Many personal finance bloggers don’t consider blogging to be a job, mostly because they enjoy blogging so much (that’s what they say). But considering the amount of work that goes into blogging, I think it is fair to say, it could be considered a job for some! (Check out Who Said Blogging Was Easy?) In my opinion, someone who is FI (Financially Independent) and blogs is no different from someone who is FI and keeps working (at their non-blog job), assuming they both enjoy what they are doing of course. How about you, would you consider them to be FI, FIRE or FIRO (Financial Independence Retirement Optional)? Not convinced blogging is a job? Here is my best attempt at what a job posting for a Personal Finance blogger’s position would look like. Sure sounds like a job to me. I hope you will appreciate the humor. Personal Finance Bloggers Wanted!
Job Title: Personal Finance Blogger.
Employment type: Part-time
Working Hours: 168 hrs/week
Number of Vacancies: Unlimited
We empower bloggers all over the world. We are looking for hard-working, knowledgeable and passionate people to help us educate others about personal finance.
Seeking individuals willing to share their knowledge on various personal finance topics and interested in setting up their own blog. Candidates must have
excellent good writing skills . They will deliver friendly, SEO-optimized and engaging posts on a consistent basis and share on all social networking websites. The candidate must should be willing to commit to a one year “blogging” contract.
- Sign up with a web hosting provider for one to two years
(Click HERE to sign up).
- Willing to purchase additional blogging services, as required, to improve performance (Tailwind, Canva, ConverKit…).
- Write SEO-optimized posts.
- Produce quality articles two to three times a week at least.
- Establish a posting schedule and stick to it.
- Share all posts on Social Media.
- Share other bloggers’s posts on Social Media
(and hope they do the same)
- Respond to all comments on your blog in a timely manner.
ALLother PF blogger’s posts and leave comments as often as possible.
- Network, network, network!
- Be active on social media, ideally 24/7.
- Create and publish podcasts.
- Identify opportunities to guest blog and invite guest bloggers to participate on your own blog.
- Join relevant forums such as Rockstar Finance Forums and contribute regularly.
- Attend meet-ups and one conference a year (FinCon).
- Find ways to differentiate yourself from other bloggers.
- Manage the analysis of monthly, quarterly and annual data from Goggle Analytics.
- Prepare and share monthly personal financial performance reports (optional).
- Perform and manage ad hoc projects, analysis and reporting as requested by your readers.
- Market products and services, including blogging.
- Train, coach and assist new bloggers as needed.
- Consistently improve your Alexa ranking.
- Be FI or in pursuit of FI.
- Be financially literate.
- Willingness to share personal experiences.
ExcellentGood writing skills.
- Ability to convey
highly technical financial information, in an easy to understand format, to a wide variety of readers.
- Solid analytical skills and strategic thinking ability.
- Ability to work with and build relationships with a diverse group of PF bloggers.
- Ability to effectively organize time for work, blog, spouse, kids, exercise and life in general!
- Ability to handle rejection and negative feedback.
- Available 24/7.
- Ability to work in a deadline and results-driven environment.
- Maintain a positive and happy attitude.
Technical Skills –
- Basic knowledge about programming language such as HTML, CSS or PHP is an asset.
- Ability to read and understand Google Analytics reports to analyze your website traffic.
- Knowledge on how to set up a blog (i.e.: WordPress) and required plugins.
- Proficient in the use of social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn…
- Experience with photo editing or graphic design, ability to work with images for cropping, resizing, adding text.
- Familiar with Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
- Know-how to sell products and/or services.
- Ability to identify target audience for specific products and/or services.
- Experience in advertising and/or affiliates’ programs a plus.
- Good “listening” skills.
- Ability to communicate and relate to others.
- Genuine interest in others.
- Ability to persuade others.
- Strong communications skills.
- Ability to learn to know your audience.
- A sense of humor and a touch of “readers’ psychology” are optional but both are considered assets.
- Retirement Program: None needed. You should be FI or on your way there!
- Vacation Leave and Personal Day: Unlimited as long as you take your laptop!
- Health plan: Self insured. Authorized to post regularly about bloggers’ burnout or blog addiction, commonly referred to as “self-therapy”.
- Flexible work hours.
- Work from home.
- Superior work environment to allow you to reach your full potential.
Compensation: 0 to $1.5M+
- Commission based compensation.
- Unlimited earning potential, depending on your skills and commitment
You may not earn any income for the first few months or years or EVER! But your income could
possibly, eventually, potentially exceed $1.5M/year at some point in the distant future! Michelle Schroeder-Gardner did it!
Why work with us?
- We are a collaborative and creative team that values experience, experimentation and learning.
- We are genuinely committed to educating others about personal finance and anything related to it.
- You will have an opportunity to build new relationships.
- We will provide an environment where you will interact with like-minded people.
shouldwill be a lot of fun!
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, we will only contact candidates who have been selected for an interview.
To start your blog To submit your resume click HERE!
So here you have it, did I miss anything? Do you still think blogging is not a job? Should someone who is financially independent but keeps working or blogging, because they enjoy it, be considered FI? FIRE? FIRO? Or just lucky?