Writing For A Living

I’ve been talking lately to some people in my family who want to work full time from home. After much thought and debate, I thought I would reveal a little secret that is used but quite a few people who want to work from home for themselves.

Now before you think this is gonna be easy, let me say it’s not. It will be a lot of work! What I’m going to reveal right now is for those of you that like to write or proofread. So, if writing isn’t really your forte, I wouldn’t recommend you try this.

Still with me? Good, let’s get to the meat of what I’m talking about.

Everyday, on different sites on the web, business owners are in need of writing. They may need somene to research a topic and write a short 500 word article, they made need someone to proofread their book, or they may even be looking for someone to write a 75 page ebook for them.

So, where do these people go? They go to websites that allow writers (YOU) to bid on these projects. They write down all the information you’ll need to know to decide how much time the project will take you, then you give them a bid on what your cost would be.

It’s sort of like a contractor coming into your home and giving you a bid to fix the hole in your drywall. You might call three or four contractors out and pick from all their bids.

Well, the same thing is going on online, and you can be a part of it. If you have writing skill and would like to work from home and not have to work for somebody else, then you’ll definitely want to check out these sites.

These are the big 3, but you can always use Google to look for more.

http://www.elance.com/

http://www.guru.com/

http://www.rentacoder.com/

Go to those sites and look around. It’s free to sign up and look around, but guru
might charge you something to “see” the best bids. 🙁

That is why I recommend you start with Elance. And the real key is to do 4 or 5
of your first jobs for REALLY CHEAP! You want to get your name out there, so you’ll have to do something to get known.

After you’ve done about 5 jobs you’ll have testimonials and maybe even some repeat business, then you’ll be well on your way.

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