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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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Why you need your own domain

There are different grades of bloggers. You’re either a professional blogger or you’re just blogging for fun or as a hobby. One of the ways to differentiate between these 2 types of bloggers is by the type of domain they use. Usually, those who are blogging for the fun of it or as a hobby make do with free blogging options that allow you to create your content and share it with the whole world under the umbrella of a host.  The most popular type of blogging platforms are BlogSpot and WordPress.com.

However, probloggers make use of self-hosted blogging platforms or vanity domains which enable them to have your blog hosted on their server and gives them the opportunity to own their own domain.

 

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What Does a Free Blogging Domain Have to Offer?

To give you a good idea of what you’ll be missing if you stick to a free blogging domain, let me tell you about what blogging platforms like BlogSpot and WordPress have to offer you when it is free.

Having a blog under BlogSpot or WordPress is free and easy to set up. All you have to do is to register and within a couple of minutes you’ll have a fully functional blog ready for you to start creating content.

This all sounds fine, but the major downside is that your domain is actually not your domain. It is under WordPress or BlogSpot. What this means is that you won’t have much control over your blog domain name and how you would like your blog to function.

So instead of having your domain name like “www.stylishblog.com”, it’ll look something like “www.stylishblog.blogspot.com” (if you’re using BlogSpot) or “www.stylishblog.wordpress.com” (if you’re using WordPress.com). As a blogger, this will make you look unprofessional as not many clients trust bloggers with such domain names.

Your options as to customization, advertising or even bandwidth will be greatly limited and this will prevent you from making a decent income from your blog.

 

 

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What Does a Vanity Domain Have to Offer?

This is what all probloggers use. A problogger always makes sure they own their own domain.Some have it on a WordPress or BlogSpot hosted server, while others have it on a self hosted platform.

Clients are more comfortable dealing with bloggers who own their own domain. They see such bloggers as more professional and they get more value from working with such blogs because they can benefit from the blog’s domain authority.

With your own domain you can enhance the capability of your blog by installing useful plugins. Plus, you won’t be restricted on how you advertise on your blog. This means that you will be able to earn a decent living off your blog.

 

Verdict?

Whatever option you choose for your blog is up to you. But if you plan to take your blog seriously then owning your own domain is the way to go. There’s nothing as good as being in control of your own blog.

Do you agree? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

 

 

 

 

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