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Yesssss! The schedule gods have given you a break, and you have a rare hour to actually sit down and write. You could produce an entire blog post! An article! Maybe even a short book chapter! Your research is all done, so all you need to do now is write. You apply ass to seat, fire up your laptop, start typing … … and it’s like watching a video in slo-mo.
But you’re just a little old blogger, right? Why would popular magazines like Forbes, WebMD, and Redbook be interested in you? You might be surprised. Thousands of magazines appear on the newsstands and in readers’ mailboxes every month, and they’re constantly on the lookout for new writing talent.
Does your business card proudly proclaim “Content Marketing Professional, Chief Cook, and Bottle Washer?” Now’s the time to change that to simply “Content Marketing Professional.” We often take pride in the fact that we’re in charge of every aspect of running our businesses, from doing accounting to changing the light bulbs in the office.
You know how to reach success as a writer because you’ve heard it a million times: It’s all about the baby steps, baby. Break down your goal into manageable chunks and take one tiny step at a time towards your vision so you don’t get overwhelmed — and you’ll make steady, if slow, progress. Well, maybe that works for some people.
How sweet it would be to earn $250 per hour — as a writer, no less. Sounds like a crazy dream, right? It’s kind of like your dream to win America’s Got Talent with your nose whistling routine: Fun to think about, but it ain’t gonna happen. Well, I’m going to risk your snorts of disbelief by telling you $250 per hour is the average rate I earn with any type of writin ...
Does this sound familiar? You spend hours brainstorming irresistible topics for your blog – then the resulting posts get totally ignored. Another time, you throw out some random idea that popped into your head – and the comments go wild. Or how about this… You bust your butt creating an awesome freebie to attract email subscribers, but when you put it out into the world… crickets.