Starting Your Career as a Professional Blogger (Paperback)

By Jacqueline Bodnar

Allworth, 9781621532453, 192pp.

Publication Date: June 4, 2013

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Description

With traffic to personal blogs and online journalism sites on the rise, there are more blogging opportunities than ever before. With the right approach, a blog can be an extra source of cash, or it can be a business unto itself yielding thousands of dollars a week, all earned on your own schedule, from the comfort of your home office, and writing about the topic of your choice. If that sounds too good to be true, this invaluable book will prove to you that it can be done. 

Unlike other guides, Starting Your Career as a Professional Blogger goes beyond the basics to show you how to earn a living while doing what you love. Experienced blogger Jacqueline Bodnar takes offers a comprehensive overview of the blogging world, presenting effective strategies for establishing a web presence and marketing your work. Topics include: 
  • Choosing a niche 
  • Knowing the advantages of different blogging platforms (WordPress, Tumblr, etc.) 
  • Setting up, maintaining, and monetizing your blog
  • Increasing traffic to your blog 
  • Finding your audience—and helping them find you 
  • Vlogging 
  • Promoting your blog
  • Networking with other bloggers 
  • Creating a podcast 
  • Synching your blog with your social networking accounts
  • And more  

If you’ve ever wanted to write for a living, this book will help you achieve your dream, on your own terms. Welcome to the blogosphere!


About the Author

Jacqueline Bodnar has been a professional writer and blogger since 2004. She has ghostwritten eight books, published four in her name, and published over three thousand articles in newspapers and magazines. She blogs extensively, having numerous popular blogs of her own, as well as ghostblogging for other companies and individuals. Jacqueline holds a bachelor of arts degree in social science studies and a master of professional writing degree. When she’s not writing and blogging, she enjoys hiking, camping, snorkeling, and reading. She lives with her husband and two children in the Daytona Beach, Florida, area.