Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I don't even know where to start
"How would you like to start another blog. And get paid for it?", Bill asked me this afternoon when he came home for lunch. "What!?" was my only reaction. I know that there are opportunities for people out there, pay-per-post & freelance work, but I never thought that I fit the bill. "The gym (not THE Gym) wants to start a blog & they're looking for a writer", he said. "I didn't volunteer you, but wanted to ask you first. Just write up a proposal & I'll take it in with me & talk to them".

As the title says, I don't even know where to start. Thank God for Google & its infinite researching abilities, because for one, I've never drawn up a proposal before. Nor have I ever lived my life as a writer & I have NO CLUE what to do about salary (pay-per-post?) negotiations. Plus, I suck at negotiating.

But nevertheless, this is a very cool opportunity. I mean, I already write a fitness blog. And now this could be another source of income? That. Is. Awesome.

This may be the push I need to kick start the other writing projects that I wanted to do (& finish) last year. The infant fitness book & my nutrition plan are still just a few files on the hard drive & at a complete standstill. I lost all motivation when the hard drive crashed & I had to start over (now I'm saving them to an external hard drive). But, they have been untouched since last fall.

But, need I remind myself....One thing at a time.


Anonymous said...

How cool is that?! Good luck! I would love an opportunity to be paid for blogging!

Anonymous said...

That would be an awesome opportunity! Hoping the best for you!

Mof2 said...

That sounds so cool...I am new to blogging but I have heard about people getting paid to do it. Good Luck!!

stefanierj said...

Write me at my work address if you need any help. I don't know much about the per-post rate, but I do know a lot about negotiating! :) Good luck!