Get blog jobs – great money for writers

This week’s feature article in Fab Freelance Writing Ezine was Get Blog Jobs – Fun and Profitable if You Love Blogging | Writing Hacker by Angela Booth.

Here’s a snippet from the article:

“With your own small blog created, it’s time to find blog jobs. Yes, that’s plural. Most professional bloggers blog for a stable of blogs. Several colleagues blog for ten to 20 blogs. One friend blogs for many businesses. At last count, he was blogging for 30 blogs, and making an extraordinary income.

There are many ways you can find blogs jobs. The most common way is to approach a business which has a Web site, but which doesn’t have a blog, and to propose a blog to them. If you’re new to blogging, you may find this approach a little intimidating, so let’s look at other ways suitable for new bloggers.”

The article offers three ways to get blog jobs; and two of those ways are so easy you’d think that everyone would do it, but they don’t. The challenge is over-thinking.

Here’s a big tip: JUST DO IT!

That tip applies to everything, but especially to writing jobs. Many writers are basically timid and shy folk, and this is fine. However, hiding your abilities gets you nowhere. There are thousands of writing jobs going begging, because writers over-think, instead of just getting on with it, and asking for the job.

Just ask. You’ll be amazed and thrilled at what happens when you do. :-)

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Social Media Marketing – get daily tips and info

What’s “social media marketing”?

Wikipedia says:

Social media marketing (SMM) is a form of internet marketing which seeks to achieve branding and marketing communication goals through the participation in various social media networks such as MySpace, Facebook, Bebo, BOOMj, YouTube, Dailymotion, Hi5,, social web applications (webapps) such as reddit, Digg, Stumbleupon, Flickr, iLike, Wikipedia, Squidoo,, Twitter, Eventful, ePinions, Shopit and others as well as within 3D virtual worlds such as Second Life, ActiveWorlds, Moove and

The goals of each SMM program or campaign will differ for every business or organization, however most will involve some form of building an idea or brand awareness, increasing visibility, encouraging brand feedback and dialogue as well as to possibly sell a product or service. SMM may also include online reputation management.

If you’ve been filing SMM under – “Web 2.0 junk that’s a total and complete waste of time”, you may want to have another look.

Especially at this site mentioned in Larry Chase’s Search Engine for Marketers – Social Media Marketing Resource Center:

Social Media Today is a moderated community for social media bloggers, marketers, PR and media professionals. You can browse through the copious, informative content to get up to speed on the social media marketing phenomenon. However, as fitting for a social media marketing website, you are encouraged to create a profile, tell everyone about yourself, rate posts and even blog directly within this blog.”

You may just change your mind about SMM after you browse through this site. However, a word of warning – set some marketing goals before you get too involved in any form of SMM. Don’t let the “social” aspect take over – it can be a huge time sink, as you might expect.

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