Freelance Blogger: This Is The Best Way To Grow

Steven9 responsesBlogging

I know what you’re thinking:

You love blogging, you have your own blog, and you have plenty of your own work to do.

Why should you even consider becoming a freelance blogger?

Here are four reasons why…

1. Additional Income

If you enjoy blogging you can pick up extra money writing posts for other blog owners.

Fresh, unique and original content is important in every niche and many blog owners are willing to pay for it.

I’ve seen fees range from $20 and $25 a post all the way up to $5,000 for a feature-length article.

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Most bloggers don’t make a full-time income from just one blog.

Instead of putting yourself through all the work and stress of building and running multiple blogs, keep your main blog and develop freelance blogging as another income stream.

2. Branding and Promotion

Your byline on another blog sends a powerful message to the readers.

When a high-ranking blog or website publishes your content with your byline they’re essentially recommending you to their readers.

To those readers, this recommendation makes you look like an expert, especially if they know you’re being paid for your post.

So even if you don’t need the additional income, you’ll be growing your brand when you become a freelance blogger.

3. Topic Variety

Personally, I like to write about a wide variety of topics but I wouldn’t want to start a new blog every time I came up with a killer blog post idea.

As a freelancer, you can cover any topic you want, you can even try new topics.

Many bloggers start out freelancing for multiple blogs and then become so engrossed in the topic they branch off and start their own blog.

4. It’s An Educational Experience

If yours is the only blog you’ve ever posted on you’re in for quite a surprise.

I can’t tell you how much my writing style changed when I started freelancing.

I also learned a lot more about copywriting and writing for the Internet.

Not only that, I’ve worked on a wide variety of blogging platforms, some have even been completely custom designs that bear no resemblance whatsoever to WordPress or Blogger.

You learn a lot about marketing, too, because think about it – if another blogger can afford to pay you for your writing then he’s probably a pretty successful blogger.

So the education you pick up as a freelance blogger is priceless.

Obviously, there’s a lot more to being a freelancer than I can cover in one blog post.

But the benefits are definitely worth it, even if you don’t need the extra money and most blog owners will work with you on a posting schedule and compensation package that fits both your needs.

So instead of starting that second or third blog you’re thinking about, take a few minutes and consider becoming a freelance blogger.

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9 Comments

  1. Maria Garcia

    I never thought about it but, this sounds very interesting!.
    Personally I am like you, I like to write my ideas of what I think can contribute something. I was seriously considering setting a website to be able to post articles of my own, but this idea sounds exciting as well.
    Thank you very much, for this information.
    Best regards
    Maria

  2. Blogging rocks!!! A great way to hone your message and connect. I also like to read other people’s blog posts to see how they represent their point f view and the conversations. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Donna Foreverserenity

    Steven, hire me!LOL! You have given me food for thought here. I see a lot of bloggers do the blog swaps, or blog meet-ups, guest blogging, etc., and I always wonder at the how’s. I plan on going to the next level of turning this hobby I love into an extra income one for me!

  4. Jann Alexander

    Great article. You’re right about the inclination to start a new blog (and for me, as a designer as well, a fresh new look) with every off-track idea that pops up–so your suggestions are apt. Hoping you’ll follow up with more details on getting started as a freelance blogger in your future posts. Thanks for all the great advice you share here!

  5. Wess Stewart

    I used to do a fair amount of freelance work for some different blogs a while back, and it was quite a bit of fun and made decent money, but somehow life managed to get in the way and kill all of my motivation a few years back. I think it’s about time to change that back to the way it was before.

  6. Alan

    I think like affiliate marketing you need to really set yourself from the crowd. While its a great way to make money on elance and odesk, there are people doing articles for $4 -$5 an hour (phillipines and india). Of course quality would suffer but just a FYI

  7. Jackie Bailey

    I’m still not sure how to make money from this whole blogging experience. It would be great to do so, but I’m still learning the basics.
    Are there ways to make money from my own blog?
    How do I begin to blog freelance?

  8. The ability to write about a wide range of topics makes this a very interesting method that I would like to try out.
    I want to write about various things, but since we cannot write about whatever that comes to our mind on our blog (which caters to only a few topics), freelancing is a very good option.

    Any suggestions about how to get started with it as a new blogger?

    1. Hello Sourav,

      If you’ve never worked as a freelance writer, I would advise you to signup at Upwork and Freelancer.com to see how it works.

      Good luck.

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