An article in the Wall Street Journal reports that half a million people nominate blogging as their primary source of income.
Next week's Fab Freelance Writing Ezine takes up the theme of blogging; whether you're blogging or not, you should find it useful.
From the Editorial:
Why blog? I've been blogging since around 2001. But WHY BLOG?
When you blog, you will find, as I have, and as thousands of other writers have, that blogging will do more for your writing career than anything else.
Blogging is an adventure. I've met people via blogging I could meet in no other way. I've also been offered writing commissions I could get in no other way.
Here are just two reasons to blog:
* You WILL make money
* You will improve your writing skills
Here's the primary reason you MUST blog: you'll get known.
As a freelance writer, you must establish your name. The more your name is known, the more credibility you will get. It's vital that when a prospective buyer of your writing enters your name into Google's search query box that there are thousands of mentions of your name in the results pages.
Once your name is in Google, with many examples of your writing style, you can stop hunting for writing jobs, you'll get job offers automatically.
I get dozens of job offers a day; so do other established writers. This is the benefit of becoming a name. You can choose which jobs to accept, cherry picking the ones you want.
Read Dawn's story in the ezine, and learn more about the fascinating new writing career of blogging; the issue is out on Tuesday.
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.
Find out how to blog with the blogging best-seller "Blogging For Dollars: How to become a career blogger -- in your PJs, if you want". It's my complete new ebook package, with free coaching/ consultations as well.