Web writing equals articles. This is wonderful for you, if you’re a writer who enjoys writing, and doing some research.
However, writing articles may not lead to profits, if you don’t know how things work online.
You must know what your articles are worth
No one tells you what to charge online, so if you want to accept low rates for your articles, that’s completely up to you. No one will ever pay you more than the prices you set.
Unfortunately, pricing is largely a matter of experience, and some new (and even established writers) have no clue how or what to charge.
This is because they have no perspective on how their writing fits into the online ecosystem. (For established writers, coming to the Web from print, it’s because they’ve never learned to negotiate with magazine editors, and book editors, but that’s another story.)
The buyers of your articles make money online in various ways. You need to know, just by looking at a particular site, how the site is monetized, and how much the site owner can afford to pay you. Yes, YOU need to know this.:-)
This ability to know comes with experience; with being part of the online ecosystem yourself.
I created Sell Your Writing Online NOW because writers sent me email messages (lots of email messages) complaining about the low rates they were getting for Web content. It didn’t seem helpful to ask them why they accepted such low rates, when I knew the answer: these writers had no clue how to operate online, because they made no attempt to become part of the ecosystem.
SYWON makes you part of the ecosystem, and if you follow the training, it will open your eyes to the unlimited opportunities YOU have online, as a competent writer.
Big tip: sell articles from your own Web site – don’t be a generic “writer”
If you don’t have your own Web site and blog, you can’t build your name. And building your name online is vital, because many buyers never post writing jobs – they look for competent writers, and hire them. Or they get in touch with them because they’re not sure what they need.
Without your own site and blog, you’re missing out on many opportunities, which COME TO YOU, rather than you having to hunt for them.
So if you love to write, and can write prolifically, please understand that the prices you charge for your writing are up to you.
Many years ago when I was whining about a book advance I was offered by a publishing house, an older writer told me something I’ve never forgotten. He said: “Fight for it.”
So I’ll say the same thing to you if you’re stuck in low-price hell. “Fight for better payment for your articles.”
Start with your own Web site, and learn how things work online. Whole new vistas will open before you.
Make money writing Web sites
If you can use a word processor, you can write Web sites.
Many writers shy away from creating Web sites… they imagine it’s too techy, too complex. It’s not. A small simple site can begin earning money for you very quickly. As a rule of thumb, if you’ve created a site in an area in which there are advertisers you can start earning five to ten dollars a day per site. Now $10 a day isn’t much. But what if you had ten sites all earning $10 day? That’s $100 a day, which is $36,500 a year, just from ten simple sites. What if you had 20 such sites, all earning you $10 a day – or even more – in fact, some sites will earn you $100 a day? “Super-Fast Money-Making Web Sites For Writers: Join The Web-Publishing Bonanza” shows you how.
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