Well, my biggest breakthrough in making money online was through freelance writing. I had heard about freelance writing for about a year before I gave it a go, and I hope I didn’t waste that year. I tried it once when I made a simple post on the Digital Point Forums, offering my writing services for $0.04 per word (which is too expensive). When I get no response, I give up.
Little did I know that I could earn a full-time income from freelance writing. About a month ago, I started offering my service for $0.01 per word. I got a huge response and made $300 in just 2 days of work. I am mesmerized. I am now doing freelance writing online full time.
I don’t make the best income (about $300 a week), but that’s because I choose not to earn more. I really don’t have the time to spend a lot of time on freelance writing at the moment. I know it’s not what I want to do in the long run. So I work enough to pay my rent, and the rest of the time I’m busy with chores, running errands, and learning other ways to make money online (currently studying affiliate marketing when I have free time). I also can’t do freelance writing anymore because my brain is getting muddled after writing so much. I can only concentrate and think for a certain amount of time.
Enough chatter. How do I make money as a freelance writer?
First, I got a job at Digital Point Forums
Taking up freelance writing is easy. Much easier than you think. All you need to do is go to the Digital Point forum and sign up. Then start a thread in the Buy, Trade, Sell – Content Creation forum. Starting at just $0.01 per word, it’s sure to get you a lot of work. To make $300 a week, you need to write 30,000 words. That’s a lot (now you can understand why my brain got confused after writing so much).
Do this and build your reputation within a month or two. Then, once you’ve built your reputation, start charging $0.02 per word for basic articles. This cuts your work in half (or doubles your income), but the work is harder to get for $0.02 per word, so I recommend having multiple clients before raising your rates.
Now I have a main client working for
Through the Digital Point Forums, I met a guy named Justin who offered me a consistent job. He only paid me $0.01 per word, and since the job was steady, I took it. If I had time, I’d try to do some more work for $0.02 per word, but I usually don’t. So I work for Justin and write as many articles as I can, which means I have a steady income that pays for my rent and internet (currently my wife’s income helps pay for the rest).
I still get some other work through digital points and old clients
As I said, when I have time, I try to work with other clients for $0.02 per word. This means I can earn some extra income that I can invest in affiliate marketing or help pay off the $20,000 in debt my wife and I owe.
I get jobs by posting threads in Digital Point or by reaching out to clients I’ve worked with before and asking if they need any work done.
I want to slowly replace my freelance income with blogging and affiliate marketing
I don’t want to be a freelance writer forever. It’s not my dream job, it’s a lot of work and basically I’m really lazy so I don’t get bothered. I need $300 a week to pay my rent so I will keep writing until I can make that much money with this blog or through affiliate marketing. I just started affiliate marketing and I’m already making $1 a day so I only need to make $42 a day to quit freelance writing. Hopefully I can do this in a month or two…
How I Plan To Make More Money With Less Work Freelance Writing
There are many writers who write great sales pages and charge $99-$159 for sales pages of about 1000 words. That’s about $0.10 per word, which means I only need to write 3,000 words per week instead of 30,000 words per week to earn my $300. Currently I’m hopeless about writing sales pages, but I plan to study next year and start doing this freelancing instead of basic article writing.
You live in an age where getting rich has never been easier. We live in an information age where anyone can join the ranks of the rich and super-rich has become ever easier. You just need to know how to get rich.