With freelance writing, I had no luck either at first and that was exactly why I started the blog – sort of as an online portfolio. Two years later and I’ve started to have a few freelance projects come my way. Most were sites which advertise as looking for writers, which I applied direct to – you often have to write the article and send it before they’ll accept it – but a few sites have even started contacting me directly. At the moment I make more money through advertising and sponsored posts on the blog still, but I’m hoping to equalize it shortly and start selling at least one freelance piece a week. It’s tough and I’ve had a lot of rejection, but its usually more for reasons like the pitch doesn’t fit the site – no one’s been horrible or hated my writing yet! Still, you have to be very determined and thick skinned with something like freelance writing – just work hard and apply to as many sites as you can!
You might also be interested to read my latest freelance article called Can You Make A Career Out Of Travel Blogging? I interviewed a number of bloggers who are earning an income and there are lots of quotes which might help. Also, if you haven’t already check out mytanfeet.com as they publish their earnings every month with a detailed breakdown about how they got them. It’s really helpful for bloggers new to making money on the blog.
N.N.: Great information! One other thing that I was wondering… How do you get sponsored posts on your blog?
I have a media/pr page which says I’m open to advertising and that people can contact me for prices etc, so I think some people come through there, others just seem to get my details through the domain name database I think.
N.N.: Great! Thanks!