Do you want money sent to your PayPal account every day? Many new writers hunt for “writing jobs” online when they want to make money writing, but this is a mistake. If you want success, you must do what others don’t do.
Here are three easy steps to make quick money from your writing and quit your day job within a few weeks — a writer I know used this method and had so many writing jobs lined up that he quit his job after three days.
1. Get Your First Testimonial for Your Writing
The people who hire you to write want to know that you CAN write. You’d be amazed at the number of “writers” who take people’s money and run. Therefore, your very first step must be to get at least one testimonial for your writing.
This testimonial should include some way to contact the person who’s given you the testimonial: a Web address, an email address, or a phone number. In other words, this testimonial must be genuine.
There are various ways to get your first testimonial. One way that works is to create a listing for your writing service on eBay, with a BIN (Buy It Now) option. If you’re familiar with eBay, and have good feedback, you can leverage this to sell your writing services.
Another way that works to get your first testimonial is to advertise on Craigslist, although this takes more time, because you need to create several unique ads.
Here’s a third way that works. This method is fast and simple, and I’ve no idea why more new writers don’t use it. Just contact a professional writer who has a blog, and offer to write a guest post. You’ll be writing for free, in exchange for a testimonial. If you’re a reasonable writer, it shouldn’t take you longer that an hour to write the guest post, and you have your testimonial.
2. Leverage Your Testimonial in Your Signature File on Forums
Now you have a testimonial, you can leverage it. Here’s how: visit forums where people who buy writing hang out. These are forums for webmasters and Internet marketers. (Avoid writers’ forums; they can’t hire you.) Join a couple of busy forums and start interacting with others.
Your signature (the blurb at the bottom of your forum posts) must contain a snippet from your testimonial.
Betsy Anne Newwriter, Article Writer and Blogger
A comment on my writing: “Betsy Anne’s fast and reliable: a pleasure to work with” — hire me today to help you to build your business with my writing skills.
Be professional and courteous in all your interactions on a forum: don’t spam, just become a part of the forum, and people will hire you.
3. Offer Something More: Become an Expert
Now you’re getting writing jobs, it’s time to specialize. As a specialist, you can charge more, and you’ll be hired by clients who have larger businesses with writers on retainer.
So there you have it: three steps to make quick money writing and quit your day job. Have fun, and enjoy writing: you’ll agree it’s the best “job” you’ve ever had.
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