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This week, our theme is blogging. Blogging is amazing. It’s done a lot for me, and for hundreds of thousands of others around the world who make a full-time living from their blogs.

I chat with writers every day. They often approach me when something’s gone wrong. A writer may have lost his full-time job, or need to make a living from home for some other reason.

Several weeks ago, a writer approached me. He had to move across the country for family reasons. Ideally, he wanted to write from home, rather than get another job.

Here’s what I suggested. “Why not consider blogging? It’s more than possible to get five to ten clients, and spend your days writing for them. You can work anywhere you choose.”

Your Blog Is Your Calling Card and Writing Sample

My writer friend didn’t have time to mess around, so I suggested he set up his “calling card” blog at Weebly.com. It took him an hour to write a couple of posts, and he was good to go.

Once his family had moved into their new home, I told him to spend a little time strolling around his new town, taking his phone with him, so he could snap some photos. He needed photos of every business which looked prosperous.

When he got back home, he looked up those businesses on the Web. Did they have website? A blog? Whether the business did or not, he called them and talked to them about their customers. Where did their customers come from? What did they wish their customers knew about their business?

Long story short, within three days, my writing friend had contracted to blog for two businesses. One was a cosmetic dentist. The other was a new gym.

Businesses Need to Educate Their Customers

Blogging works for many businesses because they need to educate their customers about what they provide. A blog is an ideal educational tool. Compared to most forms of advertising, the cost of a blog is negligible. Moreover, content marketing (blogging), unlike most forms of advertising, lasts. A blog stays online for years, promoting a business and its services.

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* Blogging: How to Become a Blogger-For-Hire

Want to become a blogger for hire? Websites need content, and if you have blogging skills, a blog job (or several of them), may be for you. Ideally, you have your own blog. You’re also enthusiastic about this form of Web writing.

* Is Blogging Dead? No, It’s Not

Is blogging dead? Not according to Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress. Mullenweg doesn’t think that social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are competition.

* Blog More, Work Less: 5 Productive Blogging Strategies

Want to become a more productive blogger, and make more money blogging? With a little thought and strategy, you can cut the time you spend blogging by 50%.

*Want to Become a Full-Time Blogger?

Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world blog for a full-time income. Some are making millions, others are just replacing a pay check.

Discover how you can turn blogging into the perfect writing business for you.

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Angela Booth is a copywriter, author published by major publishers, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills at her online store. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her novels and business books have been widely published.

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Angela Booth is a copywriter, author published by major publishers, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills at her online store. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her novels and business books have been widely published.