Internet, Networking, & Security Web Development How to Become a Paid Blogger How to find a blogging job and get hired to blog By Susan Gunelius Writer Former Lifewire writer Susan Gunelius is a marketing communications specialist who writes about branding through blogs. our editorial process Susan Gunelius Updated January 20, 2020 Maskot / Getty Images Web Development CSS & HTML Web Design SQL Tweet Share Email If you enjoy writing, then working as a paid blogger is a great job. Often you can work from home, make your own hours, and get paid to do what you love. Some professional bloggers work full-time at large and small companies around the world, even outside the media. The opportunities are out there, and below are resources to help you find a blogging job, get hired, and become a paid blogger. How to Prepare to Be a Paid Blogger Before you start looking for a job as a paid blogger, you need to do some prep work. Brush up on your writing skills, read a lot of blogs, join the conversations through blog comments, start your own blog, read some blogging books, and learn the dos and don'ts of blogging best practices. How to Use Blogging Tools You can't become a paid blogger unless you know how to use common blogging tools. You don't need to be a web designer or HTML coding expert, but you do need to understand how to write posts and use WordPress, Blogger, and so on. How to Promote a Blog Through Social Media Many paid blogger jobs require that the blogger promote his or her posts through social media profiles, like Facebook and Twitter. Brush up on your social media knowledge and skills first. How to Find a Job as a Paid Blogger When you're ready to start looking for a job as a paid blogger, there are many websites that can help you. Whether you're looking for certain skills for blogging jobs, or websites that post writing opportunities for bloggers, there are many resources to help you in your job search. Pay Rates, Taxes, and Business Considerations Once you get an offer to work as a paid blogger, you need to think about how much money you want to make and how that income will affect your tax situation.