Hey everyone! Today I have a post from an awesome fellow blogger. So many of you are interested in staff writing, so I figured this post is PERFECT for you all. Enjoy!
One of the most common questions that Michelle and I both get asked is, “How do you get hired as a staff writer for blogs?” So, today, I’m happy to share some of the techniques I use to not only find the job postings but to make sure I actually get hired too!
I know that there are many stories of people who have secured contracts for $100/post right out of the gate; however, my success story doesn’t sound like that!
Instead, my work as a staff writer began gradually and grew organically as I became more skilled and more respected in my niche.
The first staff writer job I got two years ago was for $10 a post! I was responsible for writing about saving money and beauty tips, and I literally wrote about anything and everything, including an in-depth article they assigned me about how to correctly pop a pimple! (Oh yes. It’s true!)
While I totally cringe at the thought of that topic now, I can’t deny that the job gave me extremely valuable experience. Eventually, I became the beauty editor for the site, and by the time I left to pursue a higher paying writing job, they had published over 115 posts that I wrote for them. [Read more…]