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Freelance Writing Advice: How to Make Money While You Travel the World as Freelance Writer

Updated on June 3, 2010

Many dream of breaking free from the 9 to 5 grind, travelling the world and making a living. Freelance writing is one easy way to do it. All you need is a laptop and an internet connection wherever you land, and you're good to go.

Following are three things you can do to start travelling the world as a freelance writer and having the carefree existence you want.

1. Decide on a Niche: One of the hottest niches in freelance writing right now is search engine optimization writing (aka SEO writing). You can train to do this type of writing in a couple of weeks (or less) and start charging clients $25+ for a 250-word blog post, for example.

FYI, this is the low end of what many SEO writers charge. But, with 5, 6 or 7 clients commissioning one or two pieces of content a day, you can see how it can really add up.

Running the SEO Writing Numbers

Let's say you get five clients, and each one orders 5 blog posts and 2 articles per week. FYI, this is very standard. If you charged $25 for each 250-word blog posts and $35 for each 350-word articles, you would be bringing in $975 per week (before taxes). That's equivalent to a $50,000+/year job.

What other kind of telecommuting job which requires so little training do you know of where you can earn this kind of money – quickly?

Many SEO writers start making money within the first few days of marketing. This freelance writing niche is that hot!

Once you decide on a niche, then you need to . . .

2. Get Some Freelance Writing Training: You can conduct research online for almost any kind of freelance writing niche, eg, sales copywriting, SEO writing, press release writing, etc. You don’t have to pay for a class.

But, if you want to get up and going quickly, enrolling in a class that teaches the type of writing you want to do is the easiest way to go. Also, the instructor will be able to answer questions as you start your freelance writing journey.

3. Get a Website: It’s a necessity. All you need is a basic website. On it, list your prices, the services you provide and a few writing samples.

If you decide to go the SEO writing route, for example, this is all most clients require. Most just want to know how much you charge for content and what your turnaround time is.

Literally within a month or two, you can start making enough money to quit your full-time job and make plans for the carefree existence you crave.

Good luck!


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      Mason88 7 years ago from London

      Very interesting. Can you really charge $25 per blog post? When it comes to SEO writing who does the keyword researching?