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Getting Paid To Blog

By Charles Hopkins Published 01/17/2007 | Blogs

So you want to get paid to blog? Thats no problem for the most part. All you need to do is to become a professional blogger and find someone who wants to use your blogging services. Of course, this is easier said then done, but there are options that will help you to become a professional blogger in a short period of time.

First, you need to realize that there are more professional bloggers looking for blogging gigs than there are blogging gigs. So, as with any other profession, you have to make yourself desirable in your industry. Ideally, if you want to become a professional blogger, you already have your own blog, and you know how to do research and write blog entries that are interesting, have proper spelling, and are grammatically correct. If this is not the case, you probably are not yet ready for professional blogging keep practicing.

However, if you are ready for professional blogging, you might want to break into the professional blogging scene by joining a network that pays bloggers. Weblogs, Inc. at http://www.weblogsinc.com/ is one of the top paid blogging sites for professionals, but there are numerous other blog networks that pay their bloggers. Pay Per Post at http://payperpost.com/ works a little differently, but is also one of the better paid to blog sites out there.

Again, there are numerous blog networks out there that will pay you to blog. Some, such as Pay Per Post are open to everyone, due to the way that they operate, earn revenue, and pay bloggers. Other networks are more difficult to get started with because many only hire bloggers for topics that are open. At these networks, you will literally have to apply for the job, and you will most likely be required to provide a sample of your writing, so be prepared for that.

After a tour of duty in private blogging, and then in network blogging, you will eventually be ready to blog professionally for a private blog owner, or a corporation. These are typically the best paid professional bloggers. The amount of money one can earn as a professional blogger varies, and is based on the overall popularity of the blog that you write, and other factors are also considered.

Note that being a paid professional blogger is different from blogging as a business. As a paid professional blogger, you are a freelance that is contracted to write blog entries for someone else. While blog owners may also be professional bloggers, there is a difference. Being a blog business owner has a great deal more responsibility that comes with it.

This doesnt mean that professional bloggers dont have a responsibility; it just means that blog business owners who write their own blog entries are forced to wear many different hats and fill many different roles. Professional bloggers, on the other hand, have the freedom to worry less about the technical and business end of blogging, and are free to concentrate more on the actual blogging.