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Great content is definitely a great key that can help you indirectly. Sometimes your blog might not get the monetization you believe you deserve, but that doesn’t mean you won’t get some form of money out of it! Often times, I’ve been contacted directly in my email to work as a consultant or a content writer. If you write really great content, you can get paid upwards of 30-50 dollars an article. That’s on lower to middle side. Let’s find out what you should do to attract attention to yourself.
The first thing you should focus on is creating really interesting and valuable content. This is how you set up your foundation. Learn a specific structure of writing that will help you organize your posts and get your points across. Make it as easy as possible on your readers. This will ensure that they continue to come back to your site.
Developing the right selection of keywords, the keyword density, and how it’s used with your content is pretty important. A lot of times you want your title to not only prelude into your content, but you need to think about your audience. Think from the perspective of the question and answer response. If someone asks how to get freelance jobs through blogging, ask that in your title and answer it with your content. Simple.
There are bunch of factors such as Social Media presence, site functionality, traffic, content and other things that all go into your page rank. If someone asks you to write something for them on your site for advertising, you can definitely charge a bit more. Use this as web real estate.
Always ensure you have a workable email address. Have your personal one and one you use for business. You should check your email a few times a day; even your spam folder. You can even create a contact form on your site to make it easier for your potential clients. They can ask questions about rates, advertising, and more to send right to your email address.
There are tons out online such as Blogsvertise, Payperpost, Social Spark, and Adbeans that greatly help you develop side income. The quality of your writing can really pay off. Usually these sites want not only great content, but excellent page rank. The more authority you have with your online presence. The more money you’ll be able to make and frequency in jobs will increase.
Job Boards and LinkedIn
Never question the power of networking. There are always companies looking out for content writers. Send in a resume, examples of your work, your social media profiles, and your own personal blogs.
Go to Problogger and look at the job board over there. You’ll see tons of opportunities to grab up. Also don’t knock LinkedIn, either. There are a few groups such as Freelance Writers and Content Writers that will help you find ways to make money online.
What are ways you’ve found freelance gigs? Leave a comment below.