Blogging For Money – Does it Work For Writers?
Some writers do have blogs, but you would be surprised by how many do not. Blogging is not only a skill that should be built up to enable writers to be able to write and sell blog posts to clients, it can help them too.
There are plenty of ways you can use blogging to earn more money for yourself as a writer, both directly and indirectly. For example, I stated above that you can blog for other people. Some people end up with so much going on online that they can not find the time to write their own posts anymore. If this is the case then you can step in and charge a fee for every post you write.
But you should still have your own blog because you can make money directly from that as well. Think of your blog as a showcase for your own work – you can share your experiences with new writers and promote any writing books you may have to them. These could be self published or be online to sell via download. They do not have to be published via a major publisher.
You can also find new clients through your blog. People will contact you if they like how you write and they will ask for your fee structure and what you can do. I know of many writers – me included – who have found keeping a blog to be very beneficial in this way.
Of course there is nothing to stop you from monetizing your blog either. You can put Google AdSense on it, join the Amazon affiliates program and recommend specific writing books – the choice is yours. The task is to get the right mix between building up income streams and building up the possibilities for getting more readers and more clients as well. It can all come together in time if you are prepared to put the work in.
Ironically some writers are so busy trying to find clients that they do not have the time to put their own writing blog together. But it is worth doing so, because as we have seen there are lots of possibilities with it and lots of things that you can do with it. The more you persevere, the more you can push ahead to a future as a freelance writer with plenty of clients and more success than you may have dreamed of.