Tired of reaching out to clients to find writing gigs? I have a solution for you – I’m going to let you in on a little secret : ) There are forums on the web today that are in dire need of good writers such as yourself! In fact, these 3 forums see over 10 million visitors each and every month and most of these visitors are looking for products and services for their websites – and buying content (articles, blog posts, product reviews, ebooks, etc) is on the top of the list! Below, we’ll have a look at the top 3 forums online today where you can promote your writing skills and get all the clients you can handle.
Note: I personally know of one writer – who is from India – who makes over $2,500/month from one of these forums alone. He’s not the greatest writer in the world, but he still does quite well! If he can make this much every month, surely you can.
#1 The Warrior Forum
The Warrior Forum is the biggest Internet Marketing forum on the web today, and sees about 3 Million visitors every month on average. Most of these visitors are looking to learn about Internet Marketing as well seek out services such as; Writers, Web Developers, Graphic Artists, Programmers and Search Engine Optimization specialists. There are many writers on this forum (many from countries such as the Philippines, Pakistan, India) – as well as many from the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and South Africa – who offer content writing services. At first glace, it may seem like there’s no room for your writing services when you see the competition, but trust me when I say that the demand FAR outweighs the competition.
Go ahead and create an account on the Warrior Forum and have a look the Warriors For Hire section. Have a look at a few of their sales pages – some make really fancy sales graphics to stand out from the rest, but you don’t need to go all out with graphics when promoting your writing services. Just offer some good quality content with a link to your blog will do. Within just a few hours of posting your writing services, you’ll get orders and sales – I guarantee it!
BlackHatWorld is another huge Internet Marketing form that sees more than 5 million visitors each month. Their marketplace is ripe with members looking to buy quality content for their websites. Just like the Warrior Forum, you’ll absolutely find success here selling your writing services. Have a look at the Content and Writing services section to get a feel of how members there are promoting their writing services. When you’re done, go ahead and create a free account and browse around the community.
#3 Digit Point Forums
Digital Point Forums is another massive Internet Marketing forum that gets about 2.5 million visitors per month – not as much as the two behemoth forums above – but still a respectable amount of traffic! They have a very healthy Buy and Sell services forum where you can market your writing skills to thousands of potential clients every day. Have a look at their Content Creation services forum and take a look around. Sign up for an account, and create a sales page to advertise your writing, and start making some money.
There are literally hundreds – even thousands – of writers who make a full-time income writing for one or all of these forums with relative ease. In fact, many of them outsource their work to other writers (and still earn a decent amount – we’ll save this method for another post) because they consistently get more work then they can handle.
Just a few tips about selling your writing on these forums:
Stay active in the community and get involved in the discussion – this will establish your presence and earn you trust points within the forum community.
Find other writers and follow them. Take notes from what they’re doing right and wrong, and learn from them. The most consistent negative feedback I see are writers who don’t communicate well with their clients or don’t deliver work on time. Take care of these two common issues and you’ll be a superstar : )
Yes, there are very cheap writing services on these forums. These writers are targeting a specific type of client. Keep your rates above 1 cent per word and you’ll get LOTS of business – guaranteed.
Make sure you link to your blog in your sales thread to offer potential clients an example of your writing quality and style. If you don’t do this, you’ll get tons of “review copy” requests. Essentially, you’ll be writing for free in order to get a review. Go ahead and offer 5 or 10 free review copies in exchange for a review on your sales thread. This will attract buyers and establish yourself as a credible writer much quicker.