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Full Time Income off of Writing?

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by darkeggx, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. darkeggx

    darkeggx Regular Member

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    This is for anyone who makes a part time or full time living off of article writing? Well, how do you do it? Is it possible to do it completely by yourself? Can it be done with fiverr? Do you have a content services on a few forums or do you have your own site? Do you hire writers? What about content mills are there any decent ones out there? Thanks!
     
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    Anybody can have a "part-time" living off of article writing. I mean, $50/week would be considered part-time technically.

    To answer your question, I started a couple of months ago and I've been making a consistent amount (low 4-figures). It comes and goes, but the most important thing is to invest the money properly (i.e: passive projects).
     
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    Anywhere from $100-150 a week. Part time. That's between Fiverr and a few BHW clients.

    I'm a very lazy SOB, and in 2 hours I will start with my Internship. It's going to be harder for me to write now since I'll be at the office for 9 am - 6 pm. But yes, I will still continue to write, and I will still rake in at least $100 a week. In my country, that's really good, especially for a 19 yr old college student. Some can't even sniff $20 a week.. so yeah. :)

    OP, you can make a living out of it. If you aren't lazy, you surely will. I make my Fiverr delivery time 8 DAYS, even though I can do an article in 15 minutes. It's just that I have other things going for me (girlfriend, exercise, hosting/radio etc.). But if I wrote to my full potential (time-wise), I think I can easily do $300 a week.

    If $300 a week in your country is good enough, then yes sir, you can live off of writing. :)
     
  4. darkeggx

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    How many jobs a week would you need to do for $300 a week? How many hours would you have to put in for that on average a week? I tried putting up a gig on fiverr as well but didnt get any sales. Are you getting a lot of sales with fiverr? Thanks
     
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    I concur on setting Fiverr writing gigs for a week, you never know what will happen. I was on top of a number of gigs coming in daily until a relative was hospitalized, and poof, fell behind on all of them. As for the full time question, no, it's not advisable to do writing full time. It's possible to build a lot of assignments between Fiverr, freelance jobs, Textbroker and other writing sites, but most people can't sustain it.

    Writing is active work, usually for low cash compared to other ways to make money online, and it's main benefit is for upfront money to fund your longer term, passive projects (building MNS, CPA, offline web consulting/design, etc.). It's also a morale booster, as it validates an IMer's activity with a "yes, I've made money online this week!" sense of little victory (which is an especially helpful feeling for a newbie).
     
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    How many articles a week do you write?
     
  7. MsAine

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    I've recently started working online, and I got a full-time work writing articles. I've found a link building company, and they eventually love my style of writing, and got the job right away. Right now, I'm making $1,300 a month (I don't know if this is a good salary in the US, but in my country, it sure is a lot of money :) ), writing articles for that particular company alone. I also have Fiverr gigs, and I get around $30-40 per week (bah, it's lame since many Fiverr members are offering cheaper articles for more words.).
     
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    Forget Fiverr if you still haven't found any luck. I'm a Rank 2 Seller on Fiverr and I'm due to become a Top Rated Seller around May 4. I have a lot of loyal clients and new ones here and there. Like I mentioned, I have clients outside of Fiverr too (2 at the moment). It's hard to make it in Fiverr as a Writer now, unless you're willing to tap the 2 400/500 word articles for $5 market. That means you're okay earning just $2 per 400-500 word article. Are you?

    As for the number of hours I put in... Hmm, it depends. If I'm in the zone and I know a niche very well, I can finish an article in 10 minutes. If I'm feeling lazy, it can take me an hour (when I'm browsing through BHW and Facebook). Normally, I take 15-25 minutes per 500 word article. In 1 hour, if everything is good, I can finish 3. $15 in an hour.

    It really depends. Try iWriter or oDesk or even Freelancer. I started out in Freelancer :). If you're not having any luck with Fiverr, try other avenues, or FIVERR CLONES. :)
     
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    I`m going to burst the bubble. Because your technically chasing a dream. I`m pretty sure majority of the people on any IM are trying to get money from article writing service. (your competitors)

    1. iwriter- minimum you need to be paid out wil be 20 articles if you do 300 word $1.62 per article. (ACCEPTED <-keyword)
    2. fiverr- its great, just max out 20 gigs of things you can deliver within 24hrs or less. (Bad part, payout time of withdrawing 20 days)
    3. forums- you need your "reputation" built before you can finally have a great loads of work, "paying membership + posting the thread".

    Minimum wage job in US: $9 at least an hour, that means you need to think, can I get work within an hour?
     
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    So, I'm looking to buy writing services. I'm willing to pay a little more, if you are good. If anyone wants to audition with a review of a cd, pm me. I will pay what you want, but I won't pay until after I see the review, or at least the first draft.

    I WILL NOT PAY ANY WRITER WHO SENDS ME ANYTHING WITH A SINGLE SPELLING MISTAKE.

    So... with that said. I have money, you want money. PM me.
     
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    Just a tip, it made me a world of difference to use Dragon Naturally Speaking back when I was doing this. I could put out around 5x500 word articles in an hour, which in Fiverr amounts translates into $20. Keeping that up was another matter. I can't write 60 articles a day. Maybe you can? :)
     
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    I believe you probably could. I've seen loads of article writing gigs on Fiverr with over 50+ orders in Que. I signed up for iWriter a while back and made a good few bucks in the first few days.
     
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    I guess it depends on what a decent living is. Last time I looked there were 2000-3000 assignments for 4-stars in textbroker, if I had nothing else to do all day I could probably bang out 10 1000-word articles (roughly 30 minutes of typing and proofing, 30 minutes of research) which would work out to about $200, maybe $150-ish net after tax and social security, and I'd probably want 3 day weekends churning out that much content so it'd be like a net around $30k a year.
     
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    i have made upwards of $250 per day article writing.. just start a service, make sure it is quality and will help people!! Be reasonable with your price, start hiring writers from elance (do the full background check) after i did this, i started talking to people and working very hard to build my team. This was my first business online and i am glad to say its now larger than ever!!

    I do not do any writing myself unless i am interested in the niche. I do most of my articles for $4 per and most of my writers write for $3 per article, unless they are good friends. than i give them $4.

    However, you have to provide quality content on time. your business is as good as your writers.
     
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    Lots of good points in this thread and all valid.

    If you can work for $5 an article you can write all day and night from work you can pick up here on this forum alone.

    You can also advertise your services away from the oft-quoted sources like odesk, freelancer etc to offline businesses and earn more. This doesn't come without issues though. Offline businesses don't tend to give you a keyword to work with because they are clueless( that's why they want you in the first place) so you can end up doing more research as to what they want/need which you need to factor in to fees. You can earn way more this way though.
     
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    Wrong. Minimum wage is lower than that. Maybe your state is higher but most states follow the federal limits.
     
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    Just to add up, you can also try Reviewstream - basically, their rates are pretty low, may even vary from one month to another, but the good thing about this is that you can practically write reviews about anything under the sun! I really enjoy writing reviews, because it's my own style, my opinion, no formats to follow and you can even think of almost everything to write reviews on. Your new TV, a restaurant, hotel or even a movie that you've recently watched. It's good actually, especially if you have other referrals to incrrease your stream of income. I wouldn't call it as a decent job actually, it's more on like your private stream of reviews, but better - you get paid for it :)
     
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    Right now I am trying to make a living off of writing, but it takes so long to find a decent number of orders. It takes a hell of a long time to find someone on oDesk who isn't trying to screw you over...
     
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    I'm completely done with Odesk. Written a couple of articles here and fro - but none of them got paid. Plus, it's really silly to bid along with other writers who are probably outsourcing the articles and are offering their services at a relatively low low price.
     
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    What do you do now if you don't mind me asking? I'd be making bank if I lived in the Philippines, but I live in the US... (not that it's bad living in the US)