I’ve been asked about selling writing services if you’re a new writer. The Web is huge, with unlimited opportunities. It can be intimidating if you’re just starting out.
Everyone has to start somewhere. I created SYWON 2 (Sell Your Writing Online Now) for new writers, as as well as established writers. It teaches you everything you need to know about writing for the Web in a step by step process .
The Web is built on words, so there’s an enormous hunger for competent writers online. If you have writing skills you can parlay these skills into a great income.
Big tip: you don’t need to be an expert writer to get writing jobs which consist of writing Web content and blogging. If you can write an email message with correct spelling and punctuation (most of the time) you can write webpages and blog posts and get paid for it.
If you’re a beginning writer, realize that every website needs content. This content is in the form of straight web pages, social media postings, newsletters, and email messages. If you can write an email message that people can read and understand, you can learn to write for the Web.
Sell Your Blogging Services: Blogging Is Mainstream Now.
Blogging has become mainstream because dollar for dollar, an investment in a blog pays off better than any other form of advertising. However most businesses don’t have the staff, or the expertise, to blog. This means that there are literally unlimited opportunities for you to make a great income from blogging if you wish.
In fact, if you’re already blogging, you have the skills you need to start selling your blogging services right away.
A blogging commission may require you to write (each week): two feature articles of around 600 to 800 words, five short articles of 200 words, and several short link posts of 200 words. Usually you’ll be commissioned to post to a blog for three months, six months, or longer.
Large companies pay well for blogging – you can get upwards of $1 a WORD. So once you’re experienced, and if you write well, approach LARGE companies, and create proposals to blog for them. If you propose a blog to 50 large businesses, you’ll get at least five commissions. And you can charge a dollar a word. You honestly have NO excuse for not making money blogging for others if you’re blogging already.
Tip: start small, and work your way up the food chain. Once you have testimonials, you can approach large businesses to sell your blogging services. Be wary of advertised “blog jobs.” The best jobs are never advertised.
Think Beyond Writing: Become a Virtual Assistant.
As a writer, you can offer a wide range of business services. Companies small and large need assistance to manage customer services, email, newsletters, social media accounts, and websites.
Get Started Selling Writing Services on Social Media.
The best Web writing jobs are unadvertised. They go to people who are already known as Web writers.
So, start building your name. You can do this in many ways. Websites like Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn make building a name via social networking relatively easy.
SYWON 2 (Sell Your Writing Online Now): From Beginner to Pro
I developed SYWON 2 (Sell Your Writing Online Now) to help you to start making money writing online in 24 hours or less. Each week, for six months, you’ll receive a lesson, with assignments which will build your Web writing expertise and income – you EARN as you learn. That’s 26 lessons, building your writing income from zero to $250 an hour in six months.