Wondering how to blog for money and make a living writing?
Maybe you’re pitching businesses and magazines to blog for money, but you never hear back.
Or maybe your pitch to blog for money is good enough to get a response, but you keep getting rejected.
Been there, done that? It’s happened to me a lot.
The catastrophic-thinking part of your brain tries to tell you: “There’s no way in a million years they’re going to hire you. Don’t even bother trying.”
But the truth is, if you do your part to craft a well-written pitch to a prospect, that’s almost never the case.
Don’t give up that easy. You’re smarter than that. That prospect could be your next freelance writing client worth thousands of dollars.
Before you totally write off a prospect that rejected your pitch to blog for money, or gave you the “not-now-maybe-later” answer, take a minute to try and understand why. Follow up. Ask a few more questions.
Here’s how I turned a not-so-sure-prospect into a gig that pays $500 per blog post.
Are you looking for blog writing jobs?
No. I’m not talking about the prolific Craigslist ads and content-mill stuff that pays $5 to $10 per blog post. If those are the types of writing jobs you’ve been chasing, it’s time to get some new clients. You can do better.
If you ask the Interwebs, there’s an estimated 400 million blogs online. Sure, lots of those are dead sites or personal blogs with pictures of kids, cats, and crafts. And you won’t find any writing jobs there. But there are blog writing jobs that pay.
Do a little digging, and you’ll find business blogs in virtually any niche designed to engage readers, drive website traffic, and promote a product or service. You’ll also find niche news-style blogs that operate similar to a newspaper or magazine.
Both of these types of blog writing jobs are money for the serious freelancer. Why? Well-run blogs publish frequently and need content. That means one blog writing assignment can easily turn into a regular gig.
Looking for more blog writing jobs? Check out this list of 10 sites that pay $75 and up per assignment.
Anybody with a blog can make money writing. It’s so easy, you can do it in your sleep. Right?
Well, maybe. There’s just one thing you need to do. Make sure you write something that actually sells.
This might seem a little harsh because there are so many bloggers out there who want to make money writing. They publish lots of content, but don’t get a lot of traffic or generate sales.
Honestly, I hope the world never runs out of passionate writers. I absolutely love reading insights into specific topics.
But let’s face it—Can you make money writing with passionate, opinionated pieces on your personal blog? Unfortunately, the answer tends to be: “No.”
So, if you’re looking to make money writing with your blog, you need to wake up..change up your game just a bit. I’m not saying sell out and become a spammy marketer…Just look at things from a different angle.
Want to make money writing as a blogger? Here are 4 different types of articles you can (and should) write for your blog—no matter the niche.
Are you tired of writing blog posts for tiny money? If you want to earn money blogging — real money — this post is for you.
There are several ways I’ve been well-paid for blog writing. And today, I thought I’d run down three great ways to leave terrible, $5-$25 blog post pay behind.
What does it look like, to get paid $500 per blog post? How does that happen? All my tips are below.
I’ve been earning well writing blog posts for a long time, and there’s never been more opportunity for bloggers to make serious money.
We’re going to begin with the biggest obstacle to being well-paid for blog-post writing. It’s not content mills, or Upwork, or Craigslist ads.
It’s between your ears.
Did you have blog content all figured out back in 1996?
It was the same year Oprah started her book club, the Tickle Me Elmo doll made its debut, and the medical drama E.R. dominated TV ratings. You know, stuff people were in love with a couple decades ago.
If you’re being totally honest, blog content probably wasn’t on your radar back then.
But is was for this one guy…named Bill Gates. He said:
“Content is where I expect much of the real money will be made on the internet, just as it was in broadcasting.”
In today’s digital world, effective blog content is part of the marketing machine to get clicks, likes, follows, more subscribers, and even generate revenue. And if you know how to do it, clients are gonna want you.
Ready to learn how to write blog content readers (and your clients) love? Here’s how:
Have you wondered how to become a freelance writer? This is the time of year when many writers who dream of earning their living doing what they love most finally stand up and shout, “I’m doing this!”
Each January, my email inbox fills up with questions about how to get started in freelance writing. Rather than try to answer them one at a time, I’ve created an ultimate guide below, that walks you through all the common questions and gives you everything you need to know to get out there and start getting paid as a freelance writer.
Ready? This guide takes it step by step, with sections for each topic. It’s got a breezy, Q&A format, to make it easy to read through and quickly move forward with your freelancing goals.
If you’d like a copy of the whole answer sheet to keep, get a downloadable PDF by clicking here.
Ready? Let’s get you started in freelance writing: