Why did you start blogging? Most people I talk to say they simply wanted an outlet for their ideas, or to make money from advertisements. Fair enough.
But, did you know with a few tweaks and changes, your blog can bring in paid writing jobs too? Each time you create a new post, remember a potential client needing a guest blogger might be browsing your site.
Make your writing services enticing and attainable. Here’s how!
- Make it Easy to Reach You: Use contact forms. Offer your email address. Include links to your social media networks.
- Showcase Recently Published Works: Potential clients don’t want to just know about you; they also like to get a glimpse of your professional writing style. Link to articles, blogs, reports, poetry — whatever you write!
- List What You Do: Since it’s impossible to share a sample of everything you’ve ever written, make a list of writing services you offer. Show potential customers your diversity!
Does your blog double as a website to showcase your talent and let readers know you’re available for hire? Tell me in the comments below what you include on your blog or website to catch the attention of potential writing clients!
Note: Today’s post is part of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. Each day during the month of April I’ll highlight a letter of the alphabet with a writing tip or term to help you move your writing career forward. Today is day “B”. Want more tips right now? Download my free e-book, “18 Ways to Increase Online Writing Productivity and Earnings”. Along with this free 10-page report, you’ll get updates each time I post to the Web Writing Advice blog and a monthly newsletter packed with helpful tips.
Note: This post was updated on April 21, 2019.
5 Replies to “Blogging Your Way to Writing Jobs”
That’s really how I got started! I started writing for a small site for a few pennies and then realized I could actually get paid for this. Years later, it’s all I do!
Me too! I hope everyone who visits this post sees your comment and realizes it is possible to make a living from blogging and writing online. WE are proof!! 🙂 ~Angela
Excellent food for thought. Keep them coming!
Thanks for visiting and reading! ~Angela
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