How to cash in on the huge online demand for writersWritten by Christopher Kyalo
Currently many online writers and would-be online writers, feel very much like folks in a ship that is out at sea somewhere but which has run out of drinking water. The fact is that although there is so much water everywhere, getting drinking water becomes a challenge because water is salty and probably needs some sort of purification and processing to be made drinkable.
That is exactly what led writer to pen those famous words, water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink.
The growth of net has been phenomenal. Every day new websites are launched and new blogs started. All of them without exception require services of a writer. In many cases site owner does writing for themselves but quite often, when site becomes successful, they get too busy that they cannot keep up with writing chores.
In many other cases, webmasters or blog owners cannot write and require somebody to write for them from inception of site.
The other factor is that articles posted at article directores and otyher sites have grown in importance as a tool to drive traffic to any website or blog. Not to mention as a tool in search engine optimization.
The result is that today, we have largest and hungriest market for writers in history. Still many writers are finding it extremely difficult to get any online writing work. I know because these writers write to me and visit my blog every day.
One of bigest hindrances or obstacles standing in way of writers securing writting assignments, is fact that online rate of payment is ridioculously low, more so when compared with offline writing assignments. Many writers fail to realize that net is different and this huge market for writers is also different from offline media houses typically paying out a minimum of $500 for an article. Read my article on this subject at http://big-online-story.blogspot.com
Lots of extra money waiting to be made from writing $5 articles Written by Christopher Kyalo
There is probably no easier way of earning extra money online. Yet many people ignore online writing and lose all that extra money, mainly because they get put off by those single digit dollar rates. $5 is a common one.
But even as you read this, more and more writers are making lots of extra money online and some are even making a living writing articles. Yes, they’re doing it writing $5 articles and even $3 articles.
Writers were never meant to be good in math so let us make a brief comparison here between online writers earning lots of extra money with $5 articles and offline writers writing $500 articles to earn their extra money.
The $500 article writer starts off sending queries to several magazines. If they are really good at this marketing side of freelance writing (most writers are not), they will probably end up with about two assignments by end of week. That’s $1,000, which is not bad, but hold your horses a while. The article is not yet written, some research will be required. Usually this will take two to three days per article, and only if writer is lucky and is able to find sources and information he needs quickly. So let us say that they will probably take a week to research and write two $500 articles. The truth is that only very good and experienced writers can accomplish this.
The writer seeking to earn extra money from his writing (or worse still to make a living) will need another two weeks or so, sometimes much longer, for an editor to make a decision on article and communicate this information to them. If they are extremely lucky, by end of month they’ll have their $2,000 in extra money or income in their account. But as any experienced writer will tell you, it rarely happens quite like that. Inevitably there will be delays. Maybe article will be sent back for a re-write or editor will have a bad or really hectic week (happens all time) and it will take longer. The list of usual and possible problems is too long to go into here.