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Making Money as a Content Writer

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Rob Rouse Jr, May 12, 2017.

  1. Rob Rouse Jr

    Rob Rouse Jr Registered Member

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    Howdy,

    I've been writing as a content writer for a little over a month now, and have made around $200 (not much at all), with about $160 of it coming from my 2 biggest clients.

    My question is - How can I get more people to hire me for this? I've tried Blackhat, Reddit and other places, but can't seem to get enough "jobs".

    Leave your advice here
     
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    You're a Writer, You can able to research & write about this topic :p

    Increase 40 More posts, then Buy Jr.VIP & start selling content writing service in BHW Market Place - you will get tons of Orders - if and only if the quality, price, TAT, everything needs to be Good!

    Promote your signature links, Buy signature space & Expand your service a step higher, higher & higher! TIPS
     
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  3. Reaver

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    The answer isn't more clients. It's less clients who pay you a higher wage.

    Stop targeting cheap ass people and go after businesses that can afford the price you set.
     
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    You need to be proactive finding leads as they won't find you.

    A smart way of gaining leads is to go through company press releases (PR Newswire/PRWeb for example) and find examples that you think you can write better. Send a email to the company, explaining you're a copywriter, what you would have done differently/improved in the specific press release and examples of your previous work.

    This all assumes you're a very good copywriter though (top star rating).

    Going through forums, like here, won't get you top dollar money. You're competing with people from India who are happy to charge $0.001 a word.
     
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  5. Rob Rouse Jr

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    Thank you! I'm going to do this :D
     
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  6. Shaunm

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    Have you tried upwork?

    What kind of rate are you aiming for per 500 words?
     
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    We want OP to be Here :)
    We want OP to Earn More Money In BHW here,
    There are plenty of writers who earning Great Sum of Money in the Market place, then why should we advice to go outside of forum ?

    Yeah OP, Upwork, freelancer, elancer, peopleperhour & lots of Other SEO forum out there..
    But, I strongly Recommend BHW - Market Place than any other upwork downWork ;)
     
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  8. Rosca

    Rosca Junior Member

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    I'd suggest getting a few gigs on Upwork to start you off. After you are tired of that, use the money gained to create a thread on here.
     
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    Be a top notch content provider. Excel in your customer service and service delivery. Not only will people become your repeat customers but they will also refer you to other people. It works for me. Some of my clients here in BHW tag me on posts of other members who are looking for a writer.

    Make your clients deliriously happy. If and when you do that, some of them will handle your marketing for free.
     
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    I see no problem with him doing both. I would imagine it would be harder to start on BHW with little to no reputation though rather than on Upwork as you can go for lower paid jobs to build your rep and feedback.
     
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    OP is a Writer,
    Imagine, How fast a good writer can increase post count :)
     
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    This ^^ .

    Work smarter not harder.
     
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    It takes much more than a post count to build a reputation.
     
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    You got to find your niche in writing and excel that and only at that. People throw the word "content writer" around like it was a one size fits all, but that's not the case. You have someone who is great at copy writing but totally sucks when it comes to going deep into researching and presenting a formal essay and so on.

    Find a niche first (preferably one or two that you genuinely love). This way you won't get tired writing about the same thing by your 20th gig.
    Focus on what method of writing suits you more. Copy writing? Research? Formal writing, whatever rocks your boat
    Don't expect an outpour of orders within a few weeks or months (if that was the case, anyone with a passing fancy about writing could make money). Stay on at it.
    If you have a few clients already, focus on them. There is nothing easier than getting repeat work

    Don't fall for the "what's your rate for 500 words" You know, there are decent spinners today that can vomit 500 words for a few cents or dollars/article, so stick to your ground. The moment you drop your rates, that's when you start compromising on quality and sooner than later, what used to be enjoyable work starts to become a mundane job.

    You can have multiple accounts at different places, but i'd recommend to stick to one and move up the category. Places like upwork rank you on your client satisfaction and stuff. So focus on building that. Sending a link to your profile that has a 90+% job satisfaction rate is itself a great selling point.

    If you are struggling, start a blog and throw out a few samples there so you can use it as ready reference. And if you want to up your game, find some sites in your niche and reach out to the websites with free content, in return for a solid bio link (link back to your upwork profile or something). This way you build good relationship with sites in your niche that you can eventually upsell to your clients for guest posting etc.

    Do the above and keep at it for at least six months and you will see the difference.
     
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    You meant, 40 posts takes time in the earlier reply.
    My point of saying is 40 posts isn't that hard for a writer - this is my reply to it.. That;s all

    Btw, I agree on your point about reputation