Expose YourselfJan 05
Paperback Writer has a great post about Scribd. In short, it’s a site where you can post your writing and have others find it and read it. The advantage of posting it there instead of on your own site is the availability. Of course, if you’re getting tons of traffic anyway, it might not be as useful.
One thing to keep in mind… if you double-post material to scribd and your site, you’ll get a search engine penalty for duplicate content. My guess is that it’s worth the exposure you’d get, but if you’re really focusing on your search engine optimization, it’s something to keep in mind.
Daily Blog Tips has a post on using your blog to get paid writing jobs. If your blog isn’t generating the kind of money you’d like to be making from it, maybe you can use it to make a little cash elsewhere.
The Writer’s Manifesto Blog has a post listing places to freelance. I’ve used Elance in the past, with some limited success. If you’re planning on using one of these types of sites, you’ll need a portfolio of examples of your work. Elance (and others probably as well) provides a way to upload reviews from prior clients so you have a rating for prospective clients.
EMoms at Home lists a variety of ways to promote your blog.