As a freelance writer, especially if you are doing it full-time, you have to get creative to bring the bacon home. Article writing can be a good way of supplementing your income. You can also take on blogging to add a few dollars to the pot of gold. Whatever you decide to take on, there is one thing that is essential – selling your content.
Assuming that you have material that is original, interesting, informative, and free of errors, the next step will be to see how you can get money out of it. I already mentioned PLR packages on my earlier post, a way you can use to market several articles on one topic. You can search online for writing sites that will pay you for views and clicks on your articles, or you can take on blogging assignments, or sign up with sites that will hire you to complete writing tasks. Some of these gigs may become long-term gigs, if you are good at it.
Another option is to sell your content on your website or sign up with a site where you can post your content for sale. You will have to share a percentage of your earnings with the site, but that is part of using their services.
Promoting yourself in social networking sites, your blog, your web, and placing ads in the newspaper or around the community or colleges, is another way to sell your content. Send proposals out to prospect clients. Sell your content to magazines or newspapers. Local publications is a good way to start, although these last two venues are full of competition. This is a characteristic of freelance writing in present times. The internet has opened a whole new side to freelance writing, and many writers – good and bad – are taking advantage.
If you are going to sell your content, make sure that you approach clients in a professional way and that you take pride in your work, by fulfilling your part of the deal as promised.