You Can Make A Living Writing Online
Let’s face it, the better you are at your craft the more opportunities you will likely have, but you do not have to be a great writer to make a living at it, (honest).
There is a myth which holds back many of those who want to write for a living – “Only the best writers can make a living as a writer” or “You have to be a really great writer to think you can make an income doing it”. Obviously it doesn’t hurt the cause if you are a bit above the grade, but the truth is you can pay the bills (at least some of them) as a writer, even if you are merely adequate.
Set Daily Writing Goals
No professional writer should discontinue their quest of becoming superb, but strictly speaking, if your goal is to write as an income, you should first and foremost be able to write at least a certain number of salable words daily, and ideally to a predetermined market. If you can do this with consistency you should be able to make at the very least a moderate income.
Editors Are Looking For Fresh Content
The current demand, which seems to increase daily, for fresh new content offers a huge opportunity for budding or aspiring writers. Sites such as The Huffington Post, Salon, About.com and many more are clamoring to add information to their content base. It’s a daily, no hourly, project management task for these large online news organizations to procure all the content needed to keep their machines running, e.g. blogs current. These sites may hire staff writers, but many of them outsource their article needs, while offering direct payment or ad revenue sharing in return. Even small time blog owners are not always able to keep up with their content needs and farm out their writing.
Build A Portfolio
If you are just starting out you will probably need to build up a portfolio and prove what you are capable of doing before you will get a shot as a staff writer at one of the large national sites. This can be done by selling articles at fiverr.com, working with rev share sites like The Examiner or just selling your articles outright through a content broker like constant-content.com .
Meet Your Deadlines
Of course no matter how eloquent your prose, how pinpoint accurate your descriptions are, or how gifted you may be at invoking an emotion through your written word. If you don’t deliver the goods, you can kiss your opportunity goodbye. One certainty is that you will have to write on a consistent basis in order to make a living at it. If you want to make a living as a writer being able and prolific is more important than being a literary genius that can only churn out a paragraph or two a month.
If you can write on demand, or at will you already have a huge advantage in the commercial world of writing. There is a large window of opportunity for most prolific writers. If you can write on topic and have the ability to be at least moderately interesting, you are a sought after commodity.
So, if you are ready to enter the world of getting paid for your writing, there is only one thing left to do, what all prolific writers do… get writing.
How Anyone Can Become an Online Content Writer [Kindle Edition]
With the help of How to Become an Online Content Writer, you’ll be able to become a content writer in no time.
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Print Length: 38 pages
Publisher: Jamie Farrelly; 1 edition (January 22, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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