Want to get hired to blog? If you’re looking for blog jobs, you’re doing it wrong. Professional blogging is a highly paid career, and it starts with YOU. While there are endless blog content writing jobs, most aren’t worth your time. They’ll send you broke. They pay too little, and do nothing to build your profile as a professional writer.
Most writers, when they’re looking for blogging gigs, look at the gig.
Try looking at YOU first. What do you have to offer? When you focus on what you can do for a business, you’re suddenly no longer a sad little writer who’s begging for a gig. You get to put a price on your services, and they’re valuable. In sales terms, rather than a price taker, you become a price maker.
Your challenge: quality client don’t advertise for bloggers
As I said here, in Get Hired to Blog:
If you’re looking for writing gigs, you’ll have seen that many businesses advertise for bloggers. Unfortunately, the businesses which advertise are all doing so because they’re looking for cheap content.
You can do much better. You can find clients who don’t advertise, but who pay well for blogging. Did you know that experienced professional bloggers charge their clients a minimum of $1000 per month, per blog? Consider that if a blogger’s working for 20 clients, that’s $20,000 a month. You can blog for businesses too, if you’re prepared.
You’re not just a WRITER, you’re YOU
Writing for top-paying clients starts with YOU. You need to know what you bring to the table — what you can do for the business which hires you. For most writers, that’s a total change in mindset. We’re focused on the writing… but that’s not why a business will hire you. A business will hire you for many reasons, but the primary one is that you’ll make money for them.
In Blogging Ace: 6-Figure Blogging Bonanza, you’ll find a very clever way to create a Unique Selling Proposition: a reason for businesses to hire YOU, and not someone else. It’s a fill-in-the-blanks statement, with examples. It makes you stand out from the writing crowd. Once you know what you bring to the table, your confidence will grow.
You’ll be able to approach businesses confidently, because you know why a business needs you. And you’ll be able to set and get the rates you deserve.
There’s no ceiling on your income as a professional blogger
What are you charging for your blogging services now? Chances are you’d get more gigs if you approached prospective clients with a “here’s what I can do for you” standpoint, rather than presenting yourself as a generic writer. Today, businesses know the value of a blog, but they don’t have the staff or the expertise to blog. When you do, you can set the rates you want, and get them.
I’ve mentioned the student who went from $45 an hour, to $150 an hour, and is fully booked. You can do this too. There’s no need to blog for a pittance, when you present yourself as a professional.
Check out Blogging Ace: 6-Figure Blogging Bonanza and start doing professional blogging the right way. It’s much easier than hunting for advertising blogging gigs. A business’s blog is a powerful marketing tool. When you make money for your clients, you’ll discover that there’s no ceiling on your income.
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