|Written by mtwyman|
One of the easiest ways to become self-employed is to become a freelance writer. I found that by following the steps below I have been able to consistently earn over $1000.00 a month in passive income and usually a good $1000-$1200.00 by completing realtime projects. It took me roughly one year of continuous article posting to get my income to this level, so remember- be patient and stay focused. You're hard work will payoff.
Step 1: First you want to register with sites like "Content Diva's" that will submit you projects to be completed for a set amount of money. This will build up your "guaranteed income" portfolio and allow you to keep track of real time earnings. To get listed with these sites simply send them an inquiry asking about their freelance writer qualifications and guidelines. They should send you a response illustrating how to submit articles to them for consideration.Â
Step 2: Next you want to create accounts with sites like "eHow" and suite101. These sites will allow you to create content and eventually enable you to receive residual income from your articles. Generally your articles can span topics as diverse as gardening, martial arts, birding, etc. This will create a "residual income" that will grow with time. This will help out if you ever stop receiving "real time" payable projects.Â
Step 3: After you have your two main income streams inline, you will want to start brainstorming ideas for potential articles to be written up in mainstream, hardcopy magazines and newspapers. You will then want to query the magazine or newspaper in the manner that they prefer. If you go to their website you can generally find information concerning how to submit ideas/articles for consideration.Â
Step 4: You then want to continue these steps. Freelance writing is not an overnight success. You will need to be persistent and hardworking in your efforts. I usually stick to a schedule.
I type several residual income articles a day. I try to do at least two 1000 word real time articles a day, and I query 2-3 magazines/newspapers a week. This process works and will help keep you on track.