May. 3rd, 2011

naomi_jay: (T-Rex writes)

So 2011 is my year of living dangerously and trying new things. One of those things is "making more money from writing." This is a pretty new thing. I spoke a while back about writing for free and why I think it's a good thing, and I stand by that, but if I want to go part-time at horrible office work before I hit 30, I should really be writing for pay.

To that end, I've signed up with a few different freelance article/content writing services. They don't pay much, but if you can write in volume, you can probably earn a good chunk of change. So that's phase one. I've got a few articles lined up, I earn about a fiver for each one that's accepted. I consider that pretty decent for 30 minutes of work.

Now, phase two. This is something I've always wanted to do, but have no idea how to go about starting, and that's freelance editing/crtiquing. With indie publishing on the rise, it seems like a good idea to put the word out that I'm available. I think I'm a good critiquer. I think I can offer valuable advice to writers, and I know I'd enjoy doing so, so why not?

I guess the simplest way to start is by putting together a seperate blog/website for this side of my life, so I'm going to do that. Then I need to spread the word *gulp* I suck at self-promotion. I have all the self-esteem of a dead frog in a jar. Really. I'm weirded out by the idea of advertising myself and jumping into forums and being all "give me your money for my thoughts!" But I do want to do this pretty badly. I'm open to suggestions from the audience?


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