Updated: Feb 4
Freelancing as a career is going on the rage these days. You have the freedom to choose your clients, your pay and working hours. However, this is not as easy as it may sound.
Freelance bloggers or writers are the people who can create Freelancing as a career is going on the rage these days. You have the freedom to choose your clients, your pay and working hours. However, this is not as easy as it may sound.
words that can earn them money. You must have heard of freelance bloggers. These are the people who blog for your brand.
Thus, whatever they make is of high quality and highly professional.
On a daily basis, I come across people who wish to be freelance bloggers but they need to have a direction or a good guide to launch their career as a full-time blogger or a part-time freelancer.
So, I decided to come up with the top five tips or steps to be a freelance blogger.
1. Create your online existence
The reason I have suggested this tip at the beginning of my post is that it is the most imperative step to start with. Especially, for a newbie freelance blogger, an online presence is a must. Just get a domain and register it (my suggestion to go with .com).
A great source I recently came across is Airtasker where you can get in touch with people looking for your services. Simply get their tasks done and earn money! The platform is currently working within Australia if you are looking 'in-person' tasks, however, there is a remote option as well which allows you to work online.
Secondly, create social media profiles. You don’t have to make on each and every social media platform, focusing on the major ones will be good enough. Try LinkedIn (one of my all-time favorites as a professional), Facebook and Twitter.
Gain knowledge by reading articles and posts of others in your field of writing or expertise.
Your blog is similar to your customer. You need to cater to it in the same manner. Offer your portfolio, regular posts and be consistent.
2. Do Guest Posts
Guest posting is one of the most effective ways to build website traffic as well as to generate awareness about what you do.
This will also be helpful to build your portfolio. Check out some authoritative websites and offer your pitches to potential businesses or clients.
You might also like to see: How Guest Blogging Grows Your Blog Traffic Faster
3. Focus on your Niche
Answer this question: what is the topic that you are interested to talk about? Or to learn about it? This topic can be your blogging niche. You just need to make sure that whatever you are writing about, must be interesting to the readers as well.
Niche blogging stands you out and portrays you as an expert on a particular subject. And everyone likes to work with an expert.
You should learn: How to Find a Profitable Blogging Niche?
4. Develop Contacts
Surround yourself with people who know about your efforts, your journey. They will be an asset to you throughout your way. They will be your professional buddies. You can find such people on social media. Just keep your radars on and search such people and comment on their posts.
5. Practice hard and fast!
To be a freelance blogger, the more you practice, the more you will be able to minimize your errors and improve your typing speed.
Practice does make you perfect. Through practice, you might be able to achieve the speed of transforming your thoughts onto the paper in no time. Make sure to proofread your content before posting it out. Use Grammarly to make your life easier.
These were those evergreen tips for those who wish to get a direction to become a freelance blogger and to pursue their career successfully. If you have already on your way, share your journey with us!