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Getting Started in Technical Writing: A Step-by-Step Guide to Earn Your First $1000 Per Month as a Writer.
Book will be released in March 2023.
If you had asked me if I would ever make money from my blogging, I would have said no. I lack any special talent, gift, or even a writer to mentor me.
I’ve made more than $30,000 from writing in the last 365 days.
If I can make money from writing, you can too.
It’s useful for engineers to have a blog and write about what they’re doing, what they know, what they’re learning, and so on.
How Do I Get Technical Writing Partnerships?
I cold emailed, and DM’d a few startups CEOs/CTOs on Twitter, pitching about my skills and how I can solve their problems as I already write technical blogs in my quarter-time role, and out of 10–20 emails, DMs, which I sent initially; I received 5–6 follow-up emails asking to share my past or current work and set up some initial meetings and this what I needed just to continue my writing business.
Now coming to the point of how I land these opportunities, Mostly via cold emails/DM.
I make an educated guess.
[first name] @ [company]. com
[first initial] [last name] @ [company]. com
[first name]. [last name] @ [company]. com
[last name] @ [company]. com
The full story is available in a blog post linked below.
In my first year of writing technical content, I reached hundreds of readers worldwide, met some of my role models, and made thousands of dollars. Getting started in technical writing will help you achieve the same result.
I relocated to a global career from India. If you don't have a lot of contacts, you'll need to get in touch with folks you've never met to start things off.
This book will teach you practical methods for creating powerful cold emails while also encouraging you to take a chance.
Writing technical blog posts can be challenging. As developers, we must make numerous decisions from seemingly infinite options.
This is not your typical reference book. Instead, I'd like to show you that you can write a good technical blog and earn money with just a little bit of knowledge. I only cover topics of which I have firsthand knowledge. The majority of the information I provide here is irrelevant to those who believe in magic.
This is an opinionated book. I only cover topics on which I have extensive first-hand experience. Most of the information I provide here is a trial & error method.
You must understand your market value as a developer in order to target the highest range of money with your experience level.
Finding writing leads is stressful. There are dozens of applicants, and you're up against people with years of experience.
Most people don't get the answer to their cold DMs & Emails why because they just don't know how to simply send interesting Emails/DMs.
Have a look at one example email, How I approached.
- Chapter 1: Why Write in Public & Create a Blog
- Chapter 2: Why a Good Enough Blog is Better than The Best Blog
- Chapter 3: How to Crush the Cold Email or Cold DM Game
- Chapter 4: Strategies to Become a Standout Writer
- Chapter 5: Tactics to Negotiate with Clients
- Chapter 6: Technical Writer Guide to Twitter
- Chapter 7: Marketing Yourself
- Chapter 8: Technical Writing Opportunities in Software Industry
- Chapter 09: Why Online Presence Important And Makes a Big Difference.
- Chapter 10: How to Get Feedback on Your Blog Post
- Chapter 11: Average Money a Technical Writer Can Earn
- Chapter 12: Do You Know All Your Tools To Get Started
- Chapter 13: How to Deal with Heavy Critique of Your Work?
- Conclusion and Resources For Landing Technical Writing Gigs.
The table of content will evolve as I will make more progress in building the product and I will share everything in public.
Why you should buy this book?
Trying to find a technical writing job in IT and want employers to contact you? and If you're tired of the never-ending search and believe your cold email/DM isn't getting seen, this book will teach you how to design a distinctive email/DM that will be viewed by the founders, community managers, and organisations you desire. I'll explain how I obtained corporate leads through cold emails/DMs.
Earn money, make connections, and get noticed.
I earn $600 to $1200 per article when writing tutorials — and with a few projects, that money adds up. But money isn't the only reason to write.
A portfolio of published writing can give you a leg up toward earning a raise, landing a new job, or a part-time role or reaching new clients.
Here are some of my most recent earnings from technical writing.
We won’t see an end to blogs anytime soon. 📝
How Much Do They Pay
Please keep in mind that different topics pay differently on the internet.
Your earnings will depend on two factors.
1. Your niche.
2. How you choose to monetize.
However, depending on your niche, you can make money with little traffic.
Here’s a secret that many bloggers don’t want to share. you don’t have to focus on the most competitive keywords to get traffic.
Treat blogging as a small bet, and you’ll begin to invest time and earn money from it.
That’s the KEY.
You can simply charge more for technical blog posts than what they indicate on their pages.
Consider this real-time example:
A Full-time technical writer/developer advocate/developer relations is getting on an average of $30-90k in Asia and 2-4x that in the US/EMEA.
Most of these businesses do not want to spend their weeks writing content. Even if they manage to find a great person and get one good piece of content every week from them, that's $1k-$5k per technical blog.
And maintaining similar volume/velocity/quality internally is difficult since the best technical employees get burned out soon from generating content and/or get pulled into other projects because no marketing team ever has enough technical people.
This is where you can fill a gap in their backlog and become a good player from the outside & it's a win win for both business and you as creator.
Kind Words From People in Tech Community
More feedback from industry experts on my most recent blog post:
Book Cover Credit: Mudit
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