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How Writers Can Easily Earn More in B2B Content Marketing

How to Earn More in B2B Content Marketing. Makealivingwriting.com

Have you wondered if business-to-business, a/k/a B2B content marketing, might be your ticket to a bigger writing income?

I’m hearing this from a lot of writers in my community:

“I’ve decided on a writing niche — I’m going to write B2B.”

So. B2B is definitely an area with a lot of marketing money in it. That’s because the products and services sold to businesses can be expensive, from fancy copy machines to $10,000 consulting packages and up.

The more something costs, generally, the more elaborate and costly the marketing process is — and the more writers stand to make.

But there’s a problem: Simply saying you write B2B doesn’t get clients excited about hiring you. In fact, positioning yourself that way can send the very clients you want running for the exits.

Let me explain the one simple tweak to make to connect with great-paying B2B clients.

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Earn Money Online: Monster List of 161 Markets for Freelance Writers

Earn Money Online: Monster List of Markets for Writers. Makealivingwriting.com

Want to earn money online as a freelance writer?

Forget low-paying bid sites and content mills. And pitch magazines, websites, trade pubs, agencies, and businesses to move up and earn more.

To help you start the New Year strong, we’ve put together a monster list of publications that pay competitive rates for your original content.

Most publications featured here pay at least $50 per assignment. We’ve also included a few “move-up markets” that pay less but allow room for negotiation.

Comb through the list, and you’ll find writing jobs in variety of niches like business, finance, family, parenting, lifestyle, travel, technology, and others. We’ve even included a list of markets that publish content about the business and craft of freelance writing.

If you want to earn money online as a freelance writer, use this list to get started, land assignments to build your clips file, and earn more.

Want to make 2018 your year of freelance success? Check out this monster list of paying markets, and start pitching.

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Best of 2017 (And All Time) for Hungry Freelance Writers

Best Posts for Hungry Freelance Writers. Makealivingwriting.com

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Get Paid to Blog: 5 Ways to Show Clients Your Value

Tips to Help You Get Paid to Blog. Makealivingwriting.com

You may know that a growing number of businesses hire freelancers who get paid to blog. And they get paid well. High-quality blog posts can pay $200 a post and up.

The question is, how do you get those better gigs? To get paid to blog (real money, that is), you need to show clients how the blog posts you write help bring in additional money.

A decade back, blogging was more of a ‘squishy’ soft-sell tactic than it is today. Now, companies increasingly understand how content marketing works to bring them more leads, opt-ins, and ultimately, sales. Which means they look to you for proof your posts will bring new business.

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about this challenge in Freelance Writers Den lately, so I thought my blog readers would probably like tips on this, too. In this post, I’ll give you concrete strategies for demonstrating the value of your paid blogging, even as a newbie.

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How to Attract Customers Who Are Your Ideal Freelance Clients

How to attract customers for freelance writers. Makealivingwriting.com

Are you stuck trying to figure out how to attract customers to build your freelance writing career?

If you’re taking any old gig, it’s hard to get any real traction. You have to constantly market yourself, and never acquire expertise that helps you raise your rates and grow your income.

The solution: Learn how to attract customers who give you clips that will impress the best clients in your chosen industry niches, like I teach my Den 2X students.

Sit down right now and make a list of your 10-20 top prospects. What great-paying markets would you write for? Think big! For me, this list includes Vanity Fair, Costco, and American Express (wrote for the latter two in the past, but would love to get back in!).

Once you have that list, you need to figure out who you could write for now. Do it right, and those great clients will be contacting you. Wouldn’t that be sweet?

It’s one of many strategies I teach in my Freelance Writers Den 2X Income Accelerator mastermind program to help students identify who to pitch now to land dream clients, often in 6 months or less.

Here are 15 different approaches I’ve never shared outside of Den 2X before, to help you build the portfolio your ideal clients will love:

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The Journey From Bottom Feeder Content Mills to Six-Figure Freelancing

How to Go From Content Mills to Six-Figure Freelancing. Makealivingwriting.com

If you want to carve out an income in the six-figure freelancing club, it might seem like a long shot based on where you’re at right now.

Maybe your $20-per-blog-post client feels like a soul-sucking, dead-end gig. Maybe every query, pitch and LOI you send seems to fall on deaf ears.

Or maybe you’re doing all the right things. But that six-figure freelancing goal still seems impossible. It’s not.

Freelance success takes more than hard work and dedication. It also requires something too many writers overlook—a well-planned strategy for moving up.

Five years ago, rookie freelancer Nicole Dieker swam with the bottom feeders, churning out content mill pieces for a few pennies a word.

Now she’s a rockstar columnist, blogger, copywriter, and novelist. And she’s fast approaching six-figure freelancing status.

Want to know how she did it? Check out her proven methods for increasing your income, moving up and earning more.

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