How To Market Myself Using My Online Writing Profiles?

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I'm currently trying to figure out ways to actually grow as a writer and get better, more consistent opportunities. I have the highest rating possible on iWriter and The
Content Authority. I'm the highest earner each and every week on The Content Authority as well, which shows I'm willing to put in the work on many different projects.

However, the highest tiers on these platforms only get a few requests a week, and obviously I'm competing with any other writers on that tier as well. That leaves me with the tier below for most of my work, which is a bit underpaid in my opinion for the quality expected.

These sites are very focused on keeping everyone anonymous. I'm sure it's mostly due to not wanting people to set up side deals, cutting out the website's share of the profits.

What that leaves me with is a struggle to actually leverage my high ranking and reputation. How can this be done when I'm just simply known by my screen name or user ID number? Any suggestions?
#market #online #profiles #writing
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  • Profile picture of the author Ged3
    Hi,
    you could market yourself on Fiverr.com.


    As you are so successful on Iwriter I am sure you would do well there.


    Their gigs pay a minimum of $5 ($4 after commission).
    You can also charge a lot more once you become established and you become a Level 2
    seller.
    Some writers charge a lot for a series of articles and once you customers like you they will come back and use you again.


    You can also offer your writing services on the Forum - you could do well here as you can soon become established.


    Most of the forum members need quality articles.


    Hope this helps.


    I wish you success with your venture.



    Kind Regards


    Ged
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    Consider building your LinkedIn and Reddit profiles and you will be surprised how much money you can earn if your writing is quality. In fact, once you build a good profile and showcase what you are capable of doing, jobs will look for you and not the other way round.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve L
    Originally Posted by OhioWriter View Post

    I'm currently trying to figure out ways to actually grow as a writer and get better, more consistent opportunities. I have the highest rating possible on iWriter and The
    Content Authority. I'm the highest earner each and every week on The Content Authority as well, which shows I'm willing to put in the work on many different projects.

    However, the highest tiers on these platforms only get a few requests a week, and obviously I'm competing with any other writers on that tier as well. That leaves me with the tier below for most of my work, which is a bit underpaid in my opinion for the quality expected.

    These sites are very focused on keeping everyone anonymous. I'm sure it's mostly due to not wanting people to set up side deals, cutting out the website's share of the profits.

    What that leaves me with is a struggle to actually leverage my high ranking and reputation. How can this be done when I'm just simply known by my screen name or user ID number? Any suggestions?
    I know there are quite a few writing gigs on Upwork. Also, have you considered investing time to build up your own website/blog along with your own email list? It's never a good idea to put all of your eggs in one basket.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Hodgins
    Your own website as a portfolio of your work, marketed properly will be one of your best bets in addition to what has been advised above. It need only be a simple blog style site. Super cheap, super easy.

    ~Jay
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  • Profile picture of the author JUnderwood
    Create your own personal blog. People love interesting and useful information. You can also try Reddit. On this site you can make good money for quality content.
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  • Profile picture of the author litonkrl
    You can create a personal blog or website to market yourself.
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  • OhioWriter,

    Have you tried sending LinkedIn InMails to your target clients for your content writing services?
    >> You can use your remarkable reputation across those content writing platforms. Integrate it into compelling value propositions. Send it to your ideal clients ...

    This method has for over a decade enabled me to close our biggest contracts so far. As a digital marketing company. And a content writing agency.
    >> For this to work, you need to clearly identify the right key decision makers for your relevant offers at your ideal client businesses. You need to propose solutions that you can actually do well for some of their most urgent problems. You need to successfully pitch a compelling custom 0 risk arrangement for them. You then need to close a renewable pilot contract ...

    Now this requires you to know exactly the niches and industries where you specialize. Along with your unique selling propositions for each client. And you must clearly communicate the benefits and advantages that your ideal customers can get from your services. Those should of course outweigh any associated risk ...
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  • Hi Friends
    Join online communities about your niche.
    Use a scheduling software to plan out your tweets in advance.
    Interact with other writers on social media.
    Put out content on LinkedIn.
    Write for publications with an active social media presence.
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  • Are you looking to stay anonymous or are you willing to market and brand yourself as a writer?

    If staying anonymous is what you intend to do, one way to get more clients is to create a profile in as many accounts as possible.

    However, if you're willing to market and brand yourself as writer, you'll get more and better opportunities to promote yourself. You can build a portfolio using paid and personal projects. You can attach your portfolio to your social media accounts and websites. You can even ask for more money because you can now attach your reputation and ranking to your personal brand.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nadeem Nawaz
    thankyou for this
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    I also have some new thinking. Why can't you start a blog in your writing niche and reach out to the world? They will see what you are capable of doing and give you deals. I know of a lady who did this after she became fed up with bidding for work. She is now contracting people to help her.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Hancox
    1. When you complete a job, gather testimonials with people's real names. They will usually be happy to do this if you ask them.

    2. Set up your own website, and include a pitch for your own services, along with samples, testimonials etc. (But see #4 first.)

    3. "Sell the difference." Figure out what makes you a better writer, without ever resorting to words and phrases such as "quality" or "high quality", which is fluff. What makes your writing quality, better etc. What do you do that cheaper writers don't?

    4. Think of a clever "angle" as a writer, that makes you unique or at least distinctive. What's your angle? What's your secret sauce?

    5. Think like a copywriter. Ask yourself, what problems are you solving for your clients? What does their content do for them? What problems could be made worse, if they don't have the "right" content from the "right" person? On the other hand, what are the ultimate outcomes of having the "best" content? (Don't use "right" or "best" in your pitch. I'm just describing a thought process here.)

    Also, ask yourself these two questions:

    (a) What is the best possible outcome for a client, when you write for them?

    Example: tons of people sign up to their newsletter, share the article, it goes viral etc etc.

    (b) How would you write differently, to achieve these results for your client in as many cases as possible?

    These questions help you think about how you could improve your writing skills, and also how to pitch them more effectively. Once you have all this in place, you can pitch to people who can pay you more money.
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