Being a writer is culturally synonymous with either being a best seller with a ton of cash laying around, akin to Stephen King. Â Or, it’s associated with being broke.
I’m one of the latter. Â I’d love to give a big thing about how I’m only poor because I don’t sell out like Mr. King. Â That, of course, would be a lie: Â I’d love to sell out, because just like Stephen King, I’m an entertainer. Â We weave stories, we tell tales, we convey new ideas, and we act as a place for people to escape to when the world just, well, sucks. Â I’m not saying I’m the next Stephen King. Â I’m just using his work and fame as a contrast. Â He gets to focus on writing everyday. Â I get to focus on paying the bills.
In 2016, something pretty amazing happened: Â I picked up two writing gigs. Â One for Plumb Crazy Kansas, and one for Advanced Mobile Healthcare here in Wichita, Kansas. Â For the plumbing stuff, it’s mainly just glorified SEO (Search Engine Optimization) work. Â For AMH, it’s both SEO and a chance to inform (and often humanize) medical conditions. Â We agree on a topic, and from there, I’m pretty much let go to do my thing: Â create an article thatÂ Google will find worthy of indexing, that people will find worth sharing on Facebook and other Social Media platforms, and that informs and clarifies. Â While it doesn’t pay amazingly well, it does pay some of the bills.
I’m at an interesting crossroads: I want to do more writing, even if it’s not creating novels like Mr. King. Â I enjoy doing the articles for those sites, because I spend my time learning something new, then turning it into an expansion of their business. Â It provides value on multiple levels, and I’m very happy about that.
But, I’m now looking for more gigs like that. Â Want your business to have an edge on Social Media? Â Looking for something more to share than cat videos? Â Need to express your business’s goals, product, or services in a new way that connects with people? Â And, not only do I provide writing services, I also have the technical abilities to handle your entire CMS system such as WordPress, so you don’t have to pay someone else to post my articles for you.
I know a guy. Â Me. Â Drop me a line, and let’s talk about what I can do for you!