Can you really make money from blogging?
Whatever your reasons, paid blogging is a really great, up and coming way of making money and working from home. I know people who blog because they are stay at home mums and need to be able to work flexibly. I know some who have social anxiety and were struggling in a regular Monday to Friday, 9 to 5 job. Some just do it because they don’t want to work for someone else, they want to be their own boss and drive their own career and future. Others might do it just to make that bit of extra income that helps keep them afloat or to pay for that dream holiday/wedding/home.
I’m here to tell you that all of those reasons are valid, and most importantly, it really can be done – I am walking, talking proof of that!
Whatever your passion is, you can blog about it. Yes, the more niche and specific topics might have a smaller target audience, but if it’s your passion, you will enjoy it that much more.
Why do people pay to have content on your website?
Well, perhaps as a small (or large) business owner you might want to consider blogger outreach services as a way of reaching a wider, and probably more targeted and specific audience. You can be connected with real bloggers who are trusted and vetted and who blog in appropriate and relevant niches to your product or service. You then work with them in an affordable way, managed by someone who really knows what they are doing. It really is a win win approach for both brands and influencers.
One of the biggest complaints I hear from bloggers (and I include myself in this) is that we spend an awful lot of time looking for opportunities for paid collaborative work. They are therefore more likely to take a lower price from a hub or agency, as they are working on building good working relationships and are more likely to get regular repeat work if that relationship is strong. This means that as a business owner, working with GetBlogged can save you time and money. For bloggers, it is a great way of quickly and easily finding and applying for opportunities relevant to your site and by being a hub, reduces time wasted chasing leads which end up going nowhere. Personally, I would rather work via a company which regularly lists a wide variety of opportunities and take a slightly lower fee, than have to chase down every single #prrequest on Twitter to see if they are vaguely relevant just to get one sponsored post which pays a bit more. I totally believe that yes, you need to get a balance but it really is a great way to move your company or site forward.
Whether you are a blogger or a brand, I truly believe that there really is a big future in blogger outreach and I wholeheartedly suggest that you look into it sooner rather than later.