For a writer, blogs are not just an instant-publishing tool, they are also an chance to discover great writing jobs.
Blogs are a phenomenon. Though lots of “A-list” bloggers have been publishing for decades and have built up strong viewers, it is only in the last couple of years that blogs are becoming mainstream.
Let us get definitions from the way. What is a blog? A blog is only a website in which the site’s pages are (usually) published in chronological order. Websites are based on template wordpress themes, and have a simple navigational structure, dependent on chronology and online classes.
The major advantage of a site is that it’s instant. If I wish to post a message into a website, I can do it. Contrast the “moment” nature of a website with publishing in a newspaper or a magazine. The other significant advantage of a blog is that it may be liberated.
How to Find a Blog Job
Top blogs are usually written by a group, instead of by a single person, since high-traffic websites are updated many times every day. This means that many, many blog jobs are available. All you need to do is search for them.
However, before you begin looking, make your own small blog first. Anybody who hires you are going to want to know that you understand the essence of blogging.
Your blog should be in an space where you would like to be hired to website. For instance, if you have expertise in health issues, then create a site on a health issue. Or maybe you enjoy star gossip. This is a really common topic in blogging, since it’s in magazines, so make a celebrity gossip website.
With your very own small blog created, it’s time to locate blog tasks. Yes, that is plural. Most professional bloggers blog for a stable of blogs. Several coworkers blog for ten to 20 websites. One friend blogs for several businesses. At last count, he was blogging for 30 blogs and earning an outstanding income.
There are many ways you may discover blogs jobs. The most common way is to approach a company which as a Web site, but that does not have a blog, and to indicate a blog to them. If you’re new to blogging, then you may find this approach a little intimidating, so let us look at other ways acceptable for new bloggers.
Here are three ways:
1. Use the out-sourcing Websites
There are scores of out-sourcing sites, and you will discover blog jobs advertised there. Bid on projects, but do not under-price your providers. All writing takes some time, and if you under-bid, you are going to be too busy blogging to look for better paying blog jobs. So bid a sensible amount. Real buyers will employ you.
2. Approach other bloggers
Another simple way to get blog tasks is to approach other bloggers. This is simple and it works, but although I’ve been blogging since 2001, I’m rarely approached. Perhaps such a simple solution does not occur to people.
Since businesses who want to hire bloggers do approach me, I am happy to create openings, as are all bloggers.
So politely approach bloggers, and ask that they keep you in mind to recommend for blog tasks.
3. Promote Your accessibility on your site
Please remember to publicize your availability on your own site. Again, this procedure is so easy that it’s often overlooked. I have lost count of the numbers of blogs I’ve seen of folks I know are looking for website tasks — but there is no mention of this on their own blogs.