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Four tips for making money online as a freelance writer
Mon Jun 28 02:12:52 2010
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 MoneyEditor image By MoneyEditor
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Making money online as a freelance writer isn't always easy - but it doesn't have to be hard, either.  Freelance writing is NOT an easy-money, get-rich-quick onilne opportunity.  It is a career choice, just like becoming a plumber, a stockbroker or entering any other field of work.

First, let's assume you have a fair amount of writing skill.  Without that, the most basic of necessities for making money online as a freelance writer, you're not going to make any money.

I am not saying that making money online as a freelance writer is the job for everyone.  It might not be for you; however, if you've been thinking about giving it a shot, your best start may be online. 

With those two things in mind, let's outline the 4 steps to making money online for freelance writers.

  1. Set up repeat clients for slow times.  You can write for Constant-Content, Demand Studios and other sites which pay writers on a regular basis.  They don't always pay a lot (Constant-Content allows you to set your prices, while Demand Studios pays a low flat fee for each piece), but when work is slow - as it often is when you're starting out as a freelance writer - it pays to have these sites in your arsenal. 

  2. Actively find clients.  You absolutely need a website or blog.  You can attempt to attract potential clients by building backlinks, but you need to supplement that with a little online and print advertising if you want people to find you.

  3. Work toward building your reputation, not tearing it down.  Don't blog for al-Qaeda, for example, and don't write anything that a future potential client could use as a reason for turning you down.  Even though you want to make money freelance writing, don't accept just anything.

  4. Treat freelance writing like a business, not a job.  You work for YOU, and you need to stay motivated to get out and get new business.  If you lose steam, your business isn't going to grow; it's going to fizzle out and die.

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