Wow, what a whirlwind of a month so far 2011 has gotten off to a kickin’ start, with a massive three week contract that basically covers my bills for the next six months, which means once I wrap it up on the 24th of January I’ll be focusing all of my efforts for the following 4-6 weeks on launching the revamped Marginal Boundaries brand as well as updating the Complete Writing Solutions brand with some new posts as well as the first in a line of informational products that I will be selling.
The first product that I’ll be offering here will be a how-to guide showing everyone, regardless of your level of experience, how to clear 50 dollars an hour as a freelance writer, utilizing nothing more than content mills such as Demand Studios. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But as I showed people back in February of 2010 with the Content Writing Experiment, it is completely possible utilizing a few simple tricks that allow you to streamline your writing time to push out a rate of pay that is far beyond what most people claim you can make via content mills. But the best part about it is this: anyone can do it. Literally. You don’t have to be a fast typer, you don’t have to be an expert in anything, and you don’t have to have anything other than basic research skills and the ability to use Google…which you obviously have considering the fact you are reading this post via an available Internet connection!
There are plenty of people out there blasting content mills such as Demand Studios as havens for low-paying drudgery, claiming that these content mills are exploiting writers and forcing them to work for slave wages. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Once you realize how to work the system to your advantage (utilizing nothing more than common sense and a few tactics from a seasoned veteran), you will be able to start turning your spare time into money-making opportunities, or getting away from the low-paying rut you might have been in up until this point. Remember…anyone can do it, and I’ll be showing you exactly how.
The Marginal Boundaries revamp will include a number of products aimed at showing people how and why they should be living abroad, covering topics such as medical tourism, reduced cost of living, best countries to choose, how to live like a local in certain places around the world, how to research countries, which cities to choose, tips and tricks and hints for traveling, the benefits of living abroad versus in your home country, as well as weekly blog posts and newsletters aimed at educating the intrepid adventurer who wants to get away from the 40 hour a week grind and move into the 3-or-4-hours-a-day-with-the-rest-of-the-time-spent-enjoying-your-life-as-you-see-fit type of lifestyle that so many of us location independent individuals/digital nomads enjoy.
2011 is proving to be pretty exciting in terms of opportunities. I’ve made some new contacts and started some new business opportunities here in Cancun, and with another website launching, as well as around half a dozen informational products going live between now and March (including the Cancun travel guide for the Location Independent Group), things are moving further and further away from freelance contract work and more into the realm of information products/residual forms of income. On a side note, the goal for 2011 is to move 100 percent into the realm of informational products, and only picking up contract work if the money is exceptional, such as with the project I am currently working on. I’m blessed enough to be at a point in my career that I can pick and choose my projects based upon what I really want to be doing, despite only being in my 4th year as a writer…and with no college education (plus being a high school dropout!) to boot. Just goes to show you that even a redneck from the Midwest can achieve great things with nothing more than sheer motivation and a desire to achieve!
That’s a selling point, by the way If I can do it, anyone can do it. You don’t need a college degree and approval of a corporate ladder to achieve success in your life. All you need is the desire to push beyond and achieve greatness.