I want to hear from the mom bloggers who are being hired to blog, edit or write. What are you making per hour (or post or assignment)?
I know we're a little shy about sharing what we're making, so maybe give an example like, "Most blogging jobs I know about pay $X per post or about $X per hour." You don't need to give details on who is paying what, but please share details like "$X for a 500 word post" or "$X for 8 posts a month."
So many bloggers, especially newbies, aren't been paid properly for their time and content. I feel if we share what we're making that will give us the power to negotiate better blogging deals for ourselves.
I am just started out and not getting paid to blog yet, but this article has most certainly caught my attention and I will now be 'stalking' I mean, ahem 'following' it now to get more ideas! It's only a matter of time before I get approached and this is an amazingly helpful reference point!
I would love to get paid for blogging. I've been blogging for about a year but transferred over to my own domain about 6 weeks ago. I love how much more freedom I have with the way things look. I'm not that "great" on the design end of things but I'm working on it. Good luck to everyone, including myself!
Congrats Teresa, I can't wait to switch over to my own hosting/domain as well! Keep up the good work. Sounds like you are on the right track to get where you want!
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I would be very interested in hearing from those of you who are finding opportunities to get paid to blog, even if it's only sporadic. Anyone here with success in that area care to share some tips? Do clients find you? Do you find them? I'm about to start looking into that right now! :)
I have a question too, do you list yourself as an independent contractor and put so much money aside for taxes?? What about on items you get for free to review - do you have to pay taxes on them if they are "worth" a certain amount?
I haven't gotten into paid blogging as of yet, but with my 10 years experience in marketing/writing, I charge $65/hour to write content. I do pay taxes on it so I pretty much say good-bye to 30% of it. I see sometimes the people who are offering like $2.50 or $7 per post and that's less than minimum wage unless you can write an article in a few minutes! I'd wonder though if my pricing would be way out of someone's price range for a "blog" post even though the way I see it writing is writing regardless of how it's being published!
I'm interested in getting into editing. My husband and I blog together and I ind that I really enjoy editing his work. I actually enjoy it so much that I find myself trying to edit the books I read and the podcasts I listen to! Any suggestions?
The only place I've been paid for an article thus far is at Helium, and that was $16. I haven't really 'sold' myself too much in this area just yet, but intend to. Most of my efforts have been getting my new blog off the ground at present. But, a paid blogging gig is definitely something I want on my agenda.
I'd like to know how to get into the loop for problogging. Anyone with any information could email me or message me through here. I mean we are all doing this for our own personal reasons and I have no issues with dedicating some of my posting for PB. Thanks to anyone who can help me out.
I think when you are first starting you need to start lower than this just to get some experience. Most freelance writing sites pay by the article and when I first started I made about $20 an hour but once you have experience for writing or blogging you can expect to make more.