Category Archives: Make Money Writing

Start Up Writing Business Guide

business-start-up-guide-graphicCheck out the recently published Writing Business Start-Up Guide.  The guide will grow and expand over time, but for now, includes all important information about getting a taxpayer ID number instead of using your Social Security Number on your W9 Forms.

It also covers why almost all professional freelance writers should be incorporated as an LLC business type versus sole proprietorship.  Then, it tells entrepreneurs how to setup a writing business LLC by filing Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of your home state.  (Technically, LLCs are formed without articles of incorporation, but people commonly refer to it in this manner anyway.)

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Make Money Writing Resumes Online

help-wanted-adFrustrated by trying to break into the world of freelance writing?

Try writing resumes.

With the economy’s current troubles layoffs are hitting many people hard.  For some, their last job hunt was 5, 10, or even 20 years ago!

Dusting off the old resume and then trying to update it to include the most recent job and duties, as well as make it look and feel current by today’s standards can be a daunting task.  People will gladly pay a professional resume writer to take care of the whole thing.

How-To Start A Freelance Resume Writing Business

  1. Brush up on your resume writing skills.  Read some of the career resources out there, contact your alumni career center.
  2. Hunt For Freelance Gigs.  Guru, Elance, and other sites might be good for regular freelance writing gigs, but job seekers aren’t experienced in the freelance writing world.  They go to Craigslist and places like that.
  3. Start a Job Hunting Blog.  The easiest jobs you’ll ever get are the ones that come to you.  Write a job hunting blog filled with useful and relevant information and job hunters will find you before they even know they want a professional resume writer.

These quick and easy tips should be able to get you started.  Writing resumes may not be your end goal, but they can be a great way for a writer to make ends meet while building up that dream freelance writing practice you want.

Need to make a certificate? Here is how to make one with Microsoft Word certificate of appreciation templates.

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Make Money Writing Online

Welcome to the new blog dedicated to making money writing online.

I know what you are thinking, “Aren’t there already a million make money online websites out there?”

The answer is, “Yes, there are, but this isn’t one of them.”

You see, I’m a professional freelance writer.  I have numerous paying clients and I pay the bills with my writing, but I’ve noticed something.  Many of the online sites out there generating content are nothing more than page mills.  They hire writers as $5 or $10, or maybe even $15 per post and then have them crank out whatever 300 to 500 word articles they can.

Just what are they writing about you might ask.  Whatever.  Seriously.  It doesn’t matter.  What these content mills (they call themselves article directories or article depositories, or something) do is watch the Google search keywords and then ask their army of writers to write something (anything) to match those keywords.

The objective is not to educate or even build up a readership, it is mearly to get people onto their sites via search engine results and then serve up as many ads as possible.  That’s it.

So, it doesn’t really matter if the person writing about 1035 exchnages knows a darn thing about 1035 exchanges, real estate, or taxes, just as long as the article they deliver has the proper keywords and is in the ballpark of being accurate.  After all, these websites doen’t care if you find out anything useful about 1035 exchanges, all they want is for you to click on their ads.

What’s my point?

Imagine if a professional writer were to actually sit down and write useful, inspired, and educationaly content.  What if that writer actually knew the same tips and tricks that these content mills knew?  Then that writer could produce a quality website on 1035 exchanges AND make money writing online about them.

I’ve begun my journey.  I continue to write freelance articles for several clients both online and off (including some of the content mills).  This pays my bills today.

But, I have also started building up a set of websites that I am calling “The Empire” which I will use the techniques I have come to learn to position not only as top search results, but also as informative and trustworthy sources.  Along the way, I will make money writing online, and eventually will not bother freelance writing for others as my online web empire begins to generate enough money for me to live on.

Then, I will truly be living the dream.  A writer who gets to write what he loves and makes money doing it.

Come along for the ride.  I could use the company.

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