Becoming a Professional Blogger: What Everybody Ought to Know


I may not be Darren Rowse, but I'm still a professional blogger. That's because blogging is the main way I make my living as a writer. In the last 10 years I've written for sites covering everything from travel to business to social media marketing.  Some days I still can't believe that people pay me to do something I enjoy so much!

That said, it's been quite a ride. Apart from a brief flirtation with Blogger when it started up, in 2005 I'd never written a word for publication online and I had no idea that blogging would be a paying career. I had plenty of writing experience, gained from years as a reporter and editor. But blogging was an experiment.

At the time, not many companies had blogs and not many businesses took blogging seriously. But personal bloggers were everywhere, and I became one of them, honing my skills on a now-defunct site. That got me into the habit of writing daily, responding to comments and getting ideas for new posts from readers' comments and questions. And I learned about SEO, online writing and other useful skills.

Lesson one: hone your blogging skills

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What To Study In College: What Zombies Can Teach You

What can zombies teach you about what to study in college? Plenty. If you think about the behavior, physical characteristics and overall appeal of a zombie, it's pretty clear that a majority of the population (save for some hardcore fans) would NOT want to become one.

Zombies are soulless, brainless, drones who wander about, ever searching for food. They are physically unattractive and very unhealthy. They have no other interests or pursuits. Sound familiar? Does it sound like someone in your life, or someone you know? The question is, do you want to maintain an exhausted, shuffling existence; your mind infected by one thought or goal – to earn money at all costs.

Don't be the person who got sucked into the college because of the way Hollywood made it glamorous and fun.  There are Reasons To Go To College and there are ways to go to waste your time and money.

If it is – cool. Maybe you will love your job so much, you will find yourself energized or satisfied after each shift, instead of exhausted and worn down. Some people, like nurses, LOVE their jobs. They have to work double shifts, weekends, holidays or even being *gasp* on call. Nurses are dedicated people whom we love because they are awesome.

However, if you are going into nursing just for the money, pick something else [Tweet This] The long hours and extra stress will not be worth any monetary value to you in the long run. Don't want to be a zombie? When picking a career, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT.


They are dead, inside and out.


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Personality Color – How To Get Results With Your Type

personality color

Why learn your personality color?

Have you wondered why someone said no to you?

Have you ever been afraid to even ask someone a question,
because you thought for sure they would say no?

I know I have…

Let's focus on the personality color, so that you can
understand and know the differences as you find out more about
you and the people you want to influence.

So let's lay out what each color is so you are more aware of
what they are. Then take the test and find your true colors.

Personality Color

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What Is Uber? – The Reigning Car Service

No Serious… What is Uber?

What is Uber, you ask. Uber, a car service application, came into being in 2009. People with Android and iOS devices can download the app, have the car come to them, and travel with ease to their desired location. People in search of new job opportunities have also contacted Uber for employment as drivers for the company. If you are in the job market and want to earn additional cash, you can work for Uber and earn handsomely. You can travel in the car; make money driving, or both.


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Easy Careers To Get Into And Odd Places You Will Find Them

Easy Careers

If you are looking for additional income to supplement your current finances or a change of pace in the form of a new career to re-boot your life, there are several easy careers to get into that can be pursued with limited effort. So where is the oddest place you find easy careers to get … Read more