If you have strong writing skills, try switching from thinking like an employee to an entrepreneur. There are tons of opportunities for writing gigs on the internet. A savvy writer just needs to know where to look and what to look for.
What is the internet used for – the dissemination of information. Internet marketers and business owners leverage the internet to attract customers to their products and services. They accomplish this by providing good content in the form of articles, e books, reports, videos, and audios.
However providing content is in never ending demand which forces entrepreneurs to constantly create new materials.
Business owners want to be running their business, not writing full time. As a result, they hunt for someone who can take care of that task for them. For the writer, who is also an entrepreneur, this translates to opportunity.
Here’s a list of what a writer can provide for business owners who market on the internet:
Sales Copy: Similar to how a salesman knows how to score a sale in person, a sales letter must accomplish the same thing in written form. The ideal letter will convert website visitors into buyers. Writing copy is a skill that’s in great demand and can command fees from $200 to over $2000.
Write Articles – Article marketing is a common technique used by internet marketers to attract traffic to websites and create backlinks. Articles are placed in articles directories and blogs. The average article is about 350 words but can vary from 250 to 500 or more. Articles need to be well written and informative.
E-books – Digital downloads are the best way to sell information. It’s inexpensive to produce and provides immediate gratification for a hungry buyers. An e book can be a brief report of about two pages up or longer with 20 pages or more. People may want a book written based on information they provide or want it totally researched by the writer.
Posts – Blogging can be big dollars. Marketers put up many blogs on varying topics and need a constant stream of current material. A good writer could provide posts for a blog that are informative, entertaining, and well written.
Scripts for Videos – Video marketing is another technique used to drive traffic to websites. Biz owners may want the face time but not take the time to do research on a topic. Writing the script and research is a perfect opp. for a writer.
Email Responder messages: Savvy website owners keep in touch with potential clients via email. Those emails need to be informative and drive sales back to the homepage. A writer can sell packs of email message pre-written for a niche market or compose them per request
Social Networking posts (Facebook) – Social networking is a driving force for attracting customers and building a following. Someone who is eloquent with words can step in for a business owner or internet marketer to run their social media campaign.
PLR Packs – PLR stands for Private Label Rights. This means that a report or e book is sold and the buyer does not have to give credit to the writer. The buyer can claim the byline, edit the text or leave it as is. Folks are always anxious to buy pre-written information for blogs, website text, newsletters, giveaway reports and more.
Forum Posts – Nothing is worse than a forum post or reply that relatively says nothing. However a solid, well-written post can drive traffic to a website. Marketers don’t want to spend time putting up post so a savvy writer could save them time for a fee.