There are a lot of freelance bloggers out there. I’m serious. There are A LOT of freelance bloggers out there.
I was recently able to confirm confirm this fact when searching for a new freelance blogger for my career advice blog Jobacle. In the past I was able to hire contributors via word of mouth or by posting on free blogger job post Web sites. But this time around I thought I might have better luck if I posted a want ad on a well-known blogger job board.
My initial goal was two-fold: find a professional blogger who requires no hand holding and to drive additional traffic to my site during the lazy days of summer.
I was successful on both fronts…but there’s more. I am now convinced that looking for a new blogger could be the best $50 I’ve ever spent on my blog. Over the next few weeks I will share the lessons I learned – from the pros/cons of posting a job to how to structure your want ad. I’ll also give you a better idea of what you are up against as an applicant, along with ways to stand out from the crowd.
If you are a blog owner looking for extra traffic or a freelance writer who is looking for the next gig, you’ll want to stick around for this special series.
I look forward to your feedback.