Freelancing or entrepreneurship, that's my question

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Hello warriors
I am a complete newbie to Internet marketing. Having read a lot of articles, most of them here, I decided that content marketing and copywriting is what interest me most in the field. But my question is: Which is better for a starter: to write articles for others as a freelancer or to build a website around a product (like from Clickbank) and start publishing as an affiliate marketer?
I am not asking which is more profitable, I am asking which is better suited for a starter.
I am aware that making money online is an art and a science, and that it requires a lot of hard work and patience to achieve something. I just need an advise from the gurus.

Thanks a lot
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  • Profile picture of the author Asadullah72
    Hi,

    to write articles for others as a freelancer will good for you. because as a new, your skill may not good ta attract buyer. so if you start for own website , it will not give you good feedback. But one marketplace your article will review and expert will say what should re-write.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    Article writing is an easy entrance level into making money online.
    There are many platforms that you can use in order to get quick jobs
    such as Fiverr.com and other freelancer sites.

    The downside of article writing is that you have to do a lot of writing
    in order to make a decent income. So I would think that as far as
    writing is concerned, article writing is about the most difficult way
    of earning an income online. Of course, I have a total bias towards
    copywriting because even though it involves learning a few skills,
    you can make much more from your copywriting than you can from
    article writing. But while you learning copywriting, it doesn't
    hurt maybe to do some article writing. Just keep in mind that if you
    use the common freelance sites not only are you faced with a lot of
    competition, but you are also going to have very low paying jobs.

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    • Profile picture of the author coffeediva
      Hey there you could actually write articles for others and also for yourself. There is a great demand for good quality articles and if you write good quality articles you could package them up and sell them with PLR. This would also allow you to start making some money for yourself
      Hope that helps
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    • Profile picture of the author abohmeed
      Originally Posted by Raydal View Post

      Article writing is an easy entrance level into making money online.
      There are many platforms that you can use in order to get quick jobs
      such as Fiverr.com and other freelancer sites.

      The downside of article writing is that you have to do a lot of writing
      in order to make a decent income. So I would think that as far as
      writing is concerned, article writing is about the most difficult way
      of earning an income online. Of course, I have a total bias towards
      copywriting because even though it involves learning a few skills,
      you can make much more from your copywriting than you can from
      article writing. But while you learning copywriting, it doesn't
      hurt maybe to do some article writing. Just keep in mind that if you
      use the common freelance sites not only are you faced with a lot of
      competition, but you are also going to have very low paying jobs.

      -Ray Edwards
      Thank Ray
      I'm little confused here; isn't copywriting a "form" of article writing or are we talking about two totally different domains? A little elaboration will be highly appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author ferrhyhill
    Start with articles and progress from there, plan aproject of your own as your skills improve.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
    Go the freelancer route starting out. You'll benefit a lot, because you'll learn how to deal with clients and what people want. It could also lead to some high ticket sales from some of your clients. Do that, and then learn some other skills as you go so you'll be ready to offer those high ticket services.

    And just treat your clients really good, and be prompt. Be professional in every aspect of your business, all the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patbinc
    I would advice you start with freelancing...you will get a hang of what works and what doesn't, what's in demand and what to avoid and generally how the whole Internet marketing thing works...

    You will also get ideas that might do you a lot of good when you move into entrepreneurship...such as what's selling, where to get clients and how to attract and serve those clients to keep the coming.

    Plus freelancing doesn't require any money upfront, so it's a lot like learning real-world skills without any risks, then putting your money into entrepreneurship when you have learnt as much as possible.

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    • Profile picture of the author jukra
      Start with freelancing and to know what it is like working self-employed. Once, you are ready and feel confident, you can make the transition of becoming an entrepreneur.

      Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author superowid
    Be a freelancer first and start from there. Get some experiences, testimonials, etc and then grow your path. As freelancer you will have more opportunities to meet great people who can and may help you in the future. I once found my buyer turned to be my partner or even investor or just a very nice tutor. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author kimanierick
    that is a very good question. I would advise you to follow the route that most successful online gurus started. First freelance or write articles for others, sharpen your skills and strengthen your foundation in the field of writing. Yes the returns wont be very good but in the long run it pays. After understanding what is required of you, then you can start using your own website where you will have already attained the the qualities of a guru. by this you are most likely to attract good visitors into your website and get good reviews which shall eventually be converted into money. thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author H-D-Hill
      A freelancer is always working for someone else and doesn't get paid unless he works. An entrepreneur works for himself.
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        I disagree with most of the answers given so far. Article writing is not necessarily the easiest entry into online business for a newcomer. You'll need to have a good grasp of written English, and already have some marketing skills to even compete. Much better, in my view, would be to get used to selling some stuff online, say via eBay or other classified ad sites, which can quickly have funds coming into your PayPal account, as well as helping you learn how to craft a winning ad.

        There's also no reason to choose just one method over another. If you want to incorporate writing into your business, you could start a blog or other website and fill it with content on the topic of your choice, monetized with affiliate products and/or advertising. While doing that, you could also take on writing for others, if that's what you want.

        I'm little confused here; isn't copywriting a "form" of article writing or are we talking about two totally different domains? A little elaboration will be highly appreciated.
        When marketers talk about "copywriting", they're usually referring to sales copy, such as you'd see on a sales page or video ad. That's a specialized skill which would take some study to master, if you have no experience.

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  • Profile picture of the author timwal
    Originally Posted by abohmeed View Post

    Hello warriors
    I am a complete newbie to Internet marketing. Having read a lot of articles, most of them here, I decided that content marketing and copywriting is what interest me most in the field. But my question is: Which is better for a starter: to write articles for others as a freelancer or to build a website around a product (like from Clickbank) and start publishing as an affiliate marketer?
    I am not asking which is more profitable, I am asking which is better suited for a starter.
    I am aware that making money online is an art and a science, and that it requires a lot of hard work and patience to achieve something. I just need an advise from the gurus.

    Thanks a lot


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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Both can make you good money. As a freelancer, you work for yourself... but you still trade time for money. And essentially, you're *still* an entrepreneur.

    But if you're wondering about a traditional business online, you can outsource certain things, and essentially automate your business where it does 95% of the work for you. You need a system in place though.

    Either way if your marketing is great, and your message is coherent... you can prosper doing either one.
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