Social Media Writing Lets You Rapidly Build Your Monthly Income

Nick Usborne

This is the last in this series of five articles. Before I dive in, I want to make sure you’ve had the chance to read the four other articles from this week. If not, here they are – 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Today is my last article in this series. But before I leave you … I want to take a last look at the key points I have been sharing with you this week.

First, getting multiple retainer deals with your clients is the Holy Grail for freelancers.

Retainer deals take 99% of the stress out of freelancing. You KNOW how much money will be flowing into your bank account next month, the month after, and so on.

Second, retainer deals are pretty much automatic when you’re doing social media.

This is because social media writing is an ongoing, open-ended gig. Your clients HAVE to stay active on social media every day, every week, every month and every year.

Third, writing for social media is pretty easy. It’s fun too.

If you’re active on social media in your personal life, you already know the drill. You know what to do. It’s not much of a leap to start doing the same thing for clients who will pay you!

Compared to other online writing and copywriting disciplines, the learning curve to get up to speed with social media writing is very short and not very steep.

Fourth, getting you first social media client isn’t hard.

If you follow the 4-step plan I shared in the second article in this series, you WILL pick up your first client within 30 days.

There are hundreds of thousands of companies out there doing social media badly. And they know it. They’re just waiting for someone to reach out to help them do a better job.

Fifth, social media writing is the perfect gateway gig to getting other copywriting work with a client.

First, you handle their social media. THEN you can talk to them about giving you other kinds of writing and copywriting projects. (See article number four.)

If I were starting out today, or wanted to give my existing freelance business a major boost, I would jump on social media writing. No question about it.

There is one more thing I would like to share with you …

When you read through the five points above, you might shrug your shoulders and just think, “Hmm, that’s sounds OK. Could be interesting.”

Well, I’ve been a freelance copywriter for almost 35 years now, and when I look through those five points, my reaction is more like, “Holy Cow! That’s absolutely incredible!”

If you have met me, or know me through my writing, you know I’m not a “Holy Cow!” kind of guy. I’m pretty mellow.

I react that way because the history of my own career as an online writer has NOT been one where I can say …

“Yep, I get a retainer deal every time.”

“Yep, it was easy to get my first client. Did it in 30 days. No sweat.”

“Nope, learning this stuff wasn’t a big challenge.”

“Sweet. My last gig led to a whole bunch of other writing projects from that client.”

In other words, the history of my freelance career has not been a story of everything being “easy”. Ask any other freelancer with a few decades of experience and they’ll tell you the same. (If they’re being honest!)

That’s why I’m so enthusiastic about social media writing.

It’s a fast and easy way to get your first few clients and build a solid freelance business.

And – I know, I can’t stop talking about this – you get what most freelancers can only dream of … retainer deals every single time!

OK, that’s it for the series. I hope you found these articles interesting, useful and inspirational.

And if you do launch a social media business, please keep in touch and let me know how it goes.

Any final comments or questions? Just add them below.

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Published: October 9, 2015

18 Responses to “Social Media Writing Lets You Rapidly Build Your Monthly Income”

  1. I signed up for the Social Media Class and reinstated my Facebook id that I abandoned 5 years ago. Most of my friends and family are still there. But I have stopped the study at this point to regain my balance as a user of S.M.

    I intend to set up a Facebook Page when I get ready to jump in. Meanwhile thank you for the words of encouragement. BTW, I retired from the phone company in 2002 at the age of 52.

    Guest (Sidney Wyckoff)

  2. Holy moly, Nick! Each one of those five articles is treasure! Your system looks so easy, even I could do it! I'm sure I speak for many when I say please accept my undying gratitude.

    Richard Lacey

  3. Re Social Media: Please tell me what covers that term? I know FB is one, but besides that, what others?

    Thanks, Marietta Wilk

    Guest (marietta wilk)

  4. Thanks much for the insights. This is just what I need to take my writing on the road Looking forward to the 30 day plan !!!

    Guest (jedv123)

  5. Hi Nick, Just read your last article in the series, another informative article. I have joined your social media writing class, and slowly making my way through the material.
    I just want to ask one question, will I need samples of my work to get clients, as I will be honest, I haven't got any.

    Guest (Veronica)

  6. Hi Nick, I am excited to say...I AM EXCITED!!! If these steps land me a client oh my, I will be forever indebted to you and your kindness, and YES!, I will keep you informed. Just one extra question, do these companies have different topics to write about???
    Always Eulane Gladys E Jerkins

    Guest (Eulane)

  7. Would music education/or specfic field of music be a good niche to write on?

    Guest (lacy)

  8. My niche is in music education. How can I obtain clients for this subjects. I would like to write about topics pertaining to music educatione

    marching band techniques music instruments marching band topic etc.

    music guy

  9. Hi Nick, I am so excited about getting into this; did get your course. However, for someone like me, who is older, for whom all the computer technology is cumbersome, the hardest part of all this is just dealing with that. Do you have any suggestions about maybe on line courses or some way just to become more comfortable with navigating the things that are going to be necessary in this career?

    Cynthia Pierce

  10. Nick Usborne's program, though not my particular bent, was beautifully and concisely presented. Well done, sir.

    Guest (Chris Morris)

  11. Nick,

    Thanks for this great series on Social Media Writing. This sound like what I have been looking for, a specific targeted way to become a professional writer that will work for me.

    I do have to admit after reading this series I am one of the "Holy Cow! This is absolutely incredible" people.

    Mark Scott

  12. Greeting's! I am so confused with all the inbox email from awai. I dont know who or which to choose from. I am receiving emails from you soci media $17 copywriters $49 now some B2B $10. My email is getting flooded and i am totally lost on everything. Are you all a team or work separately? Inquiring minds qant to know.

    Guest (sabrina levi)

  13. My problem is... It's difficult for me to even tolerate social media! The opportunity as a Freelancer sounds great! But, Even though I have my own FAcebook page, it's just a little too "gosippy" for me.
    What I want to do is get paid for writing blogs. But,I've heard nothing --I mean NOTHING--about how to do that! How come?

    Guest (Doug the bug Massey)

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