Thursday, January 28, 2010

Delving into something new!

I've been searching for something new for a few months now. I'm just burned out on my current texting operator job and once they lowered the pay rate, I was even more discouraged. I've been wanting to find something to take the place of what I'm making money wise, if not more than what I am making now. I think I may have found it! Freelance Writing. I love to write and I think since taking my Composition class a few months ago, I have learned how to improve my writing skills. I've been doing some research on freelance writing and have found a few great places to start! There are a few different ways to earn money with freelance writing. First is getting paid per article that you write. There are a lot of places online that will pay you to write an article for them about a certain subject. It may be something that you are knowledgeable about or it may be something you have to do a bit of research on. I'm getting used to doing research these days considering I have to write a paper for every class I am taking at school! Anyway, I tried one website out last week, just to see what it was like. I wrote 2 articles, both were approximately 200-300 words long. Two hundred words is a very short article to write. Both articles took me less than 30 minutes to write and I made over $8 for just a few minutes of work! It doesn't sound like a lot when you see what they are getting paid for per article but when you consider the time it takes to write one, the money can add up very quickly!

The second way to earn money is through residual income. I'm not exactly sure how these work except that I know you can write various articles that you are knowledgeable on, post them on certain websites, and you can earn from page hits and/or google adsense!

Since I don't want to give up my texting job completely, I'm going to try the freelance thing at the beginning of February. I'm going to do texting one day and freelancing the next day. That way, I can still get the minimums for my texting job, but can also see what/how I can earn with freelance writing. Then at the end of the month I will see what I've made from both! I'm hoping this can give me a little bit of free time to write in my blogs, so I will still post about various money making strategies in this blog, as well as keeping everyone updated on how the freelance writing gigs are going and what websites I am using. I'm very excited to get started because I just love to write and I'm so burned out and bored with my texting job; I need something new! So keep an eye on this blog and follow me on my new journey into the Freelance Writing world!

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