If you’re a freelance writer, you’ve probably spent a lot of time thinking about how to build a career that you love while still putting a roof over your head. Maybe you want to increase your income, or maybe you want to spend less time chasing clients and more time writing. If you’re looking for a blueprint to a better writing career, look no further than Jacob McMillen’s guide.
Jacob McMillen started as a freelance writer making just $12 per article. Now he regularly makes over $1,000 per article. He doesn’t have to chase clients, and he loves what he does. While this might seem like a pipe dream, Jacob has distilled all the many lessons he’s learned over the years into a detailed, practical guide to help you replicate his success.
So how does it work?
- Year 1: This year is all about hustle. Jacob’s guide will give you tips on finding paid gigs, collecting backlinks, and how and when to pitch unpaid guest posts to various websites. This first year is critical, but many writers seems to stay here for their entire careers, never transitioning to something better. Once you’ve established yourself, it’s imperative that you move your career forward.
- Year 2: This year is all about finding your niche and networking like crazy. You’ll find information on selecting a niche, optimizing a website, leveraging your past work, and networking to ensure that clients come to you.
- Year 3: Once you have established a reputation for yourself, it’s time to build on it. This guide includes information about raising your rates, targeting your guest posts, and expanding your role within your niche.
There is nothing in this blueprint that you can’t accomplish on your own. It is possible to make a great living writing what you love. Whether you’re an experienced freelance writer or someone who is just beginning to imagine a career where you get paid to write, this guide can help.