Want to become a Blogger? Try Freelancing First?
Freelance writing is one of the best career options I have came across in my life. I started part time freelance writing when I was in the third year of my engineer and today after six months of completing my engineering, I am a fulltime writer and my monthly income is better than my contemporaries from engineering days. Not only freelancing has helped me earn good amount of money but it has also leveraged me with the option of living my life the way I always wanted to. Today I can take vacation anytime I want or stay at my hometown for months without worrying about losing my job.
Freelancing is a good career option but Blogging is the next big thing. Freelancing career has got certainties and requires extreme efforts at all instances of career development, while blogging allows you to be at peace once you have spent a year or two working hard. Blogging brings to you good amount of money even when you are not posting new articles but in freelancing you get paid per assignment or per article.
Freelance writing is one of the easiest and best ways of earning money online; it teaches you discipline and also helps you get regular with writing. If you want to be a writer in future, try freelancing today and you will see yourself improving on daily basis.
On the other hand, blogging requires a lot more skills, time management, keyword research and search engine optimization are few things you need to take care of in Blogging.
Let’s take a look at difference Freelance Writing and Blogging has; let’s try to understand the differences intricately and become liberated enough to make the right career choice.
Why Prefer Freelance Writing to Blogging:
Some of the common entities between Freelance Writing and Blogging are:
- One can be a part time or a full time writer.
- You are free to work from anywhere in the world. You can also work from home and earn good amount of money.
- You are your own house. You have got no body to be scared of.
Though Blogging and Freelancing looks so similar but they are two different genres when it comes to revenue, marketing, branding and planning. As a freelancer, one only needs to plan for the article but as a blogger the individual is supposed to develop a future plan. A plan that will develop the roadmap to success. Blogging is more about branding, marketing and doing things in the right way.
Freelance writing is basically for people who aim to become a writer or a fulltime blogger in near future. When working as a freelancer, you tend to learn time management, resource management and also client management.
When choosing from a freelance writing or blogging career you will also have to take these points under consideration:
One time payment or royalty income: freelance writing will bring one time income for you but your blog will keep generating income for you no matter if you are publishing new posts or not. Your blog is like your book, it will generate income for you every time someone reads article written by you.
Freelance writing is about research while blogging requires expertise: As a ghostwriter your clients will assign you with a topic along with few keywords. You will have to do the requisite research around those keywords and write an article but when it comes to blogging, your own experience is going to matter the most. You will have to cease the opportunity and write in a way that helps the reader relate. Discuss the problems you faced and then provide a solution, this way you will soon turn into a ProBlogger.
I have been working as a freelance writer for over two years now; I charge more money every time there is a ghostwriting project. 10 USD per hour for every project that requires extensive research is a good amount to charge. Every time you are offered a ghost writing project make sure that you are charging more money because it is only thing you will getting in return; but if the client agrees to provide you a backlink or a byname then you can always provide some concession.
Freelance Writing is only about Writing while Blogging is about a lot more things:
As a writer, you do research and frame the sentences but as a blogger you will have to do the following:
- Find a Niche
- Develop a plan
- Keyword Research
- On Site SEO of your blog
- Off Site SEO of your blog
- Social Media Marketing
- Guest Posts
- Engaging with Audience
With Freelance Writing you can make quick money but in blogging you will have to wait to see the results.
Which one of these guarantees a better future?
Freelance writing is a good way of making quick money. Workings as a freelance writer you will have to spend a lot of time find the right client. You are bound to look for new clients and work after a month or two. There’s no guarantee of workflow unless you have a very impressive portfolio.
When you take up Blogging as a full time career choice, you will make no money in the beginning but as time passes and as you keep working hard, you will see results coming up. As soon as you start acquiring traffic from search engine you will start making money. Once your blog starts ranking in search results, a door of new opportunities will open for you.
With affiliate marketing, direct ads and Google Ad Sense you can make a lot of money even when you are not working. Your one time effort will bring in a lot of money. For now Blogging seems to provide a better future. Become a Writer: An online guide will help you understand the freelancing world better.
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