There’s nothing wrong with returning to writing after taking time off. You can go back to your blog after an unexpected absence on it or start marketing your writing skills to get new clients again. Before you do so, make sure on one thing: you’re clear on your vision and goals.
Whether you’re trying to grow your own blog, build your portfolio on revenue share sites, or make it successful with private clients, taking time off can be a good thing for you. I know that I’ve been MIA for months. I shut down my Facebook group and after that, I sort of just disappeared. If you follow me on revenue share sites, you’ll have seen me post there, but not here. Why was that?
Well, it’s because I wasn’t clear on my vision or goals with my blog. I didn’t really know where to move forward. Without knowing what I wanted to achieve from the blog, I had no idea what to offer in terms of content.
In November, a domain name came up for renewal for one of my blogs. And I chose to let it lapse. I didn’t renew it because as I looked at the domain name and the content on there, I realized that it wasn’t serving me a purpose. And I don’t just mean that financially. The blog wasn’t what I wanted it to be when I started. I’d lost my way with it and realized my passion for it was no longer there. And I wasn’t sure I’d ever get the passion for it back.
So I decided to move on from it but that got me focused on other blogs that I have. Some other domain names were coming up for renewal and I had to decide whether I wanted to keep them. This domain wasn’t one of them, but it was a domain that I have always wanted to keep going. But what’s the point if I do nothing with it? That pulled me back into thinking about my vision and goals.
Since November, I’ve started looking at what I want to achieve with Become a Freelance Writer. Who is my ideal audience and what do I want to share in terms of content? What’s my passion and does it align with yours? Now I know a shift in content is going to lead to some email subscribers and readers leaving. Honestly, I’m okay with that because it means I’m not the right blogger for you. Clearing out your emails and unsubscribing from people who no longer align to your needs is perfectly okay. I’ve been doing that recently!
What’s important is that I focus my content on my vision and goals for Become a Freelance Writer. That means making it clear to you what I want to offer.
When I first started this blog, I wasn’t sure who I was trying to service. Did I want to help you get private clients? Make revenue share successful? What about starting your own blog? I’ve realized that I really want to help you make money from writing. Any type of writing. That could mean writing your own books, finding private clients, building your own blog, and yes, even revenue share (because I know this works).
So, that’s what I’m going to do. You’ll start to see a revamp on the blog over the next month. I’m going to reorganize the categories to focus on offering something for each of the ways to make money writing. I’m working on this right now, but the rough category guide includes sections for:
- Building your own blog
- Making money with revenue share sites
- Marketing to private clients
- Writing your own books
- Marketing for writers
I’ll offer tips of social media marketing, SEO, pitching, and much more. These are all areas that I struggled in once upon a time and now do on a daily basis to make money for my family. I hope you’ll stick with me and you’ll find that I offer something for your needs. Some categories will be filled more than others (I reckon you’ll see a lot more for blogging and revenue share sites than writing your own books and marketing to private clients) because I know how the majority of you like to write. And it’s also how I prefer to write.
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What would you like to see from Become a Freelance Writer? Share your thoughts in the comments below so I know what type of content works best for you.