Are you wondering how you can make money from home? Professional writing offers many opportunities. with the rapid growth of the web, it’s easy to find writing jobs. Here’s how to get started.
Firstly, keep this important tip in mind: you should expect to make minimal income at first. Buyers of professional writing services will initially be hesitant to hire you because you don’t have a track record. This is because there are many scammers online: you need to prove yourself. Persist, and you’ll get jobs, and these will lead to more writing work.
1. Look for Writing Opportunities in Your Day Job
You may be able to find writing opportunities in your day job. Because of the financial crisis, many businesses are putting more effort into their online activities. Check to see whether the company you work for has an online presence.
If they do, ask for training in web writing. This training will stand you in good stead for many years to come.
2. Find Opportunities Online
You can also find many opportunities online to earn while you learn. Many thousands of businesses buy web content in the form of articles. These articles are simple to write, even if you’re a new writer.
There are specific requirements to writing web articles, depending on how your buyer intends to use them. Web articles are different from print, in several important ways.
Web articles are:
* Short — usually under 800 words;
* Meant to be skimmed, rather than read;
* Written for both readers, and the search engines.
3. Expect to Earn While You Learn
There’s a lot to learn in developing a professional writing career online. The major benefits are that you can work from home, and you can work the hours you choose. No one cares about your academic background (or lack of it), your age, or anything else.
Buyers of your words are happy to pay you so that you earn while you learn. As your skills and knowledge increase, you can take on better-paid projects.
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Three weeks after completing the class one student wrote:
“Thanks Angela, for all your help and advice in class. I’m quitting my job next week. I printed out my letter of resignation tonight after landing a contract writing job that will pay me more for three months part-time work than I earned in from my day job in the whole of 2008! You were right – the great gigs are out there, and now I’ve got the skills to land them. Your class opened my eyes. Bless you…”
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