As someone who has been blogging for almost 2 years now, I didn’t intend to be a freelance writer when I started, but over time, I came to see how lucrative it can be to get paid for your writing. If you’re a blogger who is just starting, taking some freelance writing jobs on the side can be a great way to cover your expenses and make a lot more money on the long run. I have been writing for others as a freelancer for almost a year now, and within that period I have learned a lot of lessons that will make it easy for me to make money writing if I were to start again. I will be sharing my lessons with you in this article.
Make Sure You Have as Many Skills as Possible
The first step you should take towards ensuring you are able to make money writing as a blogger is to have as many skills as you can. There are many skills that can help you make money writing – it could be helping people write product reviews, it could be helping people write SEO articles, it could be writing for revenue sharing sites, and it could be any other form of writing. The more skills you have as a writer, the more money you are likely to make on the long run.
It is also important for you to observe the market to see which skills are currently needed the most, and then work hard on building those skills for yourself – over time; you will be able to get a lot of people to pay you to write for them.
Advertise Your Skills in as Many Places as Possible
It is important for you to realize, however, that having a lot of skills alone won’t help you make money writing. The skills you have are of little importance of nobody knows about them. Your main job will be to work on marketing your skills as much as you can. It can be through guest blogging, being active on forums, doing interviews with other bloggers, being active on social media sites and using videos to market yourself. You can easily make a lot more money writing if you are able to advertise your skills in as many places as possible. The more people are aware of the skills you have to offer, the more people are likely to hire you.
Focus on Getting Recurring Jobs from "Power Clients"
The final tip in this article is to focus on getting recurring jobs from power clients. One thing I have realized from making money by freelance writing is that there are some clients who contribute the most to your income. It is these clients who have writing jobs for you regularly and you can easily get a lot more results by focusing on them. Instead of focusing on having a lot of clients who pay you very little for your work, you will do better by having a few clients who provide you with recurring jobs.