Profit From Writing at Home Through Your Own Experiences – Both the Bad and The Good
This is the first time in awhile where I sat down to write a blog post without research or any resources whatsoever. I sat and the words came effortlessly. This is what usually happens when you write about “you” specifically.
I woke up yesterday morning, (I let my writing sit over night and read it the next day), and had no idea that I was going to write a blog post such as this one; one that was dear to my heart.
Work from home writing jobs are surprisingly all around us. The searching, newbie, prospect writer just don’t know this yet. I’ve been writing most of my adult life…and also some from my childhood.
Speaking of writing when I was a young girl, I remember something so vividly….
While I know I’m NOT the only one in the world that has experienced this heartbreak; my heart was broken in too many pieces to fix. Most of my family claim that this was classic puppy love.
Yeah, you know that song by Donny Osmond? Yep, that’s the one! lol
In fact, this happened to me (twice) from the same person.
Well, I won’t go into detail of who this (gentlemen) was. I’m certainly not going to trash him either. However, (at that point in my life), I certainly felt like it. I constantly had to remind myself that we were young kids, and both quite innocent.
I sure didn’t know that I would (one day) wish to write about it. But then again, why not? It’s part of me and something that made me the person I am today. I’m honestly thankful that I experienced true romance…even if it was at a tender age, AND only on my part. This is the kind of romance where plans for a wedding and an engagement ring were involved…at least in the planning stages. 😉
So…now that you have a visual, or maybe not – lol; I’ll try my best not to bore you crazy! I promise. lol
” Oh come on! Everyone goes through this in their lifetime! Please refrain from sharing your pity party!”
I know without a doubt, that’s what you’re thinking.
Hmm, however, again, why not write about something that was painful in life that affected it immensely?? In addition, who has the nerve to write about something so painful?
The answer: Actually quite a few people! 😉
I met this boy at age 14. I took (1) look at him and instantly knew I was infatuated with and drawn to him…for lack of a better phrase. Hey, why not admit the obvious truth and say, “Fell in love?” The relationship lasted 3 years.
I’ll tell you this; I knew my feelings were powerful and something mighty special. Although, I did not realize the depth of them and what they truly were until I was much older; even after marriage and I had my son. It was after all the most important and the most meaningful things in (my life) that I’ve endured that it occurred to me that it WAS indeed true love.
So, now you know that I had my heart broken…what’s my point? lol
The point is…!
Personal life experiences and situations often make for a writer’s best work.
More importantly, your life experiences are what YOUR audience and subscribers are truly interested in reading. They want to read about your deepest feelings and about (your life) and what’s taken place to make you the best YOU that you’ve become.
You must know this though; you need a genuine following first to GET them interested.
This means you need to write about what you know, what you’ve felt, and especially…how you reacted to those things to attain a reputable following in the first place. People want to read about you…in YOUR voice about YOUR life and what you’re all about.
I will tell you, “Spill your heart and write. You will (probably gain 2 things) by doing so.
1. A sizeable membership base
2. Therapy – lol
Please Note: A good following from the social medias will most certainly benefit you as well.
By writing in your own voice and what’s happened to YOU; this is what’s going to get people reading your stuff, and revisiting again and again. In addition, if your goal is to make money with your blog, and you have something with substance for your readers; you need traffic. Traffic is what’s going to make or break those sales.
I admit, I use to include other blog owners’ articles and publications on my blogs. (with the proper credit of course). This was one of my biggest mistakes in writing for profit.
Write about you, your experiences, your deepest feelings and emotions. Find a way to weave this into your specific niche and what your blog or website is all about.
Granted, some do not wish to write about themselves. I get that!
Your blog needs to focus on you, your own writing voice, and your thoughts…and even skeletons that’s been quietly idle in your closet.
Why not bring them out? That in itself would acquire a sizeable audience!
What people DON’T want is to read something they’ve read a dozen times or better…even if it’s in your own words. Try and be different somehow than your competition.
My Point Is…
This is what it’s going to take to obtain genuine readers, and also writing that you will surely profit from.
P.S. – There are work from home writing opportunities available out there…whether it be from writing for article content mills, or from writing clients that are willing to pay YOU for your written work.
Writing For Content Mills is a Totally Different Topic! I’ll get into that on a later date. 😉