This post is a part of the Get Paid to Write for Blogs Course Launch.Get Paid to Write for Blogs is a brand new course created by Cat Alford of Budget Blonde. Cat makes a full-time income from writing for blogs and this course will teach you how to do the same.
Blogs are the way of the future. Individuals have them and companies have them. Even the White House has its own blog! In today’s business world, you must have a website with a blog for your company, no matter what kind of business you run. As such, there is a need for people who know how blogs work, and providing services to those people is great option for people who want to work from home, work part-time, or those who are looking to switch career fields.
If you’re thinking about starting in on the online business route, writing for blogs is a great way to go! With blogs ranging from beauty to finance to politics to travel and everything in between, you can find a blog to write for on any topic.
Here are 4 reasons why writing for blogs is a great online business to start:
For a good writer, there are myriad opportunities to write for blogs. You can spend an entire day pitching ideas to blogs, wake up and do it all over again without a single repeat. With blogs being an integral part of any website these days, there is a lot of opportunity for writing.
You Build a Name
Everyone is Googling everyone these days. Wouldn’t it be amazing to Google yourself and have more than your Facebook profile come up? If you start writing for blogs, your work will come up when people type your name into their search engine. This is free publicity for you and a free way to showcase your skills.
You Learn New Skills
It’s a tech-savvy world out there today and those who know the ins and outs of web platforms will end up on top. Writing for blogs is a fantastic way to keep your online skills sharp. You can really dig into skills like SEO optimization, platform maintenance, and get knowledge of plug-ins on sites. You’ll stay on the cutting edge of the web and won’t get left behind as new technologies and platforms emerge.
You Can Be a Part of Something Bigger
Building your own blog is a great idea. You retain control over the content and look of the blog. Writing for other people though, is a fantastic way of networking and being a part of a larger company. If you get a post published on the Huffington Post for example, you are now a part of one of the biggest blog platforms around. You have a stellar link to list on your resume, and your work has been broadcast around the world.
Ultimately, writing for blogs is the perfect opportunity to showcase your smarts and your skills. If you have no experience with writing of blogs, don’t worry. There are lots of great courses, books, and tutorials you can take part in to up your skills.
Blogging has certainly changed since its first inception around 12 years ago, and I’m positive the future holds even more changes for the blogging world. Starting now will give you the edge and help ensure you’re a part of that future conversation.
About the Author: Kara Perez is a social media worker and writer in Austin, Texas. She writes about women in media and her journey to being debt free at From Frugal to Free.