Write articles, essays, blogs, books and Web sites based on your life and your life experiences - it's easy!

Freelance Writing Based on Your Life - Write Easy Articles and Essays

by Angela Booth

The easiest material you'll ever sell is based on your life. In addition to personal essays or
articles based on your life you can use the life passage that you're currently in for material.

For example, when I was a young mother, I wrote for parenting magazines, when I was running a business, I wrote for business magazines, and I've always written for writers' magazines. Along the way I've written about all the tensions and traumas of various life passages, because this kind of material is very easy to write and to sell. You've got anecdotes ready to hand: your own, and others, who are going through the same life passage.

Your life offers you a fantastic array of material because whatever your current age, you instinctively know things about your age group that no one of a different age group can know. This is great material for a freelance writer.

Let's see how this might work. Let's say that you're a stay-at-home parent. Ask yourself some questions, and write down the answers. What do you most like about staying at home with your children? What do you dislike? What's your greatest challenge? Pick one answer, and free write (write for ten minutes, without lifting your pen from the paper) about it for ten minutes.

Spend a couple of days free writing, and talking to other people who are in the same life passage. Find out what they like, dislike, and what their greatest challenges are.

You should now be bubbling with ideas for articles - perhaps you've even come up with an idea for a book. Send out some article proposals to magazines and Web sites. You can also write a few essay-length (under 600 words) articles to submit immediately.

Other ideas:

* Create blogs based on your experiences - my ebook
Blogging for Dollars will get you started;

Create Web sites which appeal to people of your age group. If you're a young mother, create parenting Web sites;

Write a book - or several books.

Your life is material. Write about it.

Make money writing Web sites

If you can use a word processor, you can write Web sites.

Many writers shy away from creating Web sites... they imagine it's too techy, too complex. It's not. A small simple site can begin earning money for you very quickly. As a rule of thumb, if you've created a site in an area in which there are advertisers you can start earning five to ten dollars a day per site. Now $10 a day isn't much. But what if you had ten sites all earning $10 day? That's $100 a day, which is $36,500 a year, just from ten simple sites. What if you had 20 such sites, all earning you $10 a day - or even more - in fact, some sites will earn you $100 a day? "Super-Fast Money-Making Web Sites For Writers: Join The Web-Publishing Bonanza" shows you how.

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