There are plenty of opportunities to make money online, but one of the most popular is to find online blog writing jobs. Whether you’re writing sales letters, sales copy or website content, these jobs will allow you to earn some extra income. Using only your ability to write and produce quality content, you can make money on the side or even a full time income if you have the skills and are willing to put in the effort. Writing in and of itself is not easy. It involves skill and experience and to make money at it requires a step by step approach to build your customer base. There is no shortage of content that needs to be created to sustain the literally millions of blogs online. Many publishers prefer to outsource their writing needs so that they can concentrate on other aspects of their online business. That is where you as a writer can make money.
Compare Different Online Writing Opportunities
In order to become an online writer, it’s important to consider all the different opportunities available to you. You can find clients on your own by using classified ad services like the jobs section in problogger or craigslist. Jobs can be relatively easy to find if you are well known (have references) and have done freelance writing before. If you develop a reputation for quality work produced in a timely fashion you will have buyers lining up to get your services, but more often than not, you will have to join a service such as Fiverr, Odesk, Elance or iwriter to get started. These similar services provide the connection between you as a writer, and the publisher seeking content for their blog.
Each of these connection services has their own criteria for how you can qualify and or bid for posted writing requirements within their structure. You can start by writing a few smaller blog posts usually between 300 and 700 words which can pay as little as $5.00 but often much more depending on their complexity. The more quality articles that you write the quicker you will move up the ranking ladder and qualify for the better paying gigs. You will also develop your own base of customers who will have the ability to request your services on an ongoing basis. Just like anything else, it is pretty tough to get started but once you get into it the earning potential grows quickly.
Compared to other online jobs, writing is more oriented towards having the right set of skills, so it’s important to understand your own level of skill before you choose a particular type of writing job. More sophisticated jobs will involve writing research documents as well as formal proposals. On the other hand, there are also plenty of online writing jobs which involve creating strong emotional content. Some blog posts, are not meant to be scholarly and in many cases are most suited to writers who can create entertaining material.
If you have a talent for writing and are not afraid to hustle and work hard to get your own gigs then there is absolutely no reason why you couldn’t create a great income writing blogs from home.
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Sincerely, The MBO Team