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Dont Have All of Your Eggs in One Basket and Make More Money as a Freelance Writer

Updated on November 6, 2011

I read an article the other day that really caught my eye. The article had a main point that with the Internet anything can happen and that you need to make certain that you don’t put all of your eggs in one basket. As a freelance writer I have several avenues that I use for income streams and wanted to share this information with other writers that continually ask when the big paycheck is coming in from their Hub Pages.

Not putting all of your eggs in one basket is a scenario pertaining to the Hub Pages changes that have been recently made when it comes to the content that is on the site and previous content that many Hub authors have to tweak to make them acceptable. Keep in mind that everything changes and change is inevitable. More flexibility in freelance writing for making money on the Internet is the best approach to take.

There are some great content article sites on the web and Hub Pages is one of the best. However, you need to expand yourself and make your work the epitome of excellence. Although you may prefer one site over another, join various sites. Start a website or a blog. As a freelance writer by expanding your work you are accomplishing several things.

· Making your resume more attractive

· Receiving more experience

· There is typically feast or famine when freelance writing. Therefore, you are making sure that while famine is hitting one source you can feast at another

· Networking with various groups

· Building more links and back links to your own content which means more traffic, higher Google rankings and more traffic means more money

Your strength as a writer doesn't simply relay to a single aspect so don’t limit yourself or your content to a single source of income and exposure. It’s easy to fall into a comfortable spot and be afraid of branching out to other sources for writing. Don’t allow yourself to ever be comfortable in one place for too long because things will change.

freelance writing to make money online can be a great way to make a living.

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When the internet first began no one could imagine that we would find ourselves where we are today. There used to be a time before Google and email, things changed and for those that had even a baby toe in the right place at the right time were able to capitalize on it.

Sometimes it may be simply luck. Having the right article at the right time could net you 1500 hits an hour or I have seen some articles have over one million hits while others have 100 articles with 10 hits each. Everything we do is a game of chance. However, increase your chances of being successful and making more money by being more. Being more entails that you expand upon what you already have and allow it to grow.

This is not necessarily advising you to spread yourself too thin. Don’t attempt to submit 400 blog posts per week or 40 articles over 1000 words per month, but don’t put all of your eggs in one basket either. Never sacrifice your quality for quantity. You will have to put in more work in order to produce more content or you can lighten your load with one site if you pick up another. Produce the same amount of great articles, but post to several sites. You can venture out slowly if that allows you a level of comfort. Wherever your comfort level happens to be as a writer, work from there.

Believe it or not, in order to make the money as a freelance writer on the internet you have to put in the work. The work may turn out to be a lot of work. Many people that come to the industry look at it from afar and believe that you can be successful easily. This isn’t true. You have to put in the work and many find that it’s not a small amount of work and give up on the idea of freelance writing for a living. However, hard work and perseverance is the key to success with any career that is worth pursuing.

Develop a plan of action that includes strategies and tactics to achieve goals that you set for yourself and expand upon your strengths as a writer. Making money on the internet by freelance writing is something that will never change. However, remember that everything around that goal is subject to change and you should make sure that you are always prepared for that change.

The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we pay for success.-Vince Lombardi

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    • fancifulashley profile image

      fancifulashley 6 years ago

      Another great hub with more great advice.

    • penlady profile image

      penlady 6 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      This advice is so true! It's best for a writer to seek both upfront and passive income. This way you will definitely have multiple streams of income. I really enjoyed this post; thanks for writing it.

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      Mary Merriment 6 years ago from Boise area, Idaho

      Great and inspiring Hub. Seeking many venues is a great key. If I had done that in the first place, I would still have some good source of income when my other source ended. Thanks for sharing!

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      Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for a very useful hub, smcopywrite. You've given some great advice for someone trying to earn money as a freelance writer.

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      Victor Mavedzenge 6 years ago from Oakland, California

      A very well put across point.I learned the hard way,the rags to riches internet story died a long time ago.Great hub!

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      Barbara Badder 6 years ago from USA

      Voted up.

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Great advice! I'm only just starting in the world of freelance and have been putting my time exclusively into HubPages while I finish out the school year. I will definitely be looking into other venues during the summer.

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      Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi smcopywrite, great advice and information, many don't understand that the money made here on Hubpages is built up over time, so you must have more writing opportunities so you will be able to make money so you can keep writing on Hubpages .

      Useful and vote up !

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      M.S. Ross 6 years ago

      Sage advice, not just for freelance writers, but for people in most lines of work these days. Diversification!

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      spsingh 6 years ago from

      useful advise thanks for alerting me !!!!

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      JanieWrites 6 years ago from Arizona

      What you have to say in this hub is so valuable! I have been writing online for more than a few years. I started out with one site, then branched out into several others. One of those sites really took off and I was making a very respectable living every month there, but things changed. Yes, I do miss the income from that site, but I do not miss the things I learned there. And, I have about 14 different revenue streams now - each one different from the last, some online, some not. That is the only way THIS entrepreneur/writer can survive! Great Hub!

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      Earth Angel 6 years ago

      GREAT Hub smcopywrite!

      I LOVE your no nonsense no frills no fantasy approach to writing for income on the Internet!

      One of my favorite quotes is:

      "Opportunity is missed by most people because

      it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

      --Thomas Alva Edison

      Blessings always, Earth Angel!