Alright everyone I plan on adding a second guest reviewer on my blog. She is a longtime frien and mother of two young children. Shes a great writer and I thought it would be a great way to bring some product reviews to my blog for items that are outside of mine and my sons niche. I just wanted some advice on the best way to go about doing this. Do i need to have her create her own account on websites that sponsor reviews or whats the easiest way about doing this? Shes also going to be doing some guest posting for me which im really excited about and i just want to make the transition as easy as possible.
Thanks for any and all advice in advance.
Oy...this is a tough one.
I did this once and it ruined our friendship. I wouldn't do it but if you do go ahead then yes, she should have all her own separate accounts, so that there is no confusion. I also would not give her your passwords, set her up as an admin on your blog using her own credentials.
I have my Mom and 2 sisters as writers on my site. I am the admin and they have writer accounts so they cannot move things on the blog just publish posts. I have a "site" account for many places and apply for stuff for each of us that fits. If we all had separate accounts we might accidentally all apply for the same things to one site. It made me take on more work to include them but it has paid off since they can post on days I am busy and review and host giveaways for items I might not for my demographics. I have made a list of who deals with which groups and PR companies so we keep things organized. Also discuss up front things like profit on ads and paid posts so there is no confusion. Its almost like taking on employees to have a full time writer on your site but can be mutually beneficial.
Can you explain how the "site" account for places works? Thats what im trying to figure out. I really trust her and am really excited about her becoming part of the blog so i really dont have worries. As of right now im not doing any paid posts only reviews and giveaways and day to day life stuff.
PS Thank you a bunch for the help!