Tuesday, May 10th Update

While I normally post every 2-3 days to keep a regular round of freelance writing tips going through the blog for my readers, I’ve been busy the last week or so producing a five part series of YouTube videos centered around my Content Writing 101 project, showing people how to make a minimum of $50 per hour writing for content mills. The reason for this was because in order to build up a brand you need to build up trust with your readers and customers, and the best way of doing that is showing people that you can put your money where your mouth is and actually do the things you are claiming anyone can do if they use your product.

With that in mind, while Episode 1 went live last week, all of the articles in question for this particular project have now passed through editing and are making their way live. As their live addresses are made public, I’m updating each episode and uploading them to YouTube. Episodes 2, 3 and 4 will be made available publicly on the Complete Writing Solutions YouTube channel this week, while Episode 5 will remain private as a special treat for those of you who have purchased the eBook, as a way of showing you some more of the advanced methods talked about within the program and enhancing the overall value to those of you who have chosen to move your careers to the next level.

If you are a long-time reader you already know what to expect, but if you are someone who has stumbled upon my blog for the first time, here’s what the videos entail:

  • Episode I features edited footage of me writing 4 articles in 50 minutes for Demand Studios, one of the leading content mills on the market today, for $60 dollars. I talk about some of the behind-the-scenes things that go into the crafting of the articles, such as disclaimers, templates and a few generalized tips and tricks to keep your numbers as high as possible.
  • Episode II is similar to Episode I in that it features edited footage of me writing 4 articles in 56 minutes with Demand Studios. I delve into some more of the behind-the-scenes action, once again clearing $60 in an hour.
  • Episode III focuses on me writing another 4 articles for Demand Studios. In this episode, you can follow along for an entire hour’s worth of non-edited footage. I show you the references I use for the articles, I show you the captioning and keywording and editing and plag-checking process, as well as in-the-moment writing of the articles. This episode was 4 articles in 58 minutes.
  • Episode IV is a repeat of Episode III, but instead of me writing articles that were already in my queue, I go into the live “Find Assignments” pool at Demand Studios and pull four articles in the moment, then write them within a total of 52 minutes. Two are within some of my niches, while the other two were articles on which I have no previous knowledge or expertise. Once again, $60 in less than one hour, and you can follow along for the entire hour’s worth of non-edited footage.

I’m filming Episode V tonight, which showcases several of the advanced strategies I talk about within the book, which have nothing to do with the generalized methods I talk about in Episodes I-IV. It will be uploaded to YouTube as a private episode only viewable by those of you who have purchased the eBook and follow the link contained within to see some in-the-moment footage of what actually goes on with some of the advanced strategies within the Content Writing 101 eBook, such as niches-of-the-moment, utilizing a non-Demand Studios source to show you how to repeat this success at any place, regardless of where you choose to write.

I know how frustrating it can sometimes be writing for content mills. Many people feel trapped because they need money, but they can’t quite figure out how to make content writing work for them. They go in and they plug away writing 4-5 articles a day, taking 30 minutes to 45 minutes per article, or even an hour or more in some cases. And I get it. Even when I first started out, I was only making 20-25 dollars per hour, but over the past few years I’ve refined my methods and learned exactly how to write proficiently for content mills in between my private contract work, and this eBook is my way of giving back to the community of content mill writers out there who are struggling to break out of that 10/15/20/25/30 dollar an hour bracket and move into the big leagues.

As you will clearly see from the Camtasia footage during the video series, I’m doing this on a daily basis. I personally make $60-$80 an hour writing for content mills across the board above and beyond my private contracts, and I take you through every single step from the very beginning where you claim articles, to the actual referencing, researching, keywording, editing, plag-checking and submitting, all the way through to the published pieces that you can easily verify in your chosen browser. You can watch all of the episodes back to back, or you can skip through and watch the segments you think pertain to your own personal needs.

It’s been a lot of fun filming these episodes, and it’s inspired me to do more podcasts, video blogs and diaries, and probably another series of videos down the road for the updated version of the Content Writing 101 eBook. I hope these videos provide you with inspiration to take your content writing for content mills to the next level, and help you transform your time into money. Stay tuned this week as the next 4 episodes are rolled out!

Thanks again for those you who have been following along, and for those of you who are new here, I can’t wait to hear your success stories as you join the brotherhood of content writers for content mills :) Cheers!

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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