Want to get hired to blog for others? You can: blogging can provide a great part time or even full time income. Here's how to get started.
1. What Are Your Areas of Expertise?
Before you start promoting your services as a blogger for hire, work out what your areas of expertise are. This is essential: you need some experience in the topics you're hired to cover, no matter how slender that experience may be.
For example, let's say a company which manufacturers fencing is looking for a blogger to blog several times a month. In this case, there's no need to be an expert on fencing: you can interview experts from the company.
However, you do need experience with the company's audience. All this means is that if the company makes garden fencing, you should own a home and a garden, and know a stone fence from a wooden one. This makes you part of the company's target audience, so you'll speak to their concerns, and will do an excellent job of blogging for the company.
Make a list of your areas of expertise: include job experience, lifestyle experience, parenting experience -- and so on.
2. Start a Blog on Your Favorite Topic, It's Your Advertisement for Your Business
Many new bloggers for hire want to skip over creating a "demo" blog. Please don't. You need to show what you can do: you'll attract clients who can pay you well.
Your blog is an advertisement for your blogging business. The time you spend blogging is an investment. It will ensure that you're paid a good rate -- businesses willing to pay you $1 a word and more for blogging must be convinced you're worth it.
3. Contact Potential Clients: Tell Them What Blogging Can Do for Their Business
When you first start blogging, take any blog job you can get. It's all experience.
But here's the most important tip in this article: the best blog jobs are not advertised. You get them by approaching companies, and suggesting that a blog will help their Web site to get great rankings in the search engines.
After you've been blogging for a few months, you'll have the credentials to approach companies, and you will get hired. These unadvertised blog jobs you've hunted down pay much better than advertised jobs, and you'll be amazed at how easy they are to find.
4. Testimonials Bring You Business if You're a New Blogger
Finally, until you become a "name" blogger, remember to ask for testimonials from all your clients. Testimonials establish your credibility, and they're gold to you.
So there you have four tips which will help you to get started as a blogger for hire.
Imagine... $1,000 A Week For Just Ten Hours
You can get paid to blog. The current rate for experienced bloggers is around $1,000 to $1500 a week for from two to five posts a day - VERY nice writing income.
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