Do you know bloggers can also make money outside their blogs?
Ever wonder why they are popular on social media?
Wouldn’t it be possible that they are consultant to firms and organizations?
Blogging is a professional job. Pro-bloggers strive and find new ways to monetize their blogs. They often promote products to earn commission, they use PPC advertisements and sometimes they sell direct ads on their blogs. Besides their blogs, they also provide their consultancies to different companies.
The purpose of this article is to reveal the blogging secrets related to making money and getting hired. It’s about showing the possibilities of Blogging Success to new bloggers.
The only Affiliate Sales or Regular PPC Clicks aren’t a success, but readers engagement, trust of readers, social media following and natural content sharing are the elements that count as success of a blogger.
Even thinking out-of-the-box would take you closer to the jobs that Bloggers get on the basis of their blogging skills, achievements and social popularity.
I’ve helped many companies who approached through different means associated to blogging – whether they arrived on my blog post, guest post or social media sharing… Somehow I’ve received an incredible response on my blogging…
That response and outcome motivated me to write this type of blog post, so that I make myself able to share couple of secrets and few tips to help many other bloggers to start making their personal brands as bloggers.
Ultimately a Blogger needs some cash rolling into his/her bank account to survive, keeping this fact in mind, I would like to share some impact creating facts that will help you to get you respected jobs in the industry or you might get consultancy invitation.
Fawad Saleem, a Content Writer from Pakistan got hired by a ‘Digital Solutions’ when he showed his blog during his interview with the company as a Content Writer.
Muhammad Ismail is also a Blogger and Entrepreneurship promoter in Pakistan, also got hired by Entrepreneurship Development Center at Institute of Management Science as a Website Manager.
6 Reasons Why You Can Get Hired as a Blogger
Take a look on the reasons why you should keep working hard as a Blogger and keep hunting for the great opportunities to arrive your door:
1. Bloggers Make a Communication Funnel with Companies
Bloggers research a lot. They have to. Because without research they can’t do what they do – which is publishing high-quality and useful content. When they don’t do this, they will lose readers attention. Many of the learners and blogging starters don’t understand the ‘Utility factor’ in blogging – Many of them ultimately realize with the passage of time that they have to deliver to the audience.
In order to actually help the readers, they have to find and hunt for different solutions which can be useful tools, plugins, websites, softwares and even companies…
When they keep on finding those tools and companies, they start using few of these, and communicate with the people associated with those tools, websites and companies… and hence they develop their contact with the industry.
When SEMrush‘s Marketing Associate approached me, I had no idea how did they find me – They contacted me for a guest post, and finally within couple of weeks, my first guest post got published on their official blog… (see this)
Your next employer should know that hiring a Blogger as a Social Media Manager or Editor or even Blogger would give him/her so many contacts and relations.
2. Bloggers’ Content help People in Understanding things
Bloggers are meant to create content that helps people. People read and love their content, because they find answers and solutions.
Maybe next time you write something which makes complete sense for certain people and some company in your city finds out about your article, and they would think that you should create content for them too.
You can even charge for writing for them.
It’s not something that can’t be done!
Problogger Jobs Section almost every day publishes fresh blogging jobs. Companies do need Content writers for publishing their content and blog posts. You might find writing clients on Craiglist.
3. Bloggers Share Ideas and Thoughts with Readers
Maybe your next suggestion in the blog post might be a perfect solution for an organization. It’s a fact. People need solutions and they keep on looking for that. Organic traffic is a serious business for websites and blogs.
When you develop your outreach through your content, people get a nudge and companies find it interesting to see that what you’ve got…
I personally stunned Educester’s owners in a business meeting when I showed them the blog post of my personal blog in which I mentioned their company’s website even the website wasn’t launched… (see this)
The blog post was about coming soon pages or landing pages … They didn’t launch the website at that time (probably it’s still the same)… it was a good match for my article, so I mentioned them in my article, and they really got surprised.
4. Bloggers have Social Media Following
Companies want bright people in their team. Bloggers are all about Social Interaction, talking to people, communication with readers and commenting and replying to others… Bloggers are social, and they should be.
You’ll always find Bloggers discussions threads on Facebook and Google+… People like to interact and Pro-bloggers don’t mind interacting with people, answering to their questions and responding to their queries.
When I asked an interesting question about landing page on Quora, it became almost viral in a certain category and got more than 25,000 views within 7 weeks.
Maybe you come across your employer on any Social Media Website – Be ready with a positive vibe, great personality and inspiring views, because you never know when you would get hired as a Blogger.
5. Bloggers know How to Use Content Marketing
Content Marketing has been an important element of any company’s marketing plan. Businesses want to extend their reach. Companies are getting aware of Social Media’s importance – And, with the passage of time they are trying to be active on Social Media.
They know that there is a role of Content Marketer in their whole Social Media and Online Marketing Campaign. A Content Marketer who writes fresh and useful content on company’s blog, attract audience through his/her content, share useful content on social media, manage company’s social media profiles and simply increase the reach of the company to the larger audience.
Bloggers are perfect for a Content Marketing job, because they exactly do this job for themselves. They create content, share it, build relationships on social media and give solutions to people through their online presence and content.
This is one of the solid reasons why companies need bloggers and if you’re good in the industry, helping people, turning yourself into a brand and attracting people through various means, then you’re on the right track to be hired by an Ad Agency, Marketing firm or Web Design Services company.
6. Bloggers Find Useful tools to make Blogging easier
Companies would always check your blogs before contacting you. What they would see is:
- What type of content you are creating?
- How do you engage people?
- How is your writing quality?
- What standards you follow?
- What kind of social media following you have?
- How is your content shareability?
Besides that, Bloggers are keen to find, use and share great tools. I always use and recommend website tools like Canva, Compressor and Easi.ly for image, infographic and banner designing. I personally use them and like to share with readers.
I personally use MailChimp for Email Marketing, so I recommend it to others, because I’m happy with this service, and never had a problem with that.
When Companies find out that you’re a person with resources and tools in hand, they realize that you’re a handy person to be utilized. That’s the key for them.
They would prefer the blogger who shares so much resources with readers rather than who believes in creating dry and typical content.
If you’re a blogger, make sure you keep on adding tools in your record and always share with people!
That was it from my side. The purpose of this blog post was to make bloggers aware to keep working hard on the quality of their blogging. Creating content isn’t enough in blogging, you have to create content that helps people. It should make people follow you…
Companies always strive to find great employees. Your blog is your advertising banner, the more you keep in clean and beautiful (with the quality), the more you get chances to get clients or great job offers.
22 thoughts on “6 Reasons Why You Can Get Hired as a Blogger”
This article gave me broad aspects of blogging. I reached some useful links through this article and get a better idea as part time content writer jobs.
Hi Hassan, Thanks for your such a nice article and your words for blogger..
Bloggers while blogging learn and do many things and they have a higher chances of get hired by any company for content management then simple IT guys.
I’m happy you liked the article. It’s right, once you come to know about the power of blogging, you start seeing the opportunities under the fold.
Hi Hassan, a very motivating article for the bloggers with necessary insights on this topic .
Currently I am working as an HR professional while blogging out of passion. But in future want to take up freelance work as a content writer cum marketer as I find that this is one job where I will be able to do justice. As currently I am doing the same thing with my blog.
Being a newbie blogger the tips & tools on content marketing in this article definitely gonna help. Thanks for sharing.
I’m excited that my article is going to help you.
Put that heavy focus on content marketing Hassaan. I vibe with that point. Hired bloggers craft helpful, valuable articles on the regular. Being valuable inspires other folks to hire you for freelance work or blog consulting work. I built my stable of content over time to boost my stable of clients, and, to boost my eBook income too. Each responded to the value I shared on a regular basis. Thanks!
I’m glad you have a point of view on things.
You are right. I found a good job in a big company by only doing blogging. While doing blogging, bloggers not only learn blogging they also learn many other things. And they also take interest in other IT fields.
Besides blogging, I start learning about computer and networking operations. And within couple of months I was able to apply in IT companies with full confidence.
Now things has been changed for me. I am now earning with both hands. :-) Alhamdulillah
Thanks for motivational words for bloggers.
This is really a wonderful post.
Truly bloggers aren’t mere writers and they enable the constant flow of the internet.
However, the blogosphere cannot be pushed aside on the internet and with the current flow of the internet, both small and medium business needs to build relationship with bloggers to ensure its growth
Thanks for reading my guest post. I’m glad you liked it. Actually, we can’t sit and wait for things to happen. We have to be on the feet to get things done for us.
Complete agree, If you are famous blogger and your face will open on may social media, forum….. and have known by many people. Content is the king, but good content is really good because it will go viral.
Thank for share, good luck to you.
Thanks for the time. I’m sure it helped you .
Great post indeed with a great concept that will definitely help bloggers to get success using various source. As a blogger, anyone must be expert in Content writing to attract visitors, solve their problems and get success in blogging.
Thanks dear for the comment. ‘Content idea + ability to create the good one’ are the two important elements of a great content. I’m happy you liked my post.
Many things out of this I was not aware of. I only joined many social networking groups like content writer’s group and seo’s group and post my links there. I think I should focus on more promoting my blog so that when it gets heavy traffic, the chances of hiring me for anyone need will increase.
You have written all in details as usual to get all things understand clearly.
There is one thing you are missing @Swapnil.
Posting your links in those groups is directly getting you noticed.
U might not know it yet but its also a blog promoting strategy buy its just that it gots bad if you are sharing irrelevant links to where its not suppose to be.
Make sure your link is relevant because you might not know who is looking up to it.
Some excellent tips there. I use Buzzstream as a blogger tool to manage my contacts, might be worth a mention!
You’re absolutely right.
I’ve heard about Buzzstream, I’m sure it’s worth a try.
Thanks for the comment.
As far as a blogger is concerned, the content in his blog is really important to get the attention of people. Content is the king. Without sharing quality and valuable content, it is extremely difficult for a blogger to get succeed. So a blogger have to give more focus on writing great quality content to keep people in his blog
Thank you for sharing this with us. I would also like to include this one ” Bloggers always believe in themselves which make them more decisive”
Thanks for reading the article. You’re right. Content is important. It helps us to pull the reader back to the blog. Once you find something useful, you definitely go back to that blog.
Thanks Hassaan for remembering in this topic, and you wrote it absolutely right that I got hired at Digital Solutions after showing my blogging skills on my first ever started blog. It was an educational blog and at the time of interview the blog had only 25 blog posts, but that collection was enough to have a job using my blog.
This is not only the job i got using my blog but I got hired at a number of Freelancer sites like oDesk by showing my previous work using my website’s blog section.
So, your suggestion to the new people would be perfect to have a blog in order to get your dream job as content writer/blogger.
I’m happy you got success through your blog. Blog is such a powerful thing, people (some of them) aren’t really aware of the value of this platform. Sooner or later, they will find out.
Glad you liked this article.