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Two $120K Earners Reveal Exactly How They Make Money Writing

Do you wonder sometimes if it’s really possible to make money writing? I’m talking good money, not the kind that barely covers a weekly latte. I meet a lot of writers who believe reliable writing income that truly pays your

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Three Magical Words to Earn More as a Freelance Writer

Freelance Writer Income - 3 Magical Words to Earn More. Makealivingwriting.com

What if there were some magical words you could utter as a freelance writer and earn more money?

You’d probably chant those words in front of the mirror, calling on the Money Fairy to grant your freelance writer wish.

But in reality, it probably sounds too good to be true. Right?

That’s what I thought when I quit my job as a business reporter to be a full-time freelance writer. It seemed like every day was a hustle, and earning more money meant working more hours.

But then something happened.

A prospect called to see if I could do some writing work for them. I took a deep breath, and then I uttered three magical words that unlock the key to making more money as a freelance writer.

Do you know what those words are?

“I’m fully booked.”

This might not be on your radar as a freelance writing goal. But trust me, when you can start telling prospects this, you’re on the edge of a major breakthrough as a freelance writer.

Here’s what happens to your business when you’re fully booked:

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Stop Hearing Crickets: These Pitch Changes Get You More Writing Jobs

Hearing Crickets? One Change Gets More Writing Jobs. Makealivingwriting.com

Are you desperate to find more good-paying writing jobs?

I hear from a lot of writers who send out pitch after pitch…and hear absolutely nothing back. Crickets.

Recently, I met a writer who said they had sent 800 pitch letters out, and gotten zero responses!

That’s just wrong.

If you never get a response to your pitches — even just to say, “We don’t use freelancers” or “We already have this topic assigned” — you’ve got big trouble.

Stop what you’re doing. It’s time to re-assess.

Getting off the intermediary places like Upwork, content mills, and Craigslist ads, is key to earning better rates. To do that, you’ve got to be able to target better-caliber clients you want, pitch them, and get them to say ‘yes.’

If you’ve been hearing crickets from your pitches, and you’re confused about how to change things, good news: there are basically only three things you can do to make this better. The road to a better response rate isn’t complicated.

There are three big levers you can throw to improve your situation. Ready to start getting more responses, client meetings, and assignments?

Here are the only three things to focus on, if your pitches aren’t getting results:

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Earn Money Blogging: 3 Ways I Get $500+ Per Blog Post

Earn Money Blogging for $500 Per Post. Makealivingwriting.com

Are you tired of writing blog posts for tiny money? If you want to earn money blogging — real money — this post is for you.

There are several ways I’ve been well-paid for blog writing. And today, I thought I’d run down three great ways to leave terrible, $5-$25 blog post pay behind.

What does it look like, to get paid $500 per blog post? How does that happen? All my tips are below.

I’ve been earning well writing blog posts for a long time, and there’s never been more opportunity for bloggers to make serious money.

We’re going to begin with the biggest obstacle to being well-paid for blog-post writing. It’s not content mills, or Upwork, or Craigslist ads.

It’s between your ears.

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Writing for Money? Here’s What You’ll Earn in 2019 [Audio]

Writing for Money: What You’ll Earn. Makealivingwriting.com

I bet you didn’t know that I can see the future. It’s true! If you’re writing for money, now that it’s April, I can tell what your writing income will be this year.

Sound crazy? It’s really simple.

Once you know the secret, you’ll have a good idea what you’re likely to earn from writing this year, too.

I wanted to talk you through this, so I’ve put together a short audio recording that demonstrates my fortune-telling abilities.

Give it a listen…and then you’ll know what your checkbook will say at year-end. You’ll also find out what to do if you’d like to see a bigger number than my forecast reveals.

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Blog Marketing Crisis: 3 Ways to Survive the End of Email

Blog Marketing: How to Get Emails Delivered. Makealivingwriting.com

Since the beginning of the Internet, there’s been one basic law of blog marketing: The money is in the list.

Email addresses are all that really matter in your blog-based business, not Facebook ‘likes’ or social shares. You don’t know who those people are. Build a big email list you can sell to, and you’ll be rich.

Also, help your freelance clients build a list for their blog, and they’ll be rich — and keep hiring you back.

Email worked great for bloggers, for so, so long. It’s always been the primary way we build an audience, offer products and services for sale, hold contests and giveaways, conduct surveys, and more.

It’s how we stay in touch, connect, grow relationships with readers, and build authority.

That is, email worked for a long time…until it didn’t.

Bloggers confront two big problems today: The rising difficulty of getting emails delivered, and the coming of a generation of young adults who don’t use email. Ever.

What can you do in your blog marketing, to keep your blog and your clients’ blogs thriving? Here are three basic strategies, and some in-depth explanation on how we’re implementing these here on Make a Living Writing:

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