Perhaps you’ve tried it all – Google ads, Amazon affiliate links, even a “buy me a coffee” donation button. None of it seems to work.
That’s where freelance writing comes in.
As a freelance writer, you know exactly what you’ll be making for all your hard work.
Instead of writing dozens of posts for your own blog in order to make a few paltry dollars in affiliate income, you’ll be getting paid for every single post you write.
We’re not talking about “$5 per post” assignments either, either. You’ll be making a professional rate: think $50 or more for a 1,000 word post.
In this ebook, Ali Luke – who’s been a paid blogger for over 11 years – guides you step by step through the process of finding work and succeeding with paid blogging yourself.
Once you’ve read ProBlogger's Ultimate Guide to Freelance Writing,
you’ll know everything you need in order to become a paid blogger.
Would you like to:
Then paid blogging could be just what you’re looking for.
You don’t need any special qualifications or experience to become a paid blogger. You don’t even need a blog of your own!
The one prerequisite is that you should be able to write good, fluent English. (If you’re not a confident writer, or if you hate writing, then paid blogging probably isn’t for you.)
The two crucial things you need in place before you start looking for paid work – and the three things you don’t need to worry about
A simple system you can use to work out what you can write about and how to write great posts that your client will love
How to work out your rate, land your first paid writing gig, make sure you get paid for your work and track your jobs and income
What you should avoid and what to do if something goes wrong – solutions to problems you might run into as a paid blogger
There are several new jobs listed on the ProBlogger job board every single day. Each of those will go to someone … and that someone could easily be you.
Download your copy of ProBlogger's Ultimate Guide to Freelance Writing now and start your journey into paid blogging. It might just be life-changing.
Your guide to the world of freelance writing – covering getting started, finding jobs, deciding how much to charge, producing your posts, tracking your income, and more.
I’m Ali Luke (hi!) and you might have seen my name cropping up on ProBlogger over the years – my first post here was back in August 2008. Since then, I've forged a writing career including freelancing for a bunch of other big blogs, including Smart Blogger, Copyblogger, Write to Done, The Write Life, Social Media Examiner and more.
I’ve used the ProBlogger job boards a lot myself – in fact, between November 2018 and February 2019, I took on four new clients (three of which became excellent long-term clients offering a high volume of work) directly from the ProBlogger boards.
Paid blogging is amazingly flexible.
You could write a couple of posts a month to cover your hosting and WordPress theme costs … or you could make a full-time living writing several posts a day.
If you’ve got a regular day job but you want to start making some extra money on the side, paid blogging makes a great side hustle.
And if you want to escape that day job altogether – paid blogging just might be how you manage it.
Compared with many other types of freelancing – like constantly pitching articles to magazines and newspapers – paid blogging offers stability.
Most clients will want regular articles on a long term basis, so you’ll know how much work you’ll have on (and how much money you have coming in).
With paid blogging, you’re unlikely to need to do complex research or interview any sources. You won’t need to send detailed pitches over and over again to find work. Most of your time will be spent doing what you love: writing.
In this ebook, Ali Luke – who’s been a freelance writer for over 11 years – guides you step by step through the process of finding work and succeeding with freelance writing yourself.
Once you’ve read ProBlogger's Ultimate Guide to Freelance Writing you’ll know everything you need in order to become a paid blogger. In fact, by this point, you might even have landed your first paid gig.
If you read ProBlogger's Ultimate Guide to Freelance Writing and don’t feel it’s right for you, let us know within 30 days and we’ll refund your money in full.
(By that point, you could easily have worked through all the exercises and started landing paying gigs … we want you to have enough time to put what you’re learning into practice.)
Darren Rowse - ProBlogger
To demonstrate how jam-packed full of value this guide is, the contents of the first 12 chapters are laid out for you below, so you can see how helpful it will be for you:
What Exactly Is Freelance Writing?
How Do Freelance Writers Get Paid?
How Well Do I Need to Be Able to Write?
Who Hires Freelance Writers?
What Else Are Freelance Writers Expected to Do?
Setting Yourself Up to Do Business
What to Get in Place Before You Start
What Don’t You Need When You’re Starting Out?
Looking at Your Past Experience Through Three Different Lenses
Non-Writing Skills That You’ll Find Handy
Adding Formatting to Your Posts
Uploading Your Posts into WordPress
Sourcing and Manipulating Images
Responding to Comments
Promoting Your Blog Posts
What Will and Won’t You Do?
6 step-by-step instructions and 2 real-life examples.
5 strategies to make sure you keep your job pipeline full.
A Quick Note on Currencies
The Most Important Rate: What You Make Per Hour
How to Translate Your Hourly Rate into a Per Word Rate
How to Record and Give Your Standard Rate in Different Formats
Should You Ever Accept a Lower Rate?
Viewing Jobs on the Job Board
Understanding the Details of a Job
Viewing the Full Details of a Job
Applying to a Job Through the Job Board
Creating an Account
Crafting Your Resume
Adding Experience and Education to Your Resume
Why You Should Keep Applying to Jobs
Don’t Apply for Every Job Going
Look for Jobs that Fit Your Skills and Interests
Read Job Ads Carefully to Check You Meet Crucial Criteria
Avoid Jobs That Look Scammy or Poorly Paid
If You Don’t Hear Anything Back
If You Do Get a Positive Response
What if You’re Asked to Do a Free Trial?
The Employer’s Needs Have Changed
The Job Ad Wasn’t Clear
The Paid Trial Didn’t Go Well
How Will You Be Paid?
Will You Need to Sign a Contract?
How to Write Well for the Web
Researching Your Post
Developing Your Writing Style
Sourcing Images and Adding them to Your Posts
Editing and Proofreading Your Post