As more blogs are created by individuals and organizations, the demand for bloggers is also on the rise. Specific fields that require writers for blogs include public relations agencies, news networks, publications, marketing teams and real estate.
Basically, the skills needed to become an effective blogger are good communication skills, focus on details, knowledge of WordPress, search engine optimization (SEO) and Microsoft. A person who is self-motivated can also become successful as an online content writer.
The blogging world has become very competitive through the years and the job outlook for writers including the freelancers who work online remains to be bright. Employment for writers and editors in the U.S. is predicted to grow by eight percent through 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is due to the fact that more companies in various industries have embraced multimedia technologies and online media as a way to reach their target audience. Continue Reading