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A few days ago I wrote a post where I mentioned if you want to make money blogging like the probloggers you need to outsource some of your work. In a way, that post forms the basis for this one.
We must understand that as more and more people are turning to blogging to make money online and as more of these people are realizing the importance of outsourcing, a new wave of career opportunity is also emerging. This opportunity which has opened new ways of making money blogging, mostly for freelance writers, is what I want to focus on in this article.
There is no doubt that many people are today pushing for their own home based online businesses however, many others would rather trade their writing skills to get a piece of the cake. These are the group of people who, though they can start their own blogs and make money as bloggers, have chosen to work for other bloggers to get a piece of the blogging cake! This group of bloggers can be referred to as career bloggers having taken blogging as a career job.
Indeed this work at home online job opportunity is fast becoming a trend with the popularity of making money blogging. In this article we want to take a look at issues like finding blogging career opportunities, the benefits accruable from blogging as a career opportunity and how to earn more as a career blogger working for different blogs.
In presenting this information I also have in mind bloggers who have their own blogs but have some business ideas and have decided on earning some money on the side before their blogs are well established. I know many bloggers are doing this even now. You know if your blog is not returning the type of income you desire at the moment you don’t need to worry, you can work as a career blogger for already established blogs for now. Doing this will help you gain more experience and you don’t need to give up your dream of making money online!
How to Find a Blogging Career Opportunity
Indeed, blogging career opportunities have become increasingly popular these days but many writers are not aware of how to find these wonderful opportunities. The first thing you must understand is that these career blogging opportunities may be offered in different forms, for example, ghost writing jobs. However, whether offered as ghost writing jobs or blog updating positions, finding blogging career opportunities is often very similar to finding any other career opportunities online. Companies or individual bloggers who wants the services of a blogger may post the job opening in places like the work at home income projects board just the same way they would post other openings such as accounting positions or administrative positions. Therefore, any interested writer who desires a position as a blogger for any of these well established blogs should utilize job search websites which they rely on in finding other career opportunities.
Writers who desire a career in blogging can also visit career websites and forums which focus exclusively on careers in blogging. ProBlogger.net is one example that is dedicated exclusively to connecting bloggers with those hiring writers for a particular blog.
Another place where opportunities in blogging can be sourced easily are forums dedicated to bloggers who blog for a living. This can be beneficial because here bloggers are likely to share information regarding the companies for which they work as well as any information they have about companies who are currently looking to hire bloggers.
Why Work As A Career Blogger?
Many will want to ask, why choose a career in blogging when you can easily start your own blog and work for yourself? Well, the truth is, not every one of us is cut out to be an entrepreneur! Some are better suited working for a salary than venturing out on their own! And to these ones there are many benefits to pursuing a career in blogging. One of these is that they are able to work from home without the usual problems of daily commute. All they need is an internet connection that gives them access to the blogging software so that they can write and upload a blog. In fact, it’s a guaranteed way of earning a living without the usual office politics or having some over-bearing boss standing over you.
A career in blogging can really be of great benefit to writers who wants to make money with their writing skills. It’s a job that allows you to work at your own pace and convenience. Of course, the blogger may be required to upload a new post to the blog according to a regular schedule but the actual writing of the posts can be accomplished when it is convenient for the blogger. The good news is that many blogging software packages allow you to set a specific time for a specific post to be published. It therefore stands that the blogger can write several blog posts at a time and have them publish according to a pre-determined schedule thus freely more time to do other things.
Besides, a career in blogging for those who have just starting out blogging can be a good way of making some side money while waiting for their blogs to pick up. Though this may put more work load on the blogger since s/he will be expected to meet up with the work schedule while also finding time to update his/her own blog, it’s not in any way different from many bloggers who work some part-time job in the real world!
Career Bloggers and the Problem of Time
One of the biggest challenges of career bloggers is finding the time to blog. This is mostly noticeable with career bloggers who are maintaining several blogs or are involved in a current events blog which requires timely and relevant posts of interest to the readers. Though writing blog posts in batches and scheduling them to publish as needed is one way of dealing with this, those who write for blogs relating to current events must be careful to ensure they are publishing topical blog posts. To effectively do this, time should be set aside daily to read current events to derive inspiration and then scheduling time after that to write and publish the blog. For example a blogger with a current events blog might choose to review the previous day’s news first thing in the morning to ensure they are reviewing all of the relevant news from the previous day before writing the blog post.
Final thoughts: A career opportunity in blogging is truly fast becoming another online work at home choice and many smart writers are already making money online with this type of online work at home job. Indeed while many bloggers are struggling trying to build their blogging business those who have taken to career blogging are quickly making the money of their dreams no matter the amount.
It’s your turn: As a blogger would you consider a career opportunity in blogging as an option or would you rather concentrate on building your own blog? Let’s have your say in the comments below.
I was thinking the same thing today in regards to blogging as a business that has employees.
Every blogger could use at least one extra set of hands. Think about the jobs that blogs could create.
I would definitely hire at least one employee in the future. Maybe I will start with a virtual assistant.
@Justin, Franky, there is already a shift from the “real” world to the virtual world in everything we do. Many of us are only looking at the aspects of starting our own businesses online but the fact is that many others are seeking ways of working online as virtual workers. With the economic downturn that rocked the whole world in the past few years, many are coming to terms with the possibility of working online not necessarily as business owners but as paid workers.
Yes, I personally see many bloggers turning to working for more established blogs for a pay especially as the market has over saturated beyond the reach of many new bloggers.
This is an interesting “battle” of sorts…what will one pick for themselves, blogger or outsource. 😉
@Dennis, interesting indeed! However, your choice depends on what you want. If you’re looking for just someone to write your articles, the ideal thing is to go for outsourcing. However, if you want to get someone to handle some more detail things on your blogs, then picking a career blogger will be better.
The bottomline, get right what you want and then go for it!
I’m thinking about it myself.
I currently outsource design and SEO. I write and promote, and am thinking of outsourcing some of the promotion as well.
Chadrack at the moment I am not considering a career in blogging, although it attracts me in some ways in others I think I wouldn’t like it.
I think if you have the skills and more importantly the connections, you can make a success, without these, you will probably fall flat on your face.
It’s only because I have run many blogs before and have some great connections in the blogosphere that Technology Bloggers has been as successful as it has been so far!
I doubt it would have any comments, let alone the three current authors!
If you get bored some time Chadrack, something like this would work great on Technology Bloggers, and promote your blog! 😉
Thanks M8 🙂
I can see your point Christopher. Like I said in the post not who have tested the freedom of working for themselves online will want to consider the option of taking up a job as a career blogger. Besides, cooperating with others as you are doing at technology bloggers is another way of really maximizing your output with less effort.
Now where the subject in question comes into your reconing is that if all things work out fine, you may be needing a few hands to help you with the blog. The question is will be ready to employ a career blogger to do this?
The question is will be ready to employ a career blogger to do this? – if you are asking what I think you are Chadrack, we have no money to employ authors, you get credit and link juice, but that’s all I can offer 😛
Why can’t I access your blog via the homepage?
Check your emails, I messaged you about the issue 😉
Ahh, I see you have removed the “moderate every comment” thing 🙂
Very pleased about that – great move!
I’m definitely happier with my own blog than working for a salary. Yes, my blog isn’t making me any money (yet!) but it’s loads better than having to do everything by someone else’s book.
I have my own vision. =)
However, I have decided that I will be outsourcing for the book I’ll be selling on my blog. It will still be with my research and structure, and I’ll be handling the final draft, but all that in-between work? Yeah, that has to go to someone else.
Otherwise it’ll be years before it’s written!
@Delena, “Yes, my blog isn’t making me any money (yet!) but it’s loads better than having to do everything by someone else’s book,” that simply is the spirit of the entrepreneur – be in control, run things without someone else calling the shorts! I see more of this spirit every where as I travel the cyberspace. I think it’s the really motivation of those starting online businesses. Only a few whole are still held by the employee mindset, actually!
that simply is the spirit of the entrepreneur – that is the sad think though isn’t it… some people who want to blog, make cash and do all this great stuff, just don’t have that entrepreneurial flair 🙁
I would agree with you though Chadrack, and awful lot of people want to set up their businesses online these days!
My position on this issue is the following – everything should be done on time. If you are not sure, be followed by others, i.e. work for others, gain experience, learn and when you feel competent – start blogging as a career.
As an alternative, you can do both things simultaneously – wok for the others and have your own blog.
I hope to make blogging my career one day.
I understand your point. However working for others to gain experience as a blogger is really not very feasible because those who want to hire you as a blogger will always go for those who have the experience already. I think the better way is to start blogging now on your own terms and learn whatever you can. Once you have a good resume, you can now apply to those companies who will gladly take you on, maybe for something more rewarding!
I agree with you that blogging career has lots of opportunities that people even don’t know about many of them.I like blogging because it gives me a chance to spread my thoughts and knowledge to other people.
Yeah Shivam, many are really blogging for various reasons. It’s not just about the money. Blogging can really be great way of just “freeing” you mind of many things. And the thought that others find what you’re writing to be of interest is also a great reward. Thanks for commenting.
I’m looking for a blogging platform that will let me have multiple blogs at different web addresses, and will let me post some items to more than one of them at a time. Is there anything out there that does this? Thanks
Hi Hen Dos, thanks for commenting. On your question, I’ve not heard of any blogging platform with that option for now. I do hope someone may be able to help you here.