Connect With Your Most Profitable, Fun Opportunities Online
By Rebecca Matter, President, American Writers & Artists Inc. (AWAI)
Your creativity, imagination, and intelligence are more than enough to help you make a great living online … especially when you make a point of looking at all of your options!
After all, it’s no secret that some online opportunities pay better than others. Or, that some money-making projects are much more fun than others.
So I’d like to help you connect with some of the most interesting, lucrative (and legitimate!) online opportunities available to you in the next year.
Each one of these opportunities lets you build on the skills you’re already developing as a Money-Making Website owner. And, by learning how to use these skills for others as well as yourself, you can quickly start growing multiple streams of income.
Opportunity #1: Quality Online Content
High-quality online content helps visitors get to know, like, and trust your website. And while creating great online content helps you grow your own business, if you like writing about subjects you love, you’ll find that there’s a big market for your services.
Why would people pay you to write great content for them? Thank the booming content marketing industry. Content marketing, also known as “selling without selling,” boosts online credibility for a site by using top-quality stories, news articles, blogs, and short reports to win over new readers. The challenge is that readers want new content much faster than many web owners can get it written!
As a result, in many markets, you’ll find businesses willing to pay you $100 to $500 per piece for helping them keep up with what their readers want. You can also earn consulting fees on top of your per-piece rate if you help the company design a strong plan for using their new content.
Opportunity #2: E-newsletters
E-newsletters help site owners maintain relationships with perspective buyers. And they’re especially popular with service providers who have a website supporting their offline business (think doctors, lawyers, therapists, and other solo professionals).
A typical e-newsletter might be 1,200 to 1,500 words — about 3-4 offline pages. It might take a practiced online writer like you a few hours to put an e-newsletter like this together. But for the solo professional who is also running a busy business, the e-newsletter can be a source of stress and anxiety. As a result, many are willing to pay an experienced writer like you between $900 and $2,000 per issue to take care of their e-newsletters for them.
Many of these e-newsletters must go out monthly, or even every other week. So, with a few e-newsletter clients, you can establish a strong, reliable monthly income. But, doing these newsletters won’t overfill your schedule. So you’ll be able to work for others and still have plenty of time for your family, hobbies, and of course, your own money-making projects!
Opportunity #3: Social Media Posting and Management
Running your own Money-Making Website, you know the value of social media. And, you no doubt have a personal favorite — Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn … maybe even Vine, Instagram, or Pinterest.
Being comfortable in social media is a valuable skill — and it’s especially valuable to others online who may not be as comfortable engaging with their readers. Or, they may be busy with other projects and not have time to actively manage their social media profiles.
So what do they do? They’ll hire someone — maybe you! — to manage their social media for them. The job can be worth up to $2,000 per month, depending on how engaged you choose to be on their behalf. And it’s definitely a fun way to turn your social media savvy into an extra income.
Opportunity #4: Video Scripts
Blog posts and articles are a staple of Money-Making Websites … and if you think of blogs and articles in video form, you’ve just figured out the basics of video scripts.
Video scripts deliver the same short, interesting content you find in blogs, but in a way that’s more visually interesting. The goal is to nurture relationships with readers and viewers, encourage sharing, and draw new traffic to the business.
Most videos are designed to be short, perhaps 2 to 5 minutes in length. From a writing standpoint, one page is about one minute of video airtime. And for those 2 to 5 minutes, you can earn a fee of $100 to $500 per minute … or up to $2,500 for just five pages of script!
Now, the opportunities I’ve covered here are just a few of the fun, lucrative options waiting for you in 2015. There are dozens of others. The Direct Marketing Association estimates that online and offline writing for businesses will surpass $190 billion a year between now and 2016. That’s an abundance you can connect with easily — just choose an opportunity and get started!
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