Profitability via Content Mills: Fact or Fiction?

For those of you who have been around long enough to remember when I was actively posting every few days on the blog (prior to April of last year when I had some significant life changes occur), you know I have always had a passion for debating the numbers with people when it comes to content mills. Even though the regularity of my blog posts might have gone down a bit while I was transitioning into my new routines and my new base of operations here in Cancun over the past six months, I still managed to find time to blog about freelance writing for content mills, with such posts as When Productivity Trumps Quality and the popular Another Look at Content Mills, which sparked quite a bit of a debate among writers due to its glorification of Demand Studios and my showing of further proof that content mills can in fact be quite profitable, despite what the naysayers would have you believe.

I’ve been talking about it for months, and it’s finally coming together: my Content Writing 101: How to Make a Minimum of 50 Dollars per Hour Writing for Content Mills project. I’ve been talking about it for quite some time, and I’m happy to say that the bulk of the writing was finished over the weekend, and for the rest of the month I’m working on editing and porting it over to PDF format and creating the actual eBook that will eventually be put up for sale.

For those of you who have been following, back in early 2010 I indulged in a Content Writing Experiment where I took various companies and showed examples of how you can make a minimum of 50 dollars per hour writing for content mills. I gave everyone a detailed, step-by-step analysis of the system I used during the project, as well as the hours required and the topics I was writing on.

The book takes it one step further, and includes an extremely detailed, extremely thorough breakdown of how you can do exactly the same thing I do on a regular basis. It shows how anyone, regardless of their level of experience or background knowledge, can walk into a place like Demand Studios and make a minimum of 50 dollars an hour. Anyone.

Most of you by this point have been pummeled from all sides by the naysayers of the writing world, barraged by a flurry of anti content mill rhetoric that tells you how they pay less than minimum wage, how working for such wages is akin to being a slave, that you are an insult to the industry by working for such places, and so on and so forth. But the reality is much, much sweeter than any of those naysayers would have you believe.

Right now the release date of the book is set for either the end of March or sometime during the first week of April. Subscribers will receive a discount on the eBook, and I will be setting up an affiliate program for my fellow freelancers who have a passion for content writing and want to spread the word. More information will be up on the blog over the coming weeks, and will be included in the newsletter as we get closer to launch.

In the meantime, stay tuned to the blog for more freelance writing tips, and sign up for the newsletter so you can receive in-depth freelance writing information as well as special discounts and offers on products like the aforementioned Content Writing eBook. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter or Facebook as well!

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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