Well the biggest breakthrough I have ever had in making money online has been through freelance writing. I had heard about freelance writing for about a year before I gave it a shot and I wish I didn’t waste that year. I tried it once when I did a simple post on Digital Point Forums offering my writing services for $0.04 per word (which was way to much). When I had no response I gave up.
Little did I know that I could be making a full time income from freelance writing. I then started about a month ago by offering my services for just $0.01 per word. I got a huge response and earned $300 working just 2 days. I was hooked. I now work full time online doing freelance writing.
I do not earn the best income (around $300 per week) but this is because I choose not to earn more. At the moment I do not really have the time to dedicate a lot to freelance writing. I know that in the long run it is not what I want to do.
So I work enough to pay for the rent and the rest of my time I am busy doing chores, running errands and learning about other ways to make money online (currently learning about affiliate marketing when I have the time).
I also cannot work more doing freelance writing because my brain turns to mush after I write so much. I can only have focused thinking for a certain amount of time.
So enough with the chitter chatter. How do I make money as a freelance writer?
First I got work at Digital Point Forums
It is easy to get work in freelance writing. Way easier than you would think. All you need to do to start is go to Digital Point Forums and sign up. Then start a thread in the Buy, Trade, Sell – Content Creation Forum. Start by charging just $0.01 per word which is sure to get you a lot of work.
To earn $300 per week you need to write 30,000 words. Which is a lot (and now you can understand why my brain turns to mush after writing so much).
Do this and build up your reputation for a month or two. Then once you have built up your reputation begin charging $0.02 per word for basic articles. This halves you work (or doubles your income) but work is harder to get at $0.02 per word so I suggest having multiple clients before raising
Now I Have One Major Client I Work For.
Through Digital Point Forums I met a guy called Justin who provides me with consistent work. He pays me just $0.01 per word and because the work is so steady I accept that. If I have the time I try to get some more work for $0.02 per word but I don’t usually have the time.
So I work for Justin writing as many articles as I can and this means I have a constant income to pay the rent and the internet (my wife’s income helps pay for the rest at the moment).
I Still Get Some Other Work Through Digital Point and Through Old Clients.
As I said when I have time I try to get some work with other clients charging $0.02 per word. This means I can earn a little extra on the side that I can use to invest into affiliate marketing or to help pay off my $20,000 debt that me and my wife have.
I get the work by posting threads in Digital Point or by contacting clients I have worked with before and asking them if they need any work done.
I am Looking To Slowly Replace My Freelance Income With Blogging and Affiliate Marketing.
I don’t want to be a freelance writer forever. It is not my dream job and it takes a lot of work and basically I am really lazy so I cannot be bothered. I need the $300 per week to pay for my rent so I will continue to write until I can make that much money through this blog or through affiliate marketing.
I have just started affiliate marketing and I am already making $1 per day, so all I need to make from that is $42 per day to quit freelance writing. Hopefully I can do this within a month or two…
How I Plan To Make More Money For Less Work Freelance Writing
There are many writers who write great sales pages and charge $99-$159 for one sales page of about 1000 words. This is around $0.10 per word and would mean that I would only need to write 3,000 words per week instead of 30,000 per week to earn my $300. At the moment I am hopeless at writing sales pages, but I plan to learn next year and then start doing this freelancing instead of basic article writing.