How I Make Sustainable Income Online by Diversifying
I've been an online freelance writer since 2005 and blogger since 2008. At present I have 55 niche blogs (!) What started as a hobby has grown to a sustainable business income. A lot of people have asked how that works. So I write tutorials on making money online (that's a link to one of my blogs Online Writer WAHM).
Today's tip is to diversify and think outside the box. I said I had 55 blogs at present because I'm always open to starting new ones as I find new niches to explore.
Example: I recently found that despite hating beer, I love IPA (India Pale Ale--a very bitter, hoppy craft beer). So I decided to blog about it with my husband who has been a homebrewer since God was a kid.
Evidently, in the beer culture, a woman hophead is rare, a female beer blogger pretty non-traditional. So my blog will be different. I'll be providing something novel.
And that's the secret to successful freelancing: capitalize (literally) on hot topics you're conversant with and give them a fresh twist. This strategy placed me in the top 25 writers at the former Yahoo! Contributor Network, got me news beats on Michigan, arts, education and parenting and netted me a cool 25 million page views. I write for Examiner, Helium, AOL SEED, How to Do Things, Bubblews, LifeTips. Some are still around. Some are gone. But the blogs remain.
Stay tuned for more tips on earning money writing online.
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