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Need to Hire Managing Editors for Quips and Tips Blogs

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I need to hire a managing editor (or 7!) for my Quips and Tips blogs, but I don’t know how much to pay. I’m thinking payment per 100 page views, but I’d love your feedback…

Here’s the scoop:

For the past four years, I’ve been writing and blogging full-time — I started the Quips and Tips series of blogs.

I love my blogs (and especially love that I can make a relatively good living writing for myself!), but I recently started a full-time job as a Mentoring Coordinator for Big Brothers in Vancouver. I need a break from writing full-time…and I want to get out of the house and help people in person. This new full-time job is only temporary: I’m covering a maternity leave until August.

All that to say: I don’t want my Quips and Tips blogs to wither and die. But I don’t have time to run them — I NEVER had time to run all the blogs I started (I have 7 Quips and Tips sites, and I’d love to create more!).

Earlier this year I hired writers for Quips and Tips, but I hated the administration and editing part: approving article ideas, uploading blog posts, tracking and paying invoices…I had no time to write. That’s when I first started thinking about hiring a managing editor — and now it’s for real!

I really want and need to hire someone to manage Quips and Tips for me.

How Much Does a Quips and Tips Managing Editor Make?

I’m leaning towards a per post payment, plus payment per 100 page views. That way, the editor gets paid for both “real time” work as well as ongoing page views. It’s tangible and easy to track.

I’d also offer a byline with links at the end of every article (for both writer and editor), the editor’s photo in the footer, tweets from my Twitter account (I have over 7,500 followers and will make it my goal to have over 10,000 by Jan 1), free ebooks, and unconditional love and support.

I think each blog could handle more than one editor. Or, one editor could manage more than one blog – whichever suits his or her interests!

The managing editor has the option to write his or her own articles, but would be primarily responsible for uploading, formatting, and editing other writers’ posts. I’m thinking about giving each editor a monthly budget to spend on writers.


  • Finding writers (that’s easy – I’ll explain how I found more writers than I could handle!)
  • Uploading articles according to Quips and Tips guidelines
  • Approving comments on “own” articles
  • Sending me a monthly list of invoices (so I can pay writers via PayPal)

NOT Responsible for:

  • Updating plugins
  • Adding or changing advertisements
  • Responding to comments (unless you want to – it’s good for page views!)


  • Web editing and/or web writing experience
  • Knowledge of search engine optimization and social media techniques
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Proven ability to run own blog or website

What Do You Think?

I’d love your feedback! How much should I pay per 100 page views? Or, do you think there’s a better way to pay an editor? I don’t have a huge budget…and I know I don’t want to pay per hour. I want to pay based on traffic (results!).

Also — if you’re interested in talking about this job with me – or you have questions – please comment below and I’ll email you.

My Quips and Tips sites are:

Quips and Tips for Giving Gifts
Quips and Tips From the Working World
Quips and Tips for Couples Coping With Infertility
Quips and Tips for Money and Love
Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals
Quips and Tips for Successful Writers
Quips and Tips for Spiritual Seekers (needs to be updated)

Thanks for your feedback – I welcome all thoughts!

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36 thoughts on “Need to Hire Managing Editors for Quips and Tips Blogs”

  1. Hi,

    I have been a Web editor/Content manager for 15 years. I’d love to help you fill the gap for an editor for one of your blogs.

    Please e-mail me with any questions you have for me.



  2. This is an exciting step in your life, I don’t think your blogs will wither and die, but opening them up to guest posting and a managing editor could be a way to cut down on your time commitment.

  3. Liz @ Write Livelihood

    Love your writing blog and hope you’ve found all the writers and editors you need. However, if you haven’t, please let me know. I have a pretty deep resume on both sides of the editing desk and would be happy to talk to you about this further.
    –Liz Massey

  4. Fear of change is the most difficult aspect of all endeavors. I have just left the classroom after fourteen years and I am now combining my marketing/writing experience with my teaching expertise. Your article was very helpful, and I agree that “The Artists Way,” particularly the morning pages was a good book. Also, the books of Donald Murray and a number of other teacher/writers have been helpful.

    I have ordered “Zen” as I have a learning curve around social media. I would love to talk to you about working on the editing of “Quips and Tips.” My expertise around teaching and learning may be very useful to you.

    Thanks Andy

  5. Hi Laurie,

    Hoping that everything is going great with you. As your’s is one of my favorite blogs I’ve nominated your blog for LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD.Please accept the award and go to my blog for more information.
    Thanks and best wishes!!!

  6. I’m sure you’ve probably already chosen a new managing editor, so I found this post too late to apply for that. I would like to write some guest posts if you’re interested though.

    On the off chance that you’re still looking for editors let me know. That sounds like quite an opportunity.

  7. i think you should pay per visits as in other ads network exists PPC (Pay Per Click) but not per work hour because it depends on human experience.

  8. Hi Laurie,

    I’ve been a follower of your blog for a while, and I was excited to read this post.

    I’ve worked as a managing editor for magazines and websites/blogs for 10 years (longer with magazines alone) and would love to work with you. I blog at http://SamanthaClark.wordpress.com, but I also founded the website http://www.discdish.com. Both use WordPress for their backend.

    If you’re interesting in more information, I can send you my resume.

    Thanks for the opportunity! And congrats on your mentoring coordinator opportunity. It sounds great. It’s always nice to do something like that for kids.

    Samantha Clark

  9. Hi Laurie

    I’m an editing hound and would love to help you out. Not sure I have the qualifications – or time – for all the blogs but would be able to take one, maybe two blogs as Editor. My own blog is linked to my comment and I’m also on Twitter so know a bit about the social media side as well. Not had much experience of WordPress except as proofreader for existing posts but if Blogger continues the way it is I am likely to move to WordPress in 2012 so all experience is welcome. Web editing and writing experience mainly at Suite101 and I also submitted you a post last year, although I don’t know if you ever published it?

    Happy to hear from you if you think I can help.

  10. Hi Laurie, Hearty congrats on landing a mentoring job! I’m sure you’ll be a great success.
    Is there anything which i may do?
    Love and best wishes!

  11. Hi Laurie! I love your blogs and would be interested in taking on a blog. Please email me privately so we can talk about it more.

    Sherry Jackson

  12. Hi Laurie,

    Like Allena I just want to say good luck on your new job! I took a quick look at the website of Big Brothers and I think it sounds wonderful, you are going to mean so much to these boys and girls 🙂

    I just discoverd your website, but I can say with absolute certainty I will miss your blogs. But I’m happy that you’re hiring people to keep this website up to date 🙂

    If I can contribute in any way to that, please let me know (also for the future managing editors). I’m from Holland, so my English might need some editing, but if that’s not a big problem I’m happy to help!

    Good luck Laurie!

  13. Laurie,
    Congrats on your new job. I don’t have any great thoughts on how to price this job but your thoughts of linking it, in part, to page views seem interesting. I’m interested in one of those jobs if you want to get in touch with me.

  14. P J Kielberg-McClenahan

    Hello Laurie,

    I would be very interested it speaking with you concerning this position. Please contact me via my email address. Thank you.

  15. This sounds like a great opportunity for you and for writers/bloggers. I am interested in helping in your interim transition and I am most interested in your working world and spirtual seeker blogs. I wishyou well in your mentoring role and would love to hear more details about how I can help. Best regards.

  16. Much blog writing and editing experience and much experience with SEO optimization. Multi-published fiction author. Fast and efficient. Many samples gladly provided. 🙂

  17. I just want to leave a quickie comment about your new job. I think that’s pretty darned cool! You’re going to be positively influencing future generations. If you have kids yourself, then your positively influencing their peers. That’s a commendable thing to do, so good luck in your new job!

  18. Both with Blissfully Domestic and my new job as Remote Community Manager at Cambrick Yard I get paid $X amount per month with bonuses built in for traffic increases and/or revenue increases. So that’s another way to handle it – what can you afford each month and then build in bonuses based on performance from there. I highly recommend the gal who’s been helping me as Editor at Untrained Housewife – Brannan Sirratt. Her email is in the hidden comment field instead of MY email since I know you have mine. 🙂

    When you get to the place of needed an overseer of the entire site network, let me know. Apparently that’s what I’m getting really good at!

  19. Hi Laurie,

    If you haven’t already found your editors, please do contact me. My two cats have trained me to edit under adverse conditions, and on occasion they write up my invoices for me while I play on Facebook. Er, I mean, while I increase social media visibility for the blogs I edit. Anyway, I’d love to discuss taking on a blog as Managing Editor!