It takes a lot of consistent, hard work to create a successful money-making blog and not everyone succeeds. Still, blogging is a great way to make money online. If you enjoy the writing and content creation aspect of blogging, but you’re just not crazy about the business end, you can still make money online by being a premium blogger on other blogs.
A lot of people start blogging because they heard it’s an easy way to start making some money online. Once they really get into it though, they find out there’s a lot more work to do than they thought. You have to promote your blog and build backlinks, you have to build a list and learn about email marketing, you have to learn your way around the social networks. And on top of everything else, you have to write a new blog post 4 or 5 times a week.
If you enjoy writing those blog posts, it’s just everything else about blogging that bores you to tears, here’s how you can make money online being a premium blogger on other blogs.
Learn SEO: If you’re going to write for other blogs you’ll still need to know about search engine optimization. Those other bloggers will be paying you to write content that attracts traffic and in order to do that you have to know how to optimize your articles so they rank well in the search engines and attracts targeted traffic. It might not be your blog you’re writing for, but it’s still your responsibility to look after the traffic that your content generates.
Specialize: Even though you’re writing for someone else’s blog, the content still needs to be trustworthy and sound like it was written by an authority on the topic. That’s easier to do if you specialize in one or two areas. Don’t worry. You don’t need to be an expert on one particular topic. But it is difficult to write a premium quality blog post about cupcakes and turn around and write another premium post about astrophysics. Just be careful you’re not spreading yourself so thin that no one gets premium content out of you.
Learn what bloggers are looking for: There are certain writing elements that bloggers are always looking for – bullet point lists, sub-headings and lots of white space. These things make it easier for readers to scan the page and pick out information quickly.
It also helps to read some of the recent content on the blogs you’ll be writing for so you can get a feel for the type of content the blogger likes to provide and what his readers are looking for. Each blog is different and part of your value lies in your ability to adapt.
Where do your find bloggers willing to pay you to create content?
Online freelance websites: There are several online freelance sites where you can always find someone looking for a premium blogger. They’re usually very competitive but they’re also a good place to get your feet wet and learn more about the business.
Guest blogging: Guest blogging is another way to get your name out there. Most of the time you won’t be paid but you can include links in your guest post that lead back to your own blog where you can promote yourself and your blogging service.
Don’t overlook guest blogging, though. If you specialize and get your name out there, it’s very possible to earn a lot of money as a paid guest blogger. And when you think about it, that’s really just another term for ‘premium blogger’.
Start your own service: And, of course, you can start your own premium blogging service. There are bloggers all over the Internet looking for someone to take over the writing for their blog. Set up your own site and start promoting your service. The benefit of having your own site is that it gives a chance to WOW people with your writing. It also gives you more credibility and makes you look more professional than simply bidding in those freelance sites.
Wondering if there’s really a market for premium bloggers? Take a look at the bylines on some of your favorite blogs. Some of the biggest blogs on the Internet use other bloggers to fill in their content. The demand for quality content writers is huge. If you enjoy writing for blogs, but don’t really like blogging, then you can make a lot of money being a premium blogger for other blogs.