Why Every Freelance Writer Should Absolutely Have Their Own Blog
Yep, you need a blog. You’ve already heard this and if you don’t have one, you’ve likely had one of three thoughts about the matter.
- I don’t need it, I am that good
- It’s way too technical for me
- I’ll get to that once I get my customer base built up
But, I am here to tell you that all of these excuses are just that, and they are not even good excuses. So, let’s get them out of the way and then we’ll talk about why you absolutely, one hundred percent, positively must have a blog if you want to be a well paid freelance writer.
I don’t need it, I am that good
A: You probably aren’t. There are a lot of us out there and although I get my fair share of work, I am not even close to the baddest of bad ass freelance writers. You’re not special and sometimes you need to do what works, just because it works.
You have to have some place to publish samples and some place to send potential clients to check out your work and a blog just makes sense. Plus, blogging is one of the best sources of stable freelance income and proving you can do it is huge, more on that later!
It’s too technical for me
No, it’s not. Whether you just go to Blogger, or WordPress.com and set up a free version, or go to Godaddy and buy a domain name and use their $7 a month managed version, if you can choose a template, you can set up and run a blog.
I’ll get to it once I get some customers
Well, that’s a nice dream, but let me assure you, I tried for years, with some success, to establish a solid base of regular clients without a professional writer’s blog. It didn’t work. Within a month of setting up my site, I had a steady flow of work that was growing! Without it, you are fighting an uphill battle to prove that you’re a writer, unless you have a LOT of other samples out there. –which I did!
Now, on to the good stuff!
These are all really great reasons to have a blog, but the number one reason is this, blogging is the single easiest way to set up a returning client base that will give you steady, dependable income. No, I am not talking about monetizing your own blog, although that can work too. I am talking about writing blog posts for private clients.
- Most clients will want their blogs updated at least once a week.
- Blog posts are typically easy and quick to write.
- Clients pay anywhere from $15-$100 a post for blogging.
- Bloggers who know how to upload posts can make even more money!
That’s right, it’s a gold mine and it’s growing. Wanna know more? Cool, check out the full article at MarkRMorrisJr.com