If you’re selling Web content, clients are everywhere, as you’ll see in our free mini-course, 5 Writers, 5 Ways To Profit From Articles.
Mel’s tips for selling ready-made content
Mel’s generously sharing her best tips for selling articles to companies. I asked her whether she did targeting, as you’d do if you were selling magazine articles.
She says: “No; I just pick a topic and write three to five articles. General-interest type articles like you’d find in a popular magazine, but short — around 600 to 800 words.”
Mel shares her tips…
1. Clients are everywhere
Watch TV with a pen and paper. You’ll find that companies which advertise on TV are developing content on their websites too.
Some use agencies, but they have a Web editorial content manager. Send samples. A lot of your emails will go nowhere, but some will hit.
Keep sending out samples until someone bites.
2. Avoid Web content agencies
When I started writing articles (until I used the TV trick), I tried selling to agencies. Unfortunately they weren’t willing to pay. The most they offered was $50 per article.
When you work directly with companies, which use your articles as sponsored content, you can get $500 per article, once they know that you deliver quality.
Lots more tips in 5 Writers, 5 Ways To Profit From Articles.
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