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How to Become a Paid Blogger

How to Find a Blogging Job, Get Hired, and Become a Paid Blogger

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If you enjoy writing, then working as a paid blogger is a great job! Often you can work-from-home, make your own hours, and get paid to do what you love. For serious writers, there are paid bloggers who work full-time at large and small companies around the world. The opportunities are out there, and below are resources to help you find a blogging job, get hired, and become a paid blogger.

How to Prepare to Be a Paid Blogger

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Before you start looking for a job as a paid blogger, you need to do some prep work. Brush up on your writing skills, read a lot of blogs, join the conversations through blog comments, start your own blog, read some blogging books, and learn the do's and don'ts of blogging best practices. Read the articles below to learn it all:

How to Use Blogging Tools

You can't become a paid blogger unless you know how to use common blogging tools. You don't need to be a web designer or coding expert, but you do need to understand how to write posts and use WordPress, Blogger, and so on. Following are a number of resources to help you learn how to use some of these tools to increase your chances of landing a job as a paid blogger:

How to Promote a Blog Through Social Media

Many paid blogger jobs require that the blogger promote his or her posts through social media profiles. Brush up on your social media knowledge and skills first. The resources below will help you get started:

How to Find a Job as a Paid Blogger

When you're ready to start looking for a job as a paid blogger, there are many websites that can help you. Following are some resources to help you in your job search:

Pay Rates, Taxes, and Business Considerations

Once you get an offer to work as a paid blogger, you need to think about how much money you want to make and how that income will affect your tax situation. The following resources will help you answer these questions and more:

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