Thursday, July 24, 2008

The 8 Components of a Profitable, Popular Freelance Writing Blog

As I've been writing about this week, writing jobs kind of dry up during the summer. Today, I had one of the slowest days I've had since I started SEO writing. The summer started off with a bang -- and I thought it was going to continue that way -- but things have slowed down noticeably and I for one couldn't be happier about it.

Today, I actually finished and uploaded to e-Junkie the ebook entitled How to Start a Profitable, Popular Freelance Writing Blog that I've been putting off for about four months. It lists 8 components every freelance writing blog should have to be popular and profitable. I simply hadn't had time to polish up -- and I'd already written 90% of it. I've been that busy!

How to Generate Income During Your Down Time

Yesterday, I sent out about 75 emails to past contacts and woke up to 6 responses in my inbox this morning. I landed one project from that, which is to start next week -- with the possilbity of two more as well. Nothing's firm with these though, so I don't count them.

Freelance Writing Marketing Tip of the Day: Use your downtime wisely to catch up on projects you never seem to have time for -- and to keep on marketing. In fact, the first thing I did this morning was send out 10 more email queries.

Advice for Newbies & Nervies (Nervous Freelance Writers) During this Slow Season

I know a lot of you may be worried about this slow time. Don't be. If you continue to market, believe me, projects will seem to drop out of the sky come fall. You'll wonder what the heck is going on!

You see, what you are sending out now is being kept on file by many prospects. Proof? One of the inquiries I sent out to old contacts yesterday responded via the very first email I'd sent them last November.

See these summer marketing tips for freelance writers if you missed them earlier this week to figure out how to generate some income during the slow summer months - and right on into the busy fall season.

"When will the work start rolling in?" you may be wondering. After Labor Day, you should see a marked increase in projects. I fully expect to be slammed, because I'm marketing like crazy -- up to 50 queries a week, where I've only been sending out 5-15 b/c I've been so busy.

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