Have you ever thought about starting a side gig?
If you’re already blogging or writing for an online audience, why not become a freelance blogger writing for other people’s blogs?
I’m not talking about guest posting – which is usually non-paying. I’m talking about getting paid to write for businesses and influential bloggers in your niche.
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What exactly is a freelance blogger
A freelance blogger is different from a freelance writer in that the freelance blogger typically writes shorter articles formatted for the online reader.
Most of the time, a freelance blogger will be a ghostwriter where their names don’t appear anywhere in the article. This can be lucrative since ghostwritten pieces typically pay more. And the bigger the blog and/or company, the higher the pay for ghostwritten content.
A freelance writer not only writes for blogs but they also write white papers, sales pages, magazine articles, and often do long-form journalistic and creative writing.
Since many businesses have a blog, and you can find a blog in every niche under the sun, selling your blogging skills to another entity is a great way to make extra money.
If you have a working knowledge of how to write for an online audience, know a little about SEO and keyword search, and are able to write in multiple niches, then you can become a freelance blogger.
How you can become a freelance blogger
If you’re already blogging, becoming a freelance blogger is an excellent way to make extra money.
Here are some skills you need have, or be willing to hone:
- Good research skills.
- Great learning and critical-thinking skills.
- Be able to adapt to the rhythm of different blogs.
- Great writing and communication skills.
- Be able to manage multiple articles at one time and manage client deadlines properly.
- Knowledge of WordPress or other similar content management platform.
When you offer blogging services, you’re essentially running a small business. You’ll have clients that depend on you for content, and missing deadlines is a big no-no. After all, your writing deadlines are tied into your client’s publishing deadlines.
Elna Cain quickly moved from stay-at-home-mom to successful freelance copywriter in two years by using a targeted approach to offering her writing skills to online businesses.
She started out as a freelance blogger and is now in high demand with companies looking for B2B and B2C freelance writing. She now runs an affordable beginner freelance writer/blogger course (affiliate link).
The best way to get started as a freelance blogger is to take Elna’s course. You’ll learn everything you need to know about writing for an online audience, formatting your work for clients, how to get new clients, and more.
What is it like to be a freelance blogger
Not gonna lie, being a freelance blogger is hard.
You’re not only managing your business for clients, and part of a client’s business, you’re still trying to maintain your own blogging schedule to build a portfolio to impress new clients.
I have to give up TV time and sometimes sleep just so I can get the product out to the client on time. And if you’re not busy writing and creating, you’re hustling and regularly pitching for new clients.
But, I wouldn’t change any of this because I love what I do. I love learning, and that’s the best part about being a freelance blogger.Get paid to learn and create as a freelance blogger! Click To Tweet
When you start blogging for other platforms in your niche, you get to expand your knowledge and skill about all the subjects in your particular wheelhouse. And you get to work with so many different people and businesses that always learning something new.
One important thing to remember, though, when you start writing for other blogs, you have to treat it as a legitimate business.
Make sure you communicate properly and understand exactly what the client is looking for. And ALWAYS submit work on time or early, NEVER late.
There are about 150 million blogs on the internet, so there’s really no shortage of work, but niches are small networks of the same people. Word WILL get out that you are reliable or unreliable. Avoid people getting to know you as the unreliable online writer. Be the best freelance blogger that you can be. Be a small-business owner!
Do you blog?
Are you ready to start a side hustle blogging for other people?
Why not give freelance blogging a try. It’s a lot of hard work selling your blogging skills, but it can be a rewarding side hustle (or full-time hustle if you do well enough).
There are a ton of free resources to learn more about becoming a freelance blogger. Sophie Lizard has been doing it for years.
But if you’re ready to get into writing for others, check out Elna’s affordable Write to 1K course to learn about how to make it as a freelance blogger.
Links to Elna’s course are affiliated. If you decide to buy her course using my unique link above, I get a small commission at no cost to you. I am a student of Write to1k and I recommend it to because it’s helped my own freelance blogging business. None of the other links in this post are affilliate links.
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