Writing has always seemed like a good pastime, and I was happy to make $20 per day, working 5 days a week. So when I met a gentleman by name of Bamidele Onibalusi, I was astonished to see his simple step by step process of helping beginners to earn $1,000 in 60days. There were just four steps in his strategy, which made me want to learn more. Follow below:
- Build a writer website
- Build social proof by posting on authority blogs
- Search for clients through cold pitching(prospecting)
- Track results
(I think he forgot WRITING)
You can check it out here: http://www.elizabethwangare.com/MyStrategy
I set out to follow the steps and want to journal my journey until the day I will have $1000 purely from writing. So here goes,
Sept: Total Earnings – $0
My pitching is still very slow, but I can see great improvement since I finished my website. HINT: You should make your website as soon as you can.
17th – Decided to post THIS progress post so as to motivate myself to pitch more and have something to report at the end of each day.
16th – Published my first blog post on website. This was completely unrelated to my writing niches, but heck! Something had to be said.
Sent 1 pitch to a local client – a trend setter who I likely to know others that need my service.
(So far I have pitched 1 local newspaper, 1 continental magazine, 5 publications from the lists of websites and publications that pay writers, 2 local trendsetting personalities, and 3 jobs on job boards)
14th – I receive a response to my previous day pitch. The editor chose one of my topics. Though he didn’t promise to buy the article, I am happy to have passed the first stage.
13th – Got a response to one of the pitches I had sent on the 8th, unfortunately the editor informed me he was not interested in any of my topics. I send four more topics for his perusal.
12th – Applied to two blogging jobs from a job board.
8th – Pitched two blogs, applied to one job from a job board.
6th – Wrote one article for local publication, and sent it to a trendsetter to gather more information, correction, and channeling.
5th – Pitched one local print magazine, and one digital publication.
August: Total Earnings – $0
As you can see, I did not do any real pitching in August, partly because I had not worked on my website.Though, it should not be a barrier,as you may be lucky to get responses even on free mail like I did.
By the end of august, I had made two “pitches”and published one article.
24th I reached out to a lady that I want to interview for The Sun. I got her mobile number but haven’t managed to reach her. I am still looking for a chance to interview her.
5th – I published my first article on the Huffington Post. It was a motivational/personal development article. You may read it here: http://www.elizabethwangare.com/HuffingtonPost
4th – I received Arianna’s approval and set up my password for HF
4th – I sent my pitch to Huffington editor, Arianna Huffington, from my Google account.
I started my action about a week late, after watching from the sidelines.