This week’s theme is productivity. Sounds boring, doesn’t it? 🙂
However, consistent productivity is the sure route to success as a writer. You must write consistently every day, so that $500 a day becomes the norm for you, and so that $1,000 days happen for you more often.
We live in amazing times. There’s a huge amount of Web content needed. It’s never been easier to get quality gigs.
Here’s a simple process:
Commit to getting quality clients, with our plan (below);
Be productive. Create a daily word count goal (start small, then aim for more words after a month of consistently meeting your goals);
Follow up with clients, so that you get several clients on retainer.
We discussed retainer clients here.
$500 a day in 2 Hours a Day
Want to make $500 a day in just 2 hours a day?
If you’re an experienced freelancer, you can set this goal, and achieve it – and more quickly than you imagine. Follow the $500 a day writing plan here. Then, once you’ve got clients, all you need to do is bump your fees up to $250 an hour.
Here’s a secret: once you get to a certain level in your writing, your clients will expect to pay you $200 and more an hour.
As I said in Devilish Writer, few writers understand that once you’re no longer a beginner, charging too little can cripple your writing career.
Follow the plan in the above article; it works. One of my students went from zero to $250 an hour in three months. The clients are out there. Educate them, and you can charge what you like.
I created the new Content Dynamite package so you can get the rates you want in today’s conditions. The Web is changing. (The prelaunch closes in 48 hours.)
Set a Daily Word Count Goal
Here’s my favorite productivity tool. It ensures that I get everything done each day. It’s a simple online timer. When you use a timer, you’ll find that you write more in less time. You don’t have time to dither, you just write. And please – for the sake of your peace of mind and sanity, learn to accept and love shitty first drafts. 🙂
Then, master your To Do List.
Create your “Why am I doing this?” sticky note, and glue it onto your monitor – it’s easy to while away minutes and hours, doing nothing in particular. Always have an agenda.
How would your life change if you were making $500 a day in two hours? Think about it.
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