Working from home has its advantages and there are literally thousands of ways you can make a living right from your living room. Some of them require more skill or time or investment than others. But if working from home is something you are interested in doing, there is definitely opportunities that you can take advantage of.
For instance, did you know you can get paid to blog from home? If you can write and you have knowledge or a passion about something, then you are already qualified to be blogger and start making money.
It’s not that difficult and there are several extremely good ways to get started with your very own blogging business. I’m going to highlight the Top 3 blogging jobs, plus an extra bonus one at the end!
1. Create Your Own Blogging Website
By far, the absolute best way to make money by blogging is to build a website and write your own blog posts. This is how I started and I love the freedom that it affords me.
I can write about whatever I want, whenever I want. That’s what makes it enjoyable and easy to do. You have to love what you do and if you are writing about something that interests you, you have a much better chance of success.
But how do you get paid doing this? There are several ways that you can make money with your own blog. You can place ads on your website, sell your own product, or get commissions through Affiliate Marketing.
By having your very own website, you get to control what goes on there and what products you will promote. I personally love this, as I like to drive my own business and be in complete control.
Examples of blogging websites:
- This website – Focused on teaching people how to build a business online
- The Texas Camping Girl – Another one of my websites focused on camping and survival
- KetoConnect – A blog about the Keto Diet that includes recipes and nutrition information
- The Pioneer Woman – Ree Drummond’s blog site that started as a blog about recipes and ranch life
2. Write Blog Posts For Others – Guest Blog
Another great way to make money blogging is to write blog posts for other websites. Other people may not have the time to consistently write posts, so they pay people to write for them.
If you are good at writing and if you enjoy writing then guest blogging is probably one of the best side jobs that you can get.
Most people that own websites, they need a lot of content… meaning they need a lot of blog posts. But how do they get the content. They either have to write a lot of blog posts or get someone else to write them.
And some people that own these websites may not be good at writing or maybe they don’t enjoy it, so they basically farm it out and this is where you come in. You can essentially be a guest blogger on their established website and earn money in the process.
You can make an average of about $50 per post with most guest blogging jobs. The posts typically need to be around 500 words or more… with most of them closer to 1000 words.
They may have a specific topic that they want you to talk about. And most of the time they will give you some keywords as well. All you have to do is write out the blog post… and you get paid $50.
If you do 5 of these a week and you are looking at $250 per week. That’s a great income!
Guest blogging has become something that is very lucrative. You don’t have to have your own product… basically what comes out of your brain and gets typed up is what you are selling.
If you don’t enjoy writing, this would not be for you. But if you enjoy writing and you are good at it and it just comes naturally for you, then this is an excellent way to make a couple hundred dollars per week. That can translate into a couple thousand dollars per month.
Fiverr is another great way to get hired as a guest blogger. If you aren’t familiar with Fiverr, check out my recent article about how to make money with Fiverr HERE.
3. Find Sites that Pay You Per Article
This strategy is very similar to guest blogging but in my opinion is a little easier. Believe it or not, there are several website platforms that pay you per article.
One of these platforms is called TextBroker. Here you are paired up with people who need content. You basically choose from thousands of orders based on your quality level.
Your quality level is noted by a star rating that you get based on how good your content is. The better you write, the better your star rating and the more money you get per word.
With a top quality rating of 5 stars, you can earn 5 cents per word. So if you have a 1000 word post, you will get $50.
Upwork is another great platform where you can find these types of writing jobs. Upwork hires freelancers and matches them with jobs. As a freelance writer at Upwork, you set your hourly rate for any work that you are hired to do.
There are many other sites like TextBroker and Upwork, but these are 2 of the best that I’ve found. They are relatively easy to work with and they pay out consistently.
Bonus – Write E-books From Home
As promised, I decided to give you one more way to get paid to blog at home. Writing your own E-book is just like blogging, however it is typically a little longer than a traditional blog post.
An E-book is an extremely easy way to generate passive income because one you have it written, you are essentially done with most of the work. Selling the book online is the next step.
If you choose to promote your book through email marketing, you would need a list in order to really profit from that. But if you have a large email list, then this is an easy way to get some sales.
Another great option is to put it on Clickbank or another affiliate network and get others to promote your product for a small commission.
Once again, if you have your own website, you can promote the E-book there as well.
Final Thoughts & My Personal Recommendation
While writing can be an easy way to make money online, most people don’t know how to get started. The top 3 ways that I’ve listed (and the bonus) are some of the best ways to generate a writing income.
I personally suggest that most people start with building their own website blog and practice their writing skills first. This gives you the opportunity to set up your own brand as well which can mean more income down the road as you become an authority in your field.
If building your own website sounds too difficult, let me calm your fears…. its much easier than most people make it out to be. I actually recommend that you start with the exact platform that I used to build ALL of my websites. Everything you need to learn, build, maintain, and thrive in an online business can be found within this platform.