Writer’s Links 01/11/2014 (a.m.)

  • This article offers a pretty decent and clear explanation of how you can look for more freelance work.

    Tags: 2014, writing, freelance, copywriting, reference, WriteLink

      • How, then, do writing opportunities work?

        To be paid for writing, you need to look for a person with two characteristics:

        1. They’ve got money to spare.
        2. They’re looking for writers.

        This could be:

        • A magazine editor who is looking for feature articles.
        • An aristocrat or multi-billionaire who wants to support the career of an aspiring artist.
        • A blogger who makes money from advertisements, or from selling information products, but is too busy to do all their blogging themselves.
        • A book publisher who is looking for the next Da Vinci Code or Harry Potter.
        • A business owner who needs help from a writer to promote their business.

        Do you see where this is going? There are writing opportunities out there, if you know where to look, and if you know the right people.

    • First, the more money a potential client has, the more they’ll be willing to pay you. Bloggers and content creators don’t typically earn much money from advertising. That’s why revenue sharing sites, which share advertising revenue with writers in exchange for content, often pay a relatively low rate. Magazine editors and book publishers are somewhere in the middle. They pay reasonably well, but they’re looking for extremely high quality, so you’ve got to be real good to get their attention. Business owners who have a steady income usually pay the most generous fees to writers. Businesses have a budget for marketing, so they’ve got cash to splash.

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