The biggest mistake you can make in business is to think you can write anything for free.
You’re going to spend months, even years, honing your craft, perfecting your writing style and perfecting the way you sell.
If you can’t do that, you’re going be a miserable failure.
And the truth is, you can.
You just have to start from scratch.
You have to think outside the box.
So let’s go back to the beginning.
You know what else isn’t free?
The most popular business and personal blog in the world.
The one that’s responsible for millions of posts a year.
And it’s just a click away.
And if you’re reading this article, you’ve already got an idea of how to get started.
What you’ll learn: How to make money from writing The secrets of how best to use your skills to reach your audience What it takes to get a website, and how to create a blog That’s it.
The first rule: You can’t get away from it.
That’s why I’ve written this article.
So you can start writing for free today.
And you’re free to do so in any genre.
It doesn’t matter if you write fiction, journalism, fashion, food, technology or anything else.
Just pick up your pen and get started, because writing is not just for the internet.
I’ll walk you through everything you need to know to make the leap.
Learn How to Write For Money: I’m not here to teach you how to make a living writing.
I’m here to give you some tips on how to write your way out of poverty.
But if you want to become an online millionaire, I’ve put together this guide to help you make the jump.
And even if you don’t write, you should.
That said, there are a few steps you can take right now to help get you started.
I call them “The Three Steps.”
Pick Your Content and Content Format The best content writing has a clear purpose and is structured in a way that readers can understand it.
You don’t have to write a bunch of blog posts to be a writer.
You can write one piece of content that tells you what you need or want to know.
But the best content writers make sure you use the right words and phrases to help your readers understand your message.
Set Up Your Site to Gain Access to Your Audience A website can be a huge success if it’s not targeted at a specific audience.
That means you can target your audience by writing a post about a topic, and then getting an email to share it with them.
And a lot of times, you’ll have people emailing you asking if you could write for them.
So the next step is to set up a landing page that lets your readers know that you’re writing for them, and also shows them that you can be reachable via email or by calling.
Build Your Email List Make sure to sign up for a free newsletter.
The more subscribers you have, the better.
That way, if a reader email you, you won’t have any spam from them.
It’ll be a great resource for any business or website you might build.
Get Paid for Your Writing I’ll tell you right now that there are two types of businesses that can really benefit from a good writer.
The good ones pay you for your writing, and the bad ones pay for ads.
Both kinds of businesses are getting ripped off, and we’re not talking about a small difference.
You should be doing all the right things to be successful.
But you don:t need to do everything right to be an online billionaire.
Create A Social Media Platform To reach your target audience, you have to create your own social media presence.
And once you do, you need a way to monetize your content, as well.
This is a big step, and it’s something you need do as soon as you’re ready.
So I’m going to show you how you can create your social media profile right now.
But first, you might want to take a look at my article about how to do that.
The next time you want some advice, tweet me at @jimcarlson and let me know what you think.
And be sure to follow me on Twitter for more articles like this.
And of course, if you have any questions about my content writing tips, send them my way at @JimmyCarlson.
This post originally appeared at Business Insider.