When you’re first getting started with building a blog or website there are many challenges that you will need to overcome in order to find success. In most cases learning new skills are required in order to overcome these challenges. As with most things, it takes time to master new talents. But extra time is something that many people don’t have. I’m sure that you’re not excluded from this. So what can you do to overcome these challenges when you don’t have extra time to learn new skills?
One answer that comes to mind is hiring someone to help you. That’s an obvious solution. But if you’re like many of the people who share your interests with blogging or website development, then investing money into your project isn’t an option. Many people turn to the Internet for alternative solutions towards generating income. In most cases there simply isn’t a budget for hired help.
So what can you do when you don’t have extra time to learn new skills or extra money to hire help? An idea that you might find helpful would be to exchange services with other people. This is something that I do frequently. First, you must identify the skills that you have and then identify the things that you need help with. Often I ask people to help me with writing. In exchange for someone’s writing services I usually offer to help with programming, graphic design or web building. You might wonder why I would ask for help with writing since I am capable of doing that myself. I’m an author here on this blog, so why would I need help with writing?
In my case the reason is because of time. It takes me a long time to formulate my thoughts into words. In fact, it takes much longer than it would compared to creating a graphic or website template. The people I help don’t know how to create graphics or website templates. They are, however, excellent writers. And fast ones too! So the exchange works perfectly. I help them by doing something I am really good at and they help me doing something they are really good at. The result ends successfully for both myself and the person I am helping.
After reading this, think about some things that you can do to help others. The things that you’re good at doing, other people might not know how to do. The things that they are good at, you might not know how to do. Start things off by sending an email to your friends and let them know about a few things you need help with. Mention that you want to coordinate with them and help them in exchange for helping you. Tell them about the skills you have, and ask them to list out a few things that they would like your help with in return. You will be amazed with the responses and with how much you can get done when you involve other people in your project. The great part about this is while you’re working to achieve success, you’re also helping your friends do the same.