Content is King.
That is the philosophy that a lot of sites work under and because of this they need content. Most sites don’t work like old-fashioned newspapers where they have a giant staff of writers. Instead, a lot of sites look for a variety of writers to provide their content for them.
And they pay.
Can you think of a better way to make a living than taking a laptop anywhere you want and writing for others?
Tired of working on the couch? Head to the coffee shop.
Tired of the coffee shop? Go to the beach.
Tired of the beach? Wait till Elon Musk is done with his Mars shuttle and write on Mars.
The Universe is your oyster when you are a freelance writer.
The key to becoming a freelance writer is taking the time to find opportunities to write. At the beginning, it can be a little bit difficult because you don’t have anything to show. You need a little bit of time to build up a reputation.
A good way to do that is by starting a blog of your own. This serves two awesome purposes:
- It gives you a portfolio of work that you can show others
- If you play your cards right you can also make money from your blog
Over time once you have a nice portfolio and have written for a couple of different sites you will find that some sites continue to hit you up for more opportunities and you can start charging more. It’s not impossible to make six figures a year simply from freelance writing.
Did you ever imagine you could make six figures from home (or anywhere) without having to run a big business on your own? That’s the beauty of the Internet for you!
In this post, you will learn about a number of different sites that are looking for writers. They vary in content so don’t think you are a good fit for all of them. While some people have no problem bouncing around from topic to topic I try to stick with the topics that I find interesting.
Sure, if you pay me enough money I can write about anything, but if I have the choice between writing about soccer versus the sexual evolution of the Galápagos tortoise I’m going to have to go with soccer.
Do You Need to Be a Pro?
One of the main concerns of being a freelance writer is that you need a background in writing or you need to be a professional. While those things can help anybody can be a freelance writer.
If you’re a terrible writer then you should definitely get to work on a blog because writing on a blog is great practice. Spend some time honing your craft for a bit and gaining an understanding of effective writing.
Most writing simply comes down to research and knowing how to write awesome headlines.
All of these sites have editors to check your work so don’t get too hung up on messing up some things.
Writing guest posts for blogs has been around since blogging began. Many of the sites listed below cater to specific niches so don’t think you are a good fit for every single one.
It’s important to read the guidelines for each one to ensure you don’t miss something.
Freelance Writing Platforms
This is similar to writing for specific blogs, but instead you go hunting for freelance offers. These sites specifically have offers for people that are looking to bounce around different jobs.
I will say though that it’s always best to try and establish a good relationship with any sites that accept you to see if you can continue writing for them on a long-term basis.
Every major holiday you need to buy a greeting card. Someone has to come up with the witty stuff that they say inside. That someone could be you!
You didn’t think that greeting card companies had a whole studio of writers sitting around the table burning the midnight oil trying to come up with these things did you?
Helpful Tips and Short Stories
This is more of an old school approach. Print publications are always on the look out for tips and short stories to publish but the catch is you usually don’t get paid unless your work is published.
A bit risky but can lead to some great exposure.
Job Boards for Writers
Even writers need job boards. These job boards aren’t always active, but make sure you check them periodically so you don’t miss your next awesome gig.
This is more for the people that want to have a little fun and love working in the kitchen. The reason I say this is because these jobs do not pay very much so cooking really has to be a passion for you.
Are you good at proofreading, interviewing, and persuasive writing? Then becoming a professional resume writer may be the perfect freelance writing job for you.
Most writers aren’t a fan of this model because it is totally dependent on the publisher. If they can’t get people to their site then you don’t get much of the ad revenue. It’s more of a high risk, high reward scenario.
Yes, there are companies that will pay you to write romance novels for them, but you might be better off writing them yourself and publishing them on Amazon.
This type of writing works out well if you get to travel. If you are sitting at home on your couch you should probably stay away from these sites.
It’s not that I needed to learn how to save money, it’s that I needed to learn how to make more of it.
I wanted the freedom of being able to choose my own hours and where I worked.
I didn't want to stress about money in the bank or if I had enough money to do something with my wife.
So I started a blog...
I’m sure you already know that there are a lot of things you need to learn to make money with a blog and you might be knee deep in your 3 year journey of research.
What if you didn't have to research? What if you didn't have to deal with theories?
What if you didn't have to buy 13 separate courses to get the big picture?
There are a lot of people that make good money teaching bloggers how to make money with their blogs. Their courses cost a pretty penny.
You buy one and then you have to buy the next one to learn the next thing. If they don't teach the next thing after that then you have to find someone else that does teach it and pay for that.
That's a lot of money and a lot of time.
Screw that. I am taking a different approach and putting everything under one roof for one price for you.
More importantly it comes with an awesome community attached to it that is filled with bloggers just like you looking to help each out.
It's called the Billionaire Blog Club and I think you should check it out.
Don’t Learn One Thing. Learn Everything.
In the Billionaire Blog Club (how can you not love that name?) I show you the exact steps I take to build successful blog after successful blog.
I am not talking about building a blog teaching others how to make money (although if you want to go that route, that's cool), but blogs in the other (there are others?) big niches that might feel more at home to you.
It's time to stop treating your blog like a hobby or an experiment and treat it like a business that will allow you to earn the freedom you know you deserve.
What will you learn?
Here is a snapshot of a blog I launched. This is the first 20 days of the blog’s existence:
Over 77,000 pageviews in the first 20 days!
This is no fluke. Look at this two month comparison of another one of my blogs:
If you're unsure of what you are looking at let me explain. The orange line represents all of the traffic for October 2016. The blue line represents all of the traffic for November 2016.
In October 2016 the site received a total of 9,456 pageviews.
In November 2016, when I started to implement the Pinterest Overload Technique, the site received 129,677 pageviews.
That is an increase of over 1271%.
Not too bad.
This is just ONE of the things you will learn.
The longer you take to stall the longer you will take to reach your goals.
Check It Out Now