Do you enjoy writing articles? If you do, you can make money online as a professional blogger. Here’s how.
Let’s start by looking at who your buyers are.
In general, they’re companies which have Web sites and want to add a blog to get more traffic to their site. Alternatively, they may also be companies with no current online presence, but who want one, and prefer the blog option, rather than paying thousands of dollars to a Web developer for a static Web site.
Often, the business which hires you will have no clear idea of what a blog entails; they just know that a blog is a good thing to have because it gets traffic for their site.
This means that you need to create a blog article package to sell them. This package means an ongoing commitment on their part.
For example, a blogging package might consist of four to ten short blog articles a week (300 words per article), with a longer blog article of 900 words once a week, or once every two weeks. You might sell this package on a three month, six month, or twelve month commitment.
Why ask your buyers to make a commitment?
You do this because it will take you time to research their industry, so you need to amortize this research over a period. If you just sell your blogging services week by week, without selling at least a three month commitment, it’s not worth it to you – you’re spending too much time on research, and your hourly rate will be very low.
How to Get Started – get your own blog
Before you become a pro blogger, you need to become a blogger. The more you know about how blogging works, and why it’s worth big money to the companies which hire you, the more you will get paid.
Please don’t think you can skip this step of creating your own blog, and getting traffic to that blog, FIRST.
Yes, you can do it, but you’ll be paid a minimal amount, because frankly, that’s all you’re worth to the companies which hire you. So do get your own blog first, preferably on your own domain – not a free domain – so that you convey a professional image.
Once your own blog is getting a decent amount of traffic, you can start selling your pro blogging articles.
Pro bloggers have all the work they can handle. If you enjoy writing articles, it’s just the profession for you.
Discover Blogging, the Freelancers’ Nirvana
What’s a blog? A blog is a fantastic way to make BIG money as a freelance writer.
How much money? Several bloggers I know are making between $15,000 and $20,000 dollars A MONTH. Not bad pocket change. 🙂
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