Microblogging, a unique combination of blogging and social media, allows you to build your brand while only doing a minimal amount of work on your blog. The reason it works is fairly straightforward: since you’ll be communicating with your audience more frequently on social media, you’ll develop more rapport than if you just simply focus on driving traffic to your blog through free and paid traffic sources. [Read more…]
Blogging has gone beyond the personal level and in recent years, has been embraced by entrepreneurs and even the major companies. For the business folks, having a blog in addition to a website is beneficial to their online presence as it allows them to reach out more to their target audience through updates on their products or services as well as the latest trends in their specific niche.
Companies that don’t have the staff to maintain and write articles for their blogs are now outsourcing to freelancers. Through this method, they avoid the overhead cost and can keep their blogs updated on a regular basis. [Read more…]
Blogging was once viewed mainly as a nice hobby or creative outlet. Bloggers across niches and interest areas would upload posts and pictures to share with friends and family and, potentially, individuals outside of their circles who shared similar interests. Fast-forward to 2017, however, and blogging has become a bonafide career.
Today the popularity of bloggers like The Blonde Salad and Love Taza have encouraged a new generation of hopeful creatives to put their passions and digital talents on display for the Internet at large. Although many bloggers spanning many niches have amassed large followings that have enabled them to land sponsored deals and opportunities to pay the bills, this is not the scenario that every blogger experiences. For many, blogging is not a full-time job (even if they would like it to be) simply because in today’s saturated blogging environment, it’s difficult to command attention and carve out a unique and loyal following. However, if it is your dream to launch your own blog-driven media conglomeration, don’t lose hope – it is possible! [Read more…]
Blogging has come a long way from being personal online journals to becoming a reliable source of income for many people. However, like any other business, that doesn’t happen overnight, and you might need to spend time and money to achieve your blogging dream.
With this in mind, it’s good to know there are many different ways to make money with your blog. Whether you choose to sell digital products, accept sponsored posts, or coach other people, it’s important to remember you should reinvest some of the money back into your business. In that way, you’ll need seed money to create your blogging empire.
Learn about eight different ways you can earn money through your blog. [Read more…]
Do you have a website that you’d like to monetize? If so, then we’ve got some great ideas for you. While there are almost limitless ways to earn money online, these five options represent some of our favorite ideas earning revenue from your site. [Read more…]
No matter what your speciality is when it comes to your freelancing career, we all have one common goal. We have chosen this career path to take control of our lives and to be our own boss. Whether you are a blogger, designer or other, here are some must-read books to give some insight on the path to success.
Blogging offers the convenience of working from home, choosing your own hours, and writing about nearly anything you like. But not everyone gets paid a lot to do the work, unfortunately. [Read more…]
There are two types of blogger, those who are passionate about a given subject and feel the need for a blog as an outlet for that passion and those who like to make money. Sure, the two can and often do cross over but you can categorically place the vast majority of online bloggers into these two key publisher groups. With this article we’ll be talking about the specifics of what you need to do from the initial setup of your blog to turning it into a revenue-generating monster. It is not an easy task as let’s be honest, if it was, everyone would be doing it – but it is possible as many bloggers worldwide have proved. First things first…
When it comes to freelance writing, there’s more than a few options out there. You can focus your efforts on journalistic or article-based writing, such as writing news stories, listicles, or factoid pieces. You can enter the slightly less fun (but often more profitable) world of SEO blogging and copywriting. Or you could try your luck at an often overlooked option: content writing for websites.
Content writing can be just as fun and profitable as blogging and article writing, but is better suited to those of us with a more technical mindset. How does content writing differ from blogging? First, let’s define it. [Read more…]
Tax season is still three months away, but it’s good to start preparing now. After all, 2016 has been an incredible year for bloggers. There are more of us doing this professionally than ever before. With all the newcomers, it’s always good to remind them that the income you make from blogging or writing online is still taxable. Furthermore, if you aren’t careful–Uncle Sam can give you a nasty surprise at the end of the year.
So, how should we file taxes as bloggers? Here are a few quick and dirty tips for bloggers filing taxes.
Squirrel Away A Small Percentage Every Time You Get Paid
A fairly obvious little trick that we hope you’re already doing, setting aside a small percentage of each check you collect and depositing that money into a savings account is the easiest way to make sure you’re covered come tax season. Even ten to fifteen percent is more than enough, especially when compounding interest is added. [Read more…]