Tuesday, November 06, 2007

NEW SERIES: Freelance Writer's Technology Month

As I said in my last post, I’ve dubbed November Freelance Writer's Technology Month. What’s this all about?

A Solid Week of Research into How to Make Real Money Online as a Freelance Writer

Recently, I spent a solid week – 50-60 hours – researching how people make “real” money online. I’m talking long-term, sustainable, pay for healthcare and retirement money. To do this, I went back to basics. I forced myself to forget what I thought I knew and approach everything fresh.

As I wrote about in this article, Why Freelance Writers May Be the Poorest Internet Entrepreneurs, freelance writers are not very good at embracing technology.

Sure, we may get as far as learning a little HTML code, scan and upload images, and even create simple logos, but we don’t get much beyond that. Once I started reading, practically all of my searches took me to some internet marketing guru’s site.

Invariably, I’d find a discussion about some piece of technology that would give me a eureka moment. That’s when I knew that I had to change the way I went about my business.

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UPDATE 11/30/07: Following is a link to every post in the Freelance Writer's Technology Month series.

Intro Post: New Series - Freelance Writer's Technology Month

Post #1: The 4 Fundamentals of Making Money Online

Post #2: SEO Content Development: How to Drive More Traffic to Your Website

Post #3: Niche Marketing: How to Choose a Profitable Niche

Post #4: Software Tools for Niche Websites

Post #5: Turn $1/Day into an Online Empire: How to Make Money with Minisites

Post #6: 4 Controversial Ways to Get More Traffic for Your Website

Post #7: 5 Ways to Get a Job Writing SEO Articles

Post #8: How to Determine What to Charge as an SEO Article Writer

Post #9: How to Optimize Your Website to Get More Traffic

Post #10: Social Bookmarking Software & 9 Money-Making Conclusions from Freelance Writer’s Technology Month
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melissaadonovan said...

I agree. I'm constantly amazed at how writers seem to be technologically challenged. I've always felt that writing and technology go hand in hand, but I'm slowly starting to realize that it's just me. the Internet offers a host of opportunities for writers and I'm planning on seizing them!

-Melissa Donovan
Writing for Writers

Misti Sandefur, Novelist/Freelance Writer said...

I'm looking forward to your newest series.