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Blogging For Paychecks 187

Posted by Zonk
from the whatever-pays-the-bills dept.
prostoalex writes "When you hear about blogging, you're most likely to hear about personal journals, self-expression and youngsters sharing their daily routines online. However, as Wall Street Journal notes, the word blogger can now frequently be seen in corporate job ads. Blogging jobs pay anywhere from $40,000 to $70,000 and frequently require writing copy for corporate Web sites and ability to promote on the Internet. A search for blogger and blogging on one of the job meta search engines yields several hundred open positions."
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Blogging For Paychecks

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  • by Saven Marek (739395) on Wednesday June 01, 2005 @02:29AM (#12691643)
    For all the whining teenagers... your time has finally come. yes, people want to pay you to get all angsty.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 01, 2005 @02:34AM (#12691665)
    Rely on the corporate bussiness to take advantage of something new. Im just surprised the pr0n industry wasn't here before :)

    But then again, maby they where?

    (like I wouldn't know.. because I don't surf pr0n).
    *emptying cache* :)
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 01, 2005 @02:44AM (#12691699)
    Get with it man. It's called "blogvertising".

    How are you going to survive in the computerized e-future if you can't even wrap your head around a simple Xoncept like blogging?
  • bloggers, webmasters, when are we trolls going to get some respect!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 01, 2005 @03:00AM (#12691742)
    I am glad to see companies begin to drive magnetic web-readiness so they can reinvent ubiquitous niches and streamline impactful deliverables. The whole idea of deploying viral infomediaries is the first step in transforming intuitive infrastructures and recontextualizing impactful channels. Good for them!
  • Dear ED, (Score:4, Funny)

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  • Re:Why not? (Score:2, Funny)

    by kfg (145172) on Wednesday June 01, 2005 @03:48AM (#12691889)
    They have corporate prostitutes. . .

    Personal Satisfaction Engineers find that term offensive, you insensitive clod.

    KFG
  • by QuantumG (50515) <qg@biodome.org> on Wednesday June 01, 2005 @03:49AM (#12691895) Homepage Journal
    It's clear you don't know what you are talking about as you failed to use any words ending in "sphere" (for example blogosphere, papersphere, buzzesphere, etc)
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 01, 2005 @04:06AM (#12691944)
    If you are a blogger with a dedicated audience, you will already have people knocking on your door to get you to write for them. I know I do, and all I do is write a few words on this site here.

    Agreed. It's not that hard to make a lot of money just writing on sites like this for different companies. Why, for example, McDonalds recently commissioned me to subtly write about their delicious tasty Quarter Pounder which is served with a generous portion of mouth-watering, delectable fries and a refreshing drink, all for an affordable price. I can tell you that I'm loving it! And they love it too. Many companies will gladly pay for product placement. The secret to landing these gigs is to start off the day right with an Egg McMuffin and rich aromatic coffee brewed fresh, then contact the various companies to see if they would be interested. Take the HR person out to lunch -- McDonalds will get you served and on your way quickly -- then follow up a few days later.
  • by Slashcrunch (626325) on Wednesday June 01, 2005 @04:19AM (#12691976) Homepage
    Now, if only they would add "jerking off" and "reading slashdot instead of actually working" to the job descriptions, imagine the flood of applications?

    Sorry, I just could not resist :)
  • by argoff (142580) on Wednesday June 01, 2005 @10:34AM (#12693964)
    That may be the case with most blogs, but Microsoft doesn't just promote their crap, on slashdot they actually mod people down who dare to talk down about their doomed future and their crappy proprietary software.

    Even on anti Microsoft posts where I got +5 moderation, that was usually after 10 mod downs and 15 mod up's. Yeah, you really gotta be that good at making your point to nail them.

    Perhaps, shashdot should have a special rating for anti Microsoft posts that make them more difficult to mod down, and they should completely block access from known Microsoft ip addresses. :)

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