Article Writer Starting Out...looking for punters ;-)

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Hi All,

This is my first post on the Warrior Forum. My boyfriend (jetsetwilly) has been working in Internet Marketing for the past seven months or so now, and he's roped me into helping him with article writing. The articles I've written have been posted in article directories and used on his websites. He reckons they have helped his ventures considerably.

Back to the reason for this post; my boyfriend has told me that I should try writing articles for other people as I have done well so far. To be honest, I'm quite enjoying myself too.

So, a bit about me: I'm born and bred in England, University educated and currently working as a qualified Vocational Assessor. I'm reliable, hardworking and have an eye for detail. Writing has always been one of my key strengths and I get plenty of practise at it in my work.

If there are any Warriors out there who would like to give me a try for a small fee ($4.50 per article... as I'm starting out), PM me with your requests. Discounts can be negotiated for bulk orders.

Look forward to hearing from you all.

Cleo

P.S. All comments and advice welcome
#article #article writer #ghost writer #outlooking #punters #starting #writer
  • Profile picture of the author mrsteady
    Really you shouldnt post this here but in the classified ads section. Best of luck with your article writing though its a tough business
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    • Profile picture of the author Nathan Hangen
      Yeah it is the wrong forum, but I will forgive you.

      I started doing article writing as well and I've got to say this:

      It can definitely earn you a lot of money, especially if you create long-term clients...but it will work you to death if you aren't careful and don't say no every once in a while. I'm just finally recovered from a 200 article week and I've got to say, I'll never do that again!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sylvia Meier
    Welcome to the forum. My first piece of advice is to set up a site with samples of your work on it as well as a contact form. On the site you can decide whether or not to advertise your rates. Many do not and still get plenty of offers. You can include samples of work as well as testimonials on the site to entice people to purchase your articles. Use your sig file, advertise your site, your rates, you will be amazed at the amount of sales that come from this alone.

    Another thing I would say is RAISE YOUR PRICES, there is no reason to write for peanuts. I charge myself 5 cents a word and I know many other writers here in the forum that charge even more then me. The last thing you want to do is set yourself up for burnout. I believe Bev Clement (another warrior writer) has a course for Writers that may be of use for you to help understand how to price, get clients etc. You don't have to write for peanuts, especially if you have a good grasp of the English language.

    Put out the $20 to take an ad in either the classified section or the WSO section (classified means same price as you offer on your website, WSO means a better price then on your site.) This can help you to establish a client base with which to work with and gain testimonials from.

    Another option that means less work more pay is to sell article packs with PLR. This means that they can edit and use it how they wish with their name attached. If you set a base amount to be sold like 30, you can increase the price because it is limited PLR. On average in the WSO forum you can sell them in packs this way for about $1 an article. So each article in this example would make you $30, instead of the $4.50 you were thinking about writing at.

    Hope that helps you get started,
    Sylvia
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    • Profile picture of the author Justin Jordan
      Originally Posted by Sylvia Rolfe View Post




      Another option that means less work more pay is to sell article packs with PLR. This means that they can edit and use it how they wish with their name attached. If you set a base amount to be sold like 30, you can increase the price because it is limited PLR. On average in the WSO forum you can sell them in packs this way for about $1 an article. So each article in this example would make you $30, instead of the $4.50 you were thinking about writing at.

      Hope that helps you get started,
      Sylvia
      My caveat to this, from personal experience, is that selling PLR in WSO can be very hit or miss. I did three in a row that sold extremely well, and then the next one sold nothing. This that was back in the day when the WSO section was a little friendlier, so I'm not sure about what would happen now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rachel Goodchild
    Excellent advice Sylvia- I agree with all of that completely
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Wagoner
    Hi Cleo... and welcome to the Warrior forum!

    I'm gonna go against the grain here, so forgive me if this isn't what you want to hear.

    From a personal standpoint, I fully believe that you should use your writing skills to build a business rather than a writing job.

    I say this for two reasons:

    1. Writing is a great way to make money online. I've been writing for others for years. BUT if you aren't careful, you will find yourself with an online job, instead of an online business.

    2. You can use your skills to build businesses which can be built once and profited from for years to come, instead of getting paid once for the same amount of work.

    I'm not sure if this makes sense to you or not, but if you give it time you will understand it to be true. I found myself in this situation, as have other writers whom I've came to know.

    Others have started their IM career working as writers for IMers before they caught the idea they were making the IMers a lot more money than they were themselves.

    I'm not trying to discourage you from writing, by no means.

    As a matter of fact I say go for it!

    Just remember that you can begin working for others and make some quick money, and then transition to building your business which will make you lots more money, for the same amount of work.

    The best to you,
    Dennis
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