As a freelance writer, you are going to find that you are going to have up and down times. Even if you are the best in the writing industry. Every writer no matter how hard they try are going to have down times over the year. It is important that you do not get discouraged in your down time.
One of the best ways to not get discouraged when writing is take time and do some free writing or what some call brainstorming on topics and ideas. That way when you have time you can still write on your personal blog. In hopes that you will gain more exposure for new clients and web traffic. You would be surprised as to how many clients will come to you after reading your personal blog that is public. However; in this Blogging Tips Part 8 Don’t Get Discouraged When Writing, we are going to go over other things that you can do to help pass the time until your next freelance writing job.
Watch the News
On the off times that you do not have a client it is best that you take the time and write to keep others informed. There are some that miss the news because of work. However; by taking the time to write a blog on something in the news for instance new medical technology. There are a lot of scientists that are working on new things to help people.
Or you may find something in the news about the President and the new things going on around the world that you can write about for people. There are a lot of political people out there that do not always catch the political news and you have a way to tell others what is going on and in process you will gain new viewers.
Writing How To Blogs
Writing a How-to Blog is one of the best ways to help people. Even the simplest things need a how to. If you have ever had something that you wish you had a how-to manual there are millions of people with the same issue. That is why if you can write a how to than it would be helping a lot of people.
You will find that by doing just these two things as writer helping others you will have gained a larger amount of web traffic but will also gain a larger profit from your blog. Just remember if you are starting to feel discouraged, you can help people and make a profit while doing it.
Here we are on Blogging Tips Part 5; I hope that everyone has not only enjoyed the Blogging Tip Segments that have been posted on here. I also hope that they have helped a lot of my viewers and readers the blog is going to go over the many ways that you can use Blogging for a profit.
As a freelance writer one of the main ways that a lot of writers have an ever-growing profit coming in when they don’t have any clients is through blogging for a profit. Now you may ask; Do they just one blog or do they use several blogs and have an AdSense Account that will link all of the other blogs together so that when you have a visitor on any of your work from either website.
Using More Than 1 Blogging Platforms
In all honesty, it is smart to have 2 or 3 blogs and only putting a few topics on each website. Now you may wonder why would you do that? One of the reasons you are going to want to do this is because by dividing it up and only having certain titles on certain blog platforms. You have the ability to keep the blogs topic friendly.
For instance, if you are someone that writes about Computer Technology and other computer information you are going to want to have a blog just for that information. Or if you are someone that is all about recipes and tips for cooking you are going to want to make sure you make one just for that topic. By doing that you can send your clients to the certain blogs without them having to read other topics that are irrelevant to what they contacted you for. Just make sure that you keep everything separate and organized for your readers, viewers and possible clients.
How Much Can I Make?
This is one of the biggest questions that writers and freelance writers ask all of the time. The simple answer to that is the income is endless. It all really depends on these 3 things:
- How much you write.
- What you write about and how popular the topic is
- Your viewers and your readers
By using your AdSense account and linking your blogs to AdSense you will be able to make an ever growing profit with blogging .
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One of the best parts is you can not only find her on Etsy you can also find her on Facebook too. So, take a look at some of her work. You will be surprised at how much you will save at her shop.
If you have been following my blogs on WordPress or on Blogger I have been trying to give new freelance writers tips of their trade in ways to become a successful freelance writer. Well here we are on Blogging Tips Part 4: The Best Social Networks to Use as a Writer.
I myself have run a few tests and experiments to see what the best outcome would be. Keep in mind it does have to deal with what you are writing about as well. If you are someone that followed the last blog: 3 Marketing Strategies Every Writer Should Know. You already know it is about writing content that interests people to the point that they keep coming back to find out what you are going to write about next. By doing that you will gain more web traffic. But what if I told you, you could gain even more traffic to your blog or website just by using your social networking skills as well.
Using Your Facebook Page, Groups and Organizations
Over the last month, I have tested several theories and have found that while Facebook is widely used to stay in contact with your friends and family. There are many other ways as a writer that you can utilize the social network as well.
Post your work to your Facebook. If you are someone that has a Facebook take the time to share your work with your friends and family. You would be surprised as to how many people will read your work and send it to their friends and family. In turn they will increase your website traffic or your blog traffic.
Take the time to some groups or organizations that your writing would benefit. There are a lot of writer websites out on Facebook that you can join and submit your articles to on your blog or website and have other writers read it and a lot of the time they will comment on your work. Or possibly give you ideas for more work that you could write about. On a daily basis, I reach between 700 to 1000 people a day. Now if you times that by 30 days, given that you write and advertise your work every day that is almost 30,000 people a month. But you do have to stay active in writing new pieces every day.
Don’t Be Fooled by Twitter
You may not have a Twitter Account but as a writer I would strongly suggest that you sign up for one. You would be surprised as to how many people will add you to their list of individuals to read. Plus they will ask to be your friends to see your work right when you post it. While I am still new on twitter myself as a writer it is my second highest social network site that people view my work on a daily basis and I gain more people adding me and retweeting my work to their Twitter account for their friends to read.
I promise you that if you use just these 2 social networking sites you will see that in just one month you will gain just as much if not more of a presence online and people that will keep coming back to read your work with every piece that you write. I hope that this helps any and all of my readers and followers in succeeding as a writer.
As a freelance writer strategy is key. It is important to keep yourself in the loop on the new and updated information in ways to keep your blog and websites web traffic growing on a daily basis. In this blog, we are going to go over the 3 Marketing Strategies that every writer should know or be aware of to become a successful freelance writer
Write Articles That Attract An Audience
ATTRACT. It is extreme important to make sure that when you are writing your content for your blogs or your website that you take the time to make sure it is information that is going to attract your audience every time. The goal to having a successful website or blog is making sure that your web traffic grows every day.
So when you are working on new things for your blog or website, make sure that it is content that is going to grab their attention not just for a few seconds but to read and possibly comment on your work. The goal at that point is to make them want to come back the next time you have something new.
Write Engaging Pieces
Engage. When you are writing try and keep in mind that you want to write something that is going to be engaging and having people comment on it. But also that they are going to be sharing it on their pages as well. So many freelance writers tend to fall short when it comes to writing engaging pieces. At times, you are going to want to raise a question to your audience to get the response. By doing that a lot of the time you will know what you should write for your next piece to catch more reactions and engaging posts and comments from your readers and others that would usually just view they will comment as well.
Convert to a Returning Visitor
The Ultimate goal as a writer is to gain more visibility online. Converting someone that is just a viewer to a returning reader may seem difficult. But it really is not. As long as you keep the first 2 key strategies in mind and you follow them, converting your viewers to visitors will not be something that you are going to have a problem with when gaining more returning viewers.
Note to cook: Simple and Easy. Feed your family a mouthwatering meal with this pork loin recipe that will keep them coming back for more. Outside coating will be crispy but meat will be tender and delicious.
1 4lb Pork Loin Roast
2 TBSP Creole Seasoning
2 TBSP Rosemary
2 TBSP Thyme
1 1/3 Cup Water
- In a 9×13 pan add your roast and water
- In a shaker jar add your creole, thyme and your rosemary. Mix well
- Sprinkling the seasoning mix on roast make sure you are not stingy with the spices
- Place in oven at 400 degrees for 2 hours.
As a freelance writer, there are a lot of things that are important to remember when you are writing. It does not matter if it is for your daily blog, or if it is for a client that you have. There is always the main blogging tips and tools that you need to make your piece even more visible for other readers or your clients audience.
That is why in this blog we are going to talk about the importance of using Search Engine Optimization. But for many new writers the term Search Engine Optimization sounds a little intimidating. But hopefully by the end of reading this blog it will be a little more familiar with what SEO OPTIMIZATION does for you and your clients
What is Search Engine Optimization?
The definition tern for Search Engine Optimization is “the process of maximizing the number of visitors to a particular website by ensuring that the site appears high on the list of results returned by a search engine”
Search Engine Optimization is about getting the audience you want organically, as well as free. Seo Optimization is a process that uses algorithms when you use a search engine such as Google, Bing, Yahoo and many others. All that you need to do is finding the right combinations of phrases that are used with the search engines. Once you find the right combination there are a few other things that you have to keep in mind.
What You Need for a Great Search Engine Optimized Article
There are 6 other key factors that you need to keep in mind:
- Content is King
- Structure of your article
- A Trustworthiness
- Social media account to advertise your work
- Use location if it is a local piece make sure you put the place
By using these 6 things in your articles or blogs your seo optimized work will be read and viewed by more people. In return you get the visibility online that you need. Hope this helps all of the new freelance writers out there that are trying to gain the visibility online.