Professional Blogging

  • Freelance Blogging Pay Rates: Exposing Some Myths

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 2, 2014
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    This post was originally published on June 20, 2009. But I wanted to share it again today (and update it a bit) as the issue of blogging pay rates is hotter than ever as more and more freelance bloggers come onto the scene. As some background, this was originally written in response to Kevin Muldoon's post, Bloggers Need to be […]
  • 5 More Freelance Blogging Markets Paying $100 or More per Post

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 23, 2014
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    Recently I shared some examples of blogs that pay $100 or more per post as an introduction to the new blogging markets section in my writer's market database. As promised, I've been working hard to bring you bigger and better markets where you can pitch your freelance writing services. To give you a better idea of what you'll find in […]
  • Websites and Blogs Paying $100+ per Article

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 17, 2014
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    There are a few changes coming to the All Indie Writers writer's market directory this week. And to kick things off I'd like to share a few freelance blogging markets and other online markets that pay freelance writers $100 or more per article. But first, the updates: Changes to the Writer's Market Directory Keep an eye on the writer's markets […]
  • How to Write a Blog Business Plan

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 12, 2014
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    When I first went into business for myself (full-time PR firm, part-time business writing and blogging), I had a pretty standard formal business plan. Later, and I expanded my Web publishing efforts, I started using a much simpler model -- one page versions that help me map out my plans and ideas on a project by project basis. I've even […]
  • Birth of a Freelance Blogger – Ruan Oosthuizen Interview

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 24, 2013
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    Have you ever written a guest post for someone's blog? Have you considered turning that marketing strategy into paid freelance blogging opportunities? If so, you might find inspiration in Ruan Ooosthuizen -- a blogger who successfully made that transition. You already know that we're big fans of sharing personal experiences here at All Freelance Writing. We share our successes and […]
  • Do You Have What it Takes to be a Professional Blogger?

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 8, 2013
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    Do you enjoy blogging? Do you enjoy it enough that you'd want to make a career of it? If so, professional blogging might be in your future. But do you have what it takes? Let's look at what professional blogging means and some of the attributes that you might need if you want to successfully launch a career as a […]
  • Free Blog Business Plan Template

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 18, 2012
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    Recently we talked about how to write a blog business plan. As promised, I've put together a simple blog business plan template that you can use for your own niche or business blog. Why Have a Blog Business Plan? If you want to make money blogging, a blog business plan is a must. Business plans help you get a better […]
  • SEO Firms and Freelance Bloggers: Unlikely Allies?

    By Jennifer Mattern on April 22, 2009
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    SEO professionals don't have the best reputation in the freelance writing community. If anything, they take the brunt of the blame for the incredibly low-paying Web content writing market. You know the one I mean--where a penny per word is too rich for many buyers' blood. As it turns out though, SEO professionals are making up for past "wrongs," by […]