In the past year freelance blogging has taken off. Many businesses are becoming aware of the value of being visible online, and one of the easiest ways to get visible for minimal cost is via a blog. Therefore, many businesses want blogs, but don’t have the staff to maintain them.
Enter you, the freelance blogger.
Let’s look at how you can get more (and better) blog jobs.
1. Build Your Blogging Reputation
Start by building your blogging reputation. This means having at least one blog, which is updated regularly.
Many writers try to avoid expending any effort, but this is a huge mistake. If you’re not well known as a blogger, you have no leverage when it comes to charging for your services. You’ll be paid minimal rates, and chances are that you will burn out quickly.
On the other hand if you spend time in blogging for yourself, by creating a personal blog and at least one other blog, you will become known, and within a few short months, you will have more blogging job offers than you can handle.
2. Guest Blogger for Hire
Once you have your own blog, you can use other blogs is to help you to become well known. Look at other blogs in your niche, and offer to guest blog for one or several other blogs. As a guest blogger you will be able to promote your own blog, and you can let people know that you’re a blogger for hire.
Make sure that you post your availability to blog for hire on your own blog. I’m always amazed when bloggers, who tell me they’re looking for blog jobs, never mention this anywhere on their own blog. Put a “blogger for hire” notice in your sidebar. You should also put a notice in a banner.
On your About page, mention a ballpark figure you’d like to be paid for your services. Of course, you should add your email address and your cell phone number to your About page.
3. Sell a Complete Package
One of the benefits of running your own blogs, in addition to making yourself well known, is that you will become very experienced in installing and managing blogs. This experience can be profitable. (Actually all experience you have is profitable.) Offer a complete blogging packages for sale. You could offer a package which includes a domain name purchase, blog installation, and 10 blog posts, for example.
You can charge well for this service.
If you’re interested in freelance blogging get started today. You can build your own profitable home business, which will grow more profitable every year.
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