How can I make money if my passion is politics? (Quora)
The question had been raised and posted in Quora – How can I make money online if my passion is politics? While this is not the question I am looking to get an answer to, I found the answers very interesting that I thought to share it.
While I like the answer of Richard Hom, I especially like the answer from Dion Shaw which is straight to the point. Plus he gave me a more concrete answer.
You can run for political office, either locally or on a state or even national level. Even some school district boards and water reclamation districts are elected positions and have a level of politics. As suggested by Patrick Marcus, you can always work as a lobbyist for any of a number of companies and organizations.
You can dedicate yourself to the non-profit sector and if the position demands, work with local politicians or find yourself testifying before Congress! If you have enough knowledge in any particular area of politics, position papers, articles, and books are always an option. You could also teach community college classes on politics.
How Can I Make Money Online Writing for Political Blogs? (AskOrndee)
Nonetheless, what I am really looking for are answers to how to make money online writing for political blogs. Gladly I was able to find the answer from Alexandrea Merell who published a post in Linkedin Pulse. Here is an excerpt from her post –
Politics is an area where it seems that everyone has an opinion and is happy to share it. This makes this area exceedingly difficult to carve a niche. That being said, you can turn your numbers into a part of a larger resume. If you want to write for an online media source, grab a handful of the most popular (or your favorite) posts that you feel represent your style of writing.
I especially like the tip of Merrell to give guest blogging a shot. This idea is most helpful to me as guest blogging has never occurred to me until I read her post. Now I am ready to give it a shot. This will help me expand my boundaries and widen my reach. Plus, the guest blogging opportunity can provide me better chances of appearing like a professional and makes me an expert at what I do.
I personally like the way she asked also the why part – “Why do you have a political blog”. This made me rethink about my goal on writing about politics, news, and information. Merrell’s post also helped me realize that I can, in fact, make money writing even if it is not concentrated around politics.
If your goal is to create a brand for yourself as a political strategist or lobbyist or political personality or something else politically related, a political blog can be great. If you are interested in any other brand, a political blog is a bad idea.
Source: Alexandrea Merrell of Orndee Omnimedia, thank you very much. I hope this post will help others as much as it helped me.