It’s 4pm, and I’m settled on my chaise lounge by my open window overlooking the LA skyline dotted by palm trees, a fresh breeze blowing gently.
The warm sunlight streams in as I type away on my laptop, sipping an iced tea as I share a steady stream of thoughts on the internet about why your five waffle irons are cluttering your kitchen, or how authors can connect with their audiences by showing the #struggles of what it’s like behind-the-scenes as we spin words into fiction.
This is my job: I’m a full-time writer of both blog and non-blog content, and it’s pretty breezy.
It’s taken me quite a bit of time to get here: I’ve been building my freelance writing career for the past few years alongside my TV writing work. I started out writing for peanuts, and now I’m able to do this shindig and pay my bills and have enough left over to hire other creatives I collaborate with for other projects we’ve got in the works.
I never even thought “blogging” was a real job when I was a kid: I just thought that it was a make-believe thing TV characters did.
But in actuality, brands, companies, and talented individuals need content. A lot of it, actually! In order to rank on Google, your website has to have a whole lotta words. If you found this article on Google — it’s in part because I’ve written a decade’s worth of words here 🙂 (And also used SEO strategies, backlinks, etc. etc. etc…)
Anyways, if you want people to come to your website, you need to have plenty of entry points for customers and leads to land on. Thus… content about waffle irons.
Suffice to say, I’m savoring every moment of being able to work from a cozy corner of my apartment.
If you’re looking to get hired and make money as a blogger, let’s break it down in terms of tools you’ll need in your content creation toolkit and also how not to sound like a robot when you’re implementing SEO strategies. (It’s possible! I promise!)[Read more…]