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Do you have Do It All Yourself Syndrome, otherwise known as DIAYS? It’s a serious condition, especially for food bloggers because with an ever-expanding list of things on our “to do” lists, DIAYS can lead to serious burnout seriously fast. And do you know what happens after burnout? Quitting. And no one wants to see that happen, including your readers (and me)! That’s why today I’m talking with Taylor Kiser about Building a Virtual Team to Grow Your Blog. Take a listen!
Today’s guest, Taylor Kiser of the site Food Faith Fitness, is here talking about work-life balance, and particularly building a virtual team to grow your blog. Taylor knows this from personal experience because as her blog has grown, she found her workload increasing to the point of being overwhelming. It was eating into her person time, including time with her husband. So she got proactive and found some creative (and affordable) ways of hiring people to help her out.
We also talk about why Taylor created her blog, the support she experienced from her husband, and the reason behind her focus on fitness and healthy food recipes.
If you’ve been wondering about growing your own virtual team, or even just how its done, you’ll love today’s interview with Taylor!
Our goal at ChoppedCon is to help you be your best. We hope these tips on building a virtual team to grown your blog with Taylor Kiser is helpful to the important work you’re doing every day!
Now, go forth and Be Your Best You!If you spend your time creating great content, people will come. — @foodfaithfit #choppedcon Click To Tweet You pay someone...it makes you feel like you have to go out there and put your big girl panties on. — @foodfaithfit Click To Tweet If you can't do everything, don't expect one VA can do everything. @foodfaithfit Click To Tweet
Taylor’s Advice on starting out as a food blogger:You don't need to be pro overnight. Give yourself time to enjoy life and enjoy blogging. — @foodfaithfit Click To Tweet
Featured Content – Building A Virtual Team to Grow Your Blog
Here are some of the highlights of my discussion with Taylor, where we discuss:
- Learn about why Taylor started her food blog
- Taylor talks about her food photography and how she learned her dark and moody style of shooting
- We talk about Taylor’s eating disorder and how that helped her learn to focus on a healthy attitude toward food
- Taylor talks about her supportive husband and how he encouraged her to to pursue her blog
- Taylor shares the kinds of roles she’s hired for to help support her on her blog
- Taylor also describes the resources she’s used to help hire people who support her on her blog
- Taylor talks about the process she uses to create posts for her site
This episode includes references to some resources you might find interesting. Here they are:
- Learn more about today’s guest, Taylor Kiser with her site, Food Faith Fitness
- Why not give Sally a shout-out on Twitter and Instagram to say thanks for the Chopped Podcast interview!
- Ahology features Taylor Kiser photos. And speaking of Taylor’s photos, check out her Food Photography Workbook.
- Taylor talks about these services for hiring staff: UpWork
- She uses ScreenCast OMatic to create training tutorials for her team
- Related Episode: Check out this episode featuring Traci York talking about Work-Life Balance for Food Bloggers
- A shoutout to Elaine of Flavour and Savour for her post related to my intro on the topic of Food Bloggers and Food Waste. I’m glad to see others care about this topic too!
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- Production, music, graphic art & sound design by Shawn Beelman
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