Want to start a freelance writing business? There’s never been a better time. There’s a LOT of content being published. Forbes for example, says: “When you add it all up, we’re publishing 400 to 500 posts a day.”
Forbes isn’t alone. Many sites are publishing huge amounts of content. With so much content being published, there’s always room for another writer.
Before you can start your business however, you need to decide what you want to write. Over the years, I’ve shared many ways to make money writing on this blog. I gave you a formula here. So explore at your leisure, but sooner or later you have to decide.
What do you want to write?
Deciding is the first step. No one can decide for you. (If you want some help with that, contact me.)
Many of my writing students are focusing on self-publishing in 2013. Others are focused on business blogging and Web content.
Many are building copywriting careers, because it’s profitable. In their spare time, they’re tacking their own projects.
One writer’s starting a monthly magazine which will be published as an iPad app. He quit his day job to write full-time this year, then learned that his previous employee was looking for a publisher to create a custom magazine. He jumped in, and now he has a contract for 24 issues — a VERY lucrative contract.
As I’m fond of telling you, to get great writing jobs you just need to show up. Never be afraid to ask. The media world is in chaos. Lots of companies are trying different things. Others are frozen into the same old stuff. Don’t be frozen. Open your eyes to what’s around you.
Invest in yourself — SYWON (Sell Your Writing Online Now) has been a huge benefit for members, simply because it’s opened their eyes.
You can’t do everything you want to do — I wish you could, I’d clone myself.
Choose something: decide on a business model for your new business, then dive right in. Show up. Now’s the time.
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