Want a Blogging Job? Quips and Tips is Hiring Bloggers 53


Here’s an easy, interesting “Quips and Tips” blogging job that will improve your editing skills, increase your online exposure, and earn you a bit ‘o money.

This post has been updated – read Get Paid to Blog for Quips and Tips.

I’m looking for bloggers to contribute to Quips and Tips From the Working World. This blogging job doesn’t require strong writing or SEO skills — it’s involves editing and formatting. Basically, I need bloggers to send interviews to sources and format the interviews into a well-written blog post.






Even though this isn’t a writing job, it will improve your writing skills! Editing another person’s writing – especially if they aren’t natural writers – is a fantastic way to become a better writer.

Here’s the scoop…

Benefits:

  • Online exposure
  • Web writing experience
  • Links to your website or blog
  • Money! I pay per blog post, via PayPal
  • Work as much or as little you want – this is an ongoing gig
  • Learning more about different jobs and careers — these are very interesting articles to edit!

If you’re hesitant to write online or start your own blog, this is a great way to learn.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to post to WordPress
  • Some familiarity with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – the posts don’t really require optimization, but it’s good if you know what SEO is

“Quips and Tips” Blogger Job Description

Step One: Email my standard “Quips and Tips From the Working World” interview to whoever you’d like to profile. I’ll send you my pre-formatted interview questions; they’re ready to go and need no editing.

Almost all occupations and jobs are welcome, even if they’ve already been profiled on Quips and Tips. Since different employees have different experiences, duplicate occupations are fine. The one exception right now is writers and writing jobs, as I’ve already posted several profiles of freelancers, copywriters, novelists, and editors. No more writer profiles, please!

Step Two: Format the e-interview the same way as my Private Investigator Job Description – Private I Career Tips.

Formatting requirements:






  • Like the title, the first sentence should contain the words “job description”, “career tips”, and two versions of the occupation (eg, private investigator and PI). I’ll provide more keyword combinations.
  • The next 2-3 sentences offer an interesting quotation from the source (a quip!), as well as his or her name, job title, and organization.
  • The next paragraph should lead into the job description itself. Writing transitions like this is a great way to improve your writing skills!
  • The next few paragraphs consist of the source’s information, formatted into grammatically correct sentences and quotations. 400-800 words.
  • The article ends with a 2-3 sentence bio from the source, in italics.
  • The next sentence, in bold, asks readers to comment.
  • Your byline comes at the end of the article, in italics. Share 2-3 sentences about yourself, including your name, occupation, and blog or website link.

I have a standard “Quips and Tips” article format for you to use — including the bolded subtitles. You need only fill in the blanks!

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What about the graphics?

  • The logo in the top right part of the article is a jpg or gif that your source provides, which you insert. It can be a company logo or a picture of him or her, approximately 150×150.

Step Three: Email me the article link, so I can give it a once-over. Then, send your source a “your profile is published” notice and the article link – this is also a prewritten email that I will give you.

  • It should take you less than 45 minutes to edit and post the article. Once you get the hang of it, it will take less time.

Step Four: Invoice me on or before the 1st of the month. I pay bloggers on the 2nd day of every month, in US dollars.

“Quips and Tips” bloggers are not responsible for…

  • Updating plugins
  • Approving comments
  • Linking to other blog posts
  • Responding to reader comments (unless they want to!)

I really enjoy interviewing sources and formating these blog posts — it’s just that I don’t have enough time to write for this blog.




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53 thoughts on “Want a Blogging Job? Quips and Tips is Hiring Bloggers

  • Nicole

    Hi Laurie,

    This sounds really interesting! My name is Nicole, a Canadian expat currently working in Asia as an Account Manager in a multinational ad agency’s digital arm. I also recently got Google Adwords certified 🙂

    I keep personal blogs, and edit and copy seed for several international brands in social networking sites, Facebook and Twitter.

    Please let me know if you’re still looking for people, as I’d love to be part of your team of contributors!

    Cheers!

  • Kim

    I have ALWAYS had a knack for writing and think this may be the opportunity I have been looking for. I hope to hear from you soon.

  • Deb Lamb

    Hello Laurie,

    I would love to give it a shot, although I really do not have much if any experience in doing what you are hiring for. There is always a first time for everything. I look foward to hearing from you….

    Thanks

  • demicha

    Hi there! Not sure if you’re still hiring, if so, I’m interesed and would love more details. I’ve written blogs for an eco-friendly communications company, the DailyRunner (A university blog), and maintain my own blog for adolescents. Please email when time permits.

    Thanks!

  • Bebekoh

    May I try? Are you still hiring? I have gone through several jobs totally different from each other. I may have ideas on who to interview. Hope you get a chance to check mine out. Thanks!

  • Danielle McGaw

    Hi Laurie,
    I’m not sure how I missed this post (might have been just before I started following you RSS feeds) but I’d be interested in talking to you about this. Careers actually is one of my specialties. 🙂

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Danielle

  • Pearl

    Hey Laurie,

    I love the idea of getting inside information on people’s occupations. There are so many overlooked jobs out there that I think would be very interesting to hear about.

    I know you’ve already gotten your initial bloggers but if you do plan on hiring anyone in Jan, I’d like to try out. I’m a novice writer and I’d love to gain some credible experience.

    Either way, best of luck with your blog.

    Pearl

  • Irene Kessler

    Hi Laurie,
    I am so glad to have found you. Please add my name to your list for both the job and the compensation.
    I am writing a memoir and have a novel started. I have been published in newspapers and an anthology.
    I have a blog but am not happy with it and would love to learn from you.
    I hope to hear from you soon.
    Irene

  • Cyndi Tefft

    I’d be interested in the second wave of bloggers come the new year. I’ve been in Human Resources for the last 12 years so I am very familiar with jobs and interviewing. I am also a writer and blogger in my spare time. 🙂

    Cyndi

  • Tina

    Laurie,

    I am interested in giving this a try too! I am an aspiring writer looking to gain more experience and I think this will be a great opportunity for me to gain that experience. I hope to hear from you soon.

    Tina Roye

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Kim and Alison, thanks for your interest! I’ve emailed you directly — just to say hello — and will be in touch in the New Year.

    Happy writing and blogging….

  • Alison Silveria

    I have done SEO, ads, web content rewrites etc. Love to get on board. I have started a blog and I still need focus…

    I’m sure once I get the hang of what your after I would be very producer.

    Sincerely, Ali

  • Kim

    Hi Laurie,

    I’d love to be considered for your second batch of bloggers in January. I’ve been writing and editing in my day job for about six years and have been writing on my personal blog for three.

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    All right, I’ve emailed you all directly. If you haven’t received an email, check your Spam account.

    Below is the gist of what I sent. If you’re interested and you haven’t responded yet, let me know below — I’ll be hiring bloggers on an ongoing basis!

    Here’s where we stand right now…

    “I’d love to invite you aboard the “Quips and Tips” train, but first I need to see how it goes with the 6 bloggers I’ve hired. Once I get them up and running, I plan to hire another batch ‘o bloggers – probably in mid January.

    So, give me a bit of time to iron out all the kinks and wrinkles (so far, there are none!). Then I’ll be in touch with more information, including payment per post.

    Thanks again for wanting to be part of Quips and Tips. This is a very exciting venture – and I’m already deciding what to say to Google when they offer to buy me out! :-)”

    Tally ho,

    Laurie

  • Vi Brown

    Hi Laurie –

    Sounds like a great opportunity since I am planning a real estate blog in the next few months and this would certainly be good experience for me. From your point of view, I have have writing and editing experience which could be helpful. At this time, I also have more time. More information on my website as well as my Suite 101 profile.

  • Jennifer Silva

    Hi Laurie,

    It seems like you have a ton of experienced bloggers to choose from but if you’re interested in giving less seasoned talent a go, please consider me. I haven’t done any blogging yet (I want to wait until I feel like I have a better handle on SEO and such) and this looks like it’d be a great way for me to expose myself to that venue.

    Thanks!
    jenn

  • Paul Callaghan

    I’m interested, but have only just now found out about this. If you want a viewpoint from down under I’d love to be considered.

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Thank you all for your interest!

    I’ve decided on a per-post payment, and will email you all individually with the details by the end of tomorrow at the latest….

    This is VERY exciting, and I am thrilled beyond words that there’s so much interest and enthusiasm. Looks like I’ll be starting a 7th Quips and Tips blog soon…. 🙂

  • Karen Plumley

    Hi Laurie,
    I would love to help you out. I am looking for a way to increase my work in the editing field. I have a couple of years with the Hippo Magazine in New Hampshire (print) as one of their Listings Editors, and I am currently doing volunteer work editing for a environmental/green website. I have several years of experience with writing in print and online at Suite101.com (as you probably already know!) and I have contributed to your Quips & Tips Infertility blog. E-mail me and let me know how/when I can get started for you. I am so glad you have been successful with your Quips & Tips series of blogs!

    Thanks!
    Karen Plumley
    [email protected]

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  • Lisa Carter

    Wow, Laurie! Looks like you already have a number of people in the running, but hope you’ll add my name to the list.
    I write a blog for my professional translation website, and have recently started another personal food writing blog (www.sweetsaltysour.com). Both use WordPress. 😉
    Do hope to hear from you once compensation has been determined!

  • LuAnn Schindler

    Hello Laurie,

    I’m interested in this opportunity, too. I blog for WOW! Women on Writing and interview authors, plus I’m a freelancer for a newspaper and have access to quite a few sources.

    Keep me in mind!

    Thanks,
    LuAnn

  • Daria Przybyla

    Sounds awesome! I’d be interested in this venture – depending on the money, of course. I write for Suite101, a few other similar sites, and have a wordpress blog recently moved from blogger.

  • Cindy Daniels

    Hi Laurie
    I’ll add my voice to crowd as well. My site is on a wordpress blog though currently is only used to host an online version of the small magazine I do.
    I’m currently preparing to get back to my writing life and looking for interesting avenues to create revenue to support my endeavours. Also I want to pursue real blogging and think this (and the great advice on your site) could propel me into the blogosphere with less trepidation.
    Know a number of interesting people to approach and am sure I can network those into more.
    Would, like others, be interested in what the compensation will be.
    Look forward to hearing more.

  • Bob McDonnell

    I want to be considered also, depending on the pay.
    I have two WordPress blogs that I update regularly.

    Each week, I write features for a weekly community newspaper with a circulation of 3,000. Part of my job is interviewing people, and telling their story.

    Please keep me informed.

  • Jane Wells

    Former journalist – so the interview and writing thing is a snap, and my blog is WordPress – so that is too! Once you set your pay, let me know.
    I overheard a conversation just this morning of a woman who would be a fantastic subject for your blog… I hope I run into her again!

  • Jill

    Hi Laurie,

    I’m very interested in this position. I’m a contributor for an online writing ezine and have conducted a number of interviews already. Looking forward to hearing from you once compensation’s been determined.

  • Sandra Clayton

    Sounds interesting. How does it work … do YOU have the sources, or do the writers go after the sources? I would also, like the writers above, want to know about the compensation for the work. And … I’ve never used wordpress either.

  • judy shepps battle

    I have a blog on Salon and have written/published extensively elsewhere (Google me). Please let me know when you have determined the compensation. Wishing you well in this endeavor.

  • Alyssa Liljequist

    I am very interested in being a “Quips and Tips” Blogger. I’m a 17-year-old freelance writer whose work has been published by various online and print publications. I did a couple of email interviews during my time as a contributor to Growing in Grace Magazine. I use WordPress for both of my blogs.

  • christie smith

    Ihave been writing for some time and right now do some editing for those in other countries.I am very interested in this because it will help me and my family at the same time. It will give much more needed exposure and I can handle editing …it is a breeze! I also know an author who will welcome the free publicity.

  • Patty Ford

    I’m interested in learning more! I was exploring WordPress and it’s something I would like to practice. I’m still gaining experience writing my own blog and I have a lot to learn, but I still would like to exlore the possibilities.

  • Rebecca

    I am a virtual book tour coordinator and interviewing authors is my speciality. I have experience in SEO, wordpress, blogger and coordinating book tours for a wide range of authors. I have been blogging for three years and have multiple blogs. I am a freelance writer, having been published in multiple places and do ghost writing for authors. Your statement about talking 45 minutes to load an interview to a blog post it can be done in 15-20 minutes. Would be interested to talk further and send you a more detailed bio. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

  • Jasmine Denton

    I’m interested! I interviewed writers for the blog on my website, and I also did a short stint as an SEO writer. I also have a couple of novels being published soon, so I could use the online exposure.

  • barb g

    Wow this would have been great for me you had me on everything until you said wordpress. I’ve never used it before! My blog is over 2 years old so I have a lot of experience & I know about seo. Maybe if you need something else later I could do it. Editing other articles sounds cool to me.

  • Jennifer-Girls Gone Reading

    I am interested in participating, but I would like to know how I will be compensated. Currently I operate a book blog, and I have conducted several interviews already. I also work as a freelance writer, and I publish posts on Suite 101.

    This is an exciting offer, and I can’t wait to hear from you!
    Jennifer

  • Nancy Morrish

    Hi Laurie. I’m a “baby blogger” hoping to make great strides in the next year. I have a “word of the day” blog that I do at this point mostly for my family and friends. The blog I’ve listed as my website is really just a fun blog but it’s all I’ve got at the moment (and why I need to buy your book!) You can check out my other work at Suite101. I’d be interested in doing some work for you…I’m sure it would be more fun than than the writing I do for “eHow”. It’s all about learning and earning!!

    Nancy

  • Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Thanks for your interest! I completely understand about wanting to know about compensation before agreeing to work — that’s reasonable and smart.

    Give me a few hours to do some research and figure out what’s fair — and what I can afford to pay.

  • Marie Cauley

    This is a wonderful opportunity, and I would love to know more. Just like Diane, I would like to know the compensation before committing…but then I would love to participate!

  • Diane Amy

    Great idea! And I am interested in participating. However, I wouldn’t want to commit to anything until I know how I’d be compensated for my time.

    As soon as that has been determined, I’d be happy to get up and running.

    Thanks!
    Diane Amy