The Totals For October 2020
During the month I had 20 different jobs. That's down from 27 a month ago. Out of those jobs, a total of 8 of them came to me through my profile that can be found on Fiverr. The rest of the work I saw this month was from regular clients. As for article volume, I wrote 49 different articles this month, down from 110 recorded in September 2020. Although the numbers dipped from last month to this month, my word count was still pretty high. In October 2020 I wrote 47,500 words. That is just slightly down from the 53,925 words written the previous month.
Where My Work Came From
October was a strange month in a way as all of my writing jobs came from just five different countries. The United States led the way with 10 jobs followed by the United Kingdom with 6 jobs. I had 2 from Canada and one each from Australia and the Philippines. The latter one being a new client. As for the various topics I was hired to write about during the month, I covered a large spectrum of subjects. I wrote about cellphones, sports betting, socks, multi-level marketing, dating, cleaning services, legal services, and tree cutting services to name a few.
What A Typical Writing Day Is Like
Through a fair deal of trial and error, I have developed a system that seems to work best for me when I have writing to do. The process has several steps to it and I'll break them down for you to explain what takes place with each step.
Step 1 - The Job
The first step is always the job. A client may contact me through Fiverr or via e-mail directly with a writing job they need me to do for them. This usually includes a bit of information such as the length of the article(s), titles to be used, keywords to include, and often links for reference.
Step 2 - Scheduling
As I am writing six days per week, I will usually slot time for a new job as soon as it comes in and I confirm that I can either do the work or have received the work. Some jobs get priority, but most of them get scheduled in the order they are received.
Step 3 - Research
Although some writing jobs come to me with links for reference, unless the idea is that I do a rewrite of that linked page, I will spend a few hours the night before I write an article or set of articles researching the topic online. I will make notes, create files with information, and print all of this off so I have a hard copy to work from.
Step 4 - The Writing
Depending on the day, I may write a single set of articles for a client or several different articles for different clients. A normal writing day for me starts at 9:00 AM and I'll take a short break after each article is completed. I'll stop for lunch at 12 Noon or as close to it as I can. With rare exceptions, I am finished writing for the day by 2:00 PM. I do this Mondays through Saturdays and take Sundays off. I will normally write between 1,000 and 3,000 words per day.
I love being a ghostwriter as it is a career I can continue to work at from home for several years if I so choose. It took me a few years to get established but now that I am, I had to devise a system that kept me on top of the jobs that were coming in and getting finished work to clients within a reasonable time frame. To find out what I am writing about today, you can follow me online by giving my Facebook Page a LIKE.