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…
- 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.
- 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!
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Step Two: Format the e-interview the same way as my Private Investigator Job Description – Private I Career Tips.
- 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!
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.
If you’re interested in giving it a try, please comment below and I’ll email you.