In our last installment, we talked about writing as a way to finance your life abroad, specifically travel writing. There are, of course, many other different kinds of writing, and almost any of them can be done remotely once you develop the skills and, more importantly, the contacts.
There is a huge demand for quality web content in many forms, including blog posts, articles on nearly any subject, marketing materials, advertising, and reporting. If you think you might enjoy writing for an online audience, I encourage you to take a good, hard look at your areas of expertise and your interests. It’s much easier to write about something if you are passionate and knowledgeable about it. It’s also easier to find ways to get paid for writing on a subject you know something about to begin with.
Of course, the ideal would be to develop an income from your own blog or website. This is certainly possible, but it is not easy and not for the faint of heart. If you decide to go this route, you should plan to spend lots of time developing quality content for your blog and learning from the masters – people like Darren Rowse of ProBlogger or Brian Clark of CopyBlogger. A word of warning – the vast majority of bloggers do it for love and/or recognition alone. Darren has recently released an excellent workbook to help aspiring bloggers. Click here to view more details
There is also a substantial demand for good copywriters. If you have to ask what that is, you’ll need some training. AWAI, which I mentioned in my last post, offers travel writing courses. They also have extensive offerings for aspiring copywriters.
Next time, other thoughts about online work to finance your overseas living.
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