Blogging jobs for beginners aren’t that hard to come by. There are many blogging-related careers you can participate in without having a blog yourself. There are so many types of blogging jobs for moms, for beginners, for college students, for those with no experience and even those that want to work from home. A career blogger can expect to earn anywhere from $23,000-$77,000 according to Payscale. There are those who earn much less as bloggers and, of course, those that earn much more.
Blog writing for money is a direct response to the increase in content marketing we are seeing all over the interwebs. Writing, however, isn’t the only service you can provide for blogs. As you’ll see below, there are tons of blog-related gigs anyone can do online in the comfort of their own home. Blogging is exploding for individuals and big brands alike, so it’s quite possible to have a successful blogging career without a blog!
What’s the moral of the story?
You can actually start blogging with a SUPER LOW-RISK approach.
I call it participating in the blogging ecosystem.
Not only are there hundreds of thousands of individual bloggers out there, but big brands and companies run blogs, too. So learning to start, run, manage and participate in certain aspects of blogging can literally open you up to multiple career options. The bonus is that many of these gigs allow you to work from home.
Pretty cool, huh?
If you’d like to dip your toes in the “blogging water” before starting your own blog, here are some options that could work for you:
As I mentioned, there are thousands if not hundreds of thousands of blogs in the world. Guess, what? They need content! The cool part is that you can write about anything that suits your fancy from pet grooming to leatherworking. Personally, I earn anywhere from $3,000-$7,000 per month doing freelance writing! (Check my income reports if you don’t believe me.)
Not sure what you could write about? Pick something you are interested in that could be lucrative. Here’s a list of 200 writing niches to explore to get you started. Also, check out Gina Horkey’s 30 days to Freelance Writing Success resource. You could also check out this blog post on how to become a freelance writer. It could help you get started as a freelance writer sooner than later.
Someone’s got to audit and edit all the content written for the masses. Many times, a web publication could have hundreds of writers. These writers need to be managed. Someone’s got to dole out assignments and check when they are due. Sometimes, content needs a checkup and several rounds of SEO revision. There are so many things an editor needs to do since a company’s freelance writing stable can be so vast and so large. Resource: Udemy courses on Editing & Proofreading
Proofreaders check content for grammar and spelling errors. If you’ve got a keen eye for grammatical mistakes, then proofreading can be a great way to break into blogging as a start. Depending on the client, the work can pay well and as you get better, you can charge more but spend less time as you gain more efficiency. Resource: Udemy courses on Editing & Proofreading
Social Media Manager/ Virtual Assistant
If you like playing on social media, this could be the perfect job for you. Think about all the social networks that marketers need to promote content on. Someone’s got to do that. If you think you’d like to get started with this gig, check out Gina Horkey’s 30 Days to VA Success where you’ll get the tools to be a social media VA and learn how to get PAYING clients like other bloggers and big brands.
This is NOT the graphic design of the 90s that required knowledge of super complex tools. With apps like PicMonkey, Canva and many others, you really just need to know how to pull up a web browser. You can even do unlimited graphic design right from your own smart phone! Many times, a design-savvy VA provides design services creating things like memes, book covers, Facebook graphics and more. Again, you can work with bloggers and big brands on this one. Resource: DIY Social Graphics.
There’s so much more you can do to participate in the blogging ecosystem. Here are a couple others along with (affiliate) links to resources that can teach you to master and market that skill.
Check out other options:
Ready to participate in this million dollar industry? Hopefully, I’ve given you enough help to get started!
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