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Swap Your Hobby Into A Job

For most people, blogging is a hobby. It’s an outlet. Somewhere that thoughts, ideas, and feelings can be shared without a filter. The best thing about a hobby is that it’s something you enjoy doing and makes you feel whole while you do it. But if you could turn that hobby into a money maker, would you do it? Whether you love to journal your world travels or talk about your new baby and how they are growing, a blog is a space for you to air all your opinions.

Most blogs are personal platforms for people to vent and share their lives, but nearly 40% of bloggers have turned their craft into their job. It’s not hard to swap your hobby for a full-time blogging job when you know how, and in this article, we’ll teach you how to go from blogging for fun part time to using an office address like this one https://www.hoxtonmix.com for all your professional needs while you market yourself. Social media and marketing companies are making a point now of using blogging as part of their marketing strategies. This then generates more opportunities for freelancers and contractors in their work and with these tips, you can make it happen for you.

Understand Your Niche

Look at the blog you run, and make an inventory of what you’re writing about. Work out how you’ve kept people clicking on your blog and take note about how you plan your own content. You can’t pitch yourself to a company without evidence of your own successes and if you have areas you need to improve on, tell the company about this, too.

Shine

Getting noticed and standing out is something that employers will be looking for in your blog. Your hobby may be writing but your blog is about so much more than that and getting people to read your writing is usually the biggest hurdle. With the number of blogs out there online, standing out is a struggle and you want to be a big fish in a big pond. If you haven’t already, start networking with other bloggers and swap posts to feature for each other. Getting noticed will get you attention from employers.

Contribute

If you contribute to other posts, their followers will notice you and follow you, therefore increasing traffic to your site. You want to show employers that you know how to write for your competition in a way that gets you noticed rather than them. Blogging is a huge community and your followers will grow as you contribute.

Once you have gained all the skills you can for your blogging, start applying for work. Your writing is your talent so make your cover letter passionate, exciting and shows off your skills. If you can’t find any full-time blogging positions, go for part time to get you started. You’re graduating a hobby into a profitable skill, and this will take some time. Make the time for your craft and it’ll pay off for you in the long term.

Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science.

Simple Rules To Getting A Proper Community Growing Around Your Blog

Blogs are all about communicating. Whether you have a passion you just love to share or you’re doing it for the sake of money. Communicating is all about community. If no-one’s there to listen to you, then you’re stuck talking to yourself. A community is what causes people to stick to your blog, instead of just bouncing off. There are a few ways of going getting a community growing around your blog. In this article, we’ll look at the easy three-strand model you need to start using.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science.

3 Things You Need to Grow Your Blog

I think every blogger at one point in their blogging career has thought that building their audience is a daunting, and overwhelming task. Don’t worry we’ve all been there, and to be honest I still get overwhelmed by the thought of it. However, I’ve put together my favorite things to grow your blog, which has helped me grow my blog significantly in the past few months.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science.

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