How to Start a Blogging for Money and Earn Extra Income

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To start blogging career and success, people need to achieve some level of experience and skills. Everything seems easy in the beginning, but later, they find lots of problems like the optimization, content creation, SEO, and more. That’s why blogging in your own blog needs hours and days of hard work and hope that you achieve your goals later.

However, if you’re a person who just needs to make some money writing blog posts and articles, but without killing yourself with technical issues and so on. Then, you can start a simple search to find a blogging job that interests you, and most important, a job that suits your needs.

Today, I’m going to show you the best places to search for your job as a blog writer. But, keep in mind that you should be able to write content that people search for it in their web browsers. That’s why you have to ask for topics or get ready blog post titles from the website owner that you want to work with.

Steps to start a paid blogging job

Step 1. Create a list f your best topics

You can’t succeed in any job if you hate what you’re doing. That’s why you should pick the best topics that you enjoy writing about them. In the end, people who read your post will be able to give a feedback or to comment, and even, correct mistakes. So, take notes about some things that usually, you write about them.

I recommend ranking your topics based on your background. If you’re a technology lover, for example, and you have good information to share, then, make that at the top of the list.

The reason for creating the list is simple, you need to avoid writing about things that you’ve never talked about them. There is no need to waste your time writing long articles that will never be ranked in search engine. Just to give you an idea about the big topics that people blog about, take a look at the below examples.

  • Blogging
  • Web designs
  • Social media
  • SEO
  • Fashion
  • Food
  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Motivation
  • Writing

And more.

Step 2. Search for blogging jobs

There is a couple of trusted site and blogs that you can use to search. The first one that I recommend is the Problogger job board, it’s a part of the blog income and lots of companies and blogger post their jobs there.

The best thing about this site is the trust first, Darren Rowse, who is the owner is a successful blogger and he built a strong business.

So, he knows the majority of companies that post there, and there is no need to worry about the trust and the professionalism there. Just browse the jobs and find what works for you, then, contact the company or the blogger and be professional in your email.

Blogging Job Search

Th second place that you can use to find blogging jobs is Indeed and you have to search for things like “Blogger” or “Content Writer”. Of course, you can add the location if you want. In general, you can work as a freelancer and get paid per post, and in other cases, you get paid a full job salary. But that need to have a great experience and it’s better to have some good articles published, to use them as your own portfolio.

You can also try some freelance sites, but, you will find high competition with professional writers who have years of experience, good reputation, and thousands of review.  That makes things hard, but, giving it a try is not a waste of time. Just create an account with Fiverr or UpWork and create a video presentation about your writing skills and what you can do.

The other method to use needs some work with Google Blog Search. It’s a targeted search and you can control what type of content you want to start blogging about. First, use your list of topics and start a search for the first one that you love.

The Google advanced search offer what you need, in general. You can add as many keywords as you want, and it will scan the web and return a result.

You need to refine your search and find the blogs that receive lots of visits per day. That will guarantee that the site is making money, and you will get paid for your articles. The best way to find that is using the Alexa toolbar, it’s a simple extension that you can add to your web browser and it shows you the traffic rank of every site that you visit. Just search it on Google and install it.

Step 3. Contact the owner or the chief editor

Now, you’ve some blogs, and even, some categories that suit your need, you can contact the owner or the chief editor or whatever you find. Just search for the contact page and let them know, that you’re interested in writing for them.

Let bloggers know about your experience and your portfolio. At the same time, avoid using a general word and make your email as personal as you can.

For example, use the real name of the site owner or the person in the contact page, then, add your phone number and the best time to call you. That can help and if they find your application interesting, they should contact you, and in that case, you can start negotiating the price or the salary.

It’s recommended to contact the site owners and discuss with him face to face. You need to know about each other, even, Skype can help, but, nothing can be better than a real conversation if you live in the same city or country.

Another thing that you should keep in mind, there is no real guarantee to find a job as a blog writer, but, if you keep trying, you should get it. There are millions of blogs and a small percentage of them makes money.

So, keep your search focusing and work with a website that has good traffic with a good reputation on the web. Everything will be OK in the end, and you should get you blogging job and start earning income.

Fathi Arfaoui: A Physicist, Blogger, and the founder and owner of Trustiko.com. He shares Business, Blogging, WordPress, Web Safety, and Blogging tips to build better websites and blogs. Also, he shares online marketing strategies and recommendations.

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