Last Updated on by Michael Brockbank
Well, last week wasn’t as productive as I would’ve liked. Although I still met my personal goal of $208, I should have made more money. I’ve been incredibly busy as of late trying to get website content up for myself, the IT support job I work, volunteering several hours to an organization to help them get their own website content running, and trying to be the family man.
While this week isn’t really looking like it’s going to be a record setting pay week like I wanted, I belong to a new team on TextBroker. I was offered the team position based on nothing more than my profile, which is only 81% complete. Plus, I have my original samples from last year posted on it. I need to spend some time working on my profile this week and write some updated samples. I’ve learned quite a bit about writing since I completed those. This new team pays nearly three cents per word and has increased my rate of pay by nearly $4 per hour.
I can see how people can get frustrated with not being able to make as much money as they’d like while writing as a freelance professional. Some will get discouraged or feel that they are better than what level they start out as. If I would have been in that same frame of mind, I would have quit six months ago. However, I stuck with it and strive to be better than I am. I take each review as constructive criticism on how to improve my style of writing. You can’t let doubt and lack of knowledge keep you from reaching your goals. I have produced more than 850 pieces of work spread out between the two websites I use and am a steady level 4 writer. Today, I wrote for 2.75 hours and made $57. Not bad for only being able to squeeze out that much time.
If I can figure out a way to get more time in, I have no doubts that I would make a decent amount of money. Hell, I am already meeting my quota for a 6 hour workday from my part-time job in just a matter of a few hours. I think I am just about ready to become a full-time writer. I love to write, I love to learn, and I make far more money freelance writing than I do as tech support.
On top of all of this goodness, my small websites are generating money of their own. It’s not a lot, but my computer site has made a couple of bucks this month on Adsense and my tablet website has paid for itself for another year. If I could get time writing for those sites as well as my paying customers, I could possibly make more money than I ever have.
Yes, freelance writing has made me a good amount of extra money this month. Did you know that by the end of this month, I estimate that I will have made just short of an extra $1000? Just from an average of two hours per day. Later this week, I intend on adding more to this website on how to get started such as making a PayPal account to get paid, methods of writing for clients, and hopefully the semicolon article I’ve been wanting to write. However, I need to make sure my clients are taken care of first and foremost. After all, they are paying a few of my bills right now. $8.65 per hour part-time doesn’t really pay much when you have a 3 bedroom house with four people living in it.
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