September 2, 2014

3 Steps to Becoming a Writing Machine


Becoming an article writer can be both creative and rewarding, for some people it’s the perfect job. But the fact of the matter is, the more you write the more you will earn. For an article writer, being able to squeeze every last drop of writerly juice out of yourself is the route to financial success.

Being a writing machine does not mean you write without emotion or creativity, it simply means you focus on speed, accuracy, and quality. It means not having writers block, not having a problem getting started and being able to keep to deadlines. [Read more...]

See Before you Buy Linkbait

This week I tried something new. Instead of someone paying me to create linkbait for them for up to £2,000 I created a piece of linkbait on spec and marketed it to the members of my “Headline and Content Ideas”, newsletter.

Membership comprises mostly of publishers who are hungry for linkalicious content. I priced the content at the low price of £500 and crafted it to appeal to both those on social tagging sites and those who link.

After a few days the content sold, proving that such a market exists and establishing a price point. [Read more...]

“How Dare you Call me and Ask me to Work for Nothing”

Writers of the world, stop twittering for 30 secs and listen.

Don’t be an asshole and give everything away for free.

Found by @skinner

How Much Should you Charge for Writing?

The question of price for a writer and publisher is always a tricky one. The writer wants to get what they think they are worth, but the publisher wants to pay the least amount.

Hopefully they can meet in the middle and agree on a price that works for both parties.

But what is a fair price?

Having been a writer and publisher myself I know that payments vary considerably. If you have a sniff around the web you can find ridiculous prices quoted on forums like Digitalpoint for $5 an article. I doubt the buyer and seller of such articles could stay in business for long.

But writing has always been low paid, as there is a lot of competition and entry to the market is low. Get a good reputation and deliver results and your price can rise. Some sales copywriters charge thousands for a few days work.

I want to know what you think.

How much should you charge for writing?

Writers Wanted

Join the Writers Directory for FREE Join here.

Advertise your writing service for free to publishers who are members of Magnetic Web Content.

My members are desperate for writers. They are constantly asking me to introduce them to great writers. So I thought, why not put the two groups together at no extra cost to anyone.

Are you a great writer? If so, you are desperately needed.

You can communicate direct with the publishers through the forum. Simply sign up here and write a forum post to advertise yourself to publishers.

This service is absolutely free to writers and you can sign up right now.

Post a notice on the forum and include information to help the publisher hire you, such as:

  • Experience
  • Writing Sample
  • urls of work done
  • Pricing
  • Website or blog link
  • Availability

Be prepared to enter into long term or short term contracts, if you are good you will be snapped up. My members are all successful online publishers who are in constant need of good writers.

The information you enter will only be viewable by paying members of Magnetic Web Content. No other writer will see your advert/notice/details.

As a writer you will not be able to see any other writers post.

Publishers will be able to post in your forum threads to ask questions.

You can create any number of threads, and receive messages through the private mail system. This allows you to build relationships and trust with a prospective publisher.

It is up to you to set your pricing and how to market yourself. Although I may post a few helpful pointers.

If you need writers you will be able to view their posts in the forum by signing up to the Headline Newsletter for only $50 a month. Sign up here and hopefully get to hire some great writers/

Ask questions in the comments.

Note: Please do not advertise services or drop links in the comments as they will be deleted.

Instead you get direct access to our publisher members.  This allows you to market to a select bunch of successful publishers who do not have the time to find good writers, but are very happy to connect in a moderated environment.

I take no responsibility for any work or contract taken out through the Forum. Please seek legal advice before signing any contract. Make sure the person you are dealing with is who they say they are. It is up to you to perform due dilligence.

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