Flexibility: High

Social Engagement: Low

What’s What: If you’ve got something to say about a topic you care about, you might be surprised to learn that you can work as a blogger, grow an audience and possibly make some money too.

Amava Take: Blogging has become enormously popular. While that means there’s more competition for readers, followers and shares, it also means there are developed and sophisticated systems for promoting a blog and making money. On your blog, you can get paid to write reviews, sell products or services and, of course, sell advertising space. If you love to write and enjoy sharing thoughts and images, starting your own blog is a great way to stay engaged. If you work hard at it, you could make some extra money too.

From the Front Lines:

What kinds of candidates are you looking for to fill these positions?

People with strong opinions, interesting perspectives and passion for a particular topic make excellent bloggers.

Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?

Write what you’d want to read.

What’s a typical daily schedule like?

Entirely up to you.

From the Trenches:  

What’s the most satisfying part of the job/experience?

It’s amazing when someone I’ve never met reads what I’ve written and starts a meaningful dialogue with me.

How would you describe the hard parts?

Trolls are not too much fun.

What surprised you the most about the experience?

How many people actually read blogs.

Special Requirements: A way to connect to the internet. That’s  it. There are many blog hosts to choose from and they are simple to use. There are also many resources out there to help you create and promote your blog.

Related Classes: Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners, Build a Successful Creative Blog, Beginning Writers Workshop, Write Effective Web Content, Introduction to Internet Writing Markets, How to Make Money From Your Writing, Research Methods for Writers, The Keys to Effective Editing, Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Writing

Finding a Position: Once you learn how, you should focus on what you want to write about. Successful niche blogs cover topics such as food and travel.