‘I own and market two blogs. As a result of my writing for these two blogs I was hired to write for two other blogs. In one case I bartered for services and in the other I was paid. There are opportunities out there once you can demonstrate your writing abilities.’
While this blog is about the broad topic of making money from blogs I’m aware that I tend to gravitate towards advertising and affiliate programs as this is how I make the majority of my own money blogging. I know that this is only one approach and that many others, like Jackie, are professional bloggers in other ways.
As a result I emailed Jackie and asked if she’d be interested in writing a post to share her experiences of becoming a hired blogger. Jackie went above and beyond my request for a short post on the topic and has put together the following guide on the topic which shares some of her own experiences of becoming a hired blogger.
From Corporate America to Professional Blogging
My career has been a magnet for corporate layoffs from mergers, consolidations and business closings. You would think that being an executive with Fortune 500 companies such as Citibank, Prudential and Digital Equipment would be a safe haven.
Unfortunately, this has not been the case. In key corporate finance and project management positions, my only saving grace is that I am usually one of the last employees out the door.
The good news, I can state from vast experience that the overwhelming majority of displaced co-workers found better jobs. In fact, many of my friends have taken the opportunity to find their dream jobs.
This last corporate layoff, I decided it was time to design my own dream job. After researching web-based businesses, blogs appeared to be an opportunity I could not resist. ProBlogger has been an enormous help getting me started. Reading the articles and comments became part of my “how to” guide.
My first step was to create one website to feed my traveling passion and another website to encourage people to walk. Both are subjects I enjoy writing about and having two subjects added diversity to my income stream.