Barbara Mitchell

Barbara Mitchell is a writer and content creator. Her main focus is academic content, but she likes to explore other ways that turn writing into a profitable profession. She’s always ready to share insights that help writers succeed.

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  1. missjackie1989
    November 24, 2018 @ 4:56 pm

    These are some good suggestions on how to get started. I’ve been thinking about writing for a nonprofit to build a copywriting portfolio. I think I will give it a shot. Just the thought of working for a boss scares me lol. I like the freedom of only answering to myself.

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  2. Lisa Sicard
    November 26, 2018 @ 5:57 pm

    Hi Barbara, I love that point you make – don’t be boring! I so agree. I think by adding creative images and storytelling one can keep it interesting. Sometimes videos if done right can also be a great asset to a blog post. Thanks for sharing your tips here and encouragement.

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  3. Elvis Michael
    November 26, 2018 @ 6:12 pm

    Pretty interesting stats there, especially the percentage of freelancers who make over 100k.

    While i tend to stick to a small pool of topics, I had explored a million of them over the years and learned what works for me. These days i hardly ever write anymore, but the subjects i normally explore are both quite fun and profitable all at once 🙂

    Thanks for posting this!
    Elvis

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  4. Emenike Emmanuel
    November 26, 2018 @ 8:36 pm

    Nice piece, Barbara.

    Writing has really changed my life. I started writing as a mere passion but today, I have been able to build it into a full-time business. Like I have always told people, writing is an amazing skill.

    With this anyone can rise to any length he or she.

    Emenike

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  5. Karim Toulba
    December 1, 2018 @ 2:55 pm

    I’ve had a period in my life when I was doing freelance article writing. It was nice but the only problem I had was if I stopped writing, I won’t anymore make money. This is the real tax that comes along with freelance work.

    Instead, I thought like why not writing for myself on my blog. And take in chances like affiliate marketing to make money. After a few months, it did pay off. I still can make some money while not writing at the same exact money.

    What I wanted to say is that writing and creating content is a great skill. You should be investing it the perfect way in your own business.

    Thanks a lot for sharing.
    That was a very nice post. Thank you!

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    • Elvis Michael
      December 7, 2018 @ 3:41 pm

      I hear you on that one!
      I’m not a huge fan of active work / active income, so I published a series of books on Kindle / Nook several years ago, which are still providing me with a monthly check.

      Writing for me is fun, but i struggle with keeping a client long-term. I tend to quit them like my life depended on it.

      Long story short: I prefer to create income streams.

      Elvis

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  6. Kato Nkhoma
    December 19, 2018 @ 2:16 pm

    This is a very insightful read Barbara. I like the fact that you have a “proof” section at the end for the sceptics. I too quit my job exactly a year ago and have been making a living off writing so it’s definitely possible.

    P. S
    I got a long term project that made it possible thanks to Listiller.

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  7. Aleaji Uzoma
    January 25, 2019 @ 2:15 am

    Writing can be very powerful.
    As it’s said “a pen is greater than a sword”.

    Writing has been the weapon with which individuals sell themselves, their ideas and their expertise.

    Writing can surely improve a person’s life. Not being able to write can be a great handicap.

    As you’ve listed Barbara, there are so many ways to monetize one’s writing skill and make money through it, writing also brings influence to the writer and impact to the world.

    So by all means, we should write.

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  8. wikikarts
    January 26, 2019 @ 11:12 pm

    Hello Barbara,
    Great article it is helpful to learn a lot for writing. Thanks for sharing keep sharing.

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  9. Enough is More | aka Jo
    March 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

    Hi Barbara, thanks for writing this post and from experience I know that you can definitely earn money with writing (as well as translating,proofreading and transcribing).

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  10. MCH
    April 2, 2019 @ 11:25 pm

    Great article Barbara. Getting paid for what you love is really awesome. We all want to earn passive income and getting money for our hobby is out of this world.

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