Many people worry that freelance bloggers are poorly paid, churning out badly-written content for a pittance. Although there are some dodgy internet marketers out there who don’t care about quality content and just want a fast buck (at your expense), freelance blogging isn’t about that at all.
Freelance bloggers, especially those working on a regular basis as staff bloggers for a particular site, get paid at a professional rate. There are plenty of blogs out there which pay $ 50+ per post (for 700 words or so), and I always advise even brand new bloggers never to write for under $ 20/post.
I’m not going to give silly, inflated figures about how much you could earn. Of course some freelance bloggers will earn fantastic sums, but others will be perfectly content with a steady, sustainable income.
Earn an extra $ 400/month in just five hours per week
If you currently have a full-time job or a lot of commitments, you might be concerned that you don’t have enough time to be a staff blogger. But if you can manage just one hour a day, Monday to Friday, that’s enough time to easily write four blog posts and spend an hour on administration (like checking and answering comments, and invoicing editors). At an average starting pay of $ 25 (which is on the low end), that’s $ 100 a week, or over $ 400 in a month.
I’m betting you could use that extra $ 400/month. I know that, when I was working full time, having some extra money coming in helped me to build up an emergency fund – and I was eventually able to leave my job so that I could support myself by staff blogging whilst taking a postgraduate degree.
I’ve written a self-study guide, the Staff Blogging Course that costs just $ 19 and shows you, step-by-step, exactly how to find and apply for blogging jobs that you’ll love – and how to write great posts that’ll see blog editors eager to keep you on for good. And if you manage to write just one paid post for $ 20, you’ll have covered the cost of the course. There’s a 90-day money back guarantee, so you’ve got nothing to lose by having a go!