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You might have been browsing Pinterest. You found an article on blogging, think it might be for you, and you’re wondering where to start. One of the main ways I make money from my blog is the freelance services I offer on my website. Blogging can absolutely get you a job, several in fact at the same time, through freelancing. Some of the freelance services I provide are:
Formatting posts to be published
Scheduling posts for publication
Adding affiliate links to posts
Coordinating with contributors for guest posts
Managing the editorial calendar
Generating topic ideas
Keyword SEO research
Setting up new pages, accounts, groups etc
Promoting new posts on various social media channels
Promoting posts of others via social media
Replying to mentions/messages/comments on social media
Designing banners, headers, and backgrounds
Growing social media followings
Researching popular hashtags for client niche
Setting up social scheduling tools such as Buffer, Tailwind, and Hootsuite
Writing or updating online business profiles (e.g. Linkedin)
Managing online communities (such as Facebook Groups or other online forums)
Moderating blog comments
Repairing/updating broken links
Replying to comments
Making SEO improvements (headlines, page titles, content, images, etc)
Reporting trends in blog activity, such as hot topics and comment activity
Removing unwanted pages and posts
Tracking website metrics (e.g. Google Analytics)
Setting up autoresponders
Scheduling email campaigns
Designing email templates
Managing the newsletter
Product launch management
Leaving comments on other blogs
Contacting influencers and potential partners on behalf of the client
Participating in relevant groups and forums
Reaching out to advertisers for ads or sponsored posts
Finding guest post opportunities
Growing and managing affiliate programs
Creating landing pages, and opt-in forms
If you are interested in working with me, please reach out to me through my services page.
The first thing you’ll need to do when you want to start blogging for the sake of getting a job is to decide what to write about. You should write about what you have knowledge in, in your particular industry. If you are trying to change industries this may be a bit harder but you don’t necessarily have to be an expert to start a blog. However, you might find that you want to choose a topic that is already positioned to make money rather than just something random. There are lots of topics to choose from. One smart way to choose a blog niche is to select something that will do well on Pinterest. These topics include:
Fitness and health
You can’t just write about your day and expect to make money blogging. While you should put personality in your writing and make it your own, you are much better off sharing knowledge and teaching your reader something than just having a diary online, especially if you are trying to get hired as a freelancer. You’ll want to write about something you’ll enjoy for the long haul, but it also needs to be something that will be profitable, too.
After you decide on that you can start writing. You’ll want to have a decent amount of content up before you launch your blog. You’ll want a reason for your readers to stay on your website. If you have one post up, obviously, that’s not going to happen. You also want to position yourself as having knowledge in your new industry. If you don’t have a ton of knowledge and are trying to break into an industry, I highly suggest you read about your niche every single day. Period. You need to soak that stuff up like a sponge.
Your first posts won’t be your best and honestly, that is the case for most of us. My best advice to you is to just start. As you continue, you’ll want to plan your posts with an editorial calendar. Some you might consider are:
You’ll need to make sure you secure all the major social media platforms you can with your blog name. Focus on one or two to master in the beginning, just make sure you grab your name everywhere.
You will want to create a services page on your blog with the services that you offer and an easy way to reach you. You also might consider looking for freelance jobs on sites like Guru and Upwork while you are getting started. These sites get a bad rep sometimes because the pay is typically low, but in my opinion, you need to start somewhere and this is a good way to get your feet wet especially if you are changing industries.
Starting a blog can be a large time commitment but it can be a way to give you some freedom with how you make income. It’s a lot more fun than a 9-5 and can potentially make you more money. It will help you land freelance jobs, some passive income, and make lasting connections with other bloggers. It can even be an addition to your resume.
Are you looking to start a blog?
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If you are interested in starting a blog of your own, I created a tutorial that will help you, How to Start a Blog. If you are asking yourself “Can you seriously make money blogging?” My main tip is to be self-hosted. This is essential if you want to monetize your blog. It also makes you look more professional to companies you will partner with. Blogging income won’t happen unless you are self-hosted. You can pick from these links: Bluehost, or HostGator.