I bring you 5 writers who are making money by writing for a living one way or another in order to live life on their terms .
They write content to promote all kinds of sales such as affiliate marketing or PLR writing, they create their own books and products or they provide freelance writing services.
I can’t believe it’s July already, and we’re now into the second half of 2012! This year is flying by so quickly. I left the UK to go “location independent” in Thailand on January 1 this year, which means I’ve been doing it now for 6 months! I thought I’d share with you six things I’ve learned during that time.
1. It’s Good To Take Time To Reconsider The Way You’re Doing Things
When I left the UK for Thailand, it made me reconsider my business in big ways …
I’ve received several comments like that in the last few months.
The consensus seems to be that I’m everywhere. No matter which blog or website you visit, I’m the cyber-stalker that is there waiting for you.
I don’t mind the comment. In fact, I like it.
I like it because it’s meant as a compliment. When I catch you, I give you something interesting to read and think about. If I work extra hard, you even learn something useful.
Every now and then, the comments go further than just noting my apparent omnipresence – they ask how I do it. Don’t I sleep? Don’t I have a family? Don’t I have other commitments?
Yes, I do, and yet I’m everywhere – or so it seems.
Okay, I’ll level with you. The truth is that I’m not really everywhere, and I don’t work 24/7 – but it certainly seems that way.
In yesterday’s post on my SEO writing blog, I promised to dispense some ideas about how to use the slow summer months to make more money as a freelance writer when the busy fall season rolls around. So here goes . . .
I. Revise Your Freelance Writing Rates: At least once a year, you should assess you freelance writing rates. The slow summer months are as good a time as any to do this.
What other job encourages you to be who you are, explore life daily, create something from nothing, build a limitless future for you and those you love, while adding to your legacy with every word you write?
Without construction tools, loud noise, or substantial waste, writers create something from nothing that can last an eternity. And the modern writer’s ideas can endure even if they never see print. Print On Demand and eBook technology means your work won’t go out of print, even if books were suddenly to become as archaic as eight track tapes.
I’d like to help you make every day Independence Day by sharing the 3 steps I took after leaving my last job, steps that might help you gain your independence and build your personal brand.
Independence Day has special significance for me; it was on Independence Day when I decided to never again work for anyone else.
I had enjoyed a lot of success in my last job, the pay was good …