You love writing and sharing content with people and the idea of earning an income from a blog is really exciting to you. While you truly love creating content, you may have a hard time making your blog profitable. You’ve tried ads on your blog only to be disappointed by the lack of money it puts into your bank account. You’ve heard of affiliate marketing and sponsorships but you’re unsure on how to make it work for you.
To make your transition to becoming a full time blogger much easier, think about ways you can strategize your blog content to share more affiliate links. For example, if you run a travel photography blog, maybe you can also share your knowledge with camera gear. Using Amazon Affiliates, you’ll be able to do gear reviews and share the links in your content to earn an income for every person who clicks.
You can also try some free “sponsored posts” by sharing about products you love. This will show companies that you do this type of work and they’ll be more willing to pay you to write about what you love.
You love brands and social media. You often find yourself sharing your favorite products on your Instagram. Tagging your favorite companies, searching for the best hashtags, and growing your following is your jam. You’ve even had a few of your posts shared on some of your favorite brands accounts. While you love creating content for brands, getting them to send you product and pay you for sharing seems to be a challenge.
To make a transition into becoming a full time influencer/brand ambassador less of a challenge you’ll need to start creating personal projects. Try and think of a company you love and a creative project you can do for them. Instead of pitching ideas to them, you should work on this personal project. Make it the BEST you possibly can so that you can add it to your portfolio. By making these personal projects, you’ll be able to prove yourself to these companies much quicker than focusing solely on your following.
You love the perks that come with working at a full time job. You truly enjoy collaborating with a team and you’re an expert at communication. Emailing, skype, and google hangouts are part of your every day work routine. While all of this is something you enjoy, you really feel that you will find much more happiness and fulfillment if you can take your job remotely. You know that you don’t really need to be in office to get the work done, but you aren’t sure how to convince your boss or apply for a remote job to make it happen.
To make a transition into being a full time remote worker much easier, try to ask your current job for a couple remote days a week. That way you can prove to them you are much more effective, productive, and great at communicating even while you aren’t present. You can also create a presentation that showcases how you’ll be a better employee working remotely to really impress them.
If your current job wont allow it, you can easily apply for many remote jobs. Dust off that resume, and to make a lasting impression when applying for a remote job try creating a video “cover letter”. By creating a video of yourself speaking about why you’re a great candidate you are showing them more about who you are and going above and beyond than someone who just submits a resume.