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How I Made 5-Figures Freelancing in 2011, Revealed

I’m on track to make even more this year.

This is all thanks to a very effective systematic approach I have in place – an approach a lot of other freelance writers ignore.

This is all thanks to BLOGGING!

The reality is that you probably know a dozen other freelance writers who have a blog, and you probably have one yourself, but blogging in itself isn’t going to bring the clients.

There’s a right way to it, and a very wrong way to it, too!

I have never believed in the idea of pitching clients to hire me, which is why I focused my efforts on making blogging work for me.

I have learned a lot over the years, and I’d like to think my business has improved by a long shot since last year.

A Presentation that Solves it All

After 3 days of hard work, I have finally released my first presentation.

It’s a 29-page presentation, titled How to Use Blogging to Fuel Your Freelance Writing Business, sharing how I’ve been using blogging to build my freelance writing business without ever having the need to pitch clients.

This presentation is as real as it gets, and I can say I gave it my all without trying to take up too much space.

The tips in it are also very practical, and can be used with success no matter how old/popular your blog is.

You can view the presentation below.

Let’s Do This!

It’s my goal for this presentation to make it to the homepage of Slideshare, and I know this is possible with your help.

If you enjoy the presentation, I’ll very much appreciate it if you can share it on Facebook and Twitter, especially to other freelance writers.

That’ll not only help get it into more hands and change more lives, but will also help land it on Slideshare’s homepage and help me get more exposure.

I have a lot more stuff (similar to, and better than this) planned for the future, and your encouragement all along the way will be really appreciated!

On Another Note

Thanks to Carol Tice from the blog, I was recently featured on Forbes, and I’ll appreciate if you can visit the feature post (and hopefully share and comment on it) here!

13 Comments on "How I Made 5-Figures Freelancing in 2011, Revealed"

  1. Glori Surban says:

    Shared and liked!

    Thank you for that awesome presentation Oni!

  2. Tayo Solagbade says:

    Big congrats on 2 fronts Oni.

    1. Your “prose” keeps getting better. This new post is a work of art. By now you hopefully know I do not do flattery.

    2. Getting featured on a high profile site like Forbes is a major feat. And you got a valuable link back to boot.

    It goes without saying that this is just the begining. Your new 29 page presentatiom provides ample indication that you’re not taking your foot off the pedal!

  3. Sheyi | says:

    Yeah, the slideshow is worth your time you spent on it and I hope it works the way you wanted it to.

    Great advice and information on the slide show as well.

    I was wondering if luck also plays in this online game. There are other people out there who writes better than you but they do not have the kind of client that you have – its not luck for you but because you put your expertise out here and prospective clients were able to find you.

    Good luck bro


  4. Wonderful Oni!

    The slid-show was very well made and explained everything so well, something that all of us freelancers need nowadays. It’s a great reminder for me to start concentrating on my own writing blog as well now. 🙂

    I would certainly be spreading the word around with others.

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  5. That was fantastic, Oni. I just read the article on Forbes. Congratulations on your achievements and well done. I’ll help share the slide show on my social networking sites.

  6. rambabu seo says:

    wow, i would also love to tweet this, for my followers!

  7. Tayo Solagbade says:

    In order to succeed progressively, we must realize that working hard alone is not always enough. This is true both online and off the net.

    We must learn to work “smart” as well. That way, we will avoid stagnation that could make us explain away other people’s ability to succeed as being due to “luck”.

    Indeed, I like to ask “What is luck?” And when can it be deemed to be good or bad?

    Was it for instance “bad luck” when Oni’s dad passed on before he was 10 years old?

    Would we have Oni’s exciting success story today, if he had not had to struggle hard and scrape his way to financial success while still in school?

    I personally doubt it. If his father had been alive, it’s quite unlikely that Oni would have been so DRIVEN by his circumstances to find a way to earn money so early in life. He would simply ask Daddy for it.

    Think about it, how many people in this part of the world willingly adopt Oni kind of global vision in their teens? The sudden exposure to adversity helped him shape his character to aim high in life.

    So was it good or bad luck that Oni lost his dad? I say it does not matter. Life threw Oni a curve ball, and so far he’s played it well.

    From reading some of his posts, it’s obvious it’s been a long and tough journey for this young man. But he’s been working smart by getting help along the way, to learn what works, and how to do what he does better e.g by joining Carol Tice’s Writer’s done.

    And to top it, he refuses to be a professional learner, like some people, which is why he consistently able to churn out useful new content to serve the needs of his website visitors and clients.

    I apologize for making this response a bit long winded, but I felt it would benefit others wondering about luck – so they don’t use it as an unconscious excuse to give up.

    Here’s a thought to end this with:

    “Was Nelson Mandela lucky when he was spending 27 years in prison ?”

    Or was it when he got elected 1st black president by grateful country men and women, that he became lucky?

    One thing is sure. He paid the price to get to where he did/is. And very few people would have willingly done what he did, to achieve that level of success.

    Related resource: 5 years ago, I wrote an article titled “Are Entrepreneurs Who Achieve Success Luckier Than Those Who Don’t ?”

    I’m reorganizing my main website, so can’t find the URL. But Google turned up a copy syndicated from my account.

  8. Hey Oni, I’m so happy for you. Forbes is one of the media sites I’ve been working towards. Now, I know it’s very possible to achieve any feat in this freelance writing industry.

    I really enjoyed your slideshow, great for beginners and I picked up some gems there. Keep rocking the blogging world. I’m right here with you. And thanks to Carol for her humble support.

  9. Hi Oni, Your efforts are now converting into your income 🙂 I love ur slideshow I learn lots of things from it !

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    Freelancing is the best option to do in now-a-days because you don’t need to heard other person’s should on yourself and you can do this work anywhere like from home or even you can do that while you are on traveling. But beside that you need to do some hard work if you want to see colors of enjoyment.

  11. Cari says:

    Hi Oni,

    Congrats on the fabulous exposure! I so look forward to your newsletters. The Internet is the way forward for our continent.
    Good writing transcends all barriers.
    All the best,

  12. That was a great one there.By the way congratulation!

  13. Thanks Dele for the article.Do you really think offering free training with my blog as the course material will work for Non Making MONEY Online blogger like me.How can i promote when i know that many people most especially graduates need what am writing about.I need you reply on this


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