[This article was previously published on ProWritingAid, a grammar and plagiarism check app suitable for writers, students, teachers, professionals, and anyone who writes blogs, reports, memos, text messages, and others. I serve as their corporate writer/blogger since 2017. ProWritingAid is based in Oxford, UK.]
by Jennifer Xue
According to Google, in 2019 there were 500 million blogs out of 1.7 billion websites in the whole wide web. The playground for bloggers is gigantic and the writing opportunities are tremendous.
In this article, by “freelance blogger” I’m referring to writers who write short, medium, and long pieces for online publications regardless of what they call themselves. Thus, any modern-day writer should think of themselves as a blogger as well. I’ll be using the terms “blogger” and “writer” interchangeably.
More and more online publications have morphed to become more blog-like. And many books that adhere to the more conventional formats, like magazines or newspapers, have a separate section called “blogs.” Increasingly, there are highly-praised sites that call themselves blogs or a network of blogs, like The Huffington Post. Those who write for both the sectional blogs and the massive network are called “bloggers.” And most business sites have a section called “blog,” which mainly serves as the source of organic traffic. Yes, corporate blogs have become the hub for SEO-based content, which must be intelligently written by writers like you.
To find gigs as a freelance blogger, it’s recommended to open yourself to all kinds of online writing assignments. Here are my 7 top tips for finding and winning them.