Have you noticed how many bookstores are shutting down?
And they aren’t the only ones. Magazines and newspapers are going by the wayside too, their advertising dollars slowly drying up, their printing costs rising, their subscriber bases dwindling as readers decide to get their information for free online.
The ones who have gone online can’t afford to pay freelance writers. They say you are writing for “exposure” – whatever that means.
For many long time freelancers, it’s a depressing time.
The old world of writing is fading away, opportunities are drying up, and many who still do make a living are forced to work for peanuts, slaving away for 80 hours or more just to pay their bills.
It’s not because they are bad writers. It’s because the Internet is changing everything – and it’s brutal about punishing anyone who doesn’t change with it.
But the flipside is also true.
While old opportunities fade away, new ones take their place, and the few writers who are “in the know” are making more money – and have greater freedom – than ever before.
Chances are, you’ve heard of content marketing, but you might not know what it is or why it’s so important for your prospects as a writer.
In a nutshell, it’s about releasing educational content (articles, videos, podcasts) to educate your market and attract them to working with your business. Research from Demand Metric reveals that content marketing generates 3x more leads than traditional marketing…while costing 52% less.
As a result, businesses are spending staggering amounts of money on content marketing – and the budgets continued to increase every year.
In 2016, content marketing was a $196.58 billion industry—a huge number by any standards. By 2021, that value is expected to more than double to $412.88 billion:
And guess who those businesses are hiring in droves?
Writers. Take a look at the increase in job openings:
Now, compare those kinds of numbers to the newspaper and magazine industries.
According to the market research firm Statista, the US magazine industry has fallen from $46 billion in 2007 to $28 billion in 2017. The newspaper industry is doing much better at $87 billion, think about this for a moment…
Even if you combine both, the content marketing industry is still three times bigger!
And pay writers are receiving reflects it. Take a look at a couple of these screenshots from our students who are focusing on content marketing:
And the truly crazy part?
Content Marketing is only one of the five most lucrative markets for freelance writers
We’ve already talked about content marketing, but you’re probably wondering what the other four markets are. Well, I’ll tell you:
Of course, the question is, which of these markets should you pay attention to?
The answer: all of them!
If you’re serious about earning a full-time living from your writing, you should at least keep your finger on the pulse of all these industries, carefully monitoring for opportunities and also developing your skills to compete with the best of the best.
And to be clear…
It’s not just about the money you can make! What’s special about all these types of writing is they are typically jobs and gigs you can do from anywhere, giving you the type of freedom most people only dream about.
And that’s just one flavor of digital nomadism. Other writers might decide to live in an RV and travel around a continent. Still others might stay in one place but hop from coffee shop to coffee shop, working on their laptops with a Wi-Fi connection.
The bottom line:
It’s the freedom to choose how you want to live. No more sitting in rush hour traffic, no more feeling stuck in a city because your job is there, no more constraints on how much “vacation time” you have to travel and experience other cultures. You get to do whatever you want.
Sound like a dream?
It’s not. For many writers, it’s a reality. For instance, take a look at this unsolicited comment from another one of our students:
According to Global Workplace Analytics, 4.7 Million people are now living this lifestyle, and the numbers increase every year. The only question is, do you want to be one of them?
At Smart Blogger, we don’t believe creative people were meant to spend hours a day in traffic or work in cubicles with artificial light and air, beholden to companies who dictate when they wake up, when they eat, when they see their families, and when they can relax.
On the contrary, we believe in freedom.
The freedom to work when it suits your schedule. The freedom to travel the world or just work at home in your jammies. The freedom to spend time with your loved ones.
The freedom to live like a freaking human being.
Once upon a time, maybe that wasn’t possible. People had to go into an office or no work could get done.
But that’s no longer true. The Internet has changed everything.
If you’re a writer, you can work where you want, when you want, with whoever you want.
It’s just a matter of learning the right types of writing, and so that’s why we created this toolkit for you:
What’s the hardest part about becoming a freelance writer?
There are so many different types of freelance writing!
Just in this guide, we’ve talked about content marketing, ghost writing on Amazon, email copywriting, pay per click copywriting, and guest blogging – enough to make anyone’s head spin. To make matters worse, each of these types of writing has different styles, techniques, job boards, and resources.
Where are you supposed to learn it all?
The answer: our freelance writer’s toolkit!
It’s the most up-to-date guide in existence for helping you become one of the highest-paid writers online. Here’s what’s inside:
In other words, it’s like five courses in one, carefully walking you through each type of writing and how to make money at it.
And we’re making it available for an insane introductory price…
The normal price for the Freelance Writers Toolkit is $99, which is already insane value, but as a special introductory offer, we are giving a 73% discount for a limited time.
That means you pay only $27 for the whole package!
Just click the button below
The reason for such a low price?
We are tired of writers feeling trapped and like they can’t make a living doing what they love. It’s just wrong, and we want to help.
If that means making a profit during the launch of the toolkit, so be it. It’s a small price to pay for getting the word out and helping thousands of writers across the world.
Best of all, it’s totally risk free.
We are proud of this package and believe you will love it, but if for any reason you don’t, just tell us within 30 days, and we will refund every penny.
But I don’t think that’s going to happen.
When you see all of the resources we have for you and start exploring your opportunities, I believe you’ll be overjoyed with your purchase. The whole idea of becoming a freelance writer will become much more real, and you’ll understand exactly what you need to do next.
And if not?
Like I said, we will refund every penny. Just shoot us an email, and it’s done.
In other words, we want this purchase to be painless and absolutely no risk to you.
Just one word of warning…
Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but eventually all opportunities come to an end, because they become too well-known and too oversaturated.
And frankly, releasing a toolkit like this is probably going to make it happen faster.
The sooner you get in, the more opportunity you will find, so if you’re serious about freelance writing, you should not wait. Just click the button below:
Ad besides… this is your future we are talking about.
Sometime soon, you could be walking along the beach or sipping coffee in bed or staring out your window over the mountain tops… and getting paid to write when you feel like it.
Or everything can stay exactly as it is now. Is that what you want?
It’s decision time. Are you in or out?
Just remember, the clock is ticking.
With more than 3 million readers, 27,000 customers, and employees around the world, Smart Blogger is the biggest and most respected blogging brand online. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.