What is it like to work from home and write articles as a freelancer?
It can be a good way of life because the working hours are flexible, the work pressure is always fresh and the travel time is short. Sometimes kids or animals break into your office space to distract you, but to me I seem to be my biggest obstacle, I always try to write more disciplined.
Discipline seems the hardest
If you are a freelance writer, you have to be disciplined, that is, you have to be able to let yourself do what you have to do whether you like it or not.
I often go to local restaurants, such as Starbucks, McDonald’s, or Panera Bread, when I need to get out of the house to rest and find it hard to focus on my task: writing. Sometimes this is necessary if you cannot concentrate at home. For you, it could be a break from watching a TV show or part of a movie — whatever works for you.
But income is the hardest
I think the money part is the hardest part about being a freelance writer. You need to find a way to monetize your writing and writing time. Sure, you can use websites like http://Elance.com or http://Odesk.com to write online for free or do ghostwriting for others, and you can earn a full-time income this way…hard.
However, I found that if your native language is English, your chances of getting projects on these sites will greatly increase. However, there is another way to generate income.
The Power of EzineArticles.com
I am relatively new to this power. This idea was shared with me by a friend who is a very successful affiliate marketer, making four figures every day in his good days. When my friend asked him for advice on how to earn an extra $2,000 a month, he told me to write 5 articles and submit them to EzineArticles, an online article submission website.
The reason is that EA articles have received a huge amount of traffic. In our first 10 articles, we had over 1,700 views and over 170 clicks, resulting in visitors to our website. This is very powerful and sometimes using Google AdWords can cost you $1 per click.
Therefore, the second way to make it a freelance writer is to have some good resources (your author’s bio) that can invite visitors to check out your website (maybe they can hire you as a writer, for example) . In the long run, this is more profitable than just being hired as a freelance writer. I hope this will help you in your writing career. 😉
Choosing the Brightest Expert Freelance Online Article Writer
Finding freelance writers online can be time consuming and frustrating at times. However, knowing what to do in the online world can make the task easier. With article authors now roaming the online world, all of them are eager to find online writing jobs, giving you many choices. Well there are so many online writers because some of them are attracted by the money paid by article writers (if you are a good writer this is a lot) and there are really talented good writers and the gist of writing this is why they do it choose writing articles as their profession.
So how do you choose an efficient and excellent online article content writer? First, you need to find a good website where article authors can publish their online applications. There are many online and you may want to check them all out. Then conduct an online interview, chat with everyone and evaluate their writing potential, grammar and jargon, pay attention to every aspect and record it.
Then choose the best one from your list. This method eliminates the bad ones that have no value for your business. Therefore, now that you have your own essence, there is one more thing you need to do: you need to choose one or two writers as freelance writers. Ask them to write a good article about strange things, one that will even confuse you who made the request. This will be a challenge for them, and only the best of them can produce products that you like and that suit your taste. That is it. You immediately hired the expert online article writer.
With the above tips to help you choose, finding a good online article won’t be that hard. You don’t even have to worry about letting that writer down, because your good selection process ensures that the person you hire is an expert and a good choice.
Hiring A Professional Article Writer
“To hire or not to hire, this is a question” Shakespeare’s statement is a little different, but since he may have written all the material himself, he may not have much to do with hiring professional article writers.
As an article author, I gradually realized some of the unique challenges of successfully writing articles online. Let’s face it, there’s a lot to learn. Here are some things you’ll face on your own learning curve:
Find the right keywords and optimize them effectively in each article.
Make sure the content is stimulating and readable.
Find new topics to be written on a consistent basis.
Get a steady income from all your hard work.
Human nature is such that after submitting the first set of articles, we can easily lose our advantage. We all know that the secret to making money online is to attract a lot of high quality traffic. However, there are many factors that go into getting there, and search engines usually only give us a vague clue.
You can write a story about Uncle Fred’s recent trip to a tequila factory, which leaves some readers at a loss but still not seeing any useful traffic. However, professionals will make an extra effort to add the right combination of relevant keywords to such articles. Then Google will notice and possibly improve the page ranking.
This aspect of effective essay writing is very important where rubber meets the road. An obvious key to making money online.
Seeing that effective use of keywords is absolutely critical to your success as an article author, you will at some point decide whether you can consistently make a profit. Devoting a few hours to your business every day may not be enough. Remember “time is money”. If all of these jobs don’t ultimately benefit you, it may be time to consider hiring a writing expert.
If you are the president of a Fortune 500 company, you will not hire just anyone on the street. Turn right? The same rules apply when hiring a new freelance writer. During your first online search, you will encounter many willing candidates, some of whom will work in the basement for the lowest price. Due to your limited experience, you can easily hire the wrong freelance writer.
So don’t just think about the first person you meet. Carefully evaluate what exactly can help you make money online. There are several important things to keep in mind here:
Niche awareness: Does the author of my article know my field better than I do? If not, why hire them?
Professionalism: Can the candidate demonstrate through education and experience that he is suitable for me?
Traffic Generation: How Much Expertise Does This Freelance Writer Have In Search Engine Optimization So My Ranking Is Fast?
Business Expenses: How Much Do Writing Professionals Charge and Can I Afford It?
Okay, now is the crucial moment. You have spent some time thinking about your efforts to write articles online. Maybe you have some insight into making money online and what it takes to get there. Despite these insights, you may still be a little reluctant to learn more about your capital. As with any major decision in life, there are some checks and balances to consider.
You may be someone who could use some extra cash, but you’re not necessarily eager to discover your gold mine right away. For the same reason, you may be willing to give the new venture some time to develop while you receive the training. If so, you may find that the idea of hiring a professional writer is premature.
On the contrary, some people on the other side of the ledger are deeply frustrated with the lack of progress. There is no doubt that some people are ready for it. If this describes you, it might be time to turn the page and take online money seriously. Despite some initial costs, hiring a professional may be the best investment you’ve ever made.
“Rent or not, this is a question.” Unfortunately, Shakespeare doesn’t help you much when hiring professionals. However, with some research and honest reflection, you can make the right decision for yourself.
Doug Jefferson has a bachelor’s degree in English and has written many financial articles. As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) for a major Canadian institution, he has successfully run his own business for over 20 years. His expertise and passion is advising on pension income.
After early retirement, he continued to focus on earning opportunities through active