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Can You Still Make Money Blogging in 2017?

Written by Alexander Cordova on July 11, 2017. 2 Comments

A stack of pens next to a stack of coins.A lot of people dream about starting their own blogs, becoming a hit, and start making lots of money with little work. In the past, it might have been possible, but these days, monetizing a blog isn’t as simple, and if you want to succeed, you’ll need a plan.

The good news is there are still ways to make money blogging in 2017, but they all require you to put in some work. However, in most cases, the bigger the effort you make, the more passive income you can expect down the road.

In this article, I’m going to walk you through three solid ways to make money blogging, why they work, and how to get started with each of them. I can’t promise you that you’ll start making money overnight, but there are no shortcuts when it comes to blogging, so let’s get to work!

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4 Compelling Reasons You Should Start Your Own Blog Today

Written by Anne Dorko on June 13, 2017. 2 Comments

Calendar, laptop, and desk.Blogging can be addictive, though it’s (arguably) way healthier for you than vices such as coffee and sneaking extra potato chips out of bag while your friend isn’t looking. The side effects of blogging include a sense of accomplishment, a portfolio of content, and much more.

If you’ve been thinking about starting a blog, I encourage you to jump in with both feet! By starting now, you can immediately sharpen your skills and reap the numerous benefits. Blogging only takes a little time and energy, while opening doors to many new experiences and opportunities. Don’t be afraid to give it a shot!

In this article, I’ll cover four reasons for you to go write and publish your first blog post today. There’s no reason to wait any longer, so let’s get started! Keep Reading

4 Reasons Why Every Freelance Writer Should Start Their Own Blog

Written by Anne Dorko on May 16, 2017. 2 Comments

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Blogging is a multi-faceted tool for any freelance writer, even if you don’t find the energy to blog consistently. As a good example, I’ve made thousands of dollars over the years as the result of quickie blog posts I wrote on a whim!

If you want to be a freelance writer, I cannot overemphasize the importance of having your own blog. Whether it’s serious, creative, or a public journal, a personal blog can help you on your journey. This is because the best way to become a writer is to get out there and start writing!

In this post, I’ll show you four different ways running your own blog can help you in your career as a freelance writer and beyond. Let’s get cracking! Keep Reading

From Zero to $4,000 Per Month: How I Pitch and Land Blogging Clients

Written by Guest Author on November 20, 2014. 35 Comments

Tom: The following is another guest post from Paid to Blog Jobs success story Gina Horkey.

While I’ve shared my pitching tips here on Leaving Work Behind in the past, what I found interesting was that Gina has gone her own way and been successful in doing so. It just goes to show that there are varied paths available to becoming a successful freelance blogger.

Take it away Gina!

Baseball PitcherPitching for jobs as a new freelance blogger can be daunting.

But getting that first (then second, then third) client is exhilarating. Hopefully your momentum continues to build from there.

But what if it’s doesn’t? What if you haven’t even gotten your first client yet, or you’re having trouble building your business into something dependable and sustainable?

Don’t fret, most of us started with zero clients – this definitely includes me! With that in mind, in this post I want to reveal how I went from a zero to hero freelance blogger (at least, that’s what I like to think ;-)) in just a few short months. Keep Reading

Find Freelance Blogging Clients That Will Pay You What You’re Worth [Introducing PtB Jobs]

Written by Tom Ewer on March 31, 2014. 20 Comments

Twenty dollar notesThe beauty about freelance blogging is that you don’t need any qualifications or prior experience to get started.

But this beauty also creates a problem.

Since the barriers to entry are low, there are a lot of writers competing for entry level work. Furthermore, a plethora of cheap writers in the market has led many to undervalue quality writing.

The apparent lack of quality job offerings can be thoroughly disheartening.

But here’s the truth: there are clients that are willing to pay you what you are worth.

I found my first two writing clients via online job boards, and I still work with one of them today on a contract worth in excess of $20,000 per year.

You can do it too; you just need to know where to look and what to look for.

That’s exactly why I have created Paid to Blog Jobs — a unique resource designed to help freelance bloggers identify and secure viable freelance blogging jobs. If you want to find more work, earn what you’re truly worth and even get paid to bolster your blogging portfolio, Paid to Blog Jobs is the solution.

If you’d like to know more, just enter your email address below and click the “Sign Up” button. You’ll get exclusive early access to the beta version of Paid to Blog Jobs before it gets released across the blogosphere.






I’m seriously excited about this resource and I can’t wait to tell you more and ultimately help you succeed as a freelance blogger, so submit your email address above and I’ll be in touch!

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