Melinda J. Irvine is an Australian writer, poet, and blogger living between the Philippines and Australia. Mel is adopted mum to Jerry, a Filipino boy she met in 2015 while volunteering after Typhoon Yolanda. All the money she earns as a freelance writer and author get her one step closer to legally adopting Jerry — plus helping the other kids from his village go to school.
Have you ever wondered how you could make money writing? Either as a freelance writer, self-published author, or highly paid ghostwriter? The 21st Century brings with it enormous possibility for writers everywhere as we live in a time where information, knowledge, and ideas are valuable commodities and a key source of economic growth. Someone just needs to write them down.
We writers are no longer constrained by the boundaries of our geographic location, because once our WritingBiz (writing business) is setup legally and correctly, we have the freedom to write for clients everywhere and anywhere. Just as long as they pay as us according to the terms we negotiated at the beginning of the writing project.
It’s an exciting time because to really make money as a writer all you need is three things:
Writing Skills – you need to know how to write in Business English at a high standard.
Writing Business – you’ll need a writing business that is registered for tax in your home country.
Personal Productivity – you absolutely must be able to start a writing project and finish it according to a project brief.
Of course writer websites, portfolios, marketing toolkits, social media profiles, quiet working spaces, writer’s groups, writing apps, and business networks all support your writing business, but without the three essentials (skills, WritingBiz, and productivity) you’ll find it almost impossible to make enough money to sustain a fabulous 21st Century lifestyle.
So welcome to WritingBiz.net, an information and learning space for freelance writers, or anyone wanting to know how to (not just) make money writing, but make writing a profitable, enjoyable, and sustainable career choice.
Melinda J. Irvine Freelance Writer, Poet and Blogger