Are you a writer in search of an article idea? These days, the big-earning article writers have loads of ideas for editors.
But if you’re someone who really finds idea generation tough, there’s another way to earn well. You can do it by getting more mileage out of your short stack of ideas.
Get out of the habit of coming up with one article idea, landing an assignment, and then moving on.
Instead, think in terms of spinning that one little idea straw into a big pile of gold.
How? Here are ten different ways:
With a deep breath, I pressed “send” on an email containing months of research and my first article for a trade magazine.
It was done!
But my excitement was short-lived when my editor replied. I’d called her the wrong name. I screwed up before she even looked at my story.
I panicked. Would she blacklist me? Would she even read my pitch now? Did I just cut myself out of a potentially great freelance writing gig?
Turns out, it all worked out okay. One year later, I’m her editorial assistant.
How did I get myself out of this jam and land a great freelance gig? I focused on three E’s.