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Freelance Writing Online: Some Hard and Fast Facts

If there is one maxim that has continued to remain true about the Internet it is that “Content is King”. The fact that website owners need fresh and relevant content to keep browsers coming back to their website means that there is a secondary market for content creation.

This of course has created a wonderful opportunity for freelance writers who can spend their time creating content for others and be paid for it. But before you throw in your day jobs, register your profile with Elance or Guru and start banging away on your laptop, let’s look at some of the truisms of the market so that you can enter the opportunity with open eyes.

Firstly, let’s deal with the question of how much money you can make. Will you make a million dollars? No. Only very high profile offline authors make this sort of money. Is it possible to make $80- $100k per year. The answer is yes but like anything it will require some hard work and a dash of entrepreneurial spirit. In fact, to be truly successful you will need to spend nearly as much time marketing yourself as you will creating content. To command this type of income you will also most likely need to augment your writing efforts with some affiliate marketing. This isn’t difficult: you still create content but you will also make sure that you embed some of your own affiliate links in the content that you create.

It also depends on your agenda. If you’re looking to make a full time income then those figures are within your reach. If however, you’re a student for instance and therefore do not have as much time at your disposal, then a $20k per annum secondary income at the upper end would be the more likely scenario.

Do you have to be a good writer to succeed online? No. In fact being a good writer may actually be a hindrance: simply for the fact that your work may not be appreciated and command the price that you feel it’s worth. The nature of the market that you will be dealing with is one that is after fast and relatively cheap content. They’re not after high quality writing so don’t try and be Shakespeare. All you really need is a decent grasp of spelling and punctuation and be able to write in a conversational tone. Easy? You bet.

Do you need to have a subject specialty? Once again the answer is no and if you do specialise then you may be severely denting your income prospects. The secret here is to not put all your eggs in one basket. You want to have multiple sources of income: this means not only a multiplicity of subjects but also a multiplicity off avenues to get your writing out there. Bidding at auction sites such as Guru.com and Elance.com is certainly one way of getting the dollars in but it does not preclude creating monetised blogs or writing and submitting articles with embedded links.

It helps when writing online for a living to think outside the box. You can certainly make a steady income from just writing alone but by tweaking and monetising your approach with affiliate marketing you can put yourself in a position to really explode your income.

Scott Salter
http://www.articlesbase.com/non-fiction-articles/freelance-writing-online-some-hard-and-fast-facts-110810.html

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Posted by mark - May 19, 2017 at 6:26 am

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Blog Marketing With Trackbacks

http://www.fridaytrafficreport.com A very quick tutorial on getting blog links and Power Linking with trackbacks. This is how you do blog marketing.

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Posted by mark - May 10, 2017 at 12:51 am

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How realistic is it to make money by writing articles or blogging on the internet from home?

It seems like the internet is where it’s at. I studied Computer Information and Film/Video at school, but I’m not too shabby with a keyboard when it comes to writing interesting stuff. Does anyone know of anyone (aside from Drudge and Arianna Huffington) who has been able to make a few bucks by blogging on a site from home?

I have made money blogging. I made some money with Adsense when my site was smaller, but I stopped using them because I only made $100 a month. Now I offer direct ad sales on my blog, and I sell monthly text links on some blogs for $10 per PageRank. Example: PR4 blog earns $40 per month per text link.

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Posted by mark - April 19, 2017 at 10:11 am

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How would I go about during self-publishing?

I was thinking about during self publishing but was unsure as to what all was require for me to do so. Can anyone help me.
Or, how to go about getting my book publish with a company?

go to lulu.com that’s the best one i’ve seen and considered using. it’s easy and self explanitory on their site.

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Posted by mark - April 11, 2017 at 5:10 am

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What is internet blogging and what is the best blog website?

Am new to blogging. So would like to know more about blogs.

In the simplest terms blog is your free website. There are several of them. The choice is yours.
http://360.yahoo.com
http://beta.blogger.com
http://www.myspace.com
http://www.bebo.com

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Posted by mark - April 9, 2017 at 4:39 am

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Posted by mark - March 26, 2017 at 8:19 pm

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Self Publishers Guide To The Best Cheap And Easy Book Marketing Tips

Whether you’ve just published a book or have a book that isn’t selling, now is the time to get to it; start marketing today! Self publishers need to have a good marketing plan to sell books and should be written prior to writing your book and in place a year prior to publishing your book. Your book selling, book marketing, and book promotion planning should begin before the manuscript is completed.

Your book press release should not be written as you would a sales letter or flier, it should be written for the editor and tell about your book in a factual way, no opinion or glowing remarks. Mail a press release to at least 1000 print and broadcast contacts just prior to publishing your title and again and again after you publish; you can never send too many.

Make sure you have at least one good press release, written in AP style, that you can send out for the lifetime of your book.

Using press releases can be a very effective marketing tool if used properly. Make sure your press release spells out the ‘who, what, where, when, and why.’ Learning to write and use powerful optimized press releases can often drive tons of traffic to your website while providing multiple back links that can lead to increased page rank and numerous top ten search engine rankings for your targeted keywords.

Don’t underestimate the value of a good press release for making book sales. Send out the same press release to the editor of your local daily newspaper every week until you are called for an interview or are written up.

Make five telephone calls a day that relate to marketing your book. Create an online contest and list it in online contest directories to drive traffic to your website. If your book solves a problem, focus on this in your marketing.

Get as many testimonials about your book, as possible, from experts in the field relating to your title, not customers; use on your fliers and back of books. I’ve seen publishers lose a lot of money paying for expensive display ads, so beware if you do this; I don’t advise it in the beginning — get your feet wet first so you know what you’re doing.

When you get a nice write up or feature about you and/or your book, have it laminated and set it up on an easel at trade shows.

Every day it’s important to focus on a variety of marketing approaches. If your book fits a specialty market, find a store that fits the genre and offer to leave books on consignment; many publishers have sold thousands of books this way. Make sure not to overlook the Internet; get yourself interviewed or profiled for sites both about writing, publishing and about the topics covered in your book.

Remember to make sure your book is listed in Books-in-Print; don’t assume its already listed. Submit articles to online article directories that focus on your book’s topic to drive customers to your website. Contact non-bookstore booksellers and offer to leave books on consignment.

Build a web site that provides another avenue for ordering, a virtual online press kit and link exchanges with sites that relate to your topic. Make sure to promote and market your book each and every day, both online and offline.

It’s important to publish a website that focuses on your title; you’ll be able to refer editors and customers and all interested parties to your book information with the click of a mouse. Local radio shows and television appearances are good but are often forgotten within hours of the broadcast; make sure to make or get a copy of any television broadcast for future promotions.

Make sure to do some serious marketing and promotion every single day, no excuses. Don’t delay another day if you’ve fallen by the wayside; make sure to focus on promoting, selling and marketing your book each and every day. One of the biggest problems self publishers and book publishers tell me about is the hundreds of books they have in inventory they haven’t set up a marketing plan for; don’t let this happen to you — get prepared now.

Helen Hecker
http://www.articlesbase.com/marketing-articles/self-publishers-guide-to-the-best-cheap-and-easy-book-marketing-tips-119388.html

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Posted by mark - March 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

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Genealogy Blogger Randy Seaver on Family History Blogs

Lisa Louise Cooke of the Genealogy Gems Podcast at http://www.GenealogyGems.TV interviews genealogy blogger Randy Seaver of the Genea-Musings blog at www.geneamusings.com about family history, blogging, conferences and research. Filmed at the Southern Calif. Genealogical Jamboree 2009

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Posted by mark - March 18, 2017 at 2:06 pm

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How do I start blogging and make money at the same time?

I would like to start making money blogging. Can someone lead me in the right direction? There are so many free sites, kits, etc? Don’t know where to start?

Hello!

The biggest secret to being a “profitable” blogger is blogging about your passion. Blogs that are built with a reason of making money usually don’t make it far and do not make money.

You need to update your blog often. Once a day is the BEST but if you cannot do so, try to update it at least 2-3 times a week – this way your readers will see that you update often, they will come back and read your blog again, maybe click on some ads, buy something from your blog…

Blogger.com is great but I prefer WordPress.com
To give you an idea, check out my blog: http://blog.extra-paycheck.com – I built it with WordPress and I do not have any DESIGN or technical skills!

Best of Luck,

Alex

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Posted by mark - March 17, 2017 at 1:27 pm

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Online Writing Software © – Get One as Fast as Possible!

It seems like in recent years Online Writing Software and other innovative word processing tools finally help us on improving our grammar writing skills. We use English writing when we communicate with others, whether for business or personal purposes, it is vital then to keep it at high standards. If you look for new ways that will help you to improve your writing skills – read the following review.

Some basics

Auto proofreaders such as the following Online Writing Software easily help you to write proper English by identifying and correcting your most common grammar and punctuation errors. Most of these solutions check your writing against a massive database that contains ‘proper writing versions’ of millions of sentences and phrases. In most cases these solutions enables us to do the following: grammar check, misspelling and typos correction, and suggesting proper punctuation.

Main benefits

Now that we understand how it works, we need to know the main benefits:

* Providing extra capabilities which do not exist in conventional word processors.
* Improving our inter-personal communication skills.
* Avoiding common writing mistakes we tend to repeat in our daily writing assignments.
* Helping people who use writing as their main working tool whether at home or in the office.
* Analyzing our sentences structure for correct punctuation, thus transforming our writing more comprehendible.

There are probably many other benefits that are not covered here, as this program constantly changes, bringing us new ideas and additional solutions that help us on improving our English writing.

Quick summary

Online Writing Software is undoubtedly essential for an effective written communication. Do we really need it? Well, could we imagine using a word processor without a basic spelling checker…? We can only expect this technology to further develop itself, simply because writing is one of the most important tools that help us fulfill our daily assignments.

Gil Lavitov
http://www.articlesbase.com/self-publishing-articles/online-writing-software–get-one-as-fast-as-possible-673005.html

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Posted by mark - March 16, 2017 at 1:22 pm

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