From the Desk of Ron Taylor aka LANWANMAN (Lan Wan Man)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Successful SAHMs and WAHMs

It takes pride, perseverance and desire to be a successful freelance writer these days. Especially perseverance; many writers have come and gone. Once reserved for seasoned professionals, the freelance writers community has taken on an army of SAHMs (stay at home moms), WAHMs (work at home moms), WAHDs (work at home dads) and WAHP (work at home people) [work at home parents].

So why do they give up their lucrative 9 to 5 jobs? Integrating parenting into their business activities is a big part of it. Being driven out of the traditional workforce due to economic conditions has even more to do with it. No matter what the reasons are, those that turn to working from home as freelance writers learn quick that it is not as easy as some in the industry would have us believe.

What most of these writers have in common is the desire for residual passive income. Unfortunately, some lack the experience to succeed. Nevertheless, with a lot of hard work monetary success is possible.

There are many revenue sharing sites to choose from that would be happy to benefit from your work. Selecting one or two that really pay well can be as frustrating as it is challenging. One benefit of writing for ad revenue sites is that writers can spend more time writing than running ad campaigns to generating traffic to their articles. Here are some ideas to help you get started:
  • Google "choose a revenue sharing site" without the quotes. Review the search results appearing on the first page. Choose 3 to 4 candidates for sites that you might like to work for.
  • Browse to and compare the site information for the revenue sharing sites on your list. If the site does not get a lot of web traffic, is it likely that your articles will?
  • Visit each of the candidate sites and get a feel for how well you can get around on the site. Review the site's terms and conditions, privacy policy, frequently asked questions (FAQs), writing and article submission guidelines, payment policy, payment methods and information about any rights you might retain to your works.
One of the best ways to learn the ropes is to collaborate with other freelance writers. Subscribe to community-focused blogs that deal with freelance writing. For instance, check out this freelance writer’s success story, “Hey, Savings Account, Remember Me?” See how this WAHM continually increases her residual passive income.

Viscount, Melissa. “Hey, Savings Account, Remember Me?” New Mama’s Corner.,
02 Nov. 2009. Web. 02 Nov. 2009. < >.

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