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Have you considered pitching articles to media sites for pay instead of going through freelance sites?No earnings in Day 72... due to low order quantities.
So I spent four hours applying to dozens of freelance sites. In the end, I filtered six that may have potential (excluding Upwork). Thanks, Lex Deville for creating the Top 100 Freelance Sites List!
P.S.: I'm writing this on the morning of Day 73. I got ten assignments from an old client (worth $48). Will help to boost the ranking.
I was thinking of ranking on freelance sites to be visible, then work on long term projects with the best clients. When pitching sites, how do you increase "conversions?" Applying is the easy part.Also, every time you get published on a media outlet directly it gives you more authority and credibility as a writer which means you can demand higher rates from your freelance writing. The skill of pitching media sites is a money-making freelance skill by itself by the way.
Most media outlets have a contact or pitch page that lists the emails of editors or has a pitch form. With pitching you don't have to write the article first (usually). Pitch the idea. If they like it write the article.I was thinking of ranking on freelance sites to be visible, then work on long term projects with the best clients. When pitching sites, how do you increase "conversions?" Applying is the easy part.
I need to figure out how to pitch.
@SinisterLex Hey Lex, do I am WhoPaysWriters to find media outlets?Most media outlets have a contact or pitch page that lists the emails of editors or has a pitch form. With pitching you don't have to write the article first (usually). Pitch the idea. If they like it write the article.
Things they usually care about:
- Is your topic relevant for their audience?
- What is your hook (title that makes people want to read)?
- What makes you credible in that subject?
- Is it timely (i.e. an article about St. Patrick's day which is coming up)
- Did you follow their guest posting rules EXACTLY? (if not you'll get trashed)
For credibility you can use things like number of subscribers you have, readers, followers, or even names of other places you've written articles for. If you don't have much credibility, then pitch smaller blogs and outlets first. Write articles for them, then use their name as a credibility marker to attract larger media outlets.
Have you ever read the 4 Hour Work Week? And I get the title might be unattractive to a hard working guy such as yourself who can't imagine "working less" to achieve your goals. But I assure you that is not what the book is mainly about.Woah, I thought my post updated yesterday. Never mind!
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Numbers look like this...but they are fake.
On a careful checkup, they really look like that:
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And there's still potential to get $416+, which would double the current amount. The total worth $412 (tomorrow).
For the grace of God (lol), customer support responded and took action. In 24h, I will know what to do next on my first site account.
So yeah. I've been underestimating my earnings. I'll update the trello board.
Wow! Your comment made my day. Probably one of the most insightful I've got so far.Have you ever read the 4 Hour Work Week? And I get the title might be unattractive to a hard working guy such as yourself who can't imagine "working less" to achieve your goals. But I assure you that is not what the book is mainly about.
It might be the book that bridges the gap between this path you're on now and speed up the leap from freelancing to building the business.
And economically, as long as you continue to lowball everyone on the freelance websites you're just going to perpetuate the process. It seems like the plan is to document and show that it is possible to go from zero to millionaire if someone follows your story. You've probably even got a product already: how to make your first $1k dollars online as an e-learning training or udemy course. If you download a screen recorder, you can explain what you are doing to secure the jobs on freelancer websites and make a course for freelancers. This way you expand the use of your time and create a product that you can leave on the shelf.
The prices you are charging are pretty absurd - but you basically have to do it to compete with the people living in India and the Phillipines whose cost of living is 10x or more lower than in Spain, for the quality of work I assume you are doing. How do you plan on competing with yourself?
Massive props to what you are doing! The fact that you document all these details every day is going to be useful later!
And how has anyone from this website not hired you to write for them yet?
I'll give you 20 bucks to either write two articles on my website www.chanceandconfidence.com or to just share your experience thus far in a "story" format.
And do you want to be on my podcast Strategic Possibilities? We can do it over the phone.
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