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5 Sites To Find Blogging Jobs

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Looking to make a bit of money from blogging but not sure where to start? The good news is that there are several sites out there where you can search for blogging jobs and complete them from the comfort of your own home. You may have noticed that remote working is fast becoming the new normal. If you enjoy working remotely and fancy yourself as a bit of a writer, there are many opportunities out there if you dare to go after them.

5 Sites To Find Blogging Jobs

1 . Freelance Writing Gigs

Freelance Writing Gigs is a popular site amongst writer types; you can search by type of job i.e., blogging or copywriting. Most of the jobs on the website are remote gigs which can be done from anywhere; however, some do ask for writers in certain countries, for instance, the UK or the USA. Freelance Writing Gigs provides all you need to start applying for some great writing jobs. For those looking to get some blog writing jobs, simply search ‘blogging jobs’ on the site and see what interesting picks come up.

2 . Writers Weekly

Writers Weekly is an excellent resource where you can find plenty of content related to building up your writing career. The site accepts articles about the craft of writing. Having said that, these cannot be common topics about blogging tips, etc. (the site has already produced enough of this kind of content). Writer’s weekly pays writers $40 for a story about ‘freelancing success’ and $60 for feature articles.

  1. Women On Writing

WomenOnWriting is a site dedicated to inspiration and tips for female writers. The site hosts contests and writing programs to help give your writing career a boost. Bloggers who are looking for site exposure can enquire with WOW, and they also accept blog articles to inspire women to write. The site pays approximately $50 for pieces of around 1,000 words.

  1. Problogger

In 2004 Darren Rowse started the Problogger site. He’d just started blogging himself and wanted to connect with like-minded individuals to exchange info about cash from blogs. The site has a job section where you can search for paid blogging gigs with various companies across the world. Companies are usually based in the US or the UK, but you can generally complete the work from anywhere.

  1. Freelancer.com 

The Freelancer.com site is a great place to look for blogging and content-based work. Simply search by the term ‘blogging’ and take a look at what’s on offer. Users will need to bid for the jobs on freelancer.com, but don’t worry; it’s not as scary as it sounds! You simply need to put in your rate and a short section about your skills and experience along with any links. When you don’t have any blogging experience, it’s simple to set yourself up on WordPress and start practicing. There are plenty of blog tips online to get you started off on the right foot.

When you are sprucing up your resume, it’s a good idea to try out many resume templates to create the perfect application. The ideal resume goes a long way, no matter which industry you are applying in.

What do you think of these 5 Sites To Find Blogging Jobs?

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5 Things I wish I knew before setting up the blog

I set up this blog in 2012 and it has been a rollercoaster journey. Blogging has led me to all sorts of opportunities and I am thankful to have discovered this amazing platform. However, if I could go back in time, there are some things I wish I knew before I started blogging. Knowing these things would have made my blogging journey a lot more straightforward and not as topsy-turvy as it has been.

 

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5 Things I wish I knew before setting up the blog

Here are the five things I wish I knew before setting up Fashion and Style Police –

Use SEO

I learnt Search Engine Optimisation- SEO many years after I set up the blog. In the early days, I wrote whatever I felt like writing with little or no regard for search engine search. I didn’t even know anything about SEO in 2012. If I could go back in time, I would learn all about SEO and use the knowledge in every blog post.

Make use of internal links

I would make use of internal links from day 2. Using internal links regularly is a great way to direct search engines and your readers to other blog posts on your site. It is a great way to revive old content. I wish I knew this back in 2012.

Focus on the social media platforms that works

It makes sense to have an online presence on as many social media platforms as possible because you never know. However, if I could go back in time, I would focus my energy on the social media platform that actually drives traffic to my blog and use the other platforms differently. Currently, Pinterest is the platform that drives the most traffic to my blog. Other social media platforms work more as a standalone for me and hardly bring in a good amount of regular traffic.

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Research keywords and topics

Researching keywords and topics helps you share the knowledge your blog readers really need. This is one thing I wish I did more of 7 years ago.

Practise makes perfect

The more you write, the better you become. Practice makes anything a lot better. I wish I had more time to write everyday in the early days of blogging.

These are the top five things I wish I knew and did in the early days of blogging. We learn everyday and I have learnt loads in the last few years.

What do you wish you knew more of in the first year of blogging or before setting up your blog? Do you have any blogging tips to share? What do you think of these 5 Things I wish I knew before setting up the blog?

5 tips to help you choose the right keywords

When it goes to getting as many eyeballs on your blog, using the right keywords is the way to go. How do you choose the right keywords? This took me ages to discover. When I first started blogging, I wrote the way it flowed without thinking about using the right keywords or search engine optimisation. Now that I have been blogging for some years, I know understand the importance of using the relevant keywords in blog posts. If you want more views on your blog posts, you should make sure you are choosing the right keywords in order for the blog post to show up on search engines.

 

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5 tips to help you choose the right keywords

Here are 5 ways you could go about picking the relevant keywords for your blog posts –

Imagine you are the reader

This is a very important tip. Thinking like your readers will enable you select the right keywords for every blog post. What keywords would your target audience type into Google to find your post? If you are writing about fashion tips for winter for example, you will need to ensure you include keywords like fashion tips, winter style tips, fashion tips for winter, and other synonyms of these words to boost the article.

Use long tail keywords

Using long tail keywords is another great tip. For those who don’t know, long tail keywords use a combination of three or more words. These keywords attract more eyeballs to your blog posts and these readers tend to stick around, especially if they like the rest of what your blog offers.

 

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Make use of keyword tools

I use keyword tools to research relevant keywords. There are so many available online, so a quick Google search will bring a couple up. Wordstream is one of my favourite keyword tool. I find it easy to use and super helpful.

Study other bloggers

Research is the oldest trick in the book. When it comes to using the right keywords, study other blogs with great traffic and observe what they do differently. Pay attention to their blog posts and use of keywords.

Pay attention to the results

Once you have put in the work in picking the right keywords for your blog posts, you need to pay attention to the results. That way you get to see which technique is working and which isn’t. The more you use the right keywords, the more your blog will attract traffic and hopefully subscribers.

 

 

 

 

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