There are primarily four different ways to make money blogging. This is known as monetizing, so let's get started.
This industry is booming right now and one can be a coach on just about any topic. The key to being a good coach is many, but first one needs to be extremely knowledgeable on whatever they are coaching on. One can not just coach individuals, but businesses as well that are not geared to business specifically. Some coaching genres to consider.
- Business - This is broad as it incorporates various aspects of business.
- Lifestyle - Another broad genre.
- Motivational - Let's face a lot of individuals are looking to get motivated in life, work and relationships.
- Health - Various aspects of health include fitness, diet and complete lifestyle changes
We all are very knowledgeable about something. Why not turn that into a coaching business? Even if it's not online, put yourself out there and let others know what you are capable of.
People Need You
There are so many people out there struggling in various aspects of their lives and you can be their savior.
Freelancing is a great way to monetize your blog. You can also land a regular job working with one company. When I was a freelance writer, my niche was natural living. I created healthy recipes, wrote content for websites, wrote blog posts for various businesses through Elance. Upwork has taken over Elance, but for the 14 months I was there I loved it. Here are a few areas businesses and individuals hire freelancers for.
- Web design
- Copywritting (spelled right)
- Virtual Assistance
- E- Books
- Ghost Writer
- Voice Overs
There are so many businesses looking for freelancers in just about any category you can think of. Just because it is not on the list above do not cancel out a talent or service you might have to offer.
Personally I would never do an e-book or be a ghost writer as the client will make more money then us. When looking for freelance opportunities one must know what to look for. For instance many clients will put up a job for an article on say snowboarding equipment, but have another job up for best places to snowboard. This person is looking to take all these things together for a book. A lot of the time they are not willing to pay a lot.
Blogging for a Company
When a freelancer blogs for a company most of the time they will not receive credit for the post. I had at least one job writing blog posts for a company and did not mind not having my name on the posts. It was an ongoing job and the pay was decent. As a freelancer you have to pick and choose what you will and won't do.
Do What you Know and What you Love
Stick with what you know and are passionate about. Doing this makes it easier and more enjoyable. There are other websites one can find freelance work like Fivver. Craigslist also has some freelancing jobs listed, but they are few.
Create a Bio
When creating your bio include as much about yourself and what you offer as possible. One of the things I included in mine was the fact that I love to do research which allows me to get more accurate facts and original content. Use third party when creating such as Joyce has been a natural living researcher since 2012.
Work With Me Page
Create a work with me page on your blog. If you are all set up as a freelancer on a website be sure to include links to your bio. I know Upwork and Fivver clients can rate your work and leave comments. You might also be able to include a link to this page on your freelancing accounts. It is nice for potential clients to be able to take a closer look at you.
Would you like to be a freelancer, if so doing what?
Have you ever done any freelancing? Please share your experience.