When it comes to your career, it’s not quite as simple as simple getting paid to do what you love as soon as you start out.
For most of us, we’d love to run our blogs full-time. The question you have to ask is this: is it realistic?
Usually, the answer is no. So instead, we look for a job that’s somehow related to blogging. But the question I see people asking all the time is, but how do I find a job when I don’t have any skills or experience?
The truth is the skill set and professional value you’ve developed as a blogger means that your career options can be far more diversified than you think.
When I graduated from my Masters and started looking for jobs, (you can read more about my career journey here), one thing I noticed was that most companies in the digital marketing sector were looking for the same things: management of social media accounts, high quality writing skills, editing experience, coming up with ideas, working as a team, being organised and so on.
Yes, they’re very general skills to ask for, but the majority of them can be applied to a variety of scenarios and a variety of career paths. And do you know what’s even better?
You can do all of them.
So today, I wanted to talk about the skill set that all bloggers have at their disposal. Hopefully, this will help you succeed in your next job interview or inspire you to be more confident in the job you’re in now.
#1 | Your own opinion and writing experience
When you become a blogger, you instantly create your own voice. The content ideas you come up with are from your own mind and you write about them using your own thoughts and opinions. And as you grow as a blogger, your view and your words develop an authority that people want to hear, to communicate with and to get involved with.
Think about the way you communicate with your audience right now. It’s online right? But think of all the different ways and the different channels you communicate on:
- Blog posts
- Social media
- Live video
- Online conversations (Twitter chats/Facebook groups)
- Email marketing
The amount of ways you can communicate is so diverse and even better than that - you have the knowledge about how to use that communication for each one too.