Thursday, November 20, 2008

The $150,000/Year SEO Writer

Hey, be careful what you wish for peeps, b/c you just might get it! In the latest edition of Inkwell's newsletter, I put the power of intent to work. I stated that my goal for my newly launched SEO writing company was $150,000 next year.

What It Takes to Make $150,000/Year as a Freelance Writer

I've been getting up earlier, and taking on more work. In essence, I've decided to put the pedal to the metal and challenge myself to live up to my full potential. My new motto is, if a black man can become president of the United States of America (which I never thought I'd live to see in this lifetime), I can certainly make $150,000 year as an SEO writer.

And I'll be darned if projects haven't been flowing in like crazy! It's as if the universe is saying, "Hey, if you're willing to put in the work, I'll throw you all you can handle."

My week so far:

On Monday I wrote 20 SEO articles and did a blogging gig. I outsourced the remainder. I usually outsource the bulk of my projects. The reality is, I don't work nearly as hard as I could; I haven't for years.

But, I've decided to dive in and do more of the work b/c like I said, I just want to push myself to see what's possible. In essence, get off my toukas and work like my parents and grandparents always did. My record had been 18 articles in one day.

On Tuesday I wrote a record 27 SEO articles and completed a blogging gig. I outsourced some other work that came in. I'm never doing that again. I now know my daily writing limit (15-20 articles).

Yesterday I wrote 20 SEO articles, and did a short blogging gig. I was exhausted from the previous two days, so didn't even attempt to do anything else. I outsourced a few other projects.

I've been marketing all day today, finishing up a case study, tweaking the new site and catching up on correspondence.

Remember, I'm also training for a marathon, and also do marketing for and write and publish my own ebooks. I've been falling into bed exhausted, but excited that I'm already on track to surpass the $150,000/year goal - not that I'm trying to, believe me.

Tomorrow, I already have another 20 articles on tap and 6 blog posts. I also have 3 ebook writing proposals out that I'm waiting to hear back on (seems clients are really enamored with that service all of a sudden).

There is TONS of Freelance Writing Work Out There!

My point in relaying all of this is two fold: (i) there is TONS of freelance writing work out there; and (ii) intent coupled with action is a powerful thing. I really do need to pick up that book, The Secret. Isn't that what it's all about?

Now, I just wished intent worked this way when I wish for thinner thighs -- so far, no dice.

Get Featured, Get Published!

Freelance writing website seeking submissions. The editor, Kay wrote me the following, "I'm always looking for quality submissions so if you know of anyone else that would be interested in sending us something, I'd be grateful if you could tell them about us."

There you go Kay!

No pay, but exposure. They featured one of my articles today. I think they found it on (that's the power of article marketing folks). It's a very professinally done site, so if you have a product/service of interest to writers that you promote, you definitely want to send something over to Kay.

That's it for this week folks.

Next Tuesday -- case studies, as in, how to make money with them. They're so easy to do - and clients pay a mint for them!

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the mention, Yuwanda! I hope we see plenty more of you around at The Cuckleburr Times. Your articles are excellent. :)

take care

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being on track. Good luck with the business.

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