Joining and posting on the freelance writing site Writer Town should be considered a necessity for every freelance writer interested in making money online, building traffic and learning more about the freelance writing business. The benefits are incredible, and, in my opinion, there are no negatives. Admittedly, and sadly, I just now registered on this freelance writing site. I’ve actually known about Writer Town for a few months now, fellow writers have recommended it, and I’ve read numerous blogs and articles about it. But, for some reason, I just never checked it out. A couple weeks back, I finally did, and I’m kicking myself for not having joined sooner. If you’ve never heard of Writer Town, or you’re a procrastinator like me, allow me to list a few points to convince you why you should hop onover there and sign up.
- 100 Percent Ad-Revenue –Writer Town offers 100 percent return on the revenue received from ads, and they accept Google Adsense and Chitika. Just create an ad in one of the aforementioned services and insert the code into the ad-revenue section on your Writer Town profile. Essentially, you’re just using Writer Town as another platform for your content and, by extension, your ads. Writer Town was begun recently – August, 2013, according to Whois, so the audience is still relatively small. However, their Alexa rank has seen continuous growth over the past several months and daily visitors have increased, as well. This means your ads are getting seen and clicked more, and the backlinks (read on) you build are more relevant.
- Simple Registration That’s Open To Everyone – It took me maybe an entire minute to sign-up to both the newsletter (discussed further down, it’s awesome!) and the site. Also, as long as you can write English well, then you can post articles on Writer Town. However, every article is approved by their editorial staff, so if you submit a garbled mess or keyword spam, it will get rejected. This freelance writing site is a perfect opportunity for the many non-American freelance writers struggling to find sites open to them.
- Tutorials And Resources For Learning – The staff writes monthly, full-length guides on every aspect dealing with digital publishing. They show you how to do the basics of eBook design and creation, find and build an audience for your publications and where and how to sell your books and stories once you’ve written them. And these tutorials aren’t one-page clips or regurgitated information. They could easily be sold as a training course or an eBook.
- Client Lead Newsletter And Other Freelance Writing Jobs – About every week, Writer Town finds clients and freelance writing sites that have jobs or are hiring freelance writers. These projects are extremely lucrative. For example, I received an email after I signing up to writer town about a freelance writing job paying $25 for 200-word blurbs on travel hot-spots and $400 for 1400-word articles covering topics from travelling and retiring to real estate. I haven’t had time to check out the opportunity deeper, but I posted the details in the Leadsharing Forum, so feel free to check it out for yourself. (Also, while your over there, sign up to be a member of the FWP forum and introduce yourself!) They also have a job-board similar to ProBlogger and BloggingPro. It is pretty bare at the moment, with only a dozen or so jobs, but I’m sure that will change as this freelance writing site gains more recognition.
- Other Ways To Earn – Writer Town also allows you to advertise and earn money within your posts. You can include affiliate links and banner ads in the body of the text. So for example, if you’re an affiliate for Amazon, you could write a review on a product and add links to the Amazon sales page for that item. According to Writer Town’s ToS, you can even include images of products or banner ads selling your service. This is a great way to extend the reach of your affiliate campaign.
- Don’t Forget The Backlinks – You’re allowed to include self-serving links in your posts on Writer Town, this means you can link back to articles on your site or blog. This is link-building, and it is an important way that search engines determine how relevant a site is in relation to the specific keywords used in a search. The fact that Writer Town essentially gives you incentive to do something that you should be doing anyways is what makes this such a great freelance writing site, in my opinion. You’re also able to include an author bio with links to your blog and social networks. But don’t just count on the author bio as the only backlink to your site. Be sure to include links within the article that have relevant anchor text and lead the reader to your website.
- A Few More Reasons To Join Writer Town – One thing that I really like about this freelance writing site is that you can basically use it as an article syndication service. Writer Town allows you to submit content that has already been posted somewhere else. This gives more life to the articles you write and allows them to reach a larger audience. Writer Town actively promotes your content, too. If it is particularly interesting or informative, they’ll feature it on the front-page and on social networks like Facebook.
Look, I know that I sound like an advertising campaign for Writer Town, but I’m really impressed with what this site offers, and I honestly think everyone trying to make money as a freelance writer should be a member of this freelance writing site. Think of Writer Town as more of a tool in your freelancer's toolbox than a site where you'll make a ton of money. It will help you grow traffic, build a bigger audience, syndicate your content and find more clients. And you might make a little extra cash in your Adsense account along the way. All in all, it's a win-win for you.
Writer Town is free and easy to join, so it really doesn’t even waste time. I procrastinated and put-off registering, but I wish I hadn’t. Don’t make the same mistake that I did. If the benefits sound like they’ll help you succeed in your freelance writing career, get your butt on over there and become a member.
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