As a freelancer you really don’t have limits to how much you can grow your business, other than the amount of time you have available to work.
That being the case, the only way to grow your business after a certain point is to make more for the hours you spend working.
One way you can do this is by expanding the services you offer to your existing and new clients. You can offer at least 6 add-on services to diversify your freelance writing business and help you accomplish this goal.
1. Editing and Proofreading
Sometimes online businesses need to hire extra help to edit and proofread. It could be that they want someone who can edit or proofread their own work, or someone else’s, if they simply lack time to do it themselves.
You can fill this role by editing and formatting the posts of other writers to ensure accuracy in spelling as well as grammar. Also, they might require help ensuring the posts fit the style of writing the business has decided on.
2. Website and Blog Management
When someone’s website or blog has grown to the point that they don’t have enough time to manage it themselves, they may need to hire it out. This differs slightly from simply editing and proofreading because you would need to manage the website’s calendar for posts. In addition you would act as a point of contact between the writers for the site and the owner of the site.
This type of work can provide you with another avenue of income in your freelance writing business. It could also pay significantly more than simply writing articles and posts for other people’s websites.
it might also entail some light coding work, moderating comments, and more. It really depends on the needs of your client.
3. Take on Ads
Regular readers of a site may not enjoy the ads that pop up because they can by annoying and get in the way of what you are trying to read. However, you could take on a few ads in order to make extra profit off your own website.
Ads can end up being a win-win for both you and the business who wishes to advertise on your site. You get to make extra money by allowing the ad and link. The business potentially gets more hits and therefore more income from potential customers.
4. Become a Virtual Assistant
There are businesses that do not have enough extra work to hire an employee, but they still need help with various tasks. This is where a virtual assistant comes in.
Some of those tasks might include launching a website, managing social media, and email management, among others.
5. Diversify Your Freelance Writing Business by Offering Business Coaching
As you become successful in your business you can earn extra income by assisting others with theirs. You could offer to hire yourself out by the half hour or hour to coach other freelancers. Use the time to answer their questions about how to build their businesses and achieve success.
6. Write an E-book
Another source of income for a freelancer is to write an e-book. Writing an e-book can help you create a steady stream of income. It could also provide further credibility to your work if the book falls within the same focus as your freelance writing.
It is clear that there are ways to add services and diversity your freelance writing business. If you want to expand your business and increase your income consider offering one or more of these services.