By Misti Sandefur
Boost Your Freelance Writing Income
By adding blog writing to your freelance writing portfolio, you’ll increase your freelance writing income. Blog writing consists of writing short blog posts for potential clients. When I say short, I mean anywhere from 200 to 400 words, and if you know the topic well enough, it shouldn’t take no more than an hour to write the post.
When I began offering blog writing services, my freelance writing income increased by $100, and that was with only one client who wanted me to write one blog post each week. So not only did I increase my freelance writing income, but the freelance writing job didn’t take up too much of my time – just one day a week.
Gain Expertise on a New Topic
Are you wanting to write on a new topic that you have a passion to learn more about but don’t have writing clips on the new topic you want to pursue? Explore the blogging jobs FWJ reveals through the daily freelance writing job listings. Then, when you discover someone looking to hire a blogger on the topic you’re trying to gain expertise in, send your letter of interest detailing your writing, blogging and social media experience. Do this for each blogging job you run across, and it won’t be long until you have the expertise and writing clips you’re seeking.
Achieve Extra Exposure
Many blogs written by more than one person usually receive large amounts of traffic. For instance, Freelance Folder, Freelance Switch and ReadWriteWeb are multi-authored blogs with over 3,000 RSS subscribers. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if over half of those readers followed you? Chances are they would if you create quality blog posts they’ll enjoy.
Maximize Your Chances of Landing New Clients
You probably gain new clients through pitches, referrals and your writing services website, but if you add blogging to your services section, you could have clients knocking on your virtual door more often.
Bloggers visit other blogs related to theirs, and if they find the content you’re writing compelling enough, odds are they’ll contact you to see if you can write content for their blog as well. To ensure they can contact you, include a way for them to reach you in your bio. After all, it would be nice to have potential clients contact you rather than you hunting them down and hoping your pitch entices them enough to respond, wouldn’t it?
Have you increased your freelance writing income with blogging gigs? If so, please tell us how long you’ve been blogging for others and how it has been beneficial to your freelance writing career.
To discover more about Misti Sandefur and keep up with her latest accomplishments, visit her at her official website. To learn from her writing experience, view weekly telecommuteand discover how she uses her Christian values to get through the rough patches, visit her Life of a Writer blog.