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Blogging as a tool to land a remote job

Blogging to land a remote job

Who should consider blogging as a tool to land a remote job?

Well, anyone can.

And it’s an effective avenue for anyone to take in order to get the kind of remote job they’re looking for.

But it’s a particularly beneficial technique for you to explore if you’re already a blogger.

Blogging skills required

Because you’re a blogger, you already have the blogging skills necessary for a remote job.

Even if you have developed strong blogging skills, you may be struggling to build a profitable business from it.

Not every blogger has great success in monetizing their blogs. 

This includes some extremely talented bloggers, and those who have worked very hard to make their blogs successful.

It’s understandable, though, that if your blogging results are disappointing, you could be tempted to abandon blogging and turn to the job market to pay your bills.

Blogging as a tool 

Before you do, consider how you can actually leverage your blogging expertise into a tool for getting the kind of job or career you’re interested in pursuing. 

You see, blogging is inherently primed to shake up your job hunt.

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In today’s digital landscape, nurturing a well-crafted blog can transform your job search from mundane to magnificent. 

Pave the way to your dream job

In this article, I will delve into the transformative power of blogging, and uncover exactly how it can elevate your profile, captivate potential employers, and pave the way to your dream job.

Let’s explore how blogging serves as your personal showcase for flaunting your talents and know-how. 

The Blogging spotlight

Picture your blog as your very own spotlight, illuminating your expertise, passion, and proficiency in your chosen field or endeavor.

Whether you’re a marketing maven, a tech aficionado, or a creative virtuoso, regularly dishing out top-notch content on your blog enables you to shine a spotlight on your distinct capabilities and perspectives. 

Moreover, it’s a fantastic avenue for honing your skills and staying abreast of industry developments, making you a standout candidate when it comes to job interviews and applications.

Your dedicated business blog

Your current blog may be the perfect place to showcase your knowledge and expertise.

But it may not be.

For instance, your blog might be all about digital graphic design.

But now, you want to get a remote job in customer service.

It would be a good idea to start a new blog about customer service to help you get a remote job in that field.

That doesn’t mean you’d have to abandon your graphic design blog, even though you could.

But it does mean that you’d get more mileage out of blog dedicated purely to customer service topics.

Organizing your blog

On your new “customer service” blog (using the same example), each blog post you write should show off your knowledge, leadership and expertise in that field.

After writing a dozen or so blog posts, gather up some of your best articles and put them into a folder, or on a document of some sort.

It can even be just a “holding” document that contains links to your targeted collection of articles. 

Put your articles or links into categories to help your prospective employer get a sense of your areas of expertise or interest.

This document could be something as simple as a Google Doc with a sharing link.

But as I’ve suggestedI you should probably create a new website altogether to house your materials.

Then you can create an organic portfolio quite easily in the form of a dedicated page right on your business blog site.

Sample business blog to get a remote job

So, here’s what this might look like.

Let’s say you want a remote job as a Customer Service agent.

Implementing my suggestion above, you would start a blog about it.

Maybe your blog title is something like “Mastering Remote Customer Support.”

There are several key areas of expertise you could focus on developing.

For example:

Communication Skills: How to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. This is crucial for anybody aspiring to be a remote customer service worker. Show them how to convey information clearly and courteously to customers through various channels such as phone calls, emails, and chat messages.

Problem-Solving Abilities: Customers often reach out with issues or questions, so having strong problem-solving skills is essential. Make your readers understand customer concerns and show them how to find solutions efficiently while remaining calm and patient.

Empathy and Patience: Dealing with customers can sometimes be challenging, so having empathy and patience is vital. Your readers must be able to understand and empathize with customer concerns, even in difficult situations. This can make a big difference in providing excellent service.

Product Knowledge: Knowing the ins and outs of the products or services you’re supporting is important for effectively assisting customers. Successful customer service personnel need to take the time to learn about their company’s offerings so they can provide accurate information and assistance.

Technical Proficiency: Depending on the nature of the role, they may need to navigate various software systems, databases, or tools to assist customers. Developing technical proficiency and being comfortable using technology is crucial for remote customer service positions.

Time Management: Remote work often requires strong time management skills to prioritize tasks and handle customer inquiries efficiently. Being able to manage your time effectively while juggling multiple customer interactions is key to success in remote customer service roles.

Adaptability: Customer service situations can vary widely, so being adaptable and flexible is important. Show your readers ways to adjust to different customer needs and preferences, as well as adapt to any changes in policies or procedures.

Attention to Detail: Providing accurate information and documentation is essential in customer service. Describe how paying attention to detail and ensuring accuracy in their interactions and records can help them prevent misunderstandings and errors.

When done properly and thoroughly, your blog site will be like a showcase of your know-how, and you could house your portfolio right on a dedicated blog page.

Each of your blog posts will show your prospective employer how YOU have mastered the concepts of customer service, and have a full knowledge of how you can be expected to apply them if they hire you.

At this point, there are several additional things to bear in mind.

Foster online engagement

Okay, you’ve made your blog.

But don’t stop there.

Make it your business to hang out on social media sites like LinkedIn or anywhere else that you can meet potential employers and show off your work.

Do your job hunt 

Check out job websites like Indeed, LinkedIn, and FlexJobs for remote work gigs.

You can also try places like Upwork, Freelancer, and Fiverr for freelance jobs.

Make friends and associates 

Join groups or forums where people in your industry or specialized interest hang out.

You might hear about job openings and get tips from them. 

Plus, attending events can help you meet new people in your field, and maybe even find some work.

Keep trying

Finding the perfect job might take some time, so don’t get discouraged.

Put fresh, high quality content on your business blog regularly.

Do this to keep showing off your skills and to continue improving yourself in your field.

Sooner or later, you just might land exactly the job or gig you’re looking for.

Hope these tips help you snag that awesome remote writing job you’re after!

Blogging as a tool to land a remote job

I hope these tips help you snag that awesome remote job you’re after!

So, why delay?

It’s clear that blogging can hold the key to unlocking unprecedented opportunities in your job search journey. 

By consistently developing and sharing your insights, bolstering your online presence, and forging connections with fellow professionals, you’re poised to seize the attention of potential employers and secure your dream role. 

Embrace the power of blogging and embark on your path to moving forward with your career. 

Does this article help you see blogging as a tool to land a remote job? 

Donna

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Donna Merrill
Donna is a well known blogger and creator of "Blogging Magic" - an intensive guide to blogging. "Blogging Magic" is for beginners who are trying to figure out how to bring their blogs to life with tons of visits, comments and social media interaction. It's even for advanced bloggers looking to reach new levels of authority and engagement with their audience.

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5 Responses to Blogging as a tool to land a remote job

  1. Gaurav Kumar
    Twitter:
    April 12, 2024 at 5:35 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Blogging is best way to find a remote job as a writer, or proofreader. Adaptability is becoming the most important skill that a blogger or SEO expert must have. LinkedIn’s 2024 skills report also added Adaptability as the most in demand skill.

    Thanks!
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  2. Ryan Biddulph
    Twitter:
    March 29, 2024 at 3:42 pm #

    Excellent post Donna. The thing is, job hunters need something to become appealing to potential employers. Enter blogging. Publishing detailed, targeted content is as powerful as setting up a resume because anyone can fudge job experience – or massage it – but few become skilled, credible and experienced enough to publish dazzling blog content. I dig this post. Most of all, never give up. Keep publishing, keep searching and your dream job will flow to you.

    Ryan
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  3. Adithya Shetty
    Twitter:
    March 26, 2024 at 7:22 am #

    Hi Donna,

    I agree that blogging can help people get a remote job, especially in related fields like Digital Marketing, content writing, customer support, etc. After the COVID pandemic, many people prefer remote jobs over commuting daily to the office.

    Great write-up, thanks for sharing!
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  4. Donna Merrill
    Twitter:
    March 16, 2024 at 9:18 pm #

    Hi Mitch

    Yea, I suppose that in some industries blogging is not as helpful as others. I wasn’t thinking so much of people “finding” you online, though, but rather you including a link to your blog in your resume or portfolio. That will take prospective employers directly to your blog so they can get a better feel for what you’re all about.

    Thanks for the perspective!

    -Donna
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  5. Mitch Mitchell March 12, 2024 at 3:47 pm #

    You know, though I can’t mostly disagree with this, I can say that there are fields where it’s not going to work all that well. For instance, on my professional blog, the one I’ve been writing for 19 years, I’ve mainly talked about health care finance, medical billing, and leadership. Have I received even one person just asking me to interview with them… nope! Why? Because health care doesn’t have a lot of people who go online searching for any kind of information or training, not even those in leadership positions. I did get a few speaking engagements on leadership and diversity, but that’s as far as that went; sigh…

    But in many other industries, I think it could work well as a marketing tool.

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