Originally Posted on A Bloggy Mom

 

The number of companies realizing the power of social media and the blogosphere continues to grow.  This creates fantastic opportunities for free lance writers and bloggers.

 

I'm sorry to inform you, but just having a blog does not make you money.  You've purchased the domain.  You've launched your blog.  You've written maybe even a year of posts.  Having the best layout will not earn you money.  You will be the one earning the money.  

 

There are many paid writing opportunities.  However, a lot of these opportunities will not come knocking at your blog door.  Yes, I have seen it happen and I am regularly approached for paid blogging opportunities.  The first step {after maintaining a healthy blog of course!} is to seek out job opportunities.

 

Think of it this way.  When you are job hunting, do you sit on your couch waiting for companies to call and offer you a position?  No!  You put your resume out, you answer job postings.  The same is required in social media.  Unless you are a top blogger, which most of us are not... you need to put your name out there and apply for jobs.

 

Here is a list of sites you will want to hit when seeking paid blogging opportunities:

 

BloggerJobs.biz

 

Craigslist

 

Freelance Writing Jobs

 

Indeed.com

 

Problogger  

 

Media Bistro  

 

Writers Weekly  

 

All of these were found by simply "Googling it".  Go to Google.com {or any search engine for that matter} and search various terms such as: "paid blogging jobs"  "paid blogging opportunities"  "paid writing jobs" etc,...

 

As always, make sure to weigh each opportunity carefully and do not share personal information without considering who you are giving it to.  There are scams and you need to be the one protecting yourself from them.

 

 



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Comment by Kimberly Rues on April 21, 2013 at 12:02pm

An up and coming amazing community for monetization is Sverve. The platform feels like a mashup of Pinterest (with visuals) and Linkedin (with connections) plus provides numerous opportunities for making some cash with your blog. When you join, connect to me (Kimberly Rues) -- I'd love to meet you :) 

http://www.sverve.com/dashboard/3273

Comment by Kim Roach on March 5, 2013 at 7:42am

I work for a blogging platform that pays 100% commissions. It is also rated in the top 10 work at home opportunities from scamxposer.com. Definitely NOT a scam.

http://www.empowernetwork.com/opportunity.php?id=nolongerbroke.

email me with any questions that you have kimroach@yahoo.com

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Comment by Aurora Berter on March 1, 2013 at 8:18am

I mostly use PayPerPost and the other IZEA sites to make money blogging.

As for the remainder of the work, I freelance write, draw and design. C:

Comment by Anna Garcia on September 2, 2012 at 4:40pm

I'm Going To Try , Thank You  !  

Comment by Kristin Castellano on July 6, 2012 at 12:14pm

This is an awesome list. Thank you Tiffany for posting this.. I love Bloggy moms. I have received so much information here. I am so grateful for your stewardship to this community

Comment by Cindy Brown on July 6, 2012 at 12:02pm

I would also add that BlogHer.com takes submissions and syndicates posts they choose and the pay is $50 per piece. I just got my first one, due to be featured 7/12/12 on my post The Don't Do A Damn Thing Award! I Just Like Your Blog. I am so excited!

Comment by Quida B. Davis on June 7, 2012 at 11:01am

Thanks for the extra tips. ;)

Comment by Rani Shah on March 26, 2012 at 4:56pm

Great list!! Thanks again for this resource!!! Soooo glad to be part of this group!

Comment by Liz Barnett on March 9, 2012 at 11:11pm

P.S.  Lisa, I love your comment below!  Just keep blogging, Just keep blogging!  :)  That's my philosophy, too. :P

Comment by Liz Barnett on March 9, 2012 at 11:10pm

Good advice!  I've been blogging now for almost a year - I've had websites almost as long as you (1998!!!!) and even though my blog is plastered with ads, it doesn't mean I'm making loads of money like my family and friends seem to think is possible.  I have successfully been able to break even - my ads have paid for hosting, a new design, and paying for some images from iStock Photo.  I think that's pretty darn good.  However, I do plan to turn this into a living.  I have been discovering that I need to really put my neck out there.  I have started by updating my LinkedIn profile and then I'm going to work from there.  Reading this post helped me to realize I'm on the right track.  Thanks, Tiffany!  I hope to see you Bloggy Con '12! ;)  Liz

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