A Complete Guide to Freelance Blogging
Freelance blogging is a great way to earn money from blogs. Many bloggers today on the
internet are willing to pay to have someone blog on their behalf. Through it is not a passive
income source; you can really make good amount of money from it. Also, it can take some time
to produce and write good and quality articles.
At the beginning of your freelance blogging career, you'll get paid around $10.00 for each
post you create. This is the most common price for the article. But as you build a reputation
you can earn more than 10 times that price for the each article you create as a freelance blogger.
Things to Know at the Beginning
The first thing you should know before even looking for a Freelancing job is a satisfaction
you're getting with it. It's not all about making money from it at the beginning; it's actually
a fun thing to do especially if you enjoy writing.
You should also have patience for this. Yes, at the beginning you'll earn less dollars
per article you write, but as your popularity and performances goes up - you'll actually get
these jobs much more quickly.
The best way to find writing jobs are through your own blog audience, of course, this
is recommended for the beginners. You may also create a page saying you're available to hire.
Also, you would put a price for your work and that depends on you of course. Those people who
already read your blog or a website are the potential hirers of you.
There're so many other ways where you can get hired. I'd also recommend you to post descriptive
and helpful posts on forums you regularly visit. This way you can build-up a thrust and others
would like to hire you. Also, you might mention that you're available for hiring in your profile
page, to let others know that you're available.
Online Freelancing Job Boards
There're a lot of places on the internet where advertisers pays for the talented writers
and bloggers. There, you can apply for a job if you're meet the advertiser requirements.
Browsing through online freelancing job boards you'll find an impressive list of jobs
related to the blogging. Also, you can find that many bloggers and webmasters ask for developers,
web designers and practically anything you might know.
You should know that all these services allow you to place your own advertisements. Unfortunately,
most of them are based on the paid inclusion. But, this way you can get a customer's much faster
if you're willing to pay for some kind of online job.
Why do they hire?
There're many reasons why they hire a blogger. The most common reasons are listed below:
• To improve traffic, popularity and visibility on the search engines
• To build-up credibility and authority around their blogs
• To get their blogs updated more regularly to keep visitors returning
• To increase their own sales or leads for the products they offers
When someone hires a blogger to write for them, they usually have following factors in mind:
• Can they write useful, unique and original article I actually can use?
• Are they able to write good article, targeted to my audience and site niche?
• Will I get more value back than what I pay to them?
You should care on which job you should apply. Take care about all information you can
get and try to find an offer which will be most appropriate to you - according to the price
and your knowledge of course.
How to improve chance to be Hired?
There're so many tips which you can apply and successfully attract others to hire you.
The below tips can easily improve your chance to be hired by someone.
• Writing Samples - It's the most important thing here. If you have a good
developed blog, with many articles provided in. There's a much higher opportunity to someone
hire you to write for the money if you have a well-stationed and well-trafficked quality blog.
• Variety of Posts - Of course, you need to prove that you're capable to write an
article related to their own requirements and topics. It's always good to create a test-post and
send it to the potential hirer. This way a hirer can easily decide to hire you or not.
• Other Proves - It's always good to tell them why they should hire you,
instead other bloggers and job applicants. Good proves are skills in SEO, promotion and marketing
techniques, image creation or anything you can use.
Think about it as a real job, try to fight for it. After you develop a good community and
knowledge around you, you should get a job offers more often. At the beginning, try to convince
them to hire you instead other bloggers by giving them proves and more information about you.