Many people are interested in knowing how blogs make money. Hopefully you know already there are numerous ways of monetizing your blog. In fact, you as a blogger shouldn’t ever rely upon just one form of monetization. This way, you always have another method to fall back on should one fall short. There are many profitable freelance services that you can offer on your blog. Some you can do yourself if you have the time and the talent, and some you can even outsource to others.
Here are some of the most popular and profitable ways:
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When you’re just starting out as a new blogger and don’t have much traffic, the best thing you can offer is your services. The reason for this is because when you provide useful services you get to establish yourself as an expert in your field. You build up your clientele, gain helpful testimonials, and word quickly spreads via social media and your inner circles that you are the ‘go to’ person to call.
In this way your blog becomes your 24hr ‘storefront’ for your services and from there you can add other components of monetizing strategies to it!
Here are 10 Profitable Freelance Services To Offer On Your Blog
Did you know that many bloggers make a side income by writing for others? If you already have a blog why not make some extra money by guest posting or freelancing for others? Not only that, you can offer your brilliant eagle eye writing services to also proof read, edit, perform SEO services or even be a ghost writer.
Here’s a link to my post that gives you access to 50 sites that are looking for freelance writers to pay for posts, articles, eBooks and more.
If you have graphic design experience you have mad skills that will be in fierce demand by many! Your blog is a perfect place to showcase your best work and make some great money. Offer your Photoshop, Canva, or InDesign services for Pinterest images, social media graphics, blog design, logos, eBook covers, sales pages and more!
Thousands of bloggers are searching constantly for styled stock photographs to use on their blogs and social media. If you have a DSLR camera, some decent props and a good eye maybe this is the service you should offer.
Kayla Butler of Ivory Mix offers hundreds of FREE styled stock photos on her site that I use regularly. Many bloggers purchase a low priced subscription from various brands like Styled Stock, Haute Stock and many others which makes the creative process that much easier and so much less time consuming.
You could specialize in a certain photography niche like cuisine, fashion, city-scapes, landscapes, floral designs, girl boss babes, nature or even a blend.
Web design services are a hot business that you can offer on your blog. You have to be familiar with WordPress or Squarespace and be familiar with coding and know HTML and CSS. You don’t necessarily have to be able to build a site from scratch but it helps to know as much as possible because there is quite a bit of competition.
However, it will definitely be easier to draw more traffic to yourself if you pick a specific type of niche blogger to cater your designs to. i.e. food blogger, mommy blogger, technical blogger, travel blogger etc.
Cori of corinaramos.net offers web design from her blog and did a fantastic redesign of my blog!
Social Media Management
Even though there are automated social programs out there like Hootsuite, SmarterQueue, Buffer, etc. businesses still need people to manage them. Content consistently needs to be created in the form of posts, video, answering posts, engaging and growing with audiences. If you enjoy working with social media platforms this could be a great service for you to provide.
Social media managers make between $25-$75 per hour! As your own boss your decide how many hours you want to work. Take this course by my friend Jenny for all the ins and outs on how you can get started.
You can choose to specialize in a certain niche, for example social media for Health care, or Entertainment or Hospitality, etc…rather than being spread out in various industries.
Or, you could even be an expert and specialize in a singular social platform like LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook. Bloggers tend to get the majority of their traffic from Pinterest, which is why Pinterest Virtual Assistants have become so in demand as of late.
I notice that more and more bloggers are offing a coaching or auditing services on their blogs. If you’re a successful blogger and want to teach others I highly recommend this service. Certain bloggers charge $99 for a one on one personal strategy call or $799 per bundle session or more depending.
You don’t necessarily have to coach blogging either – there is a vast array of areas you can give advice on, granted you are an expert in the subject. Some examples are; health and fitness, financial/budgeting, resume writing, relationships, spiritual, organization, public relations, computer software, tax advice, etc.
To be a successful copywriter is to have a special gift. After all, if your audience won’t even click on your first headline how will they ever get to your article? Good copywriting is key to the first step in making a sale. Copybloggers specializes in teaching people how to write brilliant copy that sells.
Copywriters will always be in need in a variety of businesses. Bloggers, marketing and advertising agencies are seeking talented copywriters to write high converting sales pages, email campaigns, sales funnels, online ads, titles, and more.
Email marketing is crucial for inbound sales. The money is in the list as they say. Email is 100x more powerful than social media. With social media you have your customers attention for but a brief moment, but with email you have the ability to communicate with your audience for a much longer period.
Email is similar to copywriting in that you have to have the special ability to capture your reader’s attention in the subject line so they actually want to click and open your email. Not always an easy task.
Many bloggers, including myself, dread email marketing. I hired another blogger who specialized in email marketing to take this dreaded task off my hands by designing opt in forms and landing pages.
You can add this service to your blog and make some excellent money designing email packages and templates for bloggers and/or businesses.
Pinterest VA’s are a much needed service these days. With over 6 million blogs out there and Pinterest being the main form of advertising to get traffic, especially in the beginning of one’s blogging career, it’s no wonder!
Personally, I would love to have my own Pinterest VA. Someone to take the task of pinning off my hands. Even though I use Tailwind, which is a fantastic automatic scheduler that I couldn’t live without, I still have to manage it.
How wonderful it would be to have a Pinterest VA to handle all the designing, posting, describing, optimizing, taking care of joining group boards, managing tribes, re-sharing, and scheduling of my pins! Whoop whoop! I’d be in blogger heaven!
A brand is the visual representation of your business. How else would we recognize top brands like Pepsi, Nike, McDonalds and other familiar brands?
Every business needs a brand. If you have a knack for pulling together colors, styles, looks, visuals you may be a true ‘brander’ at heart. Use your skills to your benefit to create a unique cohesive look for your clients and profitable service for yourself.
Are you good at the technical stuff? Some, if not most bloggers did not come with built in technical skills. I had to learn most of them on the fly for the little amount I do know. But if you are talented or experienced at WordPress, website development, PlugIns, installing themes or templates, creating infographs, or making videos, imbedding code, deciphering analytics, performing SEO services, setting up an eCommerce store, then why not bank on those abilities?
This would be a fantastic service to offer. I know many bloggers who just want to focus on producing valuable content. With everything a blogger has to do, they just don’t have time to deal with the ‘nitty gritty’ techie stuff sometimes.
What Services Will You Offer?
These are just some of the top services that bloggers offer on their sites. If you can think of, or happen to offer any other freelance services on your blog, please comment below!