Why I Turned Down This Lucrative Blogging Gig – And You Should, Too

Carol Tice

One way you can tell your blog is becoming successful is that you start to get job offers from people who’ve seen your blog posts.

If you’ve set up your niche blog right — you’ve got a ‘hire me tab,’ your design is clean, you write great headlines, your posts are scannable and stick to your topic — it impresses readers that you get how to do this.

You start to get comments, and people share your posts

Then, some of those readers realize they’d like you to work this magic on their blogs, too.

That goes double if you guest post on any of the big-name blogs.

Sometimes, these offers are great — they pay well and/or will put you in front of a large, new audience. One of the first offers I got was for three posts a week at $100 per, on a site that gets 1 million views a month. The exposure there got me even more clients.

While blogging isn’t the best-paid type of business writing out there, the advantage here is the steady, recurring income. With a few paid blogging clients, you start each month with some nice revenue pre-booked.

Sounds great, hmm? Don’t get too excited yet.

Not all blogging offers are legit

Just because someone offers you a bit of money to blog for them doesn’t mean you should jump at it.

An increasing number of scam artists and self-promoters are getting wise to blogging as an avenue for promoting their stuff. Often, they’d like you to do that in ways that are unethical or at the very least in a gray area.

I got one of these reach-outs in the past week. It sounds great on the face of it. Here’s the email I got (names have been ommitted to avoid promoting the culprits’ site):

I came across your blog and wanted to get in touch and ask if there is anything you could do to help us get our new guest blogging platform off the ground – <sitename>.

I see that you’ve written for some well known sites and what I have mind is coming up with some post ideas that can include a reference to <sitename>, and getting these published on top sites (your byline).

We might also need some help with content for our own blogs and would be interested to hear what you charge for ghost writing posts.


Just to parse this out a bit, this prospect is asking me to write some guest posts for top blogs like Copyblogger or Problogger in which I just happen to mention their new site. Just drop it in, as if I’m not getting paid by this site to promote their URL.

Anytime you have a paid relationship that you fail to disclose, it’s like you’re lying to your audience.

This is unethical

It’s right up there with failing to disclose affiliate links you put in posts, where you earn a commission if people buy.

These sort of moves put your reputation as a blogger at risk.

That’s crazy.

Your reputation is all you’ve got. It’s everything in the world of online business.

If you’ve managed to build relationships with some of the top blogs online — blogs that give you huge exposure and bring you new readers and customers — why on earth would you risk that for a few hundred bucks from some client?

Talk about short-sighted thinking.

Sleazebags who reach out about this have figured out how precious these relationships with big blogs are. Instead of building a successful blog and then pitching big blogs, they’re hoping to ride your coattails in the door right away.

They could give a rip about what that might do to your reputation and how it might kill your own blog.

I couldn’t say no to this guy fast enough. I’m betting his “we need ghost-blogging help, too” line is just a ruse to get writers more interested and thinking it’s a bigger-money gig.

I’m never risking the reputation I’ve built to promote some new online platform I’ve never even heard of.

Once those big blogs figured it out, I’d probably never get to post for them again.

No amount of cash is going to make this worth your while.

Have you gotten scammy paid-blogging offers? Leave a comment and let us know what you’ve seen.


  1. Anca Dumitru

    Great advice, Carol! And really appreciated. No, I haven’t been approached yet by scammers, maybe because I’m not as popular yet. But this post would make me think twice in case I get any scammy blogging offers, such as the one you highlighted here. Plus, I know I can always go to the Den and ask for expert advice in case such thing happens. I care way too much about building and maintaining a good reputation for myself as a writer and blogger. Thanks again!

    • Allena Tapia

      Not only that, but those top sites have QC standards, and no matter how much polish you are capable of as a writer, you can’t just accidentally drop in a name without your prose looking off. And, those sites have final say on publication. It’s not like you can just publish anything you want.

      I used to get the online colleges sites. After the first rejection, they’d offer money, which is very much against About’s policies.

      • Carol Tice

        I know! How are they thinking I would be able to just casually drop in a link to their random site and someone like Copyblogger isn’t going to notice, or edit it out? It’s just sorta nuts.

        I was fascinated by how the offer is getting a little more sophisticated with “Oh, maybe we want to hire you as a ghostblogger for our site too” — holding out the promise of ongoing income as part of the deal. But, still no thanks.

  2. Laura Spencer

    Great example of a job not to take.

    Usually, though, these sorts of offers are not even what I would call “lucrative.” They typically offer a very low rate to writers. When I get these emails, they usually suggest a very low rate.

    Recently I got a scammy offer from someone who wanted to know if I would be willing to “rewrite” articles. By “rewrite,” they meant take someone else’s article and spin it so that it could pass Copyscape–a “service” I do not offer and an example of a gig I would never take.

    These folks are out there and it’s really kind of sad, because they don’t get what blogging and web content are all about. They’re just trying to game the system, which rarely works.

    • Carol Tice

      Hi Laura —

      If it ever worked before, the last two Google changes have kind of ended it. But people persist in trying to appease computer robots instead of trying to serve an audience. Good luck building your business with that approach these days.

  3. Karen Cioffi

    Hi, Carol,

    I just noticed the comment about rewriting. I had a great gig for a business incentive company who needed their own posts rewritten for a sister site. I worked with them for over a year and it was a legit deal. It does depend on the situation.

    I guess you have to do a little investigating before jumping in.

    Great post. Scammers or those trying to make quick money are always coming out of the woodwork. The most recent incident I had was an author who asked payment from JV partners to promote her book. The payment, $99.00, was for the promotional benefit of joining her JV.

    Also, I noticed you mentioned about affiliate marketing. I recently started affiliate marketing. I usually add a related Recommended Tool at the end of my post. Is this wrong or tacky? And, lately, I’ve been linking to an affiliate product within my content, at the advice of my writing/marketing coach.

    I did mention in one or two posts that I was getting into affiliate marketing, but don’t have it readily visible on my site. I could add it to my signature though.


    • Carol Tice

      They wanted you to pay $99 for the privilege of affiliate selling their book? That is rich.

      Um, on that affiliate thing — you know that you have to note each time you throw in a link in passing and it’s your aff link, right? Otherwise it’s an FTC violation. Mentioning it a half-dozen posts ago I don’t think gets it done. If your posts are going out as emails I believe it’s critical that you note any aff links as you go. Hopefully your coach isn’t advising you to break the law and piss off readers who feel deceived.

      The graceful way I get around having to cite it each time is that often I link (instead of directly to their sales cart) to my section on that product on my Products I Love page, which has a LARGE disclaimer on the top of the page. Then I’ve got a paragraph on each that describes my experience with it and why I recommend and affiliate sell it…so it’s very obvious.

      That way people know it’s my aff link since it’s on a whole sales page, but I don’t have to interrupt the flow of the story within a post to say “oh, that link there to The Writer’s Market is my aff link.”

      I gather that linking to a page like this that further sells the product also converts better than just linking it straight to their cart.

      A solution that’s worked for me. But I only sell products I’ve used and can personally recommend. If you’re selling random stuff you can’t talk about from personal experience, you’re back to needing to at least go (aff link) next to the link to disclose it.

      I checked out your blog and not seeing the “recommended tool” you mention, so not sure what you mean — do you throw an affiliate product on the bottom of posts? Or is it LinkWithin or something like that, where it just mentions several other previous posts at the bottom? I used to use LinkWithin — just took it off because I thought my design was getting too cluttered…but that doesn’t affiliate sell anything.

      What would you add to your signature? “Links above may be aff links”? And who signs their blog posts like they’re a business letter? Not seeing how that would solve it.

      • Karen Cioffi


        Thanks for the tips and insight. I certainly don’t want to do anything illegal, so will revamp my affiliate product strategy.

        The last post I didn’t link to any affiliate products because I promoted my own services.

        I do have my own landing page (on my other site) for a couple of the affil products I sell. Maybe I’ll just add more.

        Thanks again,

        • Carol Tice

          I love the “Products I Love” page approach, which I learned over in A-List Blogger Club. Hey – that’s a link to my Products I Love page! See how easy that is?

          Because it is annoying to have to write something about how it’s your affiliate link by every link…sort of kills the flow of the blog post to me.

      • Anne

        I’ve always thought that site-wide disclosures are fine too (like having a disclosure on your home page). Is this wrong?

        • Carol Tice

          No, that works as well, as long as it’s in the sidebar and you can see it next to every blog post. I see several big bloggers who’ve got it that way, where you can just see that all the time, “Hey — I sell stuff on here. Links you click on here may pay me a cut. Thanks for your support.”

  4. Amandah

    Yes, I’ve been approached to write blog posts for blogs that I write for. The person was disappointed that I declined the offer, but I told her I didn’t ‘feel’ right about it. It wasn’t ethical.

  5. Ruan

    Excellent advice here, Carol!

    Yeah, especially for newbie writers and bloggers, those initial few hundred bucks to do something against the policies of those larger sites may be tempting. With experience you learn (as you’ve correctly pointed out) that your online success relies solely on your reputation, credibility and trust.

    Mess it up and you’re stuck for a very very long time.

  6. J. Delancy

    Thanks Carol and Laura for alerting me to this type of sleaziness. Article spinning I’m aware of but the loss of reputation did not cross my mind when I began to read this post.

  7. Sophie Lizard

    I’ve received offers so similar to the one you quoted that they may even be from the same organisation.

    They always run away when I say, “Well, I could do that, BUT… only if your site is on a topic that I would be likely to mention, AND you accept that there are no guarantees your mention will ever fit into one of my posts or pass by one of my editors, AND you pay me for trying even if the mention never happens, oh, AND I really don’t want to.”

    The reality of the situation just doesn’t match these people’s expectations, and what they want is so far removed from my ethical guest blogging services that it creeps me out a little every time I get their emails. Icky.

    A great post for anyone who’s received this type of offer and is wondering what to do about it!

    • Carol Tice

      Yeah…that’s what I immediately called out to them. I actually DID this kind of work in the past in an aboveboard way for one small-business client, where I’d approach related sites in their industry and tell them I was working for this client, they were willing to offer a free guest post on X topic with valuable info in exchange for a link to their site, were they interested?

      I found you need to make like 50 calls to get one ‘yes.’ It’s a TON of marketing time, and they were only paying for published guest posts, so I quickly found it not worth it. These offers may sound like you’d do well at first blush, but it’s not easy to place these sort of guest posts anymore — most sites are pretty hip to it, and even if your content is totally appropriate and relevant for their audience they are leery of doing it…just like we all are when we get weird reachouts for our own blogs.

  8. Rebecca Lee Baisch

    Hi Carol,
    What is the format and file size of your ebook?

    • Carol Tice

      Um, it’s a PDF (if you read the previous post on how sad I am that it’s not on the Kindle). Looks like it’s 1.1 MB.

      Why do you ask? If you bought it and are having trouble downloading it let me know — I can send it to you on email if you send me your receipt.

  9. Renee

    Carol, I’m interested in how you responded. Were you vague about why you wouldn’t do it, or did you explain why it’s unethical?

    • Carol Tice

      Ooh, great question — I should have saved my response!

      I let them know that I wouldn’t risk my reputation with top blogs to inject their links. And that I’m not really looking for more small-business blogging clients right now anyway. And that what they are hoping to do will be hard, based on my past experience of doing it aboveboard for one past client — see my other comment above.

      And that it’s not ethical for me to sort of sneakily drop their link into a post of mine for a big blog…and that I’m not risking my reputation to help some stranger.

      You gotta love how their first connection to you is “Hey, if I throw a little money at you would you risk everything you’ve built and help me?” I mean…really?

  10. Bamidele Onibalusi

    You handled it nicely, Carol!

    I agree with you that reputation matters a lot for freelance writers, especially if your blog and guest posts on other blogs are sole source of clients for you.

    I’ve gotten one or two of these kinds of emails that I’ve rejected because if a client is willing to be that unethical, then how are you sure the client won’t end up bailing on your payment in the near future?

    • Carol Tice

      Ha! Great point, Oni.

  11. liz

    Thanks for the solid advice Carol. This just goes to show that there are many ways to make money online, some ethical and some devious. The longevity of the ethical business will always be there though, so great points to bring up and good food for thought.

  12. Linda Carmi

    Thanks so much for sharing this! I had no idea of such things, and you have just opened my eyes. Thanks again..

  13. Rebecca Lee Baisch

    When I posted my first blog on WordPress a few years ago, I got a ton of these scammy offers. Blogging was still kind of new, so maybe it was lack of blog writers. My current blog is very niche-focused (nonprofits), so I haven’t been inundated by scammers, but a few show up each month. That experience put me off blogging as an income producer. Trash by any name is still trash. Now that the genre is gaining more credibility, I may re-visit my earlier judgment.

  14. Kristi Hines

    I get a lot of offers like that, mostly because people assume that the products / websites I’m already mention in my posts are somehow sponsored when they are simply tools I use and recommend. I don’t mind someone letting me know about a new tool in hopes that I will write about it, but even those people can get aggressive about why I haven’t tried out their tool a week later which isn’t the best way to do blogger outreach. But I do mind when they can’t get the hint that I’m not just going to start writing essentially sponsored reviews on other blogs (especially my other clients’ blogs). I’ll do one on my own blog, but it will always be clearly marked as such and they’re usually not happy with that either. 🙂

    • Carol Tice

      Right on, Kristi — and secret, sponsored reviews on other blogs to boot! Like that’s going to happen.

  15. Flora Morris Brown, Ph.D.


    Thanks so much for the heads-up on the folks looking to make quick bucks without any concern for our reputations.

    For someone like me who is returning to freelancing after a long absence, it’s helpful to know what the slicksters are up to on the Internet. As Oni points out also, if they are willing to be unscrupulous in one way you can bet they’re willing to stiff us too.

  16. Leah

    Great advice, Carol. I’m starting to get more of these emails as well. They are getting better at trying to disguise that it’s just a scam to get themselves published. My rule of thumb is that unless I know the company, used the product, or write for them myself, I don’t entertain offers like these.

  17. Peter D. Mallett

    Hi Carol,
    Thank you for this article I am not new to writing, but I am new to blogging. I just looked up some information and found some answers to how do these things the correct way. I read about disclosure pages and such.

    Can I get your opinion about if you want to use an affiliate link in the context what is the standard way of letting people know? Could you give an example?

    Is it better to only mention something as a reference at the end of a post and not in context so that it wouldn’t interupt the flow?

    The only things that I have mentioned in my writing is a book that I have found particularly helpful, using an Amazon link. The easiest thing I could do is just not link in the text of the post and then just put the reference at the bottom to the particular book if people are interested.

    I’ve also included other links that are just to about.com or other pages which lead to further information on a subject.

    For instance, in my “About me” page I mentioned my liking for Ray Bradbury and linked to the official page. Is this a good idea, if it is just to provide further information?

    I want to do things the right way, and would value your expertise.
    Thank you, Peter

    • Carol Tice

      If you’re not selling anything, Peter – you’re always free to link to anything.

      I don’t think there’s one accepted ‘best’ way to cite affiliate links.

      I know very well-regarded sites that have a big sidebar banner that says, “Hey — I do this to make a living. Some of the links you see here, I earn from. Thanks for supporting this site.” Or something to that effect.

      Others throw (my affiliate link!) or similar verbiage into the post.

      I often use my Products I Love link so that people get a more detailed explanation of both the product and my relationship to it than a quick note could offer.

      From what I’ve gathered, the key is to not act like you’re all sheepish and embarrassed that you’re trying to earn a bit from the umpty-level hours we all put into our blogs. Just state it matter-of-factly. “Hey, these are products I use and recommend. If you’re going to use these, appreciate your using my link. You won’t pay a dime more, and it helps keep this blog going.”

      I think being transparent and honest is what’s important — and keeps you on the right side of the law.

  18. Peter D. Mallett

    Just to clarify I meant I linked to the Official website for Ray Bradbury, as additional information.

  19. Carole Lyden

    As a writer just starting out this is something that I will certainly take notice of. I hope that I am savvy enough not to get sucked in by these sleaze bags. This post is a timely reminder of the hazards that a new writer faces. Thanks a lot.


  20. anne grant

    It sounds like a good offer in a thinly veiled disguise. Blogging seems like such a simple way to communicate to a certain demographic and it only makes sense that advertisers would want to reach your readers.
    Why wouldn’t they just ask to pay you for putting their info on your blog instead of sneaking through the back door? What is the advantage to them?
    I have had a blog for years to promote my business, but monetized blogs are new territory for me. It all seems so complicated…

  21. Rob Schneider

    Sometimes I wonder about the ethics of ghostwriting. Where do you draw the line there? For example:

    * If you’re a middle aged man, is it okay to write a dating ebook from the perspective of a 20-something woman?

    * If you’re ghostwriting for a well-known personality, aren’t they misleading their readers?

    When I was bottom feeding, writing for content mills and bidding sites, I was amazed to discover how many respected personalities used their services for content. I wrote for a famous self-help guru and a famous sports personality turned fitness guru. It wasn’t because I was an expert in the fields — it was because the price was right for them (cheap). It taught me a valuable lesson — never trust a signature on a blog post. I wish I could reveal their names, because I now think both of them are sleaze bags.

    Since then, I’ve come up with my own “ethics guide to ghostwriting”. In a nutshell, it’s this: only write for personalities with enough integrity to personally proofread and approve content published in their name. If they have a trusted editor on their staff, that’s acceptable, too, I suppose, but it’s amazing how many crank out content for content’s sake without due diligence.

    • Carol Tice

      I think it’s pretty well-understood that MOST celebs and CEOs hire a ghost to do the writing, because they have neither the time, skill, nor inclination. Guess I never felt dirty doing it.

      • Rob Schneider

        Most writers understand that celebs use ghost writers, but the general public does not. What bothered me was the lack of integrity of these celebrities. Being handpicked is one thing, but chosen out of a pool of hundreds of hungry writers on the basis of price is quite another. All I knew about the self help guru was the title of his best selling book — a book I had never read. I suppose I did a better job than another may have done, since I at least did a little research, but that’s not why I got the gig.

  22. Ali

    A couple months bask, I received a guest post for my blog – was pretty cool. After publishing it, I realized the cleverly disguised anchor in the byline linked to a creepy landing page (selling something not even remotely connected to my audience). I asked the guest blogger to provide me a link to her own blog instead, she refused saying she was paid for this post. I got rid of that post.

    Thank you, Carol for giving everyone a heads-up, tweeting! 🙂

    • Ali

      Arrrgh, typos 🙁

      • Carol Tice

        Don’t worry about it, Ali!

        And yeah, you’ve totally got to check each link submitted in a guest post and make sure you know where it’s going.

        The savvy guest posters make at least a couple links go back to older posts on this-here blog 😉

        But you do get people who’ll try to put like 8 different links back to their own site (instead of the 2 I allow), or who’re linking to skeezy places you don’t want to be linked to. So you have to search and destroy if you find those.

        Have to say I’ve loved this conversation about transparency in blogging and affiliate sales! Very interesting stuff and good for everyone to know about.

        And it never ends…just got a pitch this morning from someone who’d like to link to “superheropayday,” which turns out to be a cheesy-looking pay-loan company. How is that relevant?

        They always also pipe up with “my post will pass Copyscape”…and then I’m like, goodbye, article spinner…

  23. Terri H

    I recently got contacted by a local marketing firm for a “lucrative” freelance gig.

    They noticed my experience writing for the real estate industry and asked that I write recurring blog posts for their client. It sounded great until I heard the price. They expected me to write 500 word blog posts on commercial real estate for $15 per blog post. Of course, they said it would be really easy work and I would get tons of visibility. It was laughable. I couldn’t believe that I marketing company called a $15 blog gig a lucrative opportunity.

    Needless to say I passed.

    • Carol Tice

      Well, that sort of thing grows on trees. This offer took it to another level, basically asking to pay me to drop their link into my guest posts without informing the blog I’m guesting on that I have a relationship with them. Which is not cool.

      $15 a post of course is not cool either.

  24. Charley

    This is why I love your blog posts, and why I love the Freelance Writers Den. You tell the truth about the dark side. I’m pretty new into learning about freelance work, so I’ve been doing an awful lot of studying (more studying than writing at this point, I’m afraid). But along the way, I’ve come across hundreds of articles, techniques, white papers, and self-proclaimed “subject matter experts” that I’ve found questionable, unethical, or just plain fraudulent. It’s been kind of like sorting through junk mail, or trying to get the news from supemarket tabloids. Make-a-Living-Writing, and the Freelance Writers Den have been like the mother lode to me. Thanks for the advice. This lifts you up another notch on the Trust Scale.

    • Carol Tice

      Thanks Charley! Trust really is everything online. Those people who approach bloggers and want to put an ad on are usually to be avoided as well.

  25. Barbara Saunders

    Hmm … agreed 100% that the offer you describe is unethical. For me, though, it brings up another question for my fellow freelancers: What is the appeal of a blogging gig over corporate work?

    I completely understand choosing not to do corporate work so as to focus on efforts to get creative work published or cover topics you care about in magazine and newspapers.

    I would much rather earn $500 a day or $75-100 an hour or $5000 for a one-month, part-time gig than churn out three blog posts a week for $300 a week. Neither kind of assignment helps much with promoting myself as a literary writer; both are “day jobs.” But the blogging I read about just seems like a lot of work for very little money compared to the going rates for professional writers.

    • Carol Tice

      Well…it’s true that blogging is generally on the lower end of business writing. So to be clear, often blogging for clients IS “corporate work.” Yes, it often doesn’t pay as well as writing white papers or direct mail packages or something…but not everyone wants to do that.

      For people who’ve started in blogging, paid blogging is a natural first step into paid writing…and can be a foot in the door to do more and better-paid work for that same client.

      Blogging can be quick and fairly easy work where the hourly rate works out very well, once you’re up to speed on a client’s needs.

      • Barbara Saunders

        Hi Carol,

        I guess it comes back to each individual’s strengths and talents. Doesn’t it always? 🙂 Shifting gears never comes “fast” for me. Three different short blog pieces, including gear-shifting time, would be a whole day’s work, maybe two. By contrast, if my assignment for the day is a single marketing letter, I don’t have to shift gears twice.

  26. Rob Schneider

    “the blogging I read about just seems like a lot of work for very little money compared to the going rates for professional writers.” – that’s kind of a snooty way to define a professional writer.

    • Barbara Saunders

      What I meant by “professional writer” is the entire umbrella category “people who write for money.” When “the going rate” (setting aside the Stephen Kings of the world) ranges from cranking out dozens of pieces per week to add up to a minimal salary to a breadwinner-level salary, I don’t understand the appeal of choosing the former.

      • Rob Schneider

        The “appeal” is simply doing what you have to do to make a living. I’m particularly sensitive about the subject because I found myself in a position where I had to make money fast to survive and got caught up in the content mill/bidding sites world for over a year. Hard work (like 80 hours a week) and research helped get me out of the trap. Carol’s Writers Den and encouragement from a former editor have helped me see the possibilities for better pay and things are okay now, but I still see red when someone implies that writing for peanuts is not professional writing. For some of us, it has to be a step-by-step process. Apologies for my over-reaction, though.

        • Barbara Saunders

          Hi Rob, I get where you’re coming from now. Thank you for clarifying. I suppose I’m in a different situation, in that I have turned things outside of writing when I needed quick money. I live in a very expensive area of the country. I couldn’t have paid my bills on the rates people are describing here. It was a more realistic survival option to pick up fitness training clients part-time while pushing on the higher-paying writing for the long term.

          • Carol Tice

            Well, that’s why I included the “get a part-time job” option. For some, especially if you have a good-paying alternative like it sounds like you did, that may be a happier way to go.

      • Carol Tice

        I’ve made pretty nice money from blogging at some points, if you’ve read my popular post How I Make $5,000 a Month as a Paid Blogger, Barbara. And that was about half my income at the time, so it still left time to do other types of writing.

        I know people who’ve made $300 a post, too. So you can’t assume blogging is always a bad deal. I’ve never had to churn out dozens of posts a week to make that, either.

        • Barbara Saunders

          Thanks, Carol. I think I’ve been caught in a semantic error, tripped up around the title “blogger.” I’m gathering that some positioning in writing pays well and other positioning does not. Whether or not the medium happens to be a blog doesn’t seem to be a factor.

          E.g., Column writing for a top-tier magazine (like Entrepreneur) will pay well, whether in print or in a blog. Marketing writing, whether a white paper for a Fortune 500 or content marketing for a small business, will pay well. “Filler” content, whether on a content mill or a local newsletter, is not going to pay well. (And of course some bloggers make money using the blog to sell some other product or service.)

          I wonder … general curiosity do you think that it’s easier for most people to get to the $5,000 month level from blogging versus other types of writing? Maybe I am just old! It seems easier to me to go the route of selling functional expertise and content knowledge writing in whatever media (including blogs), than to try to “be a blogger.” I’ve gotten the impression that it becomes a dead end for many people.

          • Carol Tice

            You know, I’ve found what’s easy for one writer may not be for another. Some writers love blog style and that format comes easily to them, and developing post ideas, and they find it an easy way to earn if they connect with quality clients. For instance, at one point I was making $100 a post for a major lender writing posts I could do in about a half hour, on topics I’m very familiar with. So the hourly on that works out great, hmm?

            I don’t know what works for ‘most people.’ Everybody’s journey is different.


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