One question many people asked me is – how to make money by working for other bloggers? Is that even possible?
If you are a new blogger trying to make a full-time income from blogging, you know how difficult the struggle can be in the initial days to generate a decent income from blogging. In fact, this is one main reason why there are so many drop-outs and burn outs in the blogging profession.
What if there were ways new bloggers could sustain themselves financially AND develop their blogging related skills at the same time? Wouldn’t that be just wonderful?
I don’t know your exact situation. Maybe you are a new blogger yourself or maybe you’ve had a blog in the past. Maybe you are looking for an easy way to put those skills to good use and make some money from them.
Did you know that you can actually make a lot of money working for other bloggers? It’s not difficult to do and the best part is, it’s highly scalable. It also helps hone your skills and that can be invaluable if you want to use blogging as a long-term source of income.
So, now let me show you how to make money by working for other bloggers.
If you’re a new blogger, working for other bloggers is actually a great way to bridge the income and knowledge gap between the current you and the future full-time blogger you.
You will be surprised at how you can use the skills that you have to make some extra cash.
By now, I am sure you know how important great content is to your success as a blogger. Every blogger has a steady, continuous need for high quality content that he/ she can use on their blogs or maybe their social media accounts on a regular basis. There is always a high demand for engaging, well-researched content.
If you have been blogging for some time, you are probably already familiar with the important aspects of blogging such as content quality, SEO and keywords. This knowledge of what it takes to make a great blog post gives you a clear advantage and your skills are going to in high demand in the blogging community.
You may not actually need to write complete blog posts to start making money. There are other partial aspects of content creation that are just as much in demand as writing blog posts.
You could, for example make money selling post templates or article starters – essentially a shorter post that blog owners can use to create their own blog posts by filling out details. You could also make money filling out a pre-written outline by doing some research. Then there are jobs available for writing product descriptions or product reviews for other bloggers.
If you are good at writing, you could make a lot of money by offering even more premium services such as writing or editing e-books or creating freebie content for bloggers to give away in order to get people to opt in into their newsletter list.
Another way you can make money is to by helping other bloggers create digital products like eBooks or training courses. Digital products are things that can demand a premium price.
Along with great content, there is also a lot of demand for high quality images. If you know how to use a good image creator like Canva, you could start working with bloggers who are in need of graphics to promote their work on social media platforms. Many bloggers love writing but they are either not too good at or even hate creating images.
If you know Pinterest well and are also good at creating images, you can easily make a good living as a Pinterest virtual assistant. Apart from creating images, you will also need to perform other Pinterest tasks like optimizing everything, pinning to your clients’ profiles, and driving traffic to their blog posts.
You can also take it to the next level by offering social media management services. Apart from Pinterest, there are a number of other popular social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn etc. A skilled social media manager is always in high demand.
As a social media manager, you will need to help get more followers and grow the community. You will also need to manage inboxes and respond to comments quickly. You might also need to create images in order to promote your clients’ latest blog posts or revive some old content.
You could also help run social advertising campaigns. In all, you could easily make a lot of money as a skilled social media manager.
You could also offer your service as a content strategist. This is where you help your clients in researching keywords and in uncovering some of the content gaps that they may have on their blogs. You can also help them brainstorm new content ideas for their blogs. In some cases, it might also involve going through some of their existing content to help optimize it for SEO and monetization.
Another huge demand that we see right now is email newsletter managers. While social media is great for content promotion, there are risks associated with depending too much on a few platforms. We have seen many social media platforms cease to exist almost overnight. This brings us to something that we all should be focusing on – building our email lists.
It is vital for bloggers to constantly be working on increasing their lists by adding more and more subscribers onto their list.
If you have some experience in building email lists and managing newsletters, you could offer your services as a newsletter manager.
As an email newsletter manager, you may have to do everything from setting up their lead capture funnel, creating opt-in freebies, building their list and to actually writing content and sending out the newsletters.
If you know well about WordPress and how blogs work, you can be a blog manager. Usually this work involves this like updating WordPress plug-ins, tweaking and optimizing blog themes, backing up your clients’ sites. It could also involve uploading and scheduling blog posts, resolving technical issues, managing site security, approving comments, or even taking care of any spam comments that hit the site.
As you can see, there is huge opportunity for people to make money not only as a blogger, but also taking up various jobs assisting other bloggers.