First Steps to First Writing Clients

Posted July 3rd, 2013 by Val and filed in Getting Started, Make Money Writing
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For new writers, nothing is more intimidating than the thought of getting your first writing clients. Remember back to when you were a teenager who had never had a job? You felt trapped in the paradox that no one was going to hire you without experience, but you couldn’t get experience without getting hired.

Becoming a freelance writer isn’t so different. To get good clients, you need to demonstrate your ability to deliver quality writing – but how can you prove you can write if you have never had any clients?

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3 Ways to Get Paid to Blog

Posted May 29th, 2013 by Val and filed in Blogging, Make Money Writing
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Getting paid to blog is probably the dream of everyone who starts a blog. Many bloggers fall by the wayside, because blogging requires commitment and discipline.

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Do You Want To Be A Good Writer?

Posted May 24th, 2013 by Val and filed in Getting Started, Make Money Writing, Writing Motivation
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I stumbled across an interesting question today. The question was:

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4 Reasons to Enter Writing Contests

Posted April 7th, 2013 by Val and filed in Getting Started, Make Money Writing
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Motion Blur FrozenCarol Tice of The Freelance Writers Den frequently advocates entering writing contests. She is so fond of writing contests that she has an awards page on her original blog CarolTice.com.

I don’t think I really got why she thought so highly of writing contests until I saw this in print in The Barefoot Writer this month:

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What’s Wrong With Writing For Content Mills?

Posted April 4th, 2013 by Val and filed in Content Mills, Make Money Writing
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Many new writers are drawn to content mills as a place to get started. There are a handful of advantages to working for content mills – but most of the advantages are really disadvantages in disguise.

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Get Started Writing Information Products

Posted October 10th, 2012 by Val and filed in Getting Started, Make Money Writing
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Writing your own information product is a great way to establish yourself as an expert in your niche. Information products are a great source of passive income, meaning you do the work once and you can keep making money long after it’s been completed.

Information sells, and it sells in many forms. That’s great news for writers. It’s an age of instant information and that’s exactly what people want. They want solutions to their problems, and they want them now. Some of the forms your info product can take include: Continue Reading »

9 Ways to Market Your Writing Services

Posted October 4th, 2012 by Val and filed in Make Money Writing, Writing Business
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Many writers hold back from marketing their writing services. There are probably as many reasons writers avoid marketing as there are writers. Some avoid marketing because they think of themselves only as writers – they want to write and nothing else. Other writers are crippled with fear – fear of failure, fear of success, fear that their writing isn’t good enough.

A simple truth is that we are usually good at the things we like to do. ‘So if you like writing enough to think you want to be a paid writer, your writing is probably good enough.

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3 Paths to Becoming a Six Figure Writer

Posted October 2nd, 2012 by Val and filed in Copywriting, Getting Started, Make Money Writing, Make Six Figures
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It’s no secret that I’m on a journey to become a six-figure writer. I have spent a good amount of time mingling with other writers and gradually learning from those who are making it. What types of writing can lead to a six-figure or better income?

Copywriting

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My Favorite Online Writing Sites

Posted August 19th, 2012 by Val and filed in Blogging, Make Money Writing, Web Writing
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There are many online writing sites that are worth visiting. My personal favorite writing sites offer consistent, quality content without constantly trying to entice sales. The focus of each site is somewhat different…in other words each has its own personal brand and unique voice.

These are my own favorite writing sites:

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How to Make More Money From Your Writing

Posted August 2nd, 2012 by Val and filed in Getting Started, Make Money Writing
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Do you want to make more money from your writing?

It’s an exciting moment when you realize you can make some money from writing. It’s a not quite so exciting moment when you realize that getting paid $10 an article is practically slave wages. You know you deserve better, but the more you scour the ads, the more low-paying gigs you see.

And that, my friend, is the point.

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