Want to make money by writing for the Web? In this article we’ll look how you can get hired because you’re irresistible to buyers.
How to Stand out from the Crowd and Get Hired
Judging from what I hear from buyers of Web writing and see on the outsourcing sites, there are thousands of would-be writers who want to write for the Web. The vast majority will never be hired, because they treat their Web writing like a job, instead of like a business.
When you treat writing like a job, you expect to be told what to do, and how to do it. You then get paid. This rarely works for new Web writers, because they have no track record. Their credibility is zero.
Experienced buyers won’t hire them because they want content and haven’t got the time to train writers. Inexperienced buyers hire them, get frustrated, and then lose interest in the project, so the writer is never paid.
So how do you treat your Web writing like a business and make yourself irresistible to buyers?
1. Show and Tell to Gain Credibility and Build Trust
You must show that you can write.
Create a Web site or blog to show your wares. Write samples of the kinds of writing you want to be paid to do. This is a MUST, and doing this immediately separates you from the 95 per cent of new writers who want a part time job and don’t understand the buyers of Web content.
Your buyers can see that you can write. You then have credibility. They’re happy to hire you because you’re new, and you’re cheaper than established Web writers.
But where do you find buyers?
2. Go Where the Buyers Are – They Want You!
If you’ve been struggling to find buyers you may not believe that genuine buyers, with pockets full of cash, are eager to hire you once you have a modicum of credibility.
All buyers have been burned by “writers” who lied about their experience, or who took a retainer and then vanished.
But the buyers are there, looking for writers to make life easier. Go to where buyers of Web writing hang out: the Internet marketing and Webmaster forums. These are great venues for marketing your Web writing business.
You’ll get more buyers than you can handle, if you create your site and samples first. Why? Because when you’re starting out, you can offer cheap rates with the understanding that you’ll use the articles in your portfolio, and will require a testimonial.
3. Always Remember That You’re in Business
Treat your Web writing like a business, and you can’t go wrong. This means that you’ll build your business, just as every other business does.
In this brief article, we don’t have the time to discuss how to do this. However, realize that once you grasp the difference between a job and a business, you’ve made huge strides.
Full time Web writers make great incomes, often triple what they made at their previous day jobs. Buyers are looking for YOU… so what are you waiting for? Start making yourself irresistible to buyers today.
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