If you’re a freelance blogger (or want to be) you’re likely familiar with the obvious point I’m going to start with here:
Reputable businesses and online publications have a huge demand for high quality, valuable content for their websites.
Good news for you and your blogging career, right?
It gets better though. More specifically, these companies are looking for regular content. By definition, a blog is something that is constantly added to – it’s a process, a journey – so consistency is of the utmost importance.
Which is great news for your freelance blogging career (and subsequent bank balance).
To explain why this last point in particular is something to get so excited about, let me go out on a limb here by saying:
Pitching directly to clients for regular work is where the money’s at.
This is how I make my living from blogging, and I know it’s how many other successful online writers earn good money too.
That’s not to say that the writing gigs you can find on freelancing sites don’t have their place. They certainly do. In terms of earning a full-time living from blogging however, pitching directly to clients for regular and consistent work is your best shot at bringing in the big dollars.
Here’s how you can pitch to potential new blogging clients that will pay you a flat rate each and every month (or fortnight, or whatever) that you can come to rely on as regular income. [Read more…]