂

      Thanks for coming by to read this post and for your comment. 🙂

      Happy hump day!
      Cori

  2. These are such great ideas! I particularly like the thought of putting a post in video form; I’m going to have to try this with my material 🙂

    • Cori says:

      Thanks Bennett! Check out Lumen5, you’ll definitely like this tool for turning your blog posts into videos! 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting. Have a great rest of the day and week. 🙂

      Cori

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