While we’re on the subject of blogging, I’m curious about getting paid to blog. I use AdSense on my blogs and Amazon affiliate links but that’s the extent of it. I tried using HubPages before but I wasn’t convinced that it was worth it. There are tons of freelance blog sites out there (Squidoo, Helium, Yahoo Contributors, etc.) but with each site being picky about what pictures go where, I got tired of fighting them all. (I even had Yahoo refuse my article for using a copyrighted image – I used an image in their clip art gallery. Never figured that one out.)
When I’ve looked into finding freelancing jobs, it was a lot of bidding which meant the person who would work the hardest for the least amount of money got the job. I’ve also applied for jobs where they needed someone with a college degree and some expertise in a subject to write articles. They rejected my category of knowledge.
I’ve also heard that it’s more lucrative to just blog on various topics and use AdSense on your own blog. I’m still about writing the blog for personal enjoyment but when I hear about people making money from doing it, I’m just curious how (and how much you work for peanuts.)