This week, several new writers asked me about getting started as a writer who writes for money. The thrust of their questions was “what do I write?”
As I suggested in this post, Freelance writing jobs: how to know what SELLS | Angela Booth’s Fab Freelance Writing Blog, start by visiting the outsourcing sites, and browsing. Then:
“Once you see patterns — what people buy over and over again on the outsourcing sites — you can offer these kinds of products and services yourself. You know that these offerings sell, because people have asked for them.
In Sell Your Writing Online NOW (SYWON) web writing training, I like subscribers to get extremely comfortable on the outsourcing sites, because research and knowing what sells, right now, is so vital.”
So that’s your first step: see what people are buying.
Then, decide what you want to write. The easiest jobs to get are article writing jobs. They’re always in demand.
A tip: when you first start writing, expect to price your services low for the first few jobs. Once you have testimonials, you can charge more. Initially, you just need to get your feet wet.
Have fun! 🙂
Writing jobs are everywhere. If you want to make $5 for writing 500 words, you can get these jobs all day long. No searching necessary. These gigs are plentiful because the Web’s built on words. If you can string a few words together, you can make money.
I’ve got nothing against these jobs. Sadly however, there are two major challenges with these kinds of gigs: you’ll burn out, and they’re a dead end…
You can write less than you’re writing now, and get paid much more. Get the dream writing jobs you want, at top rates.