How to Make your first $1 Online as a Writer
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Happy Wednesday! How'd your Weekend go?
In today's Issue of Digital Nomads, you'll read about :
- How to Make your first $1 Online as a Writer [In-depth Guide]
- The Best of Twitter
- Quote of the Day
This Issue will take you 5 mins to read.
1. Making your first $1 Online as a Writer
I made my first $1 freelancing on Fiverr. Over the years, I explored other ways to make money online with my words and found a couple of amazing ones. Here's a list of the most trending ones :
- Selling Ebooks
- Running Paid Newsletters
I know most of you are probably busy with your life. But spending even 1-2 hours Writing online can change your life. For Real.
When you make your $1 online, you'll find a way to make the next $10 online. Soon, you'll be hitting your $1000 in no time.
Let's dive deep into each of the topics I've listed above.
This income stream hit its peak when the Pandemic struck us. Here's a checklist to get your first freelance client.
- Check out the Freelance Writing Hub to upskill your Writing.
- Create a Free Portfolio on Carrd or Super.
- Create Writing Samples on topics that interest you. (to showcase your writing tone and skills) [Attach them to your Portfolio site]
- Create a free LinkedIn or Twitter account to get inbound leads. Show up daily with content tailored around Solutions to Problems that annoy your future clients.
- Hop on Fiverr and ProBlogger to get outbound leads.
Don't overcomplicate it. Freelance platforms are a great place to start for beginners. Alongside, you can always have your Personal Branding account on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Writing blogs is one thing, but writing Ebooks gives you a whole different vibe altogether. You get the "Author" tag, but the best part comes in the form of money. Here's a checklist to get you your first $1 selling ebooks.
- Create a free account on Gumroad or Payhip.
- Create a free account on Twitter. Start creating content around a niche.
- Find Problems associated with the niche and validate by asking around in FB Groups and other relevant online communities on Discord, Reddit and Quora.
- Write your Ebook based on Solutions to those Problems.
- Create a free ebook on Canva or Notion
- Upload it on Gumroad or Payhip and fill out the details.
- Start promoting your Ebook on your Twitter. Spread the word on your other social profiles as well.
[Pro Tip : Make it Free to get more Leads. Later, you can sell a paid product to these directly from your Emails]
Running a Paid Newsletter
Building an Email List is useless if you don't have anything to Offer.
Launch a Newsletter to offer your knowledge and resources to people who are a few steps below you.
With just over 3 months of experience running a Newsletter, I've realised that people love consuming bite-sized info, mostly skimmable.
And a Newsletter can serve this purpose quite well. So here's a Checklist on starting a Newsletter online.
- Come up with a catchy Name for your Newsletter.
- Choose a free Newsletter Platform : Beehiiv, Substack or Revue. [I use BeeHiiv]
- Create your own Content or Curate it from other Creators on the Internet.
- Create a Free Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram account.
- Have 2-3 Newsletter Issues ready to be published.
- Spread the word about your Newsletter on your social profiles.
- Most social sites let you link a URL in the Bio. Attach your Newsletter's Link in there.
- Start creating content tailored around the topic of your Newsletter on your preferred social site.
- Once you hit your first 1000 subs, introduce a Paid Subscription Tier in your Newsletter. [Most Newsletter platforms have this]
- Other Monetization Methods : Affiliate offers, Running Ads, Promoting your own E-Products, Consultations, etc.
Running Newsletters is one of the most trending side income streams today. Try it out yourself.
The Best of Twitter
My agency has written 10,000+ pieces of copy.
Our #1 Copywriting Rule:
Never write copy from scratch, always use a framework.
Here are 10 proven copywriting frameworks to write high-converting copy.
🧵 THREAD 🧵
— Chase Dimond | Email Marketing Nerd 📧 (@ecomchasedimond)
Jun 27, 2022
Things I do to train my mental fitness as a writer:
• Journal daily
• Exercise 4-5x/week
• Read 10-20 pages per day
• Read 1-2 pages of thesaurus every morning
• 4 writing sessions per day, Monday - Friday
6:30 - 8am
9am - 12pm
1pm - 3pm
7pm - 9pm
— Nicolas Cole 🚢🏴☠️ (@Nicolascole77)
Jun 27, 2022
13 simple ways to have an unfair advantage as an online writer:
- thread -
— Alex Mathers (@Alexmathers84)
Jun 26, 2022
Quote of the Day
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