If you needed $1000 per month

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Hi Warriors,


What would you do if you needed to make $1000 per month starting right now.

Let's say your talent lies in writing and you could only work on it part-time. If this was something you had to do what steps would you take to get to that $1000 per month?

I am looking for answers that will generate a consistent $1000 per month.....every month all year round. ( ideas that generate more than $1000 per month is alright too.)
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  • Profile picture of the author DrewClement
    I would find a client that was willing to purchase 50-100 articles a month on a regular basis.

    That is if I was desperate to make $1,000 starting IMMEDIATELY. I think writing is the best way to make money within the hour that you start.

    Of course this depends on price point etc...as I have one client that pays $1,000 a month for 20 articles, but it all depends person to person and client to client.

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  • Profile picture of the author reynoldscorb
    Outsource yourself. If you're good at writing, offer your services in the Warriors for Hire section. That's a good place to start.

    There are article writing sites where companies pay authors to write articles for them. Textbroker is a good one. $1000 is quite steep in the first month, but you could sure give it a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author ADAMw3
    You could become a full-time writer. I have a buddy that is a staff writer for makeuseof.com and makes around $450-500 per month. He only writes 2 500 word articles a week. I'm sure you can find 2 decent blogs or websites to write for to hit that $1,000 mark!
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  • Profile picture of the author nursewriter
    thanks for the replies so far....I have been writing for years and have written thousands upon thousands of articles for clients.

    However, it is very difficult to find clients that want to pay a decent price for articles. I am willing to write for money and I do that.... but as all freelancers know it can be inconsistent.


    I think that maybe my weakness lies in marketing myself. I have a website that outlines my writing services but have never tried to actively market it.

    I have also been told to never put all your eggs into one basket so in addition to writing services is there any other avenues that will provide a consistent $1000 per month?

    I would like to choose two or three that appear feasible and focus on getting those going.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
    Originally Posted by nursewriter View Post

    Let's say your talent lies in writing and you could only work on it part-time. If this was something you had to do what steps would you take to get to that $1000 per month?
    If you want to make a reliable income as a writer, you have to be reliable. Part-time is fine; I've worked with several writers who wrote part-time. The impetus is on you to manage your time properly.

    You have to decide for yourself whether this is something you really want to do. It seems that every so often you come in here and ask about making it as a writer, yet your track record does not appear to show a commitment to that goal.

    You had a WSO in the beginning of last year. You appeared to start out well. You received glowing testimonials from people who had purchased your services and were satisfied with the quality of your work. Then, the WSO thread ends with you missing deadlines, issuing refunds, and not responding to people.

    Your next WSO appeared to do better, though there were not as many respondents to the thread. There was another WSO after that that appeared to have some sporadic activity.

    A few months later, you had another post essentially asking how you could make it as a writer. The day before you started that thread, you posted a Warrior for Hire thread. Two months into that, you closed the thread with a statement that you were not taking on new clients. You also removed the link to your writing website from your signature.

    Now, here you are again.

    The question that you need to ask yourself is do you really want to earn a part-time (or even full-time) income as a writer? Or, do you just want to be a writer when you need fast cash? Once you answer that, you can figure out a plan going the route you want to take.

    Based on what I have seen, I would not hire you as a writer because I don't know if I could count on you for future work. If I have a choice between someone I know I can shoot an eMail and she'll get my article done and someone I don't know whether will even respond to my eMail, I'm going to go with the former. Sorry if that's harsh, but that's the impression I have from seeing your history here.

    I think that maybe my weakness lies in marketing myself. I have a website that outlines my writing services but have never tried to actively market it.
    Well, one thing you could do is have your link in your signature. Unless, of course, you don't really want to push your writing services, which is fine if that's your choice.
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    • Profile picture of the author nursewriter
      I agree with you on a few points Dan. Working a full time stressful job and then working part time trying to please clients can zap the wind out of anybody.

      As far as the refunds go with my writing wso it was only one refund and I had replied to that poster several times per PM but she was unwilling to wait until I could finish those ahead of her.....so instead of putting off other clients I just refunded her to save everyone some trouble.

      I have fired a few clients in the past year because they have expected the world for a penny.

      But with that being said in defense of myself I am indecisive of which way I want to take my writing talents. I like doing freelance writing however I can't write for five dollars an article and not burn out completely.

      I also like to write for myself so I need to find a happy medium that I can stick with.


      Sorry I ask so many questions on this forum about making a living as a writer....I think I need too much validation so I can see I am going to have to get over that!

      Anyway...thanks so much for the advice that everyone has given me. I will now sit down and make a plan and by the end of July I will have a consistent $1000 per month. That I can guarantee.

      Hey .....if you break it down that is only $33 per day.

      Don't worry I promise I will never ask another writing question on this forum again.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
        Originally Posted by nursewriter View Post

        I agree with you on a few points Dan. Working a full time stressful job and then working part time trying to please clients can zap the wind out of anybody.
        That's true, but if you're offering a service to someone, you need to be able to meet the demand. Clients want a job done, not excuses. Myself, as a client, I try to be flexible. I know that things happen. But, at the same time, I've worked with writers who would constantly have excuses for why they couldn't meet deadlines, including deadlines they set, not me.

        But with that being said in defense of myself I am indecisive of which way I want to take my writing talents. I like doing freelance writing however I can't write for five dollars an article and not burn out completely.
        Indecisiveness is what will do you in. I know this from personal experience. If you keep changing streams, you'll never get anywhere. You need to pick a direction and give it a good go.

        If you don't want to do $5 articles, don't do them. Don't run sales at those prices, because you will only attract clients who want articles for those prices. As a general rule, people who buy, for example, $25-$50 articles, are probably going to be skeptical of a writer who offers $5 articles, even if it's a "sale."

        Don't worry I promise I will never ask another writing question on this forum again.
        If I've in any way suggested you shouldn't ask questions, I apologize as that was not my intent. The only thing I was trying to point out was your own lack of direction. You've done better than a lot of people by actually going out and trying to make it work by posting WSOs and building a website. So, insofar as that is concerned, you are way ahead of a lot of people that will just ask question after question and never do a single thing about it.

        But, if you sit down, as you've said, and make a plan and implement it, I think you will be doing yourself a big favor and will greatly improve your chances of success. Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      The last thing you need to do is spread part-time work hours to start several different "streams" - the only eggs you need in your basket are writing clients that come back to you.

      You have a real edge on freelance sites with your medical knowledge. Someone with medical experience can write ebooks/reports/articles for top dollar with jobs from those sites. Instead of advertising "need work" and "low prices" on a marketing forum - go where businesses, commerce sites, manufacturers, etc are looking for qualified writers and willing to pay for them.

      But the clients won't go looking for you online - you have to find them, bid on the job and sell yourself and your knowledge. Elance, guru.com, demand studio. Don't place a bid and wait to see what happens - place 20-30 bids a day and take the jobs you want.

      Why write IM articles for $6.50-$9 when you could write medical articles for $20 or more? It makes no sense. Take the skills and training you have and capitalize on it. Do the work well and on time - and you can develop a small group of clients who come back to you every time. That's what you need and it creates a steady source of income.

      BUT - if you take on a writing project it has to be done, on time. If there is any delay you must communicate with the client immediately. Most buyers are very understanding if there's a real problem as long as it happens rarely.

      Think about it - you write 10 articles and earn less than $100

      I write 10 articles and earn $180-300. I write sets with submissions and earn $500+ from 10 articles plus rewrites plus submission. Nothing special except quality content - I can't write medical stuff and your writing is probably at least as good as mine.

      The only thing holding you back - is you. Go for it.

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      dayum, Dan! I thought I was reading an FBI report or something. LOL

      Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

      ...

      You have to decide for yourself whether this is something you really want to do. It seems that every so often you come in here and ask about making it as a writer, yet your track record does not appear to show a commitment to that goal....

      Now, here you are again.

      ...


      Well, one thing you could do is have your link in your signature. Unless, of course, you don't really want to push your writing services, which is fine if that's your choice.
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  • Profile picture of the author kyhell
    if a person could write 30 300 to 500 word articles per day then $1000 per month could be easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbode
    Sure you could write articles, but I would go for writing reports myself as they can produce a higher hourly rate if you market them correctly, such as selling PLR rights... or you could even sell physical books
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  • Profile picture of the author brandon_holcomb
    Originally Posted by nursewriter View Post

    Hi Warriors,


    What would you do if you needed to make $1000 per month starting right now.

    Let's say your talent lies in writing and you could only work on it part-time. If this was something you had to do what steps would you take to get to that $1000 per month?

    I am looking for answers that will generate a consistent $1000 per month.....every month all year round. ( ideas that generate more than $1000 per month is alright too.)

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    • Profile picture of the author Rikki_Fawkes
      I became a part-time writer - started making $1500 a month. Now I can at least split my time betwixt writing and IM'ing.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Atkins
    Offer article writing services in the warriors for hire section on this
    forum, on elance, freelancer, etc.. etc... You could easily exceed $1000
    monthly with writing if you really like writing.
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