The Blogger’s Guide to Freelancing
NOTE: All my Blogger’s Guides are currently off the market while I’m on maternity leave. Check back in May 2015 for updates.
I started freelance blogging in February 2008. It changed my life.
I built a successful career by writing for other people’s blogs, and I’ve written this ebook to teach you how to do the same.
Start Making REAL Money Blogging
How’s that working out for you?
My first blog took eleven months to make its first $100. That worked out to about $1 per post. Not exactly what I’d been hoping for.
But … there is another way. A way to make serious money, even if you’ve not even started your own blog yet.
And I’m going to teach you how.
The Blogger’s Guide to Freelancing is a fully updated and expanded version of my popular Staff Blogging Course (released in 2009). It’s now a 107-page ebook, full of straightforward steps to help you:
- Find your first blogging job (and make sure it’s one you’ll love)
- Create great blog posts – without spending hours on them
- Market yourself through your own blog/site and through social media – so jobs come to you
- Organise your time and energy so you can have a great blogging career
With detailed information on topics such as finding jobs, keeping records and receiving payments, writing and formatting posts, and staying inspired and motivated, this is an indispensable resource for aspiring freelance bloggers.
(Hunter Nuttall of HunterNuttall.com)
As a person who hires a ton of staff bloggers, I can honestly say that Ali has outdone herself with this course. It is an excellent resource that explains in detail every step necessary to start earning money as a staff blogger.
(Mason Hipp of FreelanceFolder.com)
You’ll Get All This…
A 107-page ebook with twenty-six chapters:
- Chapter One: Basics of Staff Blogging
– Showing you that you can succeed at this.
- Chapter Two: Questions About Staff Blogging Answered
– Common worries tackled – plus a question for you…
- Chapter Three: How to Find Great Jobs and Write Great Applications
– Crucial tips on what to do (and what to avoid!)
- Chapter Four: Guest Post Your Way to Success
– Step-by-step guidelines on how to use guest posting to land a blogging job
- Chapter Five: Apply On Spec – and Land a Job You’ll Love
– How to go after your perfect job (before it ever gets advertised)
- Chapter Six: Standing Out From the Job Board Crowd
– Tips on sending an application for an advertised blogging gig
- Chapter Seven: The Best Job Boards for Bloggers
– Learn exactly where to look for blogging jobs
- Chapter Eight: Networking Your Way to a Job
– How to use your current contacts to find paid blogging work
- Chapter Nine: Making Applications Easier
– Handy tricks for keeping hassle to a minimum
- Chapter Ten: Accepting a New Gig – Terms and Payments
– Everything you need to know about what to charge and what to ask
- Chapter Eleven: Producing Your Posts
– How to write online content that editors – and readers – will love
- Chapter Twelve: Formatting Your Blog Posts
– Using formatting (subheadings, bold text, etc) to make your posts easy to read
- Chapter Thirteen: Making Your Post Look Beautiful
– Advice on finding and choosing copyright-free images
- Chapter Fourteen: Uploading Your Posts (Without Tears)
– Dealing with the more technical side of freelance blogging
- Chapter Fifteen: After Your Post is Published
– How to deal with comments from readers
- Chapter Sixteen: Getting Paid for Your Work
– The important bit! How to send invoices or money requests
- Chapter Seventeen: Keeping Track of Your Posts
– A couple of ways to keep good records (and tips on what to do if you forget)
- Chapter Eighteen: What If You Don’t Get Paid?
– Hopefully you’ll never need this chapter!
- Chapter Nineteen: “Blogger for Hire”: How to Market Yourself on Your Blog
– Promoting yourself through posts and pages on your own site – and avoiding rookie mistakes
- Chapter Twenty: Using Social Media to Market Yourself
– Get to grips with Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
- Chapter Twenty-One: Coping With Multiple Blogs
– How to be organised when you’re writing for several sites
- Chapter Twenty-Two: Staying Inspired and Motivated
– Tips on freelancing around your day job, and full-time
- Chapter Twenty-Three: Coming Up With Great Ideas
– Six easy ways to generate more ideas than you’ll ever need
- Chapter Twenty-Four: Storing and Using Your Ideas
– Never lose a great idea again – and learn how to repurpose old ones
- Chapter Twenty-Five: Blogger’s Block?
– How to get writing again when you think you’re stuck
- Chapter Twenty-Six: Where Next? Moving on from Staff Blogging
– Advice on different routes forwards
- An Appendix with further reading for each of the twenty-five chapters
I’ve also thrown in three bonus worksheets:
- Worksheet #1: Your Freelancing Goals
- Worksheet #2: Blog Post Templates
- Worksheet #3: Headline Inspiration
PLUS you’ll get a $10 discount code for The Blogger’s Guide to Effective Writing
I’ve included a special coupon, on page seven of the ebook (just after the table of contents) so that you can get The Blogger’s Guide to Effective Writing for just $19 instead of the usual $29. It makes a great companion to the Freelancing ebook, especially if you’re not 100% confident about your writing skills.
Sid Savara says…
Ali breaks down step by step what makes for great online writing, explains exactly where and how to get great images for posts, and provides handy templates for posts – so that you can write using your words, but have a loose structure that Ali has tested and knows works.
Even though I think my writing is pretty good and I know a fair bit about online copy, even I have a copy of these chapters printed out and sitting on my desk.
Charlie Gilkey says:
Ali’s Blogger’s Guide to Freelancing is utterly remarkable. She shows you where to find the jobs, how to get them, and how to stay sane once you have them, all in a way that’s approachable for new bloggers yet still useful for veterans.
If you’re even remotely interested in writing posts for other people, do yourself a favor and buy this course.
Your Success Guarantee
I want you to have the time to try this out: to find great jobs and to find out if this is the path for you. So rather than the standard 30 day guarantee, I’m offering a six month guarantee. If the ebook doesn’t work out for you, no problem at all – just drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll send you your money back straight away.