I had this great strategy in my head to make $100 a day writing high quality articles, but it seems like I'm spinning in circles. Not because I can't acquire writing gigs, but because I keep getting the WRONG GIGS! My current strategy would take me about 100 articles a day for me to earn that much.
I started out bidding on rentacoder for even the cheapest assignments with the intention of gaining great feedback & then acquiring higher paid writing assignments. Well, it turns out - those "higher paid writing assignments" are far and few between. My impression is that the people on rentacoder are looking for super high quality articles but want to pay the absolute minimum. Which I've done myself when hiring for graphics gigs. I've only had 2 people pay me a decent amount (they bonused me), and all of my past clients have asked me to write for them again. So, now I have great reviews and high ranking on Rentacoder but only seem to find article writing jobs that pay $20-$30 for a days work.
I'm not trying to make this message into a rant or a cry session. I'm asking for an honest opinion from other article writers. My current method is obviously not working, and I don't want to keep repeating this horrible rentacoder strategy of mine, so I would appreciate any new ideas or feedback from the pros!
Have any of you had any success picking a few niches, writing a few articles and selling it as an article pack?