I always had a keen interest in writing. When I turned 12, I wrote my first blog. Back then, I had no idea that one day, my interests will land me to earn thousands for penning down my thoughts in just a few words. Initially, I started with just a few bucks per blog, but over the past couple of years, the amount of income I was making through my writing has increased steadily.
You must be wondering, how I build a lucrative business as a paid blogger. Well, I start my own blog and promoted it on my social media profiles, like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. It helped me in building my audience and was a great learning process about what people like to read and what they do not. Later, many small businesses approached me after seeing my posts and asked me to write for them as well.
Having the voice so powerful if they use it right, now I believe that bloggers have the ability to change the world. If you love writing and have remarkable, creative skills, working as a paid blogger is the job for you. There are many opportunities that you can avail. You can work from home and write in your free time or get hired in companies that are looking for full-time bloggers. A wise man once said, do what you love and you will never work a day in your life. Here are some proven tips that will definitely help you if you are a good writer and want to become a kick-ass paid blogger.
Brush yourself to become a blogger:
Before you start looking for a job as a paid blogger, you need to do your homework. No one is going to hire you for the job if you do not have an experience, blogger’s profile or a portfolio. The first thing you got to do is to brush up your writing skills, read blogs of famous and even non-famous bloggers. When you feel you know enough about how to write and what to write, start your own blog. Don’t expect to be hired by the professionals right away. People who hire bloggers have high expectations. It’s just like any other job where the most qualified and eligible person gets it.
Define your area of expertise:
You need to know what the topics are that you like to write about. After knowing where your interest lies, you need to do thorough research on your area of expertise. For instance, if you like to write about fashion and beauty, you should read a lot about the related stuff.
Develop a unique writing style
Creating your own unique style of writing is important if you want to get noticed. Readers are constantly in pursuit of something different that is original. If you want to stand-out and be your unique self, make the content of your writing leave the reader with a deep and nostalgic feeling of been there done that, then it’ll more likely exude a profound sense of realism and empathy.
Use the right tools:
There are almost zero chances that you can become a blogger if you are unaware of the common blogging tools. You don’t need to be a web designer or developer for that, but you are required to have a detailed understanding of how to write posts and use websites like WordPress, Tumblr and Blogger.
Promote your blog:
Many bloggers are required to promote their blogs through social media profiles. For that, the bloggers must have a fine knowledge of how to promote their work. SEO knowledge is mandatory. In order to get traffic from keyword searches on the major search engines like Google and Yahoo, Bing, you need to be writing about a topic that people want to read about and are actively looking for information about. The easiest way to get an idea of what people like to read the most, you can check the popularity of keyword searches on different websites.
Get a domain:
To become a successful blogger, you must have a domain. There are several websites that claim to provide “cheap domain registration” and even “free domain.” Before you get any, you must know a few things about it. Domain names are quite cheap, but they are kind of long-term. If you buy a domain, you will most likely use it at least a year or more. Usually, domains expire in a year that means you will have to repurchase it. If you don’t want to use the domain name that you are already using, you can easily get a new one and stop using the one you were using previously. If you stop paying for the domain, it will expire and soon will be deleted.
Be a guest blogger:
One of the best ways to increase your exposure and build a relationship is to be a guest blogger. Write for other blogs and ask them to write on your blog as well. Your blog will reach to more and more people and you will get more readers.
Social Media marketing helps a lot!
There is more to social media than to mainstream social media websites like Twitter and Facebook. You should start using other social media websites like Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+ and Flickr. Promote your blog on various websites and increase your readership.