Expand Your Skills Beyond Blogging

Bloggers of the world, I hope I won’t shock or upset you when I say this, but if your only skill is writing, go work for a news paper or magazine. Bloggers need to have a wide range of skills, whether you are working for yourself or working for a blog network, the more things you can do, the more valuable you will be.

The average blogger in a blog network is just a content generation machine. It is the marketing, advertising, server team, and many others that really make most blogs into profit generation machines.

As we continue to move forward, one thing I am noticing is that there is lots of competition for blogging related jobs. So if you can’t set yourself apart from the crowd, you won’t get the job you are looking for.

Learn how to do more with the blogging software you currently use. Learn how to do marketing, advertising, basic server support, upgrading WordPress, and a myriad of other skills, as they will stand you in good stead.

I probably wouldn’t still be doing this full time if all I was doing was writing because, and to be quite honest, I am not that great of a writer. I love writing, but I am like a pianist that plays random notes and doesn’t know any real tunes. Sometimes it might sound good, but I am only faking it.

Thank goodness I know how to do other things.

4 thoughts on “Expand Your Skills Beyond Blogging

  1. Tom Beaton

    Personally I find being more involved in my blog and doing much more than just generating content has made it all the more fun. My technical skills have developed, my knowledge of promoting on the internet has come a long way and I have found out a lot of new tips and tricks regarding SEO.

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