Blogging is hugely important to freelancers. There are many reasons for this; the primary one being that your entire blog is a writing sample.
That said, blogging takes time. What if you had a strategy that would make blogging fast and simple?
Here’s what I wrote in: “Blogging Made Fast and Simple: Ultimate Strategy” —
Blogging is fun. Blogging is profitable. Blogging can also be a total pain in the rear end, if you’re overwhelmed.
Last week I had lunch with a disgruntled blogger, Liz. She has too much on her plate; she’s a copywriter. She has too many client projects, plus a big new client project she’s just taken on. Keeping up with her blogs — her own, and a couple of pro bono blogs she’s developed for a charity, was fine when work was slow. Now it’s too much.
Of course, I sympathized. I adore my blogs, but sometimes I wish I could just focus on my current projects.
I asked Liz how she’d sealed the deal with her big new project. What made the company decide to hire her? I knew that this company had been pitched by some of the best in Liz’s field.
She frowned, and thought for a moment. “My blogs,” she said, finally.
I just lifted my eyebrows and grinned at her. Yes, her blogs. Blogging can be a pain, but your blogs can also make all the difference in the amount of work you get, as well as the kind of work you get.
If you just don’t have the time to blog, there’s a solution.
I explained it to Liz.
Read the rest of the article here.
Let’s look at what else we covered this past week.
Want to make a full time income from your writing? If you do, you’ll be pleased that it’s completely possible, and quickly too.
Firstly, you need to make a decision: what will you write? You can choose from a wide variety of careers: for example, blogging, Web content writing, writing fiction for the Kindle, or copywriting.
I’ve been writing copy for well over 30 years. Some of my clients have been with me for 15 years. I keep my clients for years, because I’m always looking for new ways I can help their businesses.
So I encourage you to extend the services you offer. Not only will you help your clients, but your copywriting business will be more profitable too.
I’ll be exploring communities in 2013.
Communities can be private, which will be great for small, intimate classes. They can also be public.
If you’ve set up a writing community, let me know, and I’ll link to it.
Did you miss anything? Check around the blogs last week.