Where to Find Blogging Jobs for Beginners
Are you tired of your 9 to 5 office job? Are you also flummoxed by how your blogging friends transformed themselves into successful freelancers? Today is your lucky day! Believe it or not, online blogging jobs for beginners aren’t as hard to come by as some people would have you believe. The tricky part is knowing where to look. Along with all of the resources already available to you on The Writer’s Job Board, you can add this short list of online platforms for blogging newbies to your arsenal of tools and resources.
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You can easily break into the online blogging scene by starting your own blog using Wix, WordPress, Tumblr, or other platforms. However, when you start your own blog, it can take months and sometimes years before you see any monetary return. The internet is a saturated market for bloggers, so it does take a significant amount of time and effort to establish yourself as an influential blogger.
Chances are, you’re not going to quit your cushy office job only to be grinding it out online with no paycheck in sight. Right? Right.
Because of this fact, many beginner bloggers give Fiverr a shot. You may have already heard of this popular platform, but for those of you new to the blogging scene, know that it can be a good place to start.
With Fiverr, and other websites like it, you can get immediate experience and still get paid for your work. You can set a base price for your service and then add a la carte menu items the same way your favorite restaurant does. Avocado slices in the form of additional images? That’ll be $5 extra. Faster delivery? Take another $10. You get the idea.
The downside is that the pay on Fiverr definitely doesn’t compare to many other platforms or gigs you might later secure for online blogging and freelance writing. But, like I said, when you’re just starting out, it can be a good place to find blogging jobs for beginners, and an economical way to build up your portfolio.
Another good option for beginner bloggers are the job databases known as “content mills.” I know. I know. Content mills are an extremely controversial topic in the freelance writing world, and there are likely more than a few freelancers who would give me the stink eye simply for suggesting them. BUT — They can be a good starting out option for some, and shouldn’t be ruled out altogether.
These types of websites act as a third party for job seekers to connect with jobs and acquire payment smoothly. Though there are many options for content mills like ClearVoice or Passive Solutions, Textbroker may be your most immediate best bet. The application process is simple: you apply, go through a couple rounds of writing sample submissions, and receive a star rating based on your samples. By working successfully on projects in your bracket (1 – 5 stars), you can improve your rating!
Moving On Up!
Many people discount opportunities found on job sites like Indeed, but I have personally had great luck finding remote writing opportunities on Indeed and even LinkedIn. As with Google searches, you just have to know what search terms to use.
A better tool for finding blogging jobs for beginners are job boards like our own, or Media Bistro’s. You can search specific jobs for specific locations or filter your settings to seek out remote writing jobs only. I’ll spare you the step-by-step explanation lest we re-invent the wheel, but you can find databases like this all over the internet. They’re essentially the writer’s version of Craigslist…minus the weird stuff.
Upwork is another useful tool for freelancers of many disciplines, but definitely for online writing and blogging contract seekers. Comparatively to Fiverr, Upwork offers more of a dialogue between job seeker and job provider and provides more support — like an agency would — for contractors. They also just recently launched the Upwork Premium program which grants accepted freelancers extra benefits for maintaining positive relationships with their clients. Priority applications, smaller pools, enterprise level contracts, etc. Nice perks! Upwork also offers a plethora of quizzes you can take to estimate your current abilities and improve those or learn new skills. The hard part is that you will have to seek out jobs to apply for and you get no guarantees.
The Obvious Choice
You definitely want to keep your options open as a freelancer — even as a beginner! I would advise keeping a running list of job boards you check regularly….including The Writer’s Job Board.
When you sign up for our exclusive Job Hunter Pro membership, you’ll find the best online blogging jobs for beginners that the internet has to offer. Not only are the job posts expertly curated, but many of the applications are streamlined featuring Google forms and quick writing samples.
So let’s do a quick recap, shall we?
Where to Find Blogging Jobs for Beginners:
- Start your own blog, and wait for the money to (eventually) roll in.
- Try out Fiverr!
- Experiment with content mills like ClearVoice, Passive Solutions, or Textbroker.
- Go the agency route with Upwork.
- Check writers job boards like our own or Media Bistro’s, frequently.
- Become a Job Hunter Pro and have specially curated blogging jobs available at your fingertips.
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