You’re in luck. While the idea of making a living from your writing has long made people think of the starving poet in his tiny studio under the leaky roof, you don’t need to be extremely lucky anymore to make a real living from your creative work.
With the internet, you can sell your writing online – and get paid well for it.
How much you get paid depends a lot on what you plan to write and where you’re going to offer it, but still – if you’re reasonably good, you can earn a pretty penny quickly.
Here are a few ideas to get you going:
1) You can sell your writing directly (as a ghostwriter)
There are tons of people online who need to create content on an ongoing basis for their websites, and they either don’t have the time or the know-how to write. Or they may just be intimidated by the process.
And so you can help them out in a big way 🙂
There are lots of forums where these people hang out and often are looking for people to help them out. If you join the conversation and let people know by way of your signature, you can walk away with new clients pretty quickly.
There are even forums that offer platforms where you can advertise your writing services directly. And of course, there are all sorts of freelancer sites that specialize in connecting writers with those who want to buy their services.
Unfortunately, these kinds of freelancer sites are filled with people who offer their writing at rock bottom prices, and you definitely don’t want to compete with that. And you don’t have to.
Here’s how to get around that problem:
Offer high quality writing
There are several ways around that problem. First of all, most people know that you get what you pay for, and so they are willing to pay a premium for an excellent writer.
Besides, now that Google is actually looking at the quality of people’s website content, most business-minded website owners are now looking for good writers because they know that bargain priced writers can hurt their Google rankings – and ultimately their business.
Another way you can leave the competition in the dust
Simply offer more complex writing services, from copywriting, which includes sales pages and autoresponder emails to writing special reports, white papers, and press releases. No $2/article writer can compete on that level.
Okay, so maybe you’re not (yet) confident enough to offer those services. Still, press releases aren’t rocket science, and they’re a good way to get started. And why not literally start with a press release announcing your OWN writing services!
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