This is Part 1 in our freelance writing series. I’ll be walking you through the entire process of earning a decent income online as a freelance writer.
In today’s “part,” we shall look at the overview. So, always check back for the concluding parts in the complete series. We’ve Part 1 – Part 6.
We’re starting with the freelance writing overview today. Let’s go…
What does it take to make $3,000+ monthly from the internet?
If I tell you it’s an easy journey, I’ve just told you a BIG lie because it’s stressful.
There is a lot of work to be done and if you’re not ready to discipline yourself and work your ass off, nothing will happen.
But don’t be scared, nothing is easy in life – even going to School is difficult, kind of. If it’s so easy, I think we should question it. It must be a SCAM or illegal.
And you know what, once you’re determined to change your life, nothing can stop you from making money online?
But did you know that every single month, I earn over $3,000 writing simple articles for clients? If I earn that much (not really big), you too can!
It’s unbelievable for many, but it’s true. I didn’t have a college degree when I started writing. In fact, I didn’t know much about social media, blogging or affiliate marketing, let alone setting up a wordpress blog.
All I knew was how to research topics, rewrite what others have already crafted and that’s all – but today, I’m a lot better, and my income keeps growing.
I want to share with you the steps that I used to achieve success as a freelance writer. Please don’t skim through this post, read it from start to finish – it’ll help you.
Start a Freelance Writing Business
When I discovered how talented I was back in 2010, I immersed myself into this ‘thing’ called “freelance writing.” Guess what? The journey has been gracious. I’m I a millionaire yet?
No, I’m not. But what I earn online from writing is enough to pay my bills and make my fiancée love me more. Lol!
So, how do you start a freelance writing business? It’s simple but the simplicity makes it difficult for people to understand.
See, the real writing business isn’t established by renting an office apartment. Yes, it can help but that’s not the real thing.
Are you thinking of buying a portable laptop or PC to handle writing projects? Well, that’s a cool step and I congratulate you.
But listen, there is something so important and if you could take it to heart, you’ll make so much money online writing simple articles.
Believe You Can Do It!
Wow, there you’ve it – believe you can do it!
That’s the “only” secret that can guarantee your income. If you don’t believe it’s possible to actually make money online by writing articles for others, you can’t reap the dividends.
As I said earlier, it’s good to get an office apartments and a cute Laptop, but does it matter?
Another question is, how do I believe I can make it?
The answer is simpler than the first: see yourself as a writer. Call yourself a writer and act as one.
A lot of people only see the ugly parts of their lives. They don’t believe that good will come out of them – what a pity?
Henceforth, begin to see yourself as a writer. No one is going to change the story of your life but you. To believe you can make it, you must first “BE!”
BE the person who wants to make it. Without a clear image of who you want to be, nothing will happen. All right, I’ve hammered on that so much, let’s move on…
Get a Writing-Related Blog
Blogging is a great way to advertise your skills, but there is a twist. A writing-related blog is what you need to win the high paying gigs. Your blog mustn’t talk about insurance or off-topics if you plan to write for clients and make extra money.
From the outset, I paid someone to setup a blog for money. I told you I didn’t know how to install wordpress in 2010. Someone had to help me and I paid $100 for his professional service.
Did you know that about 12% of freelance writers actually earn significant income?
Does it surprise you? Of course you should pause and think about it. And the reason isn’t far-fetched.
All successful freelance writers have a blog where they frequently talk about writing and how to help small, mid-sized and multinational businesses generate better leads and sales.
If you’re interested in writing for money, your freelance business must be anchored on a blog. I can’t imagine you getting started without a blog, you surely need one and make sure it’s related to what you aspire in life – writing.
Attract Writing Clients
When I first started writing, getting clients to hire me was a big problem. I thought designing a blog was enough.
Thank God for the helpful articles I read online that taught me how to position my blog to naturally attract paying clients. You already know that Google is the Holy Grail when it comes to building a profitable business that can sustain you for years.
But how can you attract organic traffic from Google with a new blog, is it possible?
Yes, absolutely – although you may have to wait few weeks or even months. But why the haste, this is a real business for heaven’s sake – be patient for once. Hahaha!
Write For Your Blog First
Let’s assume you set up your blog on Monday. Now, throughout that week, research the primary keywords you’re targeting and write quality and well-researched contents for your blog.
You could use Google keyword tools or Market Samurai to dig into your audience’s mind. What are they thinking – a keyword can reveal that.
If you see a key phrase like this, “freelance writer for hire,” it means the person searching for the term is looking for a writer to hire. Your duty is to get 10 of your primary keywords and write epic posts on them. I mean, 2000+ word counts on them.
Don’t be tempted to churn-out 500 words articles and expect miracles to happen. That’s why I told you to focus on writing for your blog the same week it was launched. It’s no time to tweet, share or guest post.
Stay focused on your blog – write 10 cornerstone contents of about 2000+ word counts long. No fluffs, pure content that can form the foundation of your freelance business.
Part 2 coming your way – don’t miss it.