Write once and get paid forever – sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, I’m here to tell you that it is true and it’s a very good way to earn a nice chunk of passive income – forever. Passive income – what does this mean exactly? Essentially, this means that you’re only putting in the work ONCE and earning from it FOREVER, without the need to replicate the process. Let’s put it this way…if you’d like to write ONE piece of content that you could sell to as many clients or customers that you like, keep reading – I’m going to show you how.
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.
Being a good writer isn’t the only thing clients look for when making the decision to hire you – or keep you! There are 3 skills that every writer should possess in order to be more attractive to clients. Let’s have a look at them below:
You Can Work Independently
Clients will absolutely love the fact they do not have to hold your hand during a project. After all, you were hired to make their lives more easier! If a client has to hold your hand through a whole project, you can be sure that it’ll be your last project with them.
These days, Upwork seems to be full of writing contractors who are willing to write for a pittance. But, just because there are a lot of writers who are willing to work for next to nothing, that doesn’t mean they’ll get all the jobs they apply for. There are a lot of clients who are looking for quality writers first and foremost – and they’re willing to pay good money for it, too. Just because you see 40 job applications for one job posting, all is not lost!
Let’s have a look at 16 ways you can make yourself stand out from the rest on Upwork and land more clients and make more money!
This “case study” is a very good example of how anyone can break into the Freelance Writing industry with real force – and very quickly. “Chris” (who doesn’t want his real name revealed), a recent graduate of the Freelance Writing Masterclass, sent me an email recently telling me his story. Here’s his email below:
I’m a nervous wreck right now.
I’ve just received an offer to write a ton of content for a major Health website. Honestly, it’s not really the writing that scares me, it’s the amount of money they’re offering. It seems unreal!
When you’re a Freelance Writer, organization and efficiency is everything. And because most of our work is based online, what better way to keep organized and focused than with online tools and apps that will help you do so! The tools that we have listed below will not only make your life easier as a Freelance Writer, they’ll also make you more productive. What happens when you’re more productive? That’s easy – you make more money!
With over 125,000+ websites created per day all over the world, it’s getting harder and harder for website owners to attract and retain new readers. Aside from competing in the Google search results, there’s a totally different issue most website owners face – they have no idea how to keep a visitor on their site – let alone get them to buy something!
They need help to increase traffic and sales – this is where you come in.
“Words are the true currency of the web. Without good website content, the site may as well not even exist.”
Before I talk about how you can earn 10x more as a niche writer, let me explain first what a “niche” is exactly…
Essentially, a niche is an area you specialize in – think of something you know quite a bit about (or would even like to know more about!). In my case, I’m a car enthusiast. I love cars – especially exotic sports cars – and I know a heck of a lot about them!
But, could I make money writing about exotic sports cars? You betcha I could!
Do you think there are many car enthusiasts who own websites who are keen on writing their own articles or web content?
While freelance sites are a great way to make a living for the newbie Freelance Writer, there are some of you who might be ready to take your craft to the next level. This means, earning more then your average $5-$25/article.
How would you like to earn $50 – even up to $1000 – per article? Yes, there are websites that do pay this much. And some of these I write for on a regular basis (even some of our past students now write for many of these!)
I received an email a few weeks ago from a student who’s absolutely terrified to begin applying for writing jobs. Her biggest fear is being turned down – which is completely normal in the world of Freelance Writing!
I tell ya – if I had a nickel for every writing gig I never landed…
My point is, at some point or another, all Freelance Writers will be turned down (yep, even me). In fact, you may even be turned down more often than not in the beginning. But don’t fret, this is completely normal. All writers are subject to this – it’s just the way it is – don’t take it personally!