Get Paid to Blog!

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Would you like to get paid to blog about your parenting experiences and skills?

Do you have travel experiences or technical skills to share in your spare moments without the kids?

Would you like to keep in touch with your area of expertise by writing business articles or tutorials on computer and web applications?

[UPDATE: You can read the basic ideas about her ultimate list below and then go get her most updated list here.]

The Ultimate List of Better-Paid Blogging Gigs 2013
The Ultimate List of Better-Paid Blogging Gigs 2013

There are opportunities to blog about all of these and more in the Ultimate List of Better-Paid Blog Gigs 2013 compiled by Sophie Lizard. In this free list, she provides 57 blogs that pay $50 or more per blog.

In her own words, “The one thing you desperately need as a freelance blogger is a client who pays a fair rate.” And in my own words, “The first thing you need as a freelance blogger is a client.” Sophie provides both in this list.

What is in this list?

Sophie starts off introducing herself and giving basic advice and related reading for freelancers or attempting freelancers. She clearly describes how she has presented her listings and what each section means.

The list includes various blogs related to:

  • Art, design & photography
  • Audio & multimedia
  • Entertainment & humour
  • Parenting & family
  • Sport & leisure
  • Web development and the list goes on

How do you get this list?

In order to get the list you do have to provide your e-mail address… What are you thinking?… Does she really want me to give my e-mail address so that I can get more spam in my inbox? That was my own first fear, I have to admit!

But if you do sign up, besides the list and you will also get follow up e-mails in which Sophie connects you to much useful information including:

  • Free access to the BAFB community (Be A Freelance Blogger forum)
  • A guide discussing how to decide on blogging rates
  • Access to a video library in which a number of successful bloggers share their experiences and give tips
  • Lists of useful free resources for freelance bloggers
  • Blogs on how to blog

She is also ready to answer questions from fellow and aspiring bloggers. A great plus!

And on top of all that, Sophie updates the list once a year and sends it to everyone on her e-mail list. So, it is up to you – are you ready to become a freelance blogger in your spare time? Do you enjoy sharing your thoughts and ideas? Do you want to develop skills and methods which you can later expand into a full-time income once the children are older?

If so, then click here to join Sophie and other successful freelance bloggers.

By the way, in case it wasn't clear, the list and all the information mentioned above are FREE. And if you make use of all these and other free materials she has to offer, she also offers various courses to take your blogging to the next level.

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6 thoughts on “Get Paid to Blog!”

  1. Blogging is a very common thing nowadays. I’ve understood that it is a good way to make an income, but how do you do that?

    1. Hello Anna,

      Sorry for the delay in responding. As you said, blogging can be a great way to make income. Your question about the best way to monetize it though doesn’t have a single correct answer. Some people just write posts for other sites that pay well. By the way, Sophie has updated her list and now has an Ultimate List of Better-Paid Blog Gigs 2015. You can download it along with several other useful things here.

      Affiliate marketing and Google AdSense are two other common methods. I don’t have any experience with Google AdSense, though I know people do use it effectively. Affiliate marketing can be quite profitable if done correctly. Essentially you promote other peoples’ products on your site and then when readers buy those products through the link on your site, you get a commission.

      Ideally, you have blog/site on a topic that you enjoy, are knowledgeable about and can help people with. You gain readers’ trust by providing a lot of useful content and answering questions to solve problems they have. Then you can write reviews and other articles on your site that naturally include your affiliate links – when people trust your information and click on those links to buy the related product, you get a commission. The reader doesn’t pay more either way – if they click on your affiliate link, you get a commission and if they click on a direct link the affiliate company gets the whole amount.

      This is a very simplified explanation. If you want a bit more detailed information about affiliate programs, what they are, etc. you can read this post. And if you are interested in actually learning an effective method to do affiliate marketing, you can check out this course. [This is an affiliate link by the way! See how they can naturally be brought into your writing. :D] I have taken this course, and though I thought I knew a lot about affiliate marketing, I learned many more useful tips.

      I don’t know if this is the kind of information you were looking for. If not, just keep asking. 🙂


    1. Personally I liked the fact that the list has so many different options – whether you have knowledge in technology or homemaking, there are opportunities!

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