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How to make money as a writer

Statistics show that writers and authors can make over $50,000 a year. This is approximately over £38,000 annually. But with a lot of hard work and well-structured systems, I believe freelance writers can make so much more than that.

Writers are always in demand for so many different projects like writing whitepapers, blog posts, copy or even to ghostwrite a book. You can increase your earning potential by combing different kinds of writing in your portfolio. This makes you more likely to be hired as companies would rather hire someone who is able to handle different kinds of writing to meet their needs.

 

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Although there are so many ways writers can make money, I narrowed them down to these 3 that you can use to start earning money right away.

 

  1. Start a blog

Blogging is one of the most popular ways of making money as a writer. It’s not surprising as many people spend time reading blogs for a variety of reasons. Many read blogs to get personal advice, read product reviews, or learn about what’s trending in the industry.

There are many ways you can earn money as a blogger. One of those ways is to have Google AdSense set up on your blog. This is the easiest way to make money from your blog. You get paid based on the number of impressions your ad gets. So the more visitors who come to your blog, the more money you make.

However, you can earn more money from ads when you collaborate with a company and offer to put up their ads on your blog for a fee.

Another way to make money from your blog is through affiliate links. You may write about products or service that you like and get paid every time your readers click on the affiliate link.

If you’re not a fan of having ads on your blog, you can create a membership platform where subscribers can have access to your exclusive content for a fee. You may also create and sell a digital product like an e-course, ebook or online workshop that people can pay you for.

 

  1. Dive into copywriting

If you’re great at writing persuasive content that motivates people to buy things, then copywriting is just for you. Copywriters create marketing content for ad campaigns, websites and social media. Copywriters are always in demand. Their job is to write content that sells.

As a copywriter, you may decide to work for yourself as a freelance copywriter. Or you can work as an in-house copywriter for a company or ad agency. In such a case you are stuck to a fixed salary, unlike a freelance copywriter who can determine their own income.

 

  1. Write for publications that pay

Believe it or not, there are so many publications out there that pay writers for their articles. Magazines, newspapers, journals and online publications are constantly looking for original content that will peak the interest of their readers. The rates for such publications vary between £50 to as high as £500 per article.

Most times such publications require that you pitch your article ideas to them. If they like it, they’ll give you the go-ahead to write the article. Some allow you to write a draft of the article.

 

Do you make money as a writer? Please sound off in the comments section below.

 

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How to Survive Soft Play with Kids

A few days ago, we took the Kiddies to a Soft Play Centre not to far away from where we stay in Cheshire to burn off some energy. They have been quite restless these last few days thanks to the summer holidays. So having an afternoon of play and fun was planned to let off some steam. It was good old fun. The kiddies had a great time as always. They love soft play so I knew this was a going to be a hit.

The only issue we had at the Soft Play Centre in Cheshire was how dead warm the centre was. Installing some aircon would be a great idea. It was boiling at a point and we found it pretty uncomfortable but the kids didn’t mind much. They were there for the fun. Do you kids like Soft Play Centres?

 

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To be honest, I am not a huge fan of Soft Play Centres. I find it hard to manoeuvre the tight spots and my kids always need me for one thing or the other. So I am not one of those mum that can have a cup of coffee in peace while the kids play. It is usually a lot fo work for me because I have to get involved in one way or the other, and there are usually a lot of kids. But thankfully, on this day, there were not many kids. I guess everyone was busy enjoying the sunshine outside except us. We couldn’t brave playing outdoors on that day. It was a lot hotter outside. How have you all been coping with the dead warm weather here in the UK?

Here are some tips you may need to survive your next soft play day out –

 

Pack the socks

Your kids need socks to play and so do you. You may need to get involved in a way so best to go prepared with a pair of socks in your bag for when it is needed.

 

Go after a meal

We like to go to the Soft Play Centre just after lunch and get back just before dinner. This way the kids are well fed and in the mood to play. Getting back just before dinner is also smart as the kids have usually worn themselves out and are ready for bed.

 

 

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Keep an eye out on the kids

Parents should watch their kids while they play. The signs and reminders are usually all over the wall for those parents that forget or get carried away but many parents do not keep an eye on their kids when they play. I find that they are usually carried away with the conversations they are having and expect their kids to come find them when they need them.

 

Teach the kids to play nice

I always remind my kids to be nice and kind to everyone they come across. It makes the world a better place and I think it is our responsibility as parents to teach our kids manners especially in public places like a Soft Play setting.

 

 

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We have survived the first week of the summer holidays and we are looking forward to the remaining 5 weeks. We have various days out and activities planned for the next couple of weeks. What plans do you have for the summer holidays?

Looking For A Fulfilling Career?

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For most people, choosing a career is one of the biggest and most life-defining moments they will ever make. Of course, you can change your career later down the line, but it is always good to get it right straight off the bat. In order to choose a career, you need to think about what drives you and what you want o be doing day in day out. For a lot of people, they want something fulfilling that involves helping others. If you fall into this category, read on to discover more about some of the best fulfilling career options.

Teaching people with special needs
 There is only one place to begin, and this is with teaching children that have special needs. Of course, being a teacher in itself is a fulfilling career, but it can be even more so when you are helping children with autism or those with disabilities. In order to go down this career path, you will need to look into an online teaching program that will provide you with the qualifications you require. The online MALT program is one to consider, with MALT standing for Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching.

 

Psychiatrist

You can make a real difference to other people’s lives when working as a psychiatrist for a business. Mental problems are incredibly difficult to deal with, and you can help people to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is no exaggeration to say that sometimes you can be the difference between life or death.

 

Veterinarian

Fulfilling jobs usually tend to involve helping someone in one way or another. However, this someone does not need to be a human – it could be an animal. There is no denying that becoming a veterinarian can be one of the most satisfying jobs, especially when you save an animal’s life. It is also a difficult job and you are going to see things that you don’t want to, so it is important to brace yourself for this. Nevertheless, the most fulfilling careers tend to involve a lot of hardships, as overcoming them is what makes them so rewarding.

 

Midwives

Another fulfilling job to consider is becoming a midwife. Despite the irregular and long hours, is there anything better than bringing new lives into the world every day? It is of little surprise that many surveys have cited being a midwife as one of the best jobs for fulfilment.

 

Clergymen and women

Last but not least, for individuals whereby their beliefs are paramount, having a vocation that enables them to be directly involved in this can be incredibly satisfying. You are able to voice your passions on a daily basis, and you can help people in the community.

Hopefully, you now have some career options that appeal to you. Of course, there are many other fulfilling career options as well, so don’t stop your research here if you are not interested in one of the careers that have been mentioned above.

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