Freelance writers are a secretive sort. While we may share our tips and tricks our pay is personal and we normally keep the amounts to ourselves. With so much competition in the freelance world writers don't want to draw attention to themselves in case of sabotage. Can you also tell that we are a superstitious lot? Most freelance writers that I have come in contact with write content for money. Every web page you view across the internet has content which was written by someone. While sites vary widely in their pay scale I will try to give you a rough idea of how much you can earn in the freelance world.
Every freelance writer should have a goal, a reasonably attainable goal they can work towards. If you have no bench mark to try and achieve you are setting yourself up for failure. As a freelance writer you will also need a way to track your progress to make sure you are moving in the right direction. Many content sites will do this for you however it is always nice to have a back up method so that you know for yourself what is happening.
In the beginning of your freelance career you may decide you need an extra $100.00 every month. We already know that each content piece has the potential to earn $1.00 a month so you would write 100 pieces of content. Trust me when I tell you that it isn't hard to generate 100 pieces of content. Once you get started and get the feel for things you can easily produce more than 5 unique pieces of content a day.
What a new writer needs to remember is that as-long as they have unique content that is key-worded well they will make money. Freelance writing isn't a fast paycheck, however it is a steady one. What you write today, provided that you don't sell the copyright to your work, will earn you money next month, next year, and for years after. It doesn't take long to see the snow ball effect, and to understand why writers are so happy about residual income.
You might be upset about the prospect of making $0.05 but remember this: 20x $0.05 is a dollar, 200 times more generates $10.00, you see where I am going with this; over the life of your article it can easily be viewed by 100,000 unique people. That's could net a whopping $5,000.00 per peice, times that by 100.... I dare you.
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