We can’t deny the fact that most bloggers don’t generate income from their blog. For me, I consider that bloggers are the geniuses of Internet Marketing because they know many things in the field of internet marketing and apply it to their own blog.
It’s sad to say that most bloggers are struggling so hard in spite of the things they have done. Some end up thinking that blogging is not meant for them or maybe their routines are not good enough. Being a professional blogger or a successful blogger, you need only this one thing in order to survive – and that is your Brand or Authority. Don’t argue with me! Lol… And that is really hard and takes a long time to accomplish.
On this post, I am going to tackle the technique that I used to make money online not just being a blogger on my own blog, but using the knowledge and skills of a blogger to other blogs.
What I mean by this is that, bloggers are what I call the professors of internet marketing. And that’s why we have a wide area of knowledge related to online marketing that we can use as our weapon in the new world that we will be entering in the future of our career.
Below are some of the effective options that you need to pursue once you discover that you are not making enough money from your blogging efforts.
1. Offering Services.
I’ve seen many bloggers are now offering services to other online business owners. Using their own blogs, they can offer their service packages. Perhaps, using their blog as a reference of what they have experience as an internet marketer.
You might think that offering services is also a way of monetizing your blog. Maybe, your blog helps you to gather clients but it is not a passive income. Most successful bloggers use their blog to make money online in a passive way. If you offer services, you do all the work but is it worth it for the money you generate?
2. Part-time Freelancing.
As a blogger, you know many techniques to drive more traffic to your blog or other peoples’ blogs. Using your experiences, you can do some part-time freelancing jobs like doing social media marketing, SEO or article writing while you are still managing your blog.
Perhaps, you can use the money that you earn from part-time online jobs for your blog’s benefit, for example applying a new concept of making money online, purchasing a new domain name or extending your blog hosting subscription.
As a part-time freelancer, you need to join various marketplaces to find clients. I suggest that joining the Micro Job Marketplace is the best way to gather your prospective clients. Below are some of the best micro job marketplaces that you should join.
- Fiverr.com – This is the place for people to share things they’re willing to do for $5.
- 3Quid.com – This is the UK version of fiverr with a twist. Win CASH prizes from their monthly contest.
- Zeerk.com – This is another marketplace that you can join where you can offer different prices from your gigs.
Above are just some of the few and most recommended micro job marketplaces that I previously joined and make an income from.
3. Full – Time Freelancing.
Being a full-time freelancer is I think one of the best ways to generate money online. This is also the exact term for virtual assistants where you become a full time online employee for an online business company.
I suggest that before doing the full-time freelancing job, you should have some experience in the part-time. This way, you will know the characteristic adjustments that you need to undertake. What I mean by this is that, most of the time, bloggers tend to treat other people at their own level. That’s why you must think first how you call your employers because we bloggers mostly call other internet marketers by their names or in a personal approach. I guess there’s nothing wrong with that but this time, we are not solely a blogger but an employee for their online business.
To find companies that are looking for good Virtual Assistants, you should also join some marketplaces where you can create your own profile. Below are some of the best freelance marketplaces that I previously joined.
- Odesk.com – Remote staffing for long-term work
- Elance.com – Hire Online Workers. Get the Job Done.
- Freelancer.com – Hire online for a fraction of the cost!
- OnlineJobs.ph – Hire Filipino Virtual Assistants – Outsourcing to the Philippines. This is the marketplace where Filipino Virtual Assistants are gathered. This is owned and managed by John Jonas of ReplaceMySelf.com
The above marketplaces are some of the few examples of websites that I currently joined but I used to get more jobs from OnlineJobs.ph since I am also a Filipino Virtual Assistant.
In the end, I am hoping that the information being shared above helps bloggers to start earning money online not just from their own blog but by also providing online services for other people’s businesses. I also suggest that if you don’t have an account with some marketplaces that I mentioned above, you should create an account right now.
For instance, if you need more information about Virtual Assisting, I would like to invite you to please visit our blog at www.blog.3quid.co.uk. I will be covering various tips and techniques on how to become a great virtual assistant or freelancer.
P.S. 3Quid.com is hosting a monthly contest for active users who create at least 3 Gigs.