Among a group of freelance writers, you can tell who’s writing for the Web. They’re the writers with the big grins on their faces.
Although Web writing is easy, it does require some strategy. Some writers try it, and snarl: “$5 an article?! No one can live on that!”
Then they go back to sending out endless article proposals and wonder why they’re only making $1000 a month.
Yes, there’s an art to getting great Web writing gigs, and it’s simpler than you imagine.
I’ve just posted: “Writing for the Web Secrets: Get Famous, Get Great Gigs” on Writing Hacker. The article shows you five steps you must take to get great Web writing gigs. Here’s an excerpt:
You can make great money writing for the Web, but many beginning writers accept low-paying gigs without realizing that they could be making much more.
For example, new Web writers often write for $5 an article. That’s fine, when you’re learning writing skills, but once you’re an experienced writer, you can and should be paid ten times that for an article – and more.
The top Web writers are asking and getting $1 a word: there’s a shortage of skilled Web writers, and Web site owners and companies are happy to pay experienced writers.
So how do get great gigs? You get famous. You promote your name, and your skills. Once you’re a known quantity, people trust you. Content is valuable, and companies are happy to pay competent, skilled and reliable writers.
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