How can I become a professional blogger?

I have a BA in Early Childhood Education, and was a teacher for 5 years before I had my kids. I would love a work from home job, and I would really love one that involves blogging or writing articles....but how do I ge a job like that?


Asked by KellyChristal at 6:08 PM on Jan. 18, 2009 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • Most people who make money from blogging dont really work for anyone. They start a free blog and put ads on their from an affiliate network. PM me and I can tell you more info.


    Answer by customcat2000 at 6:50 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

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  • Check out this blog job board:

    I got a couple jobs there that paid me (combined) almost $700/month. I no longer work for those companies though... I found I'd rather write on my own schedule and have more control over what happens to my articles.

    Now I write my own blog, and have ads from an ad network (BlogHer), as well as private sponsorships... together those can get me up to $400ish a month depending on my traffic.

    You would definitely have a niche, writing about educational topics or educational projects and things parents can do at home with their kids ... if you write regularly, you'll build up a loyal audience over time, and that audience can earn you some decent ad revenue.
    PM me if you have any questions. :) I'll talk about anything.

    Answer by ChapelleCDH at 9:16 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

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  • I just signed up on eHow its an awesome site for anyone that is interesting in writing articles about anything under the sun. The more views you have on your articles the more you get paid and its residual. Its a networking site so you have a profile and everything I'm really impressed with it so far. I just started though but I'm learning alot in just a couple days of being on there. If you want to go take a look at it my profile is Alot of people are making a really great living doing it.

    Answer by jojo13 at 10:36 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

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  • Girl, today I spent about an hour or so in the bookstore, reading books on subjects such as this.  There is a really good book out there about blogging, I saw it in Books a Million today.  But, for the life of me, I can't recall the name.  I did get some valuable information today that I will be adding to my own website: sometime later this week. 


    Answer by pupmom at 11:13 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

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