Content Writing 101

You are the self-taught. You are the Internet generation. Your world revolves around Google and Yahoo and MSN and a few other key sites. Their browsers and products fill the space on your hard-drives, and you know how to spread your fingers out over the web to search for information and cite sources. You don’t need a library or a print reference, because those are things of the past. Just as modern man does not sail across the ocean in wooden ships with sails made from cloth, modern man does not rely on antiquated ways of yesteryear to continue making forward progress.

You are a writer of the modern era. You utilize search engines to hunt down the leads you need to write your content. You are familiar with most forms of modern investigation, including tracking down quotes and source material, publishing dates, contact information and names behind the websites. You don’t rely on a library and an old dusty tome; instead you rely on your laptop and a high speed Internet connection to stream the information straight to your screen where you can write things in the heat of the moment, on the fly, with your resource material always there at the click of a button.

You write for private clients and you write for commercial companies. You utilize every income stream available to you because you understand what it means to be a true professional. No rock unturned, no project left unattended so long as the price is right. And for those of you who understand what streamlining is all about there is writing for content mills to consider. A place where you can go and regularly make a minimum of $50 per hour without anything more than your ability to write everyday English and utilize a search engine.

For those of you who have been following along the website, blog and newsletter, you are already familiar with the Content Writing 101: How to make a minimum of $50 per hour writing for content mills eBook. I’ve currently moved the promotional material for the book away from the main website. With that in mind, you can still purchase your copy directly from the website here, by clicking on the image below, or you can find more information on the book itself over at

10 comments on “Content Writing 101
  1. Julie Scott says:


    I read the eBook this afternoon. All I can say is: amazing, simply
    amazing! I wish I had some of this information when I was starting to
    write full time. It’s safe to say that I most likely won’t be able to
    earn the money you do as there are issues that I cope with daily. But I
    bet I could get up to $15 – $20 when I can stay focused on the project
    at hand. I am definitely planning to promote your eBook for my new

  2. Sam says:

    While I was initially skeptical regarding the claim that $50 per hour was the minimum given the fact that most of the people I’ve talked to in the past only make $15-$20 per hour writing for content mills, once I read through the methods you describe, I can totally see what you mean about “bing, bang, bucks”.

    I still have to find a few more content mills to write for, but armed with the knowledge here, I am sure my time between clients is going to become a completely new ballgame now that I understand better how to utilize the methods. Thanks!

  3. Thanks for the vote of confidence, Sam. I’m glad it’s working out for you. Don’t forget you can sign up as an affiliate and promote the eBook on your website as well :) Keep us posted on your continued success!

  4. Thanks for the note, Julie.

    While I’m not sure what issues you cope with on a daily basis that are holding you back, I know for a fact that if you can set aside just two hours per day you could easily be bringing in an extra $100 dollars writing about things you already know about, ranging from cooking food to taking care of pets to gardening, landscaping, shopping, traveling or even topics on which you know nothing about previously, utilizing the information in the chapter titled “Niches of the moment”.

    Good to hear, and thanks for the promotion :) BTW, I still need to get you an updated image for your website; I haven’t forgotten, I’ve just been swamped and haven’t had time yet!

  5. Bayard says:

    I just bought the book and read it, and I would really like to talk to you about a couple of things in a more structured place than the comments page of the product itself.

    Having said that, I can’t seem to get the videos to work. Any ideas?

  6. Hola, Bayard. I just sent you an email :) Cheers!

  7. magenta says:

    Does this strategy only work at demand studios? This is a great post, I am going to check out your videos

  8. Magenta:

    The strategies are for content mills in general, thus the title. I personally use these methods for Pure Content, Textprovider and Demand Studios.

    The videos in question focus on Demand Studios for part 1-4, while part 5 (which is only available to customers) focuses on a non-Demand source. Also included in the eBook (and in past newsletters) are screenshots of my paystubs from other content mills (such as $7,500 dollars for a part-time project for Pure Content Media and another screenshot of a paystub from Textprovider) plus video footage of projects I’ve worked on with PC and otherwise.

    With TP and PC I generally make between 50 and 55 per hour…with DS I never do less than 4 per hour, which is 60 per hour, as clearly shown in the YouTube series. The videos included inside the actual eBook (there are 3) focus on PC as well as DS.

    I hope you enjoy, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.

  9. Great work! Haven’t read the book yet but I’ve been doing this job for a long time. With the right tools and information it is more than possible to make 50 per hour and much more. Currently, my writing rate allows me to make around 120 per hour.

  10. Don’t forget that this book is specifically for content writing for content mills, Joy. Traditional freelancing such as what you mention has a different pay scale. My own rates are in Euro, for example, and let’s just say my hourly rate is between $100 and $200 per hour, depending on the project.

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