In yesterday’s post here entitled Freelance Writers: How to Make Money from the Competition, I talked about why freelance writers (bloggers too), should embrace competition.
Well, last night as I was getting ready for bed, my head was spinning with more reasons you shouldn’t worry about the market being too competitive if you’re a freelance writer or blogger. So, following are three more reasons to dive on in.
1. 100,000 New Prospects a Day Who Need Your Freelance Writing Expertise: Experts estimate that as many as 100,000 new websites go live every day. The following backs this assertion up.
According to Netcraft.com: The November 2008 survey [of Web Server stats] shows worldwide monthly growth of nearly three million websites, with responses now being received from a total of 185,167,897 sites. [Source: http://news.netcraft.com].
What do all of these newcomers to the web need? Content, content, content.
2. Most People Are Lazy: I’m often asked how I do all that I do (write and market my own ebooks, run an internet marketing firm, promote affiliate products, blog, update two websites, etc.).
It’s because I put in 10, 12 and 14 hour days. Most people are just too lazy to work like this over the long haul. So, they quit and look for a regular 9-5 job; that is, if they ever even get around to freelancing full time.
Freelancing is not hard, but it requires a hell of a lot of elbow grease in the marketing department, especially for the first few years. So yeah, while there may be a lot of freelance writers out there, most of them aren’t in it for the long haul. This means they’re no competition for you if you are.
3. Freelance Writer Burn Out: On the flip side of this, some freelance writers move on to other things because of burnout.
I received an email just this week of a successful freelance copywriter. She’s been doing it for 15 years, and decided this year that she was going to stop taking on client projects and start writing and promoting her own e-products.
In her words, “I see 2009 as my year to create and market products, as the individual writing gigs for clients are losing their charm for me. Too much work, not enough money.”
So there you go – three more reasons to get your freelance writing website up, get your writing samples in order and start marketing for freelance writing jobs (and blogging jobs). There’s plenty of work out there – you just have to go get it!