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The Mistake that Made Me Six Figures in Freelance Income

Do you know how fireworks were invented?

Apparently, 2,000 years ago, a (bored?) Chinese cook decided to mix together a few items that were commonly found in the kitchen in those days. When these items (charcoal, sulfur, and saltpeter) were mixed and compressed in a bamboo, it created an explosion.

Now, we don’t know whether this cook eventually got to keep his job, but his invention 2,000 years ago is a great source of happiness (and money!) for many people today.

A bored cook’s mistake is the reason we have fireworks today.

So what does accidentally inventing fireworks have to do with making a living as a freelance writer?

Three years ago, I made a “mistake.” Somebody contacted me to express interest in advertising¬†on my blog. Considering that I don’t do adverts on my blog, I had gotten hundreds of similar requests in the past that I turned down or plain ignored.

On this particular day, though, I didn’t know what hit me. I made a “mistake” and did contrary to what I had been doing all the while.

This mistake resulted in $1,200 in income in a single day.

Three years later, I have earned six figures in freelance writing income as a result of the mistake I made on that day.

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How I Got My Very First Freelance Writing Client

my first client

One question I get asked a lot is that of how I got my very first client, and I’ll be answering that question in today’s article.

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How to Start a Blog: The Basic Step-by-Step Guide

Having a blog can set you apart as a writer.

Do you know that, on average, the hourly rate of freelance writers on freelance bidding sites like oDesk, Elance and Freelancer.com is $10 – $15? In fact, most writers only make $2 – $4 per hour on these sites – and they often struggle to get gigs – just because they don’t have a platform.

Having a blog can change this, however.

As a writer, having a blog can effectively position you to:

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5 Reasons Why Every Freelance Writer Should Have a Blog

Reasons to start bloggingAfter publishing my most recent article last week, sharing a very powerful weapon writers can use to take their careers to the next level, citing an example on how I’m now able to make up to $800 for an article in just 2 years of being a freelance writer, I’ve gotten a lot of a great responses.

A particular email from one of my readers stood out, and here’s an excerpt from the email.