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.
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.
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.
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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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 โปรไฟล์ให้แน่ใจว่ามันสะท้อนถึงความพยายามในการเขียนของคุณ
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.
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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.
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.