I’m sure you know by now there are plenty of ways to monetize your blog. For example, you can partner up with influencer marketplaces and get paid for writing content for sponsors. You can place affiliate ads on your site to promote products and you can also sell ad space.
Or, you can be like other bloggers and create and sell your own product like an online course or an eBook.
These are the most common methods a lot of bloggers including myself use to make money. But not every blogger wants to join an influencer network because of the rules and regulations. Remember that fiasco with Facebook about a year or two ago about sponsored posts? That was crazy, wasn’t it?
And not all bloggers are ready to create a product or want to post Google ads or affiliate banner ads on their website.
So what’s a blogger to do?
It may seem like there aren’t many options left for you to make money as a blogger but there actually is a way you can make money simply for the love of blogging.
This post is going to show you where to find legitimate blogging gigs. And if you’re a new blogger, I’m going to pass on some advice I got from one of my favorite bloggers to help you improve your blogging skills.
Browse Job Search Sites
To start with, you can browse on job search sites for blogging gigs like these:
There are other job search sites like CareerBuilder and Indeed but I found more gigs for bloggers on the sites listed above.
When you’re searching, use keywords like “blogging” or “content writer” to get the best results. And remember to read the job description carefully before applying for a gig.
Blogging Job Boards
If you don’t want to sort through general job listings, here is a list of job boards that only lists paid blogging gigs.
You can also check out the website Freelance Writing Gigs. They post blogging jobs and freelance writing as well as other telecommuting jobs daily.
Social Media is another great place to find paid blogging gigs. I searched the popular ones like Twitter, Facebook and Google+ for groups and communities but no luck there.
LinkedIn, however, had plenty of blogging gigs listed. Click here to go to their jobs page and type in “blogging” in the search bar.
How To Improve Your Bloggings Skills If You’re A New Blogger
When I first started blogging I had no writing experience whatsoever. When I look back at the posts I wrote during my first year of blogging I’m like whoa, how the heck did I let myself publish that stuff! Hehe.
Lucky for me I connected with Sylviane Nuccio because the tips she shared really helped me step up my writing game.
One of my favorites is her post How You Can Become A Better Writer. In it, she shares two fundamental tips for improving your writing skills.
If you’re a new blogger, the advice I’m about to pass on to you is sure to help you improve your blog writing skills.
Write, Write, Write
Get into the habit of writing. The more you write the better you will become. Starting a blog is a great way to improve your writing skills. Like Sylviane says in her post, there is no substitute for practice when it comes to improving at anything. Writing is no different.
And she was right. My writing skills improved the more I wrote.
If you want to improve your writing, try to write on a daily basis. It can be in a journal or writing blog posts. After a while, go back to your older posts like I did and you will see how much your writing skills will have improved.
Get Into The Habit Of Reading
By reading on a regular basis you’ll also improve your vocabulary and learn new writing techniques. It doesn’t have to be famous authors either. As long as it’s someone who knows how to write and you can learn from.
Here are some suggested eBooks for your reading and learning pleasure:
You can also pick up my eBook How to Survive Your First Year As A Blogger
I hope this post gave you some ideas where to find blogging gigs. You can also search for work-from-home jobs on our job search page.
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