The Top 7 Ways
to Make a VERY GOOD
Living as a Writer in 2015

If you’ve been daydreaming about making a comfortable living as a writer, 2015 will definitely be the year you make it a reality.

There have never been more legitimate freelance opportunities for professional writers than there are right now – especially when the assignments are aimed at helping companies build their businesses.

Marketing forecasts from Ad Age show that marketers are expected to spend $52.8 billion on digital marketing alone in 2014.

And the Direct Marketing Association predicts all direct marketing expenditures will surpass $190 billion per year by 2016.

That’s great news for you as a writer. It means the demand for professional-quality writing is going to skyrocket across all industries – which means companies will expect to pay you a lot more.

But of all the potential paths, seven of them really stand out to us at AWAI …

1.Direct-Response Sales Letters

You simply can’t have a list of writing opportunities that doesn’t include writing promotional letters for the $2.3 trillion direct-response industry.

Ideal writer: Isn’t intimidated by writing a lot of words andcan persuade someone to take action: click, sign up, donate, buy, etc.
Fees: $2,000 to $10,000 (and more)
Plus Potential Royalties: Possibly 2% to 10% of sales

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2. E-newsletters

An inexpensive way for a company or service to develop a relationship with prospects, and position itself as an industry expert.

Ideal writer: Enjoys researching and learning about new things.
Fees: $900 to $2,000 per issue
Length: 1,200 to 1,500 words

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3. Case Studies

Short “before-and-after” stories describing how a company solved a challenge with a product.

Ideal writer: Storytellers.
Fees: $1,250 to $2,000
Length: 800 to 1,200 words

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4. Online Content

Businesses use content such as articles, blog posts, emails, and so on to educate their customers and prospects with stories, metaphors, and simple advice.

Ideal writer: Strong interest in a particular area or topic.
Fees: $100 to $500 per piece (plus much more if you also develop the content marketing plan)

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5. Social Media

Talk about a lot of variety! Writers can craft Facebook posts, LinkedIn articles, comment responses, and more.

Ideal writer: Enjoys engaging with readers.
Fees: Typically up to $2,000 per month (based on involvement)

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6. Emails

The budget for consumer email marketing will be $1.1 billion by 2016, adding up to one incredible opportunity to make money as an expert email copywriter.

Ideal writer: An idea machine.
Fees: $100 to $1,000 per email
Length: 500 to 2,000 words

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7. Video Scripts

A video script is simply a blog that’s meant to be read out loud. By incorporating visuals and voice, companies are able to share information and build a deeper relationship with their prospects.

Ideal writer: Screen writers.
Fees: $100-$500 per minute/page
Length: Most are 3 to 5 minutes

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