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[$0 to $xxx+ A Day] The High-Paid Writer Manual [300 Copies Only]

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  1. JamesBlake

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    Hello Blackhatworld members, potential writers, and more!

    As you know, I run a service providing content here to fill up my extra time. It's not my main business or money earner. You may or may not know me for my writing advice thread.

    I and my partner's main writing business does substantially higher end content work. We've written for top brands, been published in places as hard to get a word in as it is to get into Harvard, and more.

    I'm not big on distracting visuals, big buttons and such. I want to share our story, and what we are offering.

    But first, let me take you back to 2015.

    I was freshly divorced, and didn’t have two dimes to rub together.

    My daughter was hungry, I had zero money in my bank account. Bills were due. Past due.

    I contemplated changing my phone number because the collectors were hounding.

    $70,000 in debt didn’t happen overnight, but it seemed like those collectors wanted every penny of it overnight.

    Then I looked forward to the future.

    I knew my daughter would need braces. She would need a car. She would need new clothes for every year of school she had left, and when I did that math, I saw a fortune in front of me.

    Then you figure that she may want to go to college one day.

    Something had to change. I couldn’t keep doing what I was doing.

    At the time, I delivered pizzas and had to work from 4:00 in the afternoon until 3:00am when they stopped delivering.

    Then I spent another 2 hours cleaning up the shop so I could go home at 5:00am, only to wake up at 8:00am to take my daughter to school and get as many hours of sleep as I could before she got out of school at 2:00pm.

    My car constantly broke down, and every dime I made either went to gas or paying to fix the car so I could go make more money to pay for more gas and to fix the car the next time it broke down.

    How did I let it get so bad?

    But my daughter was hungry. So none of that even mattered. What mattered was getting her fed so I could focus on how I was going to get myself out of the mess I had created.

    I borrowed $20 from my mom to pay for the dinner me and my daughter were about to eat.

    That killed me.

    If there’s one thing I hated more than being broke, it was asking my mom for $20 so I could feed my daughter. I knew something had to change, and had to change quickly.

    So I resorted to what I always knew how to do.

    While I was married, I ran a successful affiliate marketing business. It was my job to create content on a regular basis, publish it to my own websites, and make a substantial amount of money in the process.

    Over the years, though, I made a bunch of really bad decisions, spent my money as quick as I earned it, and never really thought that the good times were going to come to an end.

    Even though that business took a downward spiral, I did manage to learn a few valuable skills that would help me pick up the pieces from a failed marriage and $70,000 in debt.

    While running that business, I learned how to create content and write sales copy.

    And that’s exactly what I fell back onto when I needed to put food on the table and start chipping away at this $70,000 in debt lingering over my head.

    I tucked my tail and resorted to writing content for other entrepreneurs that were building their own businesses.

    I knew it was the quickest way for me to put some money in my pocket, pay the bills, get the collectors on my back, and make sure my daughter had some cheese on her macaroni.

    Except, things didn’t start off the way I thought they would.

    I started pitching my services for free, thinking that I was going to get someone so ecstatic about my writing that they’d be more than happy to pay me for my content.

    And then all I found were freeloaders.

    People that were more than happy for me to write for free, and then tell me how it didn’t match up with what they expected, and email after email with critiques for how I should redo the content they were requesting.

    I knew this wasn’t how it was supposed to go.

    When I had my affiliate marketing business, people were happy to pay me $250 or more per blog post, so I knew that there was something wrong.

    I had a big hunch that it wasn’t my writing, but more the people that I was attracting as potential clients.

    So I evolved.

    I made a decision to never offer my services for free again. I still run a few threads, services etc. etc. where I write for a low price to give back, but I decided I would never rely on those again. And it paid off. At least, I thought.

    I started charging a minimum for my content, and thought I was doing great.

    The clients changed, dramatically. They were enthused to get my content for as cheaply as they were getting it for.

    They kept placing orders for more, and “taking advantage of my kindness”. -- Their words, not mine.

    As the months went on, though, I was still barely scraping by.

    I was managing to pay my bills, and had caught up on a bit of the debt that was lingering over my head, but I knew that I was working way too hard for the money that I was making.

    I knew something had to change, again. So I took a major risk.

    I let all of my clients know that I was going to be increasing my rates by 250%. To my shock, none of them stayed on board.

    I managed to fire all of my clients in a single week, that had taken me more than 6 months to build up.

    I was scared, to say the least. But I knew that I was worth more.


    That’s when I put my determination towards charging more and finding the type of clients that paid me the “big bucks” when I had my affiliate marketing business.

    I spent 2 weeks trying to figure out the differences between the clients I had that I provided free content to, compared to the clients that paid me slightly more for my work, and then looked into the type of clients that I had constantly beating my door down as an affiliate marketer.

    I started to see some major differences between the 3 types of clients.

    The first were freeloaders. I already knew that. They didn’t have a real business, so they couldn’t afford a real writer, and couldn’t see the investment value and payoff that a good writer could provide their business.

    The second type of client that I had been working for during the previous 6 months paid me enough to get by, anywhere from $400 to $500 a week in most cases, had businesses that were just getting started, and they were told to “hire a writer”.

    They knew that their investment would one day pay off, and they were happy to have found me when they were stuck dealing with low-rent writers for so long.

    But they couldn’t sustain paying me more for my content, because they weren’t yet making good money from their business.

    The insights that I gained from looking at those two types of clients helped me figure out the major differences between them and the clients that were willing to pay me the big bucks.

    People that already had successful businesses, and content was just another form of investment they made into their business, were more than happy to pay for a writer that could handle a bit of volume, deliver on promised deadlines, and keep the quality up.

    That was me. I always delivered when I promised. I always made sure I put my best foot forward. I also knew that I loved helping them grow their businesses.

    So I went forward, after firing all of the clients I had worked so hard to gain, and started pursuing clients that already had established businesses and saw my new 250% increase in rates as a steal, compared to the other high-end writers they were already paying for.

    Except finding clients with established businesses was difficult. I didn’t know how to go about locating them, and getting my name in front of them so they would hire me.

    I spent the next 2 months trying to figure out where these people hung out at online, and every waking moment trying to get in front of them so that the little bit of savings I had managed to muster up didn’t dwindle down to nothing and put me back into the position I was in just 8 months before.

    I didn’t want to have bill collectors calling me non stop. I didn’t want to feel like I was never going to pay off my debt. And most of all, I didn’t want to hear my daughter tell me she was hungry and me not have the money to put a little bit of food on the table.

    I had to make this work. I had to justify my 250% increase in rates, and I had to find clients that were willing to pay those higher premiums.

    Little by little, I began to see the signs.

    I saw groups on Facebook where this new type of client hung out at.

    I realized the types of businesses they were running, and figured out how to track those businesses down and get in front of them.

    I defined the exact type of client I wanted to work for, and wouldn’t settle for anything less.

    Over the next 6 months, I managed to bring on 10 of these specific clients, and had more work than I could dream about handling.

    I felt like I had finally made it.

    I had gone from working for free, to making $500 a week (which I thought was great!) to making between $1,000 and $2,000 per week.

    Check out the screenshot below. That’s just one week. And not even one of my best weeks.

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    All within the span of 8 months.

    But it wasn’t easy.

    It was scary as hell working for free without any timeframe on the payoff.

    It was even scarier firing my clients when I knew I could get by on $2,000 to $2,500 per month.

    Worst of all, firing those clients while my inner dialogue told me to “quit being greedy” and just settle for the status quo.

    I’m glad I didn’t just settle, though.

    Finding the right type of clients, and not being afraid to charge that I knew I was worth made all the difference to me.

    It allowed me to pay off $70,000 in debt within 18 months.

    It allowed me to take 4 extended vacations with my daughter.

    It has allowed me to build a fast car that puts a smile on my face every time I drive it.

    And it has allowed me to build a very healthy savings account that gives me the freedom to do whatever I want, whenever I want to.

    Not to mention, it’s given me the opportunity to work with amazing clients that I love, and who love me, and continue to force feed me work even when I tell them I’m on vacation.

    What more could you really ask for? I can’t think of anything else.

    Besides the fact that I work less than 40 hours per week to make $2,000 a week, and squeeze that work in whenever I have free time.

    I take my daughter to school and pick her up every day. I’m able to read her stories at bedtime.

    I can pay for her braces, and her first car, and her college fund.

    And I can put some damn cheese on her macaroni.

    And now, I’m going to break it all down for you.

    I’m going to show you:


    • The insane amount of mistakes I made that caused me to almost throw in the towel -- numerous times.

    • The small wins that all added up to me consistently earning between $1,500 and $2,000 per week.

    • The change I made on January 1st, 2016 that allowed me to charge 5 times more for the same work I was delivering before.

    • The sources of traffic and platforms that I used to find clients that paid me peanuts (and actually let me work for free) and how to avoid them at all costs.

    • The places on the internet that I tracked down that housed real entrepreneurs who were ready and willing to pay the big bucks and build long-lasting relationships.

    • The techniques I used to position myself in front of those clients, to get them reaching out to me first.

    • The strategy I used to get them to pay me up front for the work I did, instead of fighting to get invoices paid weeks after the projects were completed.

    • The tweaks I made in my business that gave me more free time, so I wasn’t a complete slave to the keyboard.

    • The budgeting formula I implemented to make sure I wasn’t completely dependent on my next gig to pay the bills, and I could actually build up a savings account.

    • The step-by-step process you can use to implement and take action on what I’ve learned to build your own high paying freelance writing business.

    Before releasing this guide for sale, I ran it by a few writers to get their take on it.

    Here’s what they had to say:

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    The High Paid Writer Handbook is your step-by-step action plan for breaking into the freelance writing industry and demanding more for the work that you do.

    I am so confident that it will help you land more clients, make more money, and feel more fulfilled in your choice to become a freelance writer that I’m going to guarantee your results.

    If you’ve implemented everything that I break down for you in the handbook, and haven’t landed at least one high paying client, shoot me an email and ask for a refund. I’ll give you 100% of your money back, no questions asked.

    To help sweeten the deal, I’m going to go one step further and break down 12 different strategies you can use to find clients, and show you exactly how to run your business, manage your time and your money, and get paid more for doing less work.

    As a bonus, I’m going to include the EXACT email templates I use when I’m contacting clients using the same strategies that I’ve broken down for you.

    There is literally no reason you can’t succeed with the information I’m giving you, short of just not trying to do anything with it.

    So if you’re ready to become a High Paid Writer, and:

    • Have clients reaching out to you for more work.

    • Charge the rates you know you deserve.

    • Avoid the same mistakes that cost me dearly.

    • Find your ideal client so you’re only working on projects you LOVE.

    • Get more free time to enjoy the money you do make.

    • Make sure you get paid up front for the work you’re doing.

    • And build a freelance writing business you’re proud of.

    The time to take action is right now.

    For only $67 you can download your copy of the High Paid Writer Handbook and the EXACT email templates that I’ve used to land more than 80% of the jobs that I’ve gone after.

    You’ll also get a copy of the High Paid Writer Mindset to help you bust through the personal barriers that I’ve learned stand in the way of most writers trying to find the success that they strive for.

    Remember, if you follow the guidance I provide and cannot land a high paying client within your first 30 days, simply email me and ask for a refund.

    I’ll refund 100% of your money, no questions asked, no hard feels.

    Click here to start building your dream business.

    First five members get a free review copy. After that, only 300 copies will be offered.
     
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  2. I know SEO

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    Thread approved.

    Ebook delivered, it's well written and contains lots of advice and tips for making money in content writing.
     
  3. Bargain Boss

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    Any chance of me getting a review copy of your handbook, JamesBlake?
     
  4. Heisenberg

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    Interested in review copy.
     
  5. loswarrior

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    Hi

    Can i get a review copy?

    Thanks
     
  6. JamesBlake

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    Three review copies will go out to JR VIP members and Three review copies will go out to regular members.
     
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    Hey,

    I would like to take a review copy)
     
  8. MisterF

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    I'd like a review copy please.

    Thanks for opening up with the struggle you've been through, people will hopefully see that the road in IM isn't just paved with gold.
     
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  9. Naroha

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    well maybe its too late, but review copy pls :eek:?
     
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    I would like to take a review copy, thank you
     
  11. JamesBlake

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    I sent the first couple of review copies.
     
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    I would also love a review copy.
    You write really good!
     
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    Review copies are gone I guess
     
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    Imterested im review copy if available?
     
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    I will take the review
     
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    I'm Interested in review copy.

    Keep up the good work
     
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    Congratulations on the great turnaround that you made in your life! I can't imagine how difficult it must have been for you and your daughter during those times. Glad to see everything is working out!

    //Not looking for a review copy
     
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  18. JamesBlake

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    Thank you, most expect the road to independence to be easy or straight forward. It's about having the right mentality and tools to get things running and to adapt when you fail.
     
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    I got a copy of the ebook. Without sharing too much, it's a very detailed and comprehensive system for making money. I have some experience with content writing for cash and beyond and this had alot of great ideas and details I totally overlooked.

    The writing style is extremely clear and easy to digest. The book never gets boring and is focused on being actionable over just theory. It's literally a blue print. I think if it was followed could make the reader serious money.

    Even the book itself shows what great writing looks like. All in all, I was impressed, it's good to see something quality shared minus all of the fluff and bs that can't be exhausted. It's a decently sizable ebook as well.

    Thanks for the copy and I recommend it 10/10.

    ~ Rosca
     
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    Review copy received.
    I didn't have time yet to go through everything but from what I read so far seems like a really good eBook.
    There's plenty of usefull advices & examples that can really help you in your writing career.
    Like @Rosca mentioned before me, writing style is extremely clear and makes the reading not dull.
    If you are pursuing writer career this is definitely an ebook you should get.
     
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