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Ways to Profit from Writing for Speakers 

A few ideas to explore for the writers out there!

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Ways to Profit from Writing for Speakers

Today is day #1 for the Ultimate Blog Challenge. One way to expand your ability to write is to write everyday and the Ultimate Blog Challenge gives you the perfect reason to push yourself to do so.

It’s fun and can be rewarding. You’ll get your name out there to new people who may become potential clients and colleagues because you’ll be providing valuable content and not selling.  Providing valuable content builds trust and credibility and markets your brand. What could be better for building your business as a speaker?

After all, you are the expert in something. As I always say, you are your own GURU. Why? Because GURU spells “Gee, You Are You!” And, when you share your expertise by blogging, you are sharing valuable information that can help people. It’s a win/win.

But, let’s explore writing a little further. While you are blogging everyday, consider ways that, as a speaker, you can profit from writing.  Consider the following ideas:

Become a ghostwriter. If you are a good writer, there are opportunities to ghostwrite for those who can’t or don’t want to write. Be sure to do your research on how to get started, what to charge, and how to market yourself. Better yet, offer your services to a ghostwriting services company.

Become an editor. Are you good with grammar, sentence structure, and transitions? You should be because the same these are the same things you need when creating your presentations. There are a lot of writers out there and editors are in demand.

Be a resource for reporters at http://www.helpareporter.com/. It’s free to sign up. Reporters are looking for experts to help them with their articles. They don’t pay you, but if they use their article, they will typically mention your name and contact information that can lead to paid clients.

Do you have clients who have in-house magazines? Offer to create a series of educational articles (in your area of expertise of course) for a fee.

Become a columnist. You might start out for free or paid, but either way, you’ll gain much more brand recognition and will gain paying clients. Contact newspapers and magazines for your industry (small or large) and offer your services. Be prepared to provide them with some sample topics and a sample of your work.

Take part in the Ultimate Blog Challenge. To join the fun, go to www.ultimateblogchallenge.com. It’s free.


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Pam Terry is a public speaker coach and marketing strategist who has helped hundreds of people become compelling speakers and get business from speaking. Her straightforward style empowers experts to experience joyful self-expression. And, her talent for creating structure and systems enables her clients to accelerate their success! For more tips and resources, join The In Demand Speaker Official Group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/theindemandspeaker.com.
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4 Comments
  1. becca says:

    Awesome post! Stopping by from the UBC! Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to read more!

    1. Pam Terry says:

      Thank you Becca. I look forward to visiting your blog. I appreciate your comments.

  2. Gretchen Duhaime says:

    HARO is a great resource! I’ve been quoted in some major publications because of tips I’ve sent in. I like how I can showcase other areas of expertise aside from my business coaching.

    1. Pam Terry says:

      That’s good to hear Gretchen. I love the resources that are available through the Internet. No matter how bad things may seem, we are living in a wonderful time.

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