Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Turning Words Into Money

Can you turn your words into money? Here are a few thoughts to consider:

If you want to make money blogging, use Wordpress. Focus on a niche topic, meet a need, have a clean design and easy navigation, and have a strong “about” page. Create good content on a frequent basis and share with others by creating a blog mail list. Make sharing easy by using one-click sharing buttons for Twitter, Facebook, and other popular sites. By building up an influential or widely-read blog, you are now positioned to:

·         Write and publish books or downloadable content that you can charge for
·         Get advertisers and sponsors
·         Sell products as an affiliate
·         Use your platform to earn consulting gigs
·         Be invited to be a speaker
·         Influence others
·         Create a paid course -- online or in-person
·         Offer a paid-membership community
·         Hold seminars

Resources to consult include:

Freelance Writing
Write content for various people and places such as a business website, a non-profit organization’s training manual, or a magazine article.

Professional Writing
You can write ad copy, marketing brochures, press releases and other service-industry documents.

You can write books or create content for printed or digitalized media outlets.

There are many ways to write for money and there are sources that can fund your writing, including:

·         Grants  (FundsForWriters.com/grants)
·         Crowd Sourcing (Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, and RocketHub)
·         Ad Sponsors

Lastly, your writing can earn you money as a result of the brand you build for yourself. Words mean something, and if you get lucky, they can translate into money.

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Brian Feinblum’s views, opinions, and ideas expressed in this blog are his alone and not that of his employer, the nation’s largest book promoter. You can follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and email him at brianfeinblum@gmail.com. He feels more important when discussed in the third-person. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog © 2013

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