By: Sandy Nene
Blogging is growing very fast in South Africa. I only started blogging after high school, seeing high school students starting blogs and showing so much passion in what they do makes me constantly blame myself for being too lazy to do so. I would have had so much to write about that I know if I did now it would make no sense; like about spending time doing assignments, trying too hard to fit in with the ‘cool kids’, being head boy and how lazy I was when it came to sports.
There are many bloggers who are still at varsity or in high school that always ask me if there are any jobs that are related to blogging, in other words – working online. I then thought it would be helpful of me to share with you the little knowledge that I have of jobs you can try and apply/aim for and easily use your blog as your CV.
So you want a job that will not affect you and your blog but rather grow you?
Creating content and bringing fresh ideas for different brands, this requires a lot of research. Your creativity (thinking out of the box) will come in handy.
Social Media/Community Manager
You understand everything about Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and many other social media platforms? Then you’ll love doing this. Handling brands online (their social media accounts).
Are you good at spotting grammar and spelling errors? This job entails proofreading, editing and updating web pages and running a brands blog.
You designed your own header and blog template? Then this job is for you, you can use your self taught photoshop and graphic design skills to work with senior designers in finishing deadlines and more.
Magazine or Newspaper Reporter
Are you good at reporting? You love interviewing people and write the best event reviews? Well you might as well land that reporting job at your local news paper.
Which of these jobs do you think is perfect for you?