Jump-start your New Year

Everyone knows that the first few steps of any venture set the pace and tone for the rest of the project. If something starts slow, chances are it will continue to move at a sluggish pace. Projects that get started off with a bang, however, tend to move forward at a rapid pace that sometimes outdistances the people involved. That’s when outsourcing comes into play, and growing your company (if that’s something you happen to be striving for).

With that being said, everyone out there should be looking at ways to make January a month that resonates with sheer audacity. January should be a month of base-jumping into new projects, sky-diving into new clients, and setting the pace for the rest of your year.

At Complete Writing Solutions, we can help you do just that. For starters, we have the New Year’s Writing Competition going on, with submissions open until January 8th. What better way to get your new year off to a great start than by winning some cold hard cash and a guest blog spot?

We also offer consultations for both new and veteran writers alike. Our main focus is on providing writers with tools and resources to be viable on a global basis. If you have a niche that pertains to your local area, that’s great, but we are focused primarily on providing global solutions for freelance writers.

Need some copy writing done? Have a fiction project you want written? Some ghost-writing for an e-book? How about website content or travel writing? Here at Complete Writing Solutions we can help you get a jump-start on the competition by giving you some of the best content your money can buy.

Complete Writing Solutions just launched Marginal Boundaries. Marginal Boundaries is a speculative fiction webzine that will publish its first issue in March of 2010. If you are someone who is an aspiring author, or are already working full-time as a writer, what better way to get your new year off to a great start than to get another one of your stories out in the world to be read by your adoring fans?

I am also personally undertaking a content writing project for the month of January that will take an up-close and personal look at the pros and cons of writing for content mills, including hard numbers. I can’t give out too much details on the project just yet, but I will be tracking the time it takes to plug in keywords, find projects, write the articles, edit the articles, deal with any re-writes, and any and all administrative details required. The overall goal? To help new and veteran freelancers alike understand the power of content sites when used in conjunction with traditional means of earning income, or just on their own for those people who don’t have the time or the inclination to deal with querying and marketing.

Join Complete Writing Solutions in getting the new year started with a bang! Join in on the comments and let us know what you have going now that 2010 is officially in full swing!

T.W. Anderson is the founder of Complete Writing Solutions, and is a freelance writer specializing in travel writing, website content, interior design and home improvement, green-related topics, as well as anything else potential clients need him to be.

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2 comments on “Jump-start your New Year
  1. With regards to starting out with a bang, I’ve always said:

    “Well begun is half done.”

    [Can’t remember who I stole that from. Ben Franklin?]

    Regarding content mills: I’ve enjoyed reading your advice about them over the last six months. Someone close to me has a 20-year old degree in journalism and had past success with reporting, writing, and editing in the “old media” model. But that’s very tough now. I’ve referred him to one of your old posts on content mills.

    -Steve

  2. Nice to see you over here, Dr. Steve :)

    It’s really tough for traditional journalism right now, and there’s a lot of bad blood between the old-school and the new-school when it comes to rates of pay and otherwise. There was an interesting post made awhile back that I referenced in my “100k a year from content writing” post where a traditional writer challenged a content writer, thinking they would make more…and the content writer made roughly 15k more that year than the traditional writer.

    While that’s not indicative of every person’s level of success, nor should it be taken as proof-positive that content writing is the be-all, end-all new format…it does show that there’s a lot of money to be made in the new way of doing things, and that the traditional way can be fairly old-fashioned, especially when it comes to pay.

    I can’t release hard numbers at this point in time, but based upon some initial numbers from late last year + the work I already have lined up these first few months…you can feasibly make a minimum of 40k a year working 4 hour days without ever having to have earned a journalism degree, without ever working for a magazine/newspaper, and without ever having to query/market yourself. No waiting, no downtime, no cold calls. Just writing for a paycheck.

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