Bloggers


Overview

Introduction

A Web log, more commonly known as a blog, is a Web site that is written and maintained by an individual or group of bloggers. Blogs take several formats, including diary, news, commentary, or informational. Text, images, links to other Web sites, art, videos, and music are often compiled, formatted, and uploaded onto a blog’s Web site, which is hosted by a ded...

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Median Salary

$62,170

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Employment Prospects

Fair

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Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma


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Experience

Any writing experience


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Skills

Computer


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Personality Traits

Creative

Earnings

In October 2019, Indeed.com reported the average salary for full-time bloggers was $15.48 per hour, or $32,198 per year. Some bloggers earn stipends based on the number of “hits” their blogs receive. Others sell advertising space at their Web sites, which helps them generate revenue.

Median earnings for all salaried writers were $62,170 a year in May 2018, according to the U.S. Departmen...

Work Environment

Flexibility is one of the greatest advantages of being a blogger. Writing can be done at any time, day or night, and at the individual's pace. Some bloggers choose to write many posts, and schedule them for publishing one by one. This way they only spend a certain number of hours or days a week devoted to writing, but can still maintain a regular number of posts. However, bloggers who follow cu...

Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts little or no change in employment for all writers and authors through 2028. Online publications and services will continue to grow, however, and there should be ongoing need for writers with Web and multimedia experience. Bear in mind that it will be challenging to establish a full-time career as a blogger since many people want to become bloggers. There ar...

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