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Create Online Writing Success through Real Relationships

Writing online articles earns you money but it’s more than that. This post will help you see why you need to build real relationships while working on the web.

Online article writers, bloggers, graphic artists, etc, have their own little world. They exist not individually but as groups. They engage. They help each other. They compare notes. They give and take. They share. In other words writers are real people. They need appreciation. They need support. They need mutual relationships. If your motivation is just to earn it won’t actually work. Maybe it will for a while, but it won’t last long. You need to build relationships. Here’s how:

  • Build a relationship with your articles. You will begin to see that earning doesn’t satisfy the real writer. Money doesn’t satisfy a writer’s heart. Writing has to be of genuine connections. It has to be connected to your core. You write from the inside. You write for what you have already embraced otherwise you will feel something is lacking. Writing articles in a manner that is deeply connected with your being is effective online article writing.
  • Build relationships even if you’re just starting. You don’t have to be big before you can connect with people. Most writers will appreciate being followed by a fellow writer. And the good thing is, when you follow them, they will more likely follow you.
  • Build relationship with clients. Clients are usually looking for long-term working relationships and not just one-time projects. You want you to be always available to talk or chat online, open your mails when they send you something, communicate when you are having problems with your assignments. They post reviews on every freelance writer’s project performance. Getting good reviews and recommendations means more repeat clients. When clients are satisfied, they are likely to send you more jobs.
  • Connect with other online article writers so you could learn faster. It’s like fuel to your inner engine. It is tough to start from scratch if you want to be an online writer. You need to know what real people are doing and what they have been through. This makes you feel you are not just on your own and you’ve got big support.Follow other writers’ blog, connect with them and ask   questions. See how they write, find out who dominates your niche, and get into their minds. Readers are not like writers. Sometimes they will appreciate you but many times they won’t. Writers value their fellow writers. Well, there are some who don’t but unless you start making friends and commenting on blogs, etc. you won’t find out. Follow at least one writer every week, makes it easy for a start.
  • If you’re into blogging, post and communicate with your readers regularly. You have to have a relationship with target readers in order to know what’s in their hearts and minds and speak directly to them. This will help you know and meet their needs. I have been repeatedly emphasizing this on my posts. Establishing a relationship with your readers is vital. You can do this by listening to them and being there for them. If you are doing blogs, post regularly, at least twice a week so that when your readers visit your site, you have something to offer them.
  • Meet people through social media like Facebook and Twitter. Let them know what you’re doing. You heard me right; you need to make your online presence known. You don’t have to wait until you have the most perfect blog or piece of writing before you sell yourself. The writing practice is a journey. Your readers will see later that you never stop improving. Start sharing your written content now.
  • Show yourself. Another important advice is you need to let people know you. Flaunt your photograph, don’t hide your information. Clients are looking for somebody whom they can truly prove as a real and authentic person. If you don’t get them the idea on who you are or how to contact you, chances are they won’t.  Hiding behind a pen name may work in some cases like on your school paper but writing online articles is different. Since business is done mainly on the internet, you better show yourself as an authentic freelance writer.

Did this article help you? Please post a comment, ask questions, whatever. Your insights are valuable!

Students and OFWs: Earn Extra Income by Writing Online Articles

What if you don’t have to leave your family and still earn dollars? Or what if you shorten your time away from your family by earning extra income as an OFW (Overseas Filipino Workers)? I’m going to share with you how.

Can you write? Or do you love to write? You can earn by writing online articles. It is a great alternative to applying for a job abroad as OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) or at least, earning while you wait for your chance to leave. Earning money is not the only goal of writing online articles but it’s definitely one good reason to try the job. I’d like to specifically discuss it on this post.

I was just trying to look for a place on the web to post my products when I stumbled upon “online jobs”. I clicked on the links and found (aside from malware and suspicious files) hundreds and hundreds of possible income from the web. Writing online articles got most of my attention.

It was surprising to know that there are a number of Filipinos writing online articles today. I surfed further and landed on a post (I called it a testimonial back then. I did not know anything about posts at the time) of a doctor who stopped seeing patients and wrote articles to get paid dollars. Her link introduced me to a bidding site for online jobs. It was an entirely new world for me and apart from the tips I got from that post I did not have any idea what to do. But I tried, and I’m on!

How do you go about it? The following platforms will get you started slowly but will surely teach you how to get there:

Bidding Sites. Thank God, I joined Freelancer.Com. It’s a site where you just register using an e-mail address and post some of your skills, experiences, and portfolio. Then you place a bid on projects you like. I didn’t win projects right away. You usually need to bid at least 15 times before you get your first job. I got mine after three bid attempts. I’ll tell you how to do it on my next posts. I had three clients on my first week.

Pay isn’t much when you’re just starting, but sites such as Freelancer.Com, Elance.Com, Scriptlance.Com, oDesk.Com can prove a good launching, and can train you on the following:

  • Knowing how to market yourself as a freelance writer and get the best jobs
  • Learning how to choose the best clients and knowing how to deal with them
  • Learning to write for the web (it’s a world different from other media)
  • Keeping up with submissions and deadlines
  • Learning about secure payment transactions
  • Maximizing your income potential

Blogging for money.  A few years ago, bloggers are just people who post their journals online but blogging have evolved from being more than just personal daily journals and musings. There are bloggers earning significant income from ads, reviews, marketing and a lot more things. We are also going to talk about this on my next posts. Money is not a problem at all if you want to start. Top free blogging sites are WordPress.Com and Blogger.Com, followed by many others. Surf over Google if you want to learn more about free blogging sites or platforms.

Profit through ghostwriting. It is basically writing a book or an article and not getting credit for it except cash. Well, kind of writing for just cash but it’s actually more than that.

A ghostwriter uses the voice of his client who can either be a company, an individual writer, or any form of business. You may find it kind of rude to let others take the credit for your hard-earned article. But after fully understanding this job, I began to look for an opportunity. Ghostwriting jobs pay around $20 to $200 per page. Some ghostwriters earn $1,000 to $2,000 per project. You can earn as much as you roll.

On my next posts, we are going to talk more specifically about these platforms but for now I want you to start doing something. Go to Google and find the sites I mentioned. See where you would want to start with your online writing career and get a feel of what I’m talking about. Should you need to ask some questions, or have any comments and suggestions, place them on the comment box below and like me on Facebook so we can talk. Following me on Twitter would be wonderful, too.

I believe in the wonderful gifts God gave us Filipinos. Filipinos write well. You will see when you start doing this job. I believe in you!

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