You want to publish an eBook but you’re not sure how you could go about it. You could write it yourself or you could hand the task off to a trusted writer. However, you’re torn between the options and you’re not sure which one is right for you. Here are three quick questions to ask before making your final decision:

Do I Have Time to Write?

Think about how long it takes you to write a blog post or short report. Does it take you all night to write a 2-page blog post or three weeks to churn out a short report? There’s nothing wrong with being a slow writer. But be honest with yourself—how long will the book realistically take you to complete? Can you really write it in a week? Or will it take several months?

Do I Have the Budget to Outsource?

Outsourcing a project can be fun and easy—if you’re working with a professional writer. If you’re dealing with a bad writer, you could spend hours trying to fix their terrible work and wondering why this book is so hard.

However, keep in mind that with a professional writer a professional price tag also comes in the bargain. Be prepared to pay a good wage to a talented writer you trust to complete your book on time.

Do I Enjoy Writing?

Before you make the final decision, consider the writing process. Do you get bogged down when writing blog posts or short reports? Or do you zip through writing content with ease and joy? Is it something that you leave feeling energized or drained?

There’s no wrong or right answer to outsourcing your book. Some marketers love writing and wouldn’t dream of hiring someone else, while others prefer to leave content creation to a ghostwriter.

It is smart to have an outline if you plan to outsource it. This will help the writer you hire see what your vision is and what topics he (or she) should cover in each chapter.