I'm going crazy here. I'm trying to set a plan for writing. There just don't seem to be enough hours in the day! I want to build residual income so I don't have to write so much for Demand, but I also want to apply to print publications, and I have no clue how.
I'm new, so I'm still pretty slow at writing. Doing enough to support myself and save some to get out and into my own place, or at least pay rent here, is taking all my time.
I'm willing to work longer hours to get to a point where I don't have to write so many hours in the future, but what do I concentrate on?
I have to pay off one lingering debt ($4,000) before I can really support myself. I need to bring in about $1,000 a month to pay that off quickly and support myself right now, which means I have to gross $1333 a month. I can do that with writing for DS, but it takes most of my time (I told you, I'm slow).
Should I try to get at least one query out a week as well? I really eventually want to get out of writing online exclusively. I get advice from people who have another income in their house that pays the bills, and the advice really isn't realistic, since they don't NEED the money they make.
I'd like to hear from some people in my situation, sole breadwinner, to know how you do it. I don't have kids of my own, but since I'm living rent free in my friend's guest house, I take care of her kids for a few hours in the afternoon. I can write while they are at their lessons and practices, but I have to help them with their homework and fix them supper at night (yes, their parents are workaholics). That pays my rent right now, and I don't mind doing it. I don't have much of a social life right now by choice, but I do go out at least one night on weekends, and I have to do my grocery shopping, etc., which takes longer without a car.
I keep seeing all sorts of people from DS who write all weekend. I don't think I could write 7 days a week, so I'm thinking maybe 6.
Please give me suggestions.
As I'm sure you know, Amie, it takes time and knowledge to set up an online income. That said, it's completely possible - but it will take work.
Take the likes of Ryankett - he created over 150 hubs in the last three months - and he's earning about $1500 a month.
Do you know anything about SEO and keyword research? If you don't, I suggest you learn because that is the fastest way to get the money pipe started.
And I'd also recommend sales/product hubs. If you can write good sales copy on good keyword topics you can set up a decent income from amazon (which is what I'm working on right now.)
But don't be fooled - it takes work. But putting in the work now, will pay off.
I've been studying SEO, and also how to do product hubs. Wow...three months and $1500? That's more than I make on DS every month. If I could make that here, or even HALF that, I would be happy.
I don't mind work. I love writing, and learning new ways to write. I have my blogs to write personal and non-monetized stuff. I am here to make money and friends. Doing well on the latter.
Sorry better clarify. Ryan has been here about a year. So it's taken him that long... but is possible if you put in the work.
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