SEOClerks

How do you combine blogging with freelance?



Enter a reason for deleting this comment

How do you combine blogging with freelance?

You know, I am a little on the new side when it comes too blogging, so with that being said go easy on me. My question is what kind of traffic am i looking for when it comes down to running a successful blog, also any methods or tips i could use to possibly help improve blog activity. I want to know the best ways to combine your freelance with blogging and turn it into something profitable or a tool to assist money. Just a thought.

Comments

Please login or sign up to leave a comment

Join
MusicMoguls

lol listen i know what i am doing i do it for the people, i just wanted to get some opinions on the idea any body reading might learn a few things , i liked how you happened to mention you got to have knowledge on what you got going on that is great, cause i believe knowledge is key you cant get no where in life without some type of smarts up there you just lol. i like what you said about having to gain peoples trust when you blog, i am honest so i do not have to worry lol but that always something too keep in mind .




Are you sure you want to delete this post?

Lynne

I am going to be looking at the opposite, how can I find the time and the knowledge to freelance here and blog lol

I think you will do great, its not like you started blogging not know anything How do you combine blogging with freelance?

And what Mike said...




Are you sure you want to delete this post?

EliteWriter

The key to be a good blogger and make money out of it, is to make your blog as successful as can be. To do this you need a lot of followers, which would in turn help you to monetize your blog more easily and effectively. So, you need to make sure that you write posts that are really engaging. You need to do this regularly and quite often so as to keep your followers interested to keep following you. You also need to promote it, so use social media platforms to gain more followers and to increase the shares of your blog posts. In time this will enable you to monetize your blog.




Are you sure you want to delete this post?

vinaya

Blogging actually helps your freelancing career. You can use your blog to showcase your portfolio and advertise your service. People might even check your blog and hire you. Let me examplify. You do we designing, you advertise your service on your blog. People looking for web designer lands on your blog, checks your portfolio and hires you. It is very common for freelancers not to have any works sometimes, in such situations you can manage and run your blog




Are you sure you want to delete this post?

idealmike

You know, I am a little on the new side when it comes too blogging,

What you jkeyz really? I guess you've been much busier with other things like mining bitcoin and making sales on here! How do you combine blogging with freelance?
so with that being said go easy on me.

No chance! You're only going to get it harder than the rest because you're bigger than most! How do you combine blogging with freelance?

Only joshing!
My question is what kind of traffic am i looking for when it comes down to running a successful blog,
Well what do you want your blog to be about? Are you talking about running a dedicated blog or adding a blog to your already existing site? What kind of blog will it be? There's the affiliate kind and there's the personal kind. People prefer personal blogs over affiliate blogs. So the secret to a successful blog is? To first create a personal blog and build up your readership without pumping them full of ads and affiliate links and then later on, gently start posting offers and deals and things on your blog and to your subscribers. But first, make sure to find out what it is they're really interested in, find out what problems most people in that niche have and provide the solutions to them. First providing tantalizing prospects of a solution and then hitting them with the actual solution later by way of your affiliate product/service.

Of course you could go all out from the start and just run an affiliate blog from the start. But you better be posting some real good reviews and things else people will see right through it from the start and it will be harder to gain peoples trust and pick up links. However personal blogs that blog about real life problems in one particular niche, whatever it may be, that aren't full of ads and don't try and ram offers and things down peoples throats but rather just do what a blog does and that is provide a place for people to come together and discuss something with replies on it (blog post comments).

Knowing this comes down to experience but that's about the best first tip to running and becoming a successful blog is not to start as an affiliate blog from the start. There's billions of them! But be a cool blog that literally "blogs" about something. Then build up your readership, build your email subscriber list. Promote it as a real personal blog and not just an affiliate blog at first until you start getting a lot of readers and traffic and then later on down the line, slowly make the transition from personal blog more to affiliate blog or both still! Keep the personal vibe going, don't make every post an affiliate post, just add them in slowly over time.

Many bloggers make the mistake of running an affiliate blog from the start. But then find it hard to get readers and subscribers and they wonder why! Hello! We don't like that ****! There's billions of affiliate blogs in the world. I want to read something REAL about this subject not some copy written review. I want to read actual helpful details about this subject that I can't find on affiliate blogs, you get me?

So that's the secret my son. Keep it personal! Don't ever give the impression that you're just an affiliate blog. It puts people off. Especially if you're blogging about something that the majority of people who are interested in are savvy people like computers or IM/SEO etc.
also any methods or tips i could use to possibly help improve blog activity.

Well blog activity increases the more that you blog. The more interesting articles you have on your blog. The more they're going to attract different people from the SERPs and any other blogs that reblog you or blog about your blog and link to you etc. Also blog comments beget more blog comments. So one the best ways to increase activity and returning visitors is to actively and heavily engage your readers in the comments section. Keep the conversations going. Be responsive and be controversial and be cool. Always be cool.

Then there's social media as well of course. Your blog could do well with a Facebook page or group. Twitter account. Pinterest profile. Google+ profile and page or community etc etc. Check my guide on How to do brand name research and build your brand on other Social Media sites. It's the best way to get started with a blog as to increase readership, traffic and ranking, you will need to join these sites and get a link from them the same as you would when you do other link building and SEO on your blog.
I want to know the best ways to combine your freelance with blogging and turn it into something profitable or a tool to assist money.

These days a lot more people are turning their hobbies into actual jobs. People are literally giving up the 9-5 rat race and turning their hobbies into full time jobs and incomes. As a freelancer who has any skills and abilities and talents that can provide some kind of freelance service then blogging about those skills, abilities and talents goes hand in hand with being a freelancer! These days in fact, more and more freelancers are realizing the importance and benefit that a portfolio site can bring and then running a blog on that same site. Have you considered doing something like that jkeyz or are you thinking of running an actual blog only site?

But so if you have some knowledge on something which you obviously do. Be it providing social media services or mining bitcoin or anything. If it's something that's in high demand which both are right now, then blogging about it can be profitable because you can of course sell your services and knowledge on that blog. Be it an eBook you make and sell, real time coaching lessons, webinars, or one on one training. To just placing ads on your blog with Adsense can all be multiple ways (revenue streams) of earning with your blog!
Just a thought.

Some more thoughts for you. How do you combine blogging with freelance?




Are you sure you want to delete this post?

overcast

I think initial clients are where you may struggle. And freelancing does not lead to easy actions. You can find that making consistent money leads to more of issues. And that's why many people do the freelancing on the side. It may not be that easy. So you have to focus on client acquiring part on daily basis. That's how many people are working on things there. It takes time but it is definitely doable for sure.




Are you sure you want to delete this post?

Corzhens

Freelancing is doing work in the internet to earn money. Blogging can also earn you money especially if you become a popular blogger. If you can give blogging a part of your daily time, it may come to be that blogging will earn you more than freelancing. Of course, your blog should have a lot of regular readers and you can do that if your blog is interesting. I used to be a co-blogger and I’d say that blogging is an enjoyable work if the subject or niche is your passion.




Are you sure you want to delete this post?

cmoneyspinner

Join blogging and online writing communities. (Examples: Virily and HUBPages.) Be sure to keep backup copies of your content because many of these sites are here one day and gone the next. But your presence at the sites that survive will lend itself to building your online reputation, mainly because the sites have a good reputation. If you can publish guest posts that would be good too. Your content at these sites, your guest posts, and content at your own blogs are like a resume. It shows your writing skill and style. Others looking for freelance writers may like what they see and approach you with an offer. There are also sites like ProBlogger where you can find opportunities. Hope what I've said is of help.




Are you sure you want to delete this post?