Many of the opportunities presented at bzau.com have been shared by, or inspired by, writers that are writing for content broker sites such as Hirewriters, Textbroker, or Digital Journal. While you may find it difficult to put a down payment on your new Ferrari with the money you make from writing at these types of sites, they do serve a purpose for the beginning well-paid writer.
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1- You will actually get paid for your efforts, (provided you produce what is requested). It is important that you get used to the concept that you write for money. This is an exchange that can actually be uncomfortable for some that are new to writing for pay.
2- These sites provide an opportunity to test yourself to write by request, and to meet deadlines.
3- This is an opportunity to learn to deal with article buyers, before you present yourself publicly. This is your opportunity to learn to say; “No”, or appropriately “Yes”, and to work on your negotiating skills.
If you can learn to market yourself effectively and follow a discipline, you can one day find yourself with more higher paying writing jobs than you can handle.
In the beginning, don’t think about the money.
If you are new to the business of being a paid writer, I would like to suggest to you; at least for a moment, do not focus on the money. I have read a fair amount of forum posts, and blog comments, where disgruntled writers complain that they are not happy with the concept of writing for a penny a word (or less). Well come on, who is? If in the beginning of your career as a writer, you are only quantifying the results of your efforts by the cash that changes hands, there is a high probability that you will give up before you even get started.
Well paid professional writers do not follow the flock. They do not depend on the low hanging opportunities that are available to everyone else. Successful professional writers understand that, “In writing professionally, the value of your work, and the compensation you receive, is directly related to the markets you serve, and the relationships you have developed.”
“In writing professionally,
the value of your work, and the compensation you receive,
is directly related to the markets you serve, and the relationships you have developed.”
Most people, even those of “average abilities”, can generally be taught to write well. That may be why there is so much competition in the field of article writing. Fortunately for us, there is more competition between writers going after the penny-a-word gigs, than those promoting themselves to the markets that are willing to pay a more reasonable wage. These are the markets you will want to go after, the markets that will pay ten cents or more per word, the markets that are actually waiting to hear from you. $50.00 for five hundred professionally written words can at least provide a livable wage for most writers, as long as they can find enough writing opportunities.
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Write as much as you can regardless of the compensation.
In the meantime, it doesn’t hurt you to continue submitting your articles to the sites such as the ones listed at the beginning of this post. Regardless of the dollar amount that you are being compensated, it is more important to train yourself to write on a regular basis. Once you have shifted from part-time to full-time you will need to be constantly writing in order to receive a paycheck.
If you devote yourself to becoming a full-time writer, you will know you have succeeded when you realize it is easier to find work than it is to find time to do the work. A good goal to set is to write 2-4 (500 word articles) per day – 5 days per week. At this pace you should average 15 articles each week, in a 5 day work week. At the paltry sum of $5.00 per article you’ll gross $75 per week for your efforts. At $25 per article you’ll be receiving a modest $375 per week, not great, but a single person with a room-mate, just might survive.
Once you get to $40 and $50 per article, you will begin to realize that 15 articles per week can actually allow you a fair income. The point is, money aside, determine how many articles you can effectively write each week and start writing them. Keep yourself writing, and as you find new opportunities drop the ones that are not as fruitful, strive to upgrade, and make the best use of your time.
These monetary examples are only that, examples. You will no doubt find that you will have some articles selling for much less than your average rate and others that sell for quite a bit more. Some readers will find that they can reach their goals in a very short period of time, and others may take longer than anticipated, either way, the sooner you get started, the sooner you will have the opportunity to become a full-time paid writer.
Bob Zau Founded Bzau.com as a resource for new and experienced writers looking for paid content writing opportunities. “At Bzau.com People Just Like You Share Their Stories of How They Became Paid Online Writers and Bloggers.”