I want to crank my freelancing up a notch
May 27, 2010 7:14 AM Subscribe
I am looking for tips on becoming a successful freelance writer. I have a degree in English, and I currently write for Textbroker.
posted by Ostara to Work & Money (9 answers total) 70 users marked this as a favorite
I have two small children, so I write during naps and after they go to bed at night. Right now I make a couple hundred extra dollars a month from Textbroker. This does make a difference in our family income, however, I would like to at least double or triple that amount. We have a 5k credit card bill that I am working on paying off, plus I would love to have extra money for dinners out or maybe a camping trip.
I am familiar with the other other content mills (Associate Content, Demand Studios, Break Studios, Quality Gal, etc). I have not tried writing for anyone else but Textbroker at this point. In all honesty, I would like the opportunity to write pieces that I could be happy to put my name on and add to a portfolio. If that's not possible, I would settle for writing for anyone that pays more than Textbroker - it gets to be a bit of a grind sometimes.
I also have a background in graphic design, illustration and marketing if that makes any difference. Please share your strategies and tips with me. Thank you.