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Your Income While You Can't Find Freelance Writing Jobs...

May 17, 2008
If you're trying to figure out how to make money while you can't find freelance writing jobs, then read this entire article now. Because by the end you'll know just what you can do for income while you're lacking freelance work.

You know... It surprises me that to this day I don't always have clients for my freelance writing and copywriting service since I've been freelancing since 2003.

To tell you the truth, the only reason is I can't stand clients! Well, most of them at least. In fact, I'm to the point where I turn down most people who want to hire me. Reason is... I have some strict criteria.

1) I need respect from the potential client, 2) The subject matter needs to be something I'd enjoy writing about, 3) I only work for upper-middle level pay, 4) I'll only work if I get paid in full up front.

And you can imagine what most potential clients think about "my laws." (Buffoon!)

Don't get me wrong. Freelancing is a great way to make money and can be thrilling. That's why I still accept jobs from clients who pass my rigorous screening.

You, on the other hand, must be starting out if you're reading this. Maybe you're not starting out. Maybe you're just having a hard time getting your wheels rolling.

Well, here's a tip (the only tip you really need to grow your client base). Start by writing articles for $5 a piece for website owners. Just go to websites and contact the people. Send your standard e-mail offering articles for $5 a piece.

The more work and more in demand you get, the more you can increase your price. Over time you're working for $10 per article, $15 per article, $20 per article, $25 per article... and so on. Because now you have the freedom to turn down work.

Now to get to the real point of this article. What are some things you can do to make money without freelance writing jobs?

The best way I know how is to switch positions with your clients. Who are your clients? Publishers, internet marketers, bloggers, etc... When you don't have any money coming in and you have the skills of a freelance writer, you can quickly and easily start making money from the same angle your clients are in.

Do they not depend on your service for their business? They need you to succeed. This says a lot about your potential to thrive in a similar position they're in. All you have to do is become educated in internet marketing, blogging, or publishing and use your writing skills.

Here's exactly what I do when I have no freelance work. I sell digital information online. I sell ebooks (that really do sell like crazy), downloadable videos, mp3s, etc.

What's crazy is... It costs less than $200 to start an internet business selling digital information!
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Thanks for reading! Hey, if you want to be part of a small community of freelance writers, both aspiring and professional, who help each other out and have a good time together, then visit this link now: WriteNiche Freelance Writing!
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