Making Money from Typing!
Jane Tuner was cautious about launching her freelance career online, but she soon got results:
“I remember the days when I dreamed of being a freelancer,” she says. “The word seemed magical to me somehow. Romantic, almost. Now, after having actually been a freelancer for a while, the scales have been lifted from my eyes and I have seen the light. You pay for being able to manipulate your time. You pay by working more, working harder, and – hopefully – working smarter. But what you get in return is priceless. Now I can call the shots about when I work, for whom I work, and how much I make.”
One day, Jane decided she was no longer willing to commute in smog-laden traffic to sit in a cubicle for eight hours, come home, eat, sleep, wake up, and then do it all over again. Going through the same routine, day after day, week after week , only to wake up one day old and tired – wondering how life might have been if she’d had the guts to go it alone.
So she decided to become a freelancer – but how would she find work? She had spent endless hours surfing the ‘net, signing up with one freelance site after another. Yet there was an incredible amount of competition. She never seemed to win any bids, and was adamant about not lowering her hourly rate.
“Then I discovered writing for myself!,” she says. I had heard “don’t pay to work!” repeatedly, and I was too poor to risk getting scammed, but I took a chance one day and decided to write about what really interested me and post it on my own blog.
“Since then, I’ve moved to an inexpensive server (there are tons out there for $5 ro 10$ per month and run my own ‘official site’. I installed wordpress (they have a 5 minute install) and started writing new stories every day and posting them to the site. I installed Google Adsense and sure enough, a few months later, the money started rolling in. Not a lot mind you, but enough that I could see that with more content, I could make a living writing for myself!
I now have a great site, tons of visitors and large monthly checks from Google. Typing for money seems like a dream, but it is real and being done by many! WordPress is free, Adsense is free and the server (something like 1and1, hostgator, bluehost, etc) should only run you a max of $10 per month.
“For every one of you out there feeling a little discouraged, and especially for those of you on the verge of throwing in the towel, I’m here to tell you this. There may not be a Santa Claus, but there is a place to find work without paying some ridiculous “transaction fee” – Don’t mess around, start a WordPress site and type away today!