Click here to start your freelance blogging career with this easy guide.

Click here to start your freelance blogging career with this easy guide.

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By Catherine

In recent years, freelance blogging has become a sought-after profession. All you need is a laptop and an internet connection to get started. That means you can earn big bucks, writing from the convenience of your home.We'll show you how to get started as a freelance blogger in this article. We'll talk about how to make a website, develop writing samples, get prospects, and more.As a freelance blogger, you would conduct research, compose the blog article, submit it for review, and then be paid. In addition to blog writing, freelance bloggers can provide services such as keyword research, creating featured photos for posts, uploading the blog post straight to the client's website, and more.You don't have to provide these extra services; instead, focus on writing posts. 

However, by charging extra for these services, you can enhance your freelance blogging rate. Furthermore, these services are appealing to potential consumers because you would handle everything, leaving the client with no worries. 


Let's look at how to become a freelance blogger now that we've established what freelance blogging is. 

Start a blog

You probably might not have a portfolio of work samples to present to prospective clients if you're new to freelance writing. So, what makes you think they'd choose you over someone else? However, having your blog demonstrates to clients that you have the necessary skills for the job. A blog also makes it easier for new clients to find you on the internet. Use reputable websites such as WordPress or Wix, and select a distinctive and appropriate domain name.

 Have writing samples

 As previously stated, if you're just starting, you probably don't have samples of your work to show to prospective clients in your portfolio. 
Clients might also want to consider samples of your work, to see if you’re a good fit for the assignment. For starters, you can create writing samples to get clients. 
Simply begin writing and publishing blog posts on your website. However, be certain that the blogs you create are relevant to the niche you've opted for. If you've chosen the lifestyle niche, for example, make sure your blog postings are about lifestyle.

Find your niche

 The most important step in being a freelance blogger is deciding on a topic to write about for clients. This is referred to as a niche.
 Choosing a specialization will help you establish yourself as an expert in your sector and attract clients that want to collaborate with you.
 Assume a digital marketing firm is trying to hire a freelance blogger. They stumble upon a freelancer who claims to write food, lifestyle, fashion, and technology blog pieces. That is a lot of different subjects to figure out where your strengths lie.


 You can decide how you want to promote your freelance blogging expertise to brands and industries. Because unless you advertise yourself, no one will know you're a freelancer. Social networking is the simplest way to approach marketing and branding for your services. Platforms like LinkedIn are often used by business owners, looking to hire freelancers.Remember to update your profile regularly, to engage an interested audience and build a brand for yourself with your content. It is recommended to share your writings on social media, and join some online forums. You can also follow and communicate with a variety of companies, to pitch your expertise, in addition to revising your social media handles and becoming more active on these platforms. 

Look for prospective clients

 Clients are unlikely to seek your services at the beginning of your journey as a freelance blogger. Instead, you'll have to look for possible clients and pitch your services to them.As a newbie, going to job sites and pitching to job advertisements is a recommended initiative for you. You can apply when you locate anything that appears to be a good option for you. Most job advertisements will request that you describe your experiences in detail, and ask you to provide references to support most of your work.
 You may also pitch your services directly to firms, you feel need your services via email.
 Agreed, kickstarting a freelance blogging career is challenging, especially at the initial phase when you have to score your first assignment, that too with minimal industry experience. But don't give up, because it gets so much better so fast!

 Begin guest posting

 A guest post is a piece of writing that you submit to a publication or marketing website. Typically, you are not compensated for them. In exchange for your article, you will only receive a byline.
 The first thing that comes to mind is probably: why should I write for free?
 A big advantage of guest posting is that you get a byline. Your name appears on every guest post that is published. Make your guest post pitch personalized by pitching the proper person with the keyword for their site that they're missing out on when you identify a decent site. Follow the instructions for the letter. It demonstrates your ability to follow directions and can assist you in landing that guest article.
 The best blogging jobs don't always make it to the public eye. Prospects, on the other hand, send job openings to others in their network. Other freelancer networks are one approach to finding blogging opportunities. You begin by making friends with other freelancers, whether through Twitter or private groups. Take on 'overflow work,' or extra articles that another freelancer is unable to complete.
 Get access to special online employment only offered in communities and subcontracting chances where you ghostwrite for another blogger.
 Make use of your new freelance friends to get references. It's critical to make friends with other freelancers if you want to gain new employment. It's also a great opportunity to expand your network and meet new individuals who share your interests.