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How to Make a Living as a Blogger

Jessica Gottleib is a public speaker & blogger (JessicaGottlieb.com). In this video she talks about how to make a living as a blogger.

  1. Never write for free
  2. Overvalue yourself & your work
  3. Find the premium sites that fire your niche
  4. Promote your paid work like your career depends on it

Transcription:

Making a living as blogger is tough, but I can tell you that there are four things that you can do to make sure that you do actually make a living.

The first is really simple. Never write for free. I don’t think it requires a whole lot of explanation.

Secondly, you should overvalue yourself and your work. Bloggers come under fire for being narcissist and crazy and everything. Okay. That’s fine, but, you know, if your work is worth something, ask for it. Ask for a lot.

Thirdly, you’re going to want to seek out the premium sites that you want to contribute to. Whatever your niche is, find the premium sites in that vertical and ask them if you can contribute an article.

Now this is most important. Fourth of all, go ahead and take that work that you’ve contributed to that premium site and you promote that like your career depends on it because at the end of the day, your career really does. The trick is to get in the door and keep working with those premium sites. That’s how to make a living as a blogger.