The online writing business requires constant and regular writingWritten by Christopher Kyalo
Many writers do not understand that online writing business is very different from offline writing world. The economics are totally different and no amount of lobbying and noise will change that.
Sadly, because of this reason, many good writers have stayed away from online writing business while others have priced themselves out of lucrative assignments from websites, simply because they want offline world to be automatically transferred online.
In bricks and mortar world of writing, top freelance writers are accustomed to single writing assignments paying them $300 at very minimum. Rates for leading magazines can go up to $3,000 or even much higher.
Thinking that you can push a webmaster to pay you $3000 for your writing is just plain day dreaming. The realities online are very different. For starters, in offline writing market there are a few thousand publications paying good rates to freelancer writers. In online world there are millions of potential writing markets (and constantly growing even as you read this). The challenge in old world is finding a way to beat other writers to assignments. In new online writing business, challenge is being able to handle enough clients and to do enough writing daily to make a good income.
Online writing business will tend to come in volumes and for you to make money you will need to be a fast writer. There are some techniques to speed up writing process (which I deal with in my free short online writing business course available by sending an email to writertips at freeautobot.com) but these technique will only help to speed up a writer who already has a good speed.
Why Ezine Articles Make Me DanceWritten by Timothy Ward
I wrote my first ezine article in December 2001. I titled it 'The Power of Online Friendship'. It was five paragraphs long and contained 3 typos. I used it to promote 'The Free Promotion Tips Ezine', an ezine of mine that has long since faded into Great Void of Cyberspace. I still think it's one of my most moving articles.
I danced around house, riverdance-style, for about 10 minutes when I read email from Chuck Bowden, editor of Your Ad Space Ezine, who promised to use my article. That was quite possibly one of happiest days of my adult life.
I'm aware that most of you have more thrilling lives than me and, therefore, would not find getting an article published online to be a crowning acheivement in your life. I, however, live a life of loneliness and solitude and would thank you not to rub your lives in my face.
I've written many more ezine articles since then and have had most of them used by various ezines and websites. Sometimes when I'm tired of sorting out spam or signing up for free promotional programs just to get 50 free visitors to my site, I like to type my name, followed by word 'articles' into Yahoo or Google. I take a few moments to go throught results and see where some of my articles have been used.