Monday, March 18, 2013

Writing For Experience Helps You Make Money

Recently I talked about using Elance as a freelancing platform for writing to earn money online. Today I am going to discuss another method of writing that will help you sell yourself on Elance.

Being published, even if it is only one article, will help the employers on freelance sites like Elance with their decision to hire you. If you don't already have a portfolio already, then now is the time to start building one. 

I highly recommend signing up for You won't get paid for the articles you submit there, but it will help you understand the submission process and build your confidence as a writer when you receive emails saying that they have published your articles.

This is one of my articles that I have had published there.I have a couple others also.

The best part of having published work is that I have a place to send potential employers and private clients, so they can view my writing style, skill and how good or bad at writing I am. 

Also you build a network on, and you are able to advertise for private clients, which can expand your client base and grow your bank account.

You’ll receive free bonus self improvement e-books and/or audio downloads just for signing up! At you’ll find articles, videos, website directories, a calendar of upcoming events, a store, and more – all dedicated to helping you improve your life in whatever area you wish.

Moreover, your free account lets you make an interactive experience, where you can submit your own content, chat live with others, even create an “expert page” about yourself and your business! Expand your online presence, promote your products and services to the largest self improvement audience on the web, and network with other top experts in a variety of fields.

I hope to see you join and see what it can do to help you grow yourself and your business as a freelance writer!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Freelance Writer's Earning an Online Income

There are many options for freelance writers to earn a decent honest income online, doing what you love.You won't earn an income instantly, but over a course of a short period of time, you will gain more clients, get more writing jobs and before you know it your making a good income.

I am going to give you a few tips and tricks to earning money as a writer over the next few days. Everyday I will write about a different way for you to start earning. The one thing you need to remember is that in order to make money you have to work. 

Being a writer takes patience and the ability to write, and write well. Anyone can write, but the quality of your writing is what is going to sell your articles and make you money. 

You are going to want to sign up for Elance. The first thing you want to do after you sign up is verify your account through the email that they send to you. After your account is verified, log in and start working on your profile.  Make sure that you sell yourself well. Don't add too many links to your profile but do add a link to a website that you have a published article, blog or e-book posted on. A great place for you to publish your work, for experience and to use to retain work and gain clients is (look me up once your there) Selfgrowth allows you to make a profile and submit articles, about 24 to 48 hours later your article will be published. Use these articles as a work sample and to brand yourself as an author, journalist and experienced writer. Another great tip: HAVE YOUR OWN BLOG! ( like this one) Keep it updated and link it to your profiles on selfgrowth and Elance and any other sites your a part of.

Be very detailed about your skills. If you can write articles, blog posts, reviews, e-books, sales copy, etc make sure that you include all of that. Elance will send you your job recommendations daily based on your skills. 

Check your emails when you get them and check the job opportunities frequently ( a few times a day). If you find a job your interested in, and believe that you can do well, then write a proposal and submit it. Your proposal is very important, so make sure it stands out, add any links to your blogs and published articles in this proposal. When trying to figure out your rate of pay for the job, look at the average proposal rate, the high and the low, then think about how much time it is going to take you to complete it. Do not low-ball yourself, this may mean you won't get all the jobs you want but if someone wants quality writing then they are going to pay for it. 

Once your proposal has been submitted, it may take a few days to get accepted if you do. Don't let it get to you if you get denied, just keep submitting proposals. You will get a job. 

I personally submitted over 20 proposals before I got an acceptance. Once I got my first job, within 24 hours after I received 2 more jobs. So in about 48 hours I was hired for $150 worth of work.

Keeping in touch with the employer is very important. Make sure you can handle being critiqued and that you can meet deadlines. Not all of the jobs have deadlines but that doesn't mean that you want to put it off until the last minute.

Make sure you know EXACTLY what the employer wants because some of the jobs are vague, so get all of the details you can.

Once you have written the article, blog or whatever you were hired to do, run it through, this will allow you to make sure your work is original, so there are no issues. You want all content to be original, unless the employer says otherwise (which is rare)

After the job is complete make sure you go to Elance and check job completed so that you can get paid. After you do this and the employer does this, Elance will release your money to your paypal account. 

You can work on as many jobs as you can handle at a time, but do not place all of your eggs in one basket. Sign up to as many freelance writing sites as you can handle. The more sites your signed up to the more money you can make.

I wish you luck and much success!! ~JOIN TODAY~ It's FREE TO JOIN AND WORK FROM!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Becoming an Author Online

I know it has been a while since I have been on here and wrote on my blog. I hope you didn't miss me too much. I have been very busy working on different things but i wanted to touch base with you all about what I have been doing.

I have joined a few more sites. These sites are freelancing sites. On the freelancing sites you build yourself a profile and upload your recent work, such as articles and ebooks or websites you have designed.

I am an article writer and have actually sold a few articles lately. There is a huge demand for writers on the internet and if you have skill in that area it is very easy to get jobs online and make money.

One of my favorite sites that I have joined recently is On Elance you bid for jobs and if an employer likes your proposal they will be in touch with you about working for them. Some of the jobs don't pay as well as the others BUT you have to build your portfolio, so accepting small jobs will eventually lead to bigger jobs that pay better. Elance is not just for writers. Elance is free.

The other site I enjoy using is Guru is very similar to Elance but the pay is less. You are able to upload articles and ebooks that your have written so that prospective employers can see your work samples and it makes the decision to hire you much easier on them. You do the same as on Elance and fill out a proposal for the job. Guru offers other jobs as well, like web design and marketing. Guru has a free member platform as well as a paid.

There are two other sites for authors that I have recently joined also, they are and Both of these sites are strictly for authors and people looking for content for their website or blog. You can find a never ending suppy of jobs.

I personally recommend using or They are easy to use and well known. Also payment is put into an escrow so your guaranteed to get paid.

I came across a site the other day that will publish work from good writers, you don't get paid but it helps you gain experience, build your publishing portfolio and even get clients. This site is I highly recommend that you join and submit a few articles, videos etc...make your name a known name in the writing industry. 

I have to get going to go and complete a job that I have. I got hired on Elance yesterday and I am so excited, once other employers see that I have job experience outside of what I have published I will be getting more jobs.

I wish you luck and remember, to make money online you need to be persistent and patient!