Lifestyle article writing… FINALLY, something easy, right?
Ummm… well, some aspects of freelancing as a lifestyle writer are easier than others, I guess.
First the good news: There are tons of freelance writing jobs (staff jobs and one-off gigs!) at lifestyle blogs and online magazines.
The bad news: There’s a boatload of competition. Lifestyle bloggers make money in a bunch of different ways, from sponsorships to Google Ads, and plenty of ’em have started to explore freelance writing as an extra income source.
To get in the door here, don’t try to be the freelance writer extraordinaire who writes about anything and everything. Get specialized in a few categories — when you’re an expert in your chosen topics, it’s a lot harder for editors to say no.
If current events, culture, or any of the other very popular lifestyle topics are in your wheelhouse, you’ll have tons of blogs and magazines to pitch.
And the bonus is that most of these lifestyle websites and blogs are ALWAYS looking for content. Once you get your foot in the door, getting regular work will be way easier.
Do Lifestyle Bloggers Make Money Writing for These Sites?
…or is it more like a hobby that pays a little?
Up to you — you can take it as a little extra pocket money, or turn it into a full-fledged freelance writing career. Some of the sites in this list pay several hundred dollars per post. Some pay as much as $1-$2 per WORD. So if you can snag a couple of good posts each week at the higher-paying end of the lifestyle market, you could be raking in thousands of dollars a month![Read more…]