I started as a freelancer. As I stated in another post, my first writing gig was writing 50 articles on hamsters. Fun, yes?
But then I started paying attention to who hired me, and I thought, if they can afford to hire me and make a profit, maybe I should look at what they are doing...
And so I did. I realized that writing for clients can bring in good money, but creating a business with your writing opens the door to a whole new level of income. Not that you have riches galore, necessarily, but that you wake up with more money than you had when you went to sleep. (When does that happen when you only write for clients? Never.)
What should you do? Well, that depends on you. But here are a few ideas:
1. Online digital magazine -- pick your passion and publish monthly. Start with a free subscription, then shift to paid subscribers. If you want, you can also sell ads in the magazine. You can get quite a name for yourself.
2. Book publishing -- for yourself and others. This can be something you do for yourself and make some good money, but publishing for clients can bring in thousands of dollars per client, and the market is wide open because of print-on-demand programs. To give you an idea of what you can offer, take a look at my site for business books and my site for individuals and groups.
3. Membership sites -- if you can provide PLR or MRR materials every month, look into creating a membership site. Choose a niche, and sell memberships.
4. Niche sites -- do you have a passion for a topic? Build a site, build a mailing list, and start providing subscribers with free information, paid physical products (if applicable), and paid info products.
These are just a few ideas to get your wheels turning. I'll share more over the coming weeks/months.
Wishing you Peace, Long Life, and Success --
L. Shay Bradham
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About L. Shay Bradham
L. Shay Bradham is a writer, published author, mom of 3, activist, Trekkie, coffee aficionado, and plays an impressive game of Klingon Monopoly.