Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Write online ... for yourself.

Here's to 2008 and MMM*!

The past year as a WAHM was busy and enjoyable for me, despite finding it hard to juggle kids and work and home.

I started out the year primarily as an English grader and ended as an English grader, freelance writer and website owner. The freelance writing pays the best so far, the English grading is consistent and always available, and the website... well, it's a work in progress.

In 2008, I plan to transition to full-time freelance online writer and webmaster. I have found that writing online "for myself" pays far more than writing $11 articles for online content companies.

For example, Writer's Research Group pays $10-$11 for a 250-400 word original content article. Not bad pay, considering I could usually write 1-3 an hour. But then, at the end of October, I started writing those same articles for eHow. Several have earned more than $30 each already. Other have made far less. However, when I average it our and project the earnings over a year, they will make about $30-$40 each.

That's a lot better than $10, obviously, even if I have to wait several months or more to get to the amount I would have earned instantly by selling the pieces to Writer's Research Group.

My website, so far, has not made any money. But that's because I haven't asked it to. I have not begun to monetize the site, and won't, until I have enough traffic to warrant monetization. I'm building my site through Site Build It, following their proven success plan.

Site Build It!

The first step is Content. That should say, content, content, content. The more I write, the easier it gets, but I still have nagging doubts about whether it "will work."

I hope, by December 2008, to have a success story of my own to share.

In 2008, I plan to:
~Add 3-5 pages to my website each week
~Update my blogs each week.
~Write 2-3 articles on eHow, Hub, Squidoo, a week.

I'd love to hear your WAHM goals for 2008!

*making more money

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