Kutoka Blogger hadi Mwandishi wa Freelance

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  • Vidokezo vya Mabalozi
  • Iliyasasishwa Septemba 25, 2017

It wasn't until many years into writing Mom-Blog that I realized I could start a writing career, my long time dream, by bootstrapping off of my years of blogging.

Hapa ni jinsi gani na kile nilichofanya ili nipate ambapo mimi sasa.

Step 1: Don't Just Blog, Write With Heart – and Edit With Your Brain

My early days of blogging were filled with passion, authenticity and truths – some on a level I wouldn't share now.

Kwa sababu nilianza na ukubwa huo, nilijenga watazamaji walioaminika. Kufanya mabadiliko, hata hivyo, kwa maandishi ya kitaaluma wakati unatumia blogu yako kama upya wako wa msingi unamaanisha kuzingatia maelezo.

Don't just write well, edit extensively, even if that means going back and correcting spelling errors, poor grammar, and lapses in judgment. You should also remove anything that will turn potential employers of: delete profanity, whining, political diatribes to keep your blog above board for prospective clients.

Hatua 2: Kuanza Kuandika Nje ya Nje

Njia bora ya kujenga sifa yako ni kuanza kuandika kwenye blogu nyingine na machapisho, hata kama ni malipo ya bure au kidogo.

Saidia marafiki ambao wana blogi kubwa na kufikia zaidi, ikiwa huna uzoefu. Piga maduka makubwa ambayo hupata niche yako. Kwa kuongeza, daima kuna mitandao ambayo inakubali machapisho ya blogu kutoka kwa watu, kama vile BlogHer, au unaweza kuandika juu ya sehemu ya mapato au kulipa tovuti, kama vile Examiner.com or Tafuta Madiolojia ikiwa unakubaliwa. Hii ni gig kubwa ya kujenga sifa fulani na kuanza kupata kulipa. Miaka michache iliyopita, nilijulisha Society ya Mzazi, ambayo imenisaidia kujiweka kama mtaalamu.

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Hatua ya 3: Jitayarisha Background yako

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Ufikiaji wangu umeorodheshwa chini ya resume yangu ya kawaida.

Sasa ni wakati wa kuandika resume yako.

Kwa hatua hii, chochote unacho katika historia yako kinachochangia ujuzi wako kama mwandishi au muuzaji atakuja kwa manufaa. Watu pia wanataka kujua ujuzi wako katika ushawishi, hivyo hakikisha kuongeza analytics na metrics. Nini kwenye resume yangu? Ninajumuisha mitrio ya vyombo vya habari vya kijamii, historia yangu katika kubuni wa wavuti na matangazo, uzoefu wangu katika kuzungumza na kufundisha na udhamini wangu - na mimi hui mara kwa mara.

Next, you'll need at least 3 writing samples. I suggest you set up two of those in areas you want to write about and one generic article for fields outside your interest. Once you start applying for jobs, you will probably need to tweak those articles, depending on what the ad is looking for. I have a larger stable of samples than three; some have a professional voice, some are more casual.

Ninapopata nafasi, mimi kuchukua sampuli ya makala mimi kuwasilisha na kutumia hiyo kama mfumo wa maoni ya baadaye.

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Ujuzi wowote kutoka kwa siku zako za nyuma ambazo zinaweza kuwa muhimu, uwaongeze kwenye resume yako. Mstari wa video unafaa.

Hatimaye, utahitaji barua ya kifuniko. Kama tu kwa kazi ya jadi, barua ya kifuniko haipaswi tu kuonyesha ujuzi wako lakini jinsi wewe na ujuzi wako na sauti yako inaweza kusaidia mteja.

Kumbuka kutafiti kampuni na blogu zao ili kuzingatia barua inayowazunguka na kutumia sampuli za makala sahihi. Ninapopata barua ya kifuniko, ninaibadilisha kwa kazi zingine ambazo zimelipwa katika kupata majibu zaidi.

Hatua ya 4: Tumia Ajira

Maeneo yangu favorite ya kuomba kazi ni MediaBistro.com, Bodi ya Kazi ya ProBlogger, Uhuru wa Kuandika Gigs na Craigslist yangu ya ndani. R

emember that as a blogger, you can write on any topic. Just because a topic is out of your field of interest or niche, that doesn't mean you shouldn't apply. I know very little about cars, however, I spent the summer delivering over 20 articles on Corvettes and trucks for a client – and she was wildly pleased with my work. However, if an ad said, “car enthusiast,” while I have experience, I would not apply.

Funguo ni kutoa utafiti bora na maudhui ya maudhui ya makala hizo.

If you are a product reviewer or brand ambassador, you can also step outside the comfort zone of ghost blogging or running your own column by writing product descriptions or writing for social media. I worked on two product review projects this year, an entirely new field of writing for me. If you have experience with successful search engine optimization, you can also apply to jobs writing web pages. It's important to review all your skills to see how they fit a writing opportunity.

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Hatua 5: Mtandao, Mtandao, Mtandao!

Some of the best jobs I've gotten have been from networking, both with friends and strangers. That means you need to spread the word on your networks that you are now blogging professionally. If you have a LinkedIn wasifu, hakikisha inaonyesha jitihada zako za kuandika.

Ikiwa hutaki, ninakupendekeza sana kuingia na kuunda moja na kuungana na watu unaowajua. LinkedIn imenipa michango ya kazi kutoka kwa wenzake wa zamani na wageni ambao wamesoma maelezo yangu.

Waambie marafiki na familia yako katika mashamba yanayofanana - kama vile uuzaji au kubuni wavuti - kwamba sasa unaandika kitaaluma. Nimepata kazi kutoka kwa marafiki na wenzake wa zamani ambao walikuwa wamefungwa na hiyo ilisaidia kujenga sifa yangu.

Kama nilivyosema wiki iliyopita, kushirikiana na kikundi kikubwa cha wanablogu wanaweza pia kusaidia ardhi ulilipa gigs za kuandika.

In addition, start attending conferences and professional events. Because of my participation in conferences, I now have blogged for CVS, MassMutual and Maty's Health Products. Make sure that the brands you approach complement your vision and voice and have a plan on what to offer them. Many brands are looking for reviewers, so be sure to let them know that reviews, articles and giveaways are paid products and not free. Or, you can start a relationship with a great review and then upsell them additional services such as blog writing or social media promotions.

Hatua ya 6: Wow Them With Professionalism yako

Whether it's a free writing gig to get your name out on the web, a low paying or revenue share project, or a high profile, well paid writing project, it's up to you to take your work seriously.

Dakika mtu anakuagiza kuandika, wewe si mtaalamu wa hobbyist lakini mwandishi wa kitaalamu - tenda kama moja! Hariri kwa uangalifu na utumie sarufi sahihi, istilahi na mandhari nzuri. Kuheshimu mahitaji ya ugawaji kwenye picha na viungo. Soma sera za maudhui ya tovuti yoyote unayoikuta au kuunganisha. Pata mapema yako kwa muda mfupi na uwahilishe mteja wako mapema ikiwa hawapukikani hauwezi kuepukika.

Uwe na blogu ya kibinafsi au tovuti.

Ikiwa unataka kujenga kazi kubwa, unapaswa kwenda juu na zaidi ya misingi hizi. Daima ahadi mteja wako chini na kisha kutoa zaidi kuliko walivyotarajia. Fanya mapendekezo ya ubunifu ambayo yatasaidia mteja wako. Kwa mfano, kama hawatumii vyombo vya habari vya kijamii, unaweza kuwafundisha kwa nini utawafaidika - kuonyesha mifano kutoka kwenye blogu yako mwenyewe ni mwanzo mzuri. Unaweza tu kupata kazi zaidi kutoka kwao.

In addition, always build on your pay rates. If times are tight, it's fine to accept a lower paying gig temporarily but if you've already been paid $.10 a word for most projects, do not accept $.02 a word. You've already proved your time is more valuable than that.

Hatua ya 7: Jua Wakati wa Kutembea

Mahusiano ya kitaalamu ya maandishi yanaweza kuwa magumu.

Kwa mfano, ikiwa hupata maoni ya kutosha au mteja wako ni kinyume na malipo, madai au masuala mengine yanayoathiri kazi yako, inaweza kuwa haifai jitihada zako. Spring hii, nilikuwa na gig ya kuandika ambayo haikufanya kazi nje. Walihisi kazi yangu sio yale waliyotaka na nilihisi kuwa sijapewa msaada wa kutosha au mwelekeo.

Baada ya kuondoka, ratiba yangu ilifunguliwa kwa ajili ya mradi ambao ulianguka ndani ya kiti changu baadaye. Kamwe usifanye thamani ya wakati wako wala ukweli kwamba si kila kazi ni sawa kwako.

Kuhusu Gina Badalaty

Gina Badalaty ni mmiliki wa Kukubali Imperfect, kujitoa kwa blogu ili kuhimiza na kusaidia mama wa watoto wenye mahitaji maalum na vyakula vikwazo. Gina imekuwa blogging kuhusu uzazi, kuinua watoto wenye ulemavu, na maisha yasiyo ya kupindukia kwa miaka zaidi ya 12. Yeye ni blogs kwenye Mamavation.com, na amefunga blogu kwa bidhaa kuu kama Silk na Glutino. Pia anafanya kazi kama mwandishi wa habari na mwandishi wa bidhaa. Anapenda kujihusisha na vyombo vya habari vya kijamii, kusafiri na kupikia gluten.