It has been seen that blogging jobs are becoming more popular and in demand as the internet forever increases. People like the idea of waking up at 10am, chilling out and then writing a blog every 1 or 2 hours. It sounds perfect: you do little work for lots of money. This stereotypical image people portray is wrong. You may find yourself having to create around 10 articles a day at 500+ words long. If that sounds easy, try and think of ten different ideas to write 500 words about. It’s difficult. Therefore, once you know you want a blogging job, are capable of a doing one and motivated enough to start a one, you can then look to the internet to find the right job for you.
Guest Blogging just for fun is a powerful internet marketing tactic, that’s if you really understand what you are doing and how to go about it. I have a friend that concentrates on guest blogging; in fact, 90 percent of his marketing resources and efforts are directed towards getting his articles published on other blogs; and this tactic made him a success.
That part isn’t so simple – finding your niche. Start by finding out what the most popular keyword searches are in the search engines. Do a search for those keywords using RSS feed software or using a search engine – type in the keyword followed by the word blog or RSS. How many people are blogging? If the keywords are popular, there are probably hundreds or thousands of blogs in that niche already. Can you use any of those keywords and create a unique blog? If so, go for it…if not, keep searching.
Find a blogging medium that you are comfortable with. There are some options out there for free blogs and there are some paid services that are very reasonable, some for commercial and some for non-commercial use.
For a start, blogging can increase your profile and “presence” on the Internet. You’ll increase your search engine visibility, raise your ranking and gain more hits. That can create more business. But you need to know whether it actually does this, rather than thinking it does. That’s why you need to track click throughs from your blog right through to sales. The best way I’ve found of doing this is to use my shopping cart’s ad tracker feature. This allows me to track any clicks in any page I produce and see if an when that person buys from me. It’s a valuable way of seeing how profitable each blog entry becomes. It helps focus your mind and help you know what to write about and what to avoid within your blog.
Blogging is the latest, and best, way to promote your website. People are starting to realize that blogs have a domino/viral effect in that it prompts many responses and can facilitate websites by providing high amounts of traffic and high search engine placement.
You can wake up in a year from now in the same boat by not taking action, or you can start taking action today and give yourself that chance of being your own man, or woman, making a lot more money.
So there you have it: everything you need to know to get started as a freelance blogger today. Create a blog, make some entries, get a gig. Good luck with your blogging career. If you’re a born blogger, you can turn your freelance blogging into a full-time career.