Moving on from iWriter....

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Hey all

While I have been article and copy writing for quite a while, I have only recently started to content write on the internet for extra income.

After quickly becoming an elite writer over on iWriter and Hirewriters I am looking to move on as I believe my writing/time is worth more.

I have a couple of clients from those sites but I am wondering how to go about offering my writing services and build relationships with new and interesting clients so I can further my portfolio,deliver what they want and continue to earn a secondary income of something I enjoy and excel at?

Thanks in advance guys!
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  • Profile picture of the author WordpressManiac
    You can post a Gig right here in the warriors for hire section. If you're really good you can charge more. I think best would be to learn copywriting, if you can do a great sales letter lots of people are willing to pay you a nice chunk of money.
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  • Profile picture of the author a1pena
    I had a question regarding iwriter. I have heard great things about it. But do u think it may be the best place to get content. I will be using iwriter in the future and as a resource to my students.

    But yes i would say post on the warriors for hire section. people always need quality content!
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    • Profile picture of the author MarcusJohnson
      Originally Posted by a1pena View Post

      I had a question regarding iwriter. I have heard great things about it. But do u think it may be the best place to get content. I will be using iwriter in the future and as a resource to my students.

      But yes i would say post on the warriors for hire section. people always need quality content!
      Depends on the writer who's assign. I've tried iWriter and found good writers but you'll get to try those that aren't providing quality work.

      By the way you can try PPH where you can offer hourlies to clients..And you may try putting up your own site...and showcase your work there...
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      • Profile picture of the author helpinghand182
        I don't think an hourly rate is a good idea for a writer! I am sure my fellow writers agree, ideas can come at almost any stage during the day and while writing a piece may be quick once started the process can be a lot longer.

        Some good replies here. I will probably set up a WSO eventually but I want to make sure that I am all set up to manage an influx of clients as I can obviously only provide quality content to a limited number. I am also taking steps with hosting and setting up my own personal website.

        At the moment I am just building relationships with good clients who require quality content and will hopefully be able to use as references in the future!
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    Originally Posted by helpinghand182 View Post

    I am looking to move on as I believe my writing/time is worth more.
    Your writing is worth whatever amount of money you can imagine and really boils down to the manner in which you use your time and market your talents.

    Originally Posted by helpinghand182 View Post

    I am wondering how to go about offering my writing services and build relationships with new and interesting clients so I can further my portfolio,deliver what they want and continue to earn a secondary income of something I enjoy and excel at?
    Aside from starting your own writing service or running a 'warrior for hire ad here' - have you considered writing for yourself?

    Have you tried niche marketing and promoting affiliate products or your own using your writing as a marketing method?

    Obviously, if you've had some success writing articles/content for others, and you understand the basic functions of content creation... why not start your own niche site, write eBooks, or start promoting affiliate products through various writing strategies like; article syndication for example.

    I had considered writing articles/content for others for awhile and researched the pro's and con's - only to find many writers felt their time/writing was worth more, and I agree, if your good at what you do... it most likely is more valuable for you to write content for yourself.

    You can always still do both, keep bringing in some extra income writing for others (for now), while you start putting your writing to work for You in other markets!

    All the Best,

    Art

    PS - You could also start cranking out highly targeted rich articles, and sell PLR (Private label rights) to 'X' number of buyers... a lot of writers sell their writings this way.
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    • Profile picture of the author helpinghand182
      Originally Posted by art72 View Post

      Your writing is worth whatever amount of money you can imagine and really boils down to the manner in which you use your time and market your talents.



      Aside from starting your own writing service or running a 'warrior for hire ad here' - have you considered writing for yourself?

      Have you tried niche marketing and promoting affiliate products or your own using your writing as a marketing method?

      Obviously, if you've had some success writing articles/content for others, and you understand the basic functions of content creation... why not start your own niche site, write eBooks, or start promoting affiliate products through various writing strategies like; article syndication for example.

      I had considered writing articles/content for others for awhile and researched the pro's and con's - only to find many writers felt their time/writing was worth more, and I agree, if your good at what you do... it most likely is more valuable for you to write content for yourself.

      You can always still do both, keep bringing in some extra income writing for others (for now), while you start putting your writing to work for You in other markets!

      All the Best,

      Art

      PS - You could also start cranking out highly targeted rich articles, and sell PLR (Private label rights) to 'X' number of buyers... a lot of writers sell their writings this way.

      That is the plan eventually! To start writing for my own interests and start affiliating etc.. That is why I originally joined the warriorforum and war room!

      I decided to slow down a little and see what I was good at first of all and that was writing. Writing on iWriter was a great experience and gave me the confidence that I needed to assure myself I was a good writer but now I feel ready to move and start seeking to write content that is worth more to me and any client instead of for content mills.

      I am actually in the final year of a Business and Marketing degree in Uni and have experience copy writing for others so I do believe I am well capable, it is just the next step of finding clients and where to market myself that I am currently beginning to suss out.Also just other good sites that I can produce articles for or prepare and sell articles that people will want and buy.

      As for affiliate marketing, to be honest I find the whole thing a bit overwhelming. I know I can do the writing side of things of course and I see what some clients have done with my articles and I am impressed. But I always wonder how successful these sites are and how much experience and know-how is needed to make these sites work. As I am still new to this side of things I am still hearing of how Google changed their algorithms making affiliate sites a lot harder to rank also so I was a bit put off at how profitable I could be in that field.

      As for the user querying about iWriter , It is hit and miss really but at the end of the day you get what you pay for. It is heavily geared towards the client as they can rejects and leave poor reviews for any reason. I have been lucky enough to not run into this issue as much as I try to contact clients after each article offering a rewrite or revision if there are any small issues. For you I say go ahead and other some premium or elite articles and see if your happy. Don't bother with anything lower as your will get half spun non-native writer garbage a lot of the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMSince2003
    I also second the idea of posting an ad in the warriors for hire section. You could also post a wso. These two things should give you income in a relatively short time frame. Remember, start from day one offering quality writing. You do not want to be competing in the cheap word space. There are already plenty of writers here at $0.99/100 words.
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    • Profile picture of the author helpinghand182
      .99 cent /100 words seems pretty low to be honest. Does it cost money to post in the warriors for hire section here does anyone know?
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      • Profile picture of the author mashaa
        Having your own WSO is a brilliant idea. You will get long term serious clients who pay you well. I have tried it in the past and it worked.

        It will cost you $20 to publish your wso, the last time I checked
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        I can do your articles at competitive prizes.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jason_V
    Before someone else jumps down your throat, there is a huge difference between writing articles for money and being a "copy writer" [sic]

    There are also other freelance sites you can use:

    elance
    odesk
    guru

    You can also write some articles and get paid up front for them at Yahoo Voices. I have about 200 articles there, I still make a monthly residual income from them.

    Or you can write at Helium, hubpages, squidoo, ehow, or infobarrel.

    There was a pretty good WSO all about infobarrel

    http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...es-ehow.html#1

    Either way, good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author helpinghand182
      Wow that's a great help man thanks for that ! Lots of useful resources there. I've delved into elance and odesk but haven't taken either really seriously to be honest! Found the bidding process a bit tiresome and that iWriter was much more easier. Select an article,write it and on to next one.

      Oh and don't worry. I know the massive difference between article and copy writing. That is why I separated them in the first place.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Post a gig on warriors for hire or participate in writing threads. People who like what you have to say will contact you. People need content all the time.
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    • Profile picture of the author SEOAiko
      I have an elance and an odesk account but I haven't applied for any job advertised on both. For future job considerations, sometimes, I lurk around on both sites and see what the clients have to offer. Most job offers for article writing seems to be cheaper than expected. But of course, it will depend on your writing skills and the difficulty of the topic given. Also, beware of the scammers
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