Many freelance writers are jumping onto the "Web real estate" publishing trend. Essentially, it means that you're a publisher, but instead of creating magazines or books, you're creating Web sites.
"Building an Online Empire: 16 Types of Websites You Can Create for Profit" has an excellent outline of the many, many different kinds of sites you can create.
The kinds of site YOU can create depend on your own interests.
Why create Web sites?
Essentially, it's so you can make money from your writing skills. You can monetize the Web sites you create in many ways. You can also create small sites and sell them.
A Web site has a value; several writing colleagues have switched from writing for magazines to writing Web sites - they're making more income than they did from writing for magazines.
How much money? Sites with minimal content sell for $5000 to $10,000, especially if they've been online for a few months and have started to generate income. People want to buy a site for various reasons, and buying a site which is already online has powerful benefits for search engine traffic.
How to create Web sites if you're not a geek
Many writers baulk at the idea of creating Web sites. It sounds difficult. However, if you can use a word processor, you can create Web sites.
My ebook package "Super-Fast Money-Making Web Sites For Writers: Join The Web-Publishing Bonanza" shows you the benefits of creating fast Web sites, including:
* It's very profitable - what could you do with an extra $10 a day... an extra $100 a day... or an extra $300 a day?
* Any writer can write money-making Web sites, even beginning writers;
* As a writer, you have skills that parlay directly into creating Web sites - it's very much like writing a series of articles.
In addition to generating income, writing your own Web sites is a lot of fun. If you're bored with the writing you're doing now, I encourage you to give it a try.
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