Exactly How To Make Money Freelance Writing For The Gaming Industry
An Interview with BRIAN KONRADT,
writer of Freelance Poker Writing:
Exactly How to Make Money Writing for the Gaming Industry
Q: Tell us regarding your publication.
BRIAN: Freelance Poker Writing is the initial publication revealing self-employed authors exactly how to generate income creating for the video gaming market.
Q: So it’s not simply blogging about texas hold’em?
BRIAN: No, it’s composing for the pc gaming sector generally. This consists of all sorts of casino-style video games. Since it is the most preferred video game and also authors make even more cash covering online poker as well as the impacts of casino poker, I concentrate much more on texas hold’em in my publication.
Q: Tell us concerning your creating occupation.
I’ve created for lots of magazines and also firms in numerous sectors. I’ve been reporting on brand-new patterns in freelance composing because 1998. I do not do much freelance creating for customers any longer due to the fact that in the last 10 years I have actually branched out right into various other locations.
Q: How did you generate the concept for your publication?
BRIAN: I ended up being addicted to Texas Hold ’em when The Travel Channel started broadcasting online poker competitions on TELEVISION. I after that began playing texas hold’em for enjoyable and also ended up being also much more addicted. My online poker dependency led me to investigate even more regarding online poker as well as the pc gaming sector.
Q: What was the creating procedure like?
BRIAN: It took me near to 7 months to finish my publication. I invested a great deal of time investigating the market as well as talking to authors as well as texas hold’em gamers. I created this publication in my complimentary time since I run my very own service throughout the day.
Q: What barriers did you deal with when creating your publication?
BRIAN: Getting a few of the info and also realities remedy was hard, particularly blogging about the video gaming legislations. Analyses of several of the video gaming regulations dispute with each other as well as do not make good sense completely, depending upon that is analyzing the legislation.
Q: Who created your publication cover as well as internet site at FreelancePokerWriting.com?
I like visuals style as a lot as I enjoy creating. I discovered a lengthy time ago if you supply both solutions to company customers– composing as well as visuals style– you can make a whole lot even more cash. The abilities I had actually created from my freelance profession made creating and also creating my publication a whole lot much easier.
Q: Can you earn a living composing for casino poker publications?
Developed independent casino poker authors make in between.35 as well as.65 cents per word. Unless you are an author with several clips as well as great deals of experience, it is really affordable composing purely for online poker publications. Poker profession publications, on the various other hand, do pay even more as well as are much less affordable, however this needs you to understand the service sides of video gaming.
Lots of authors look outside the range of online poker publications to various other publications that cover subjects pertaining to texas hold’em as well as video gaming; these consist of publications on females’s problems, guys’s problems, way of life, sporting activities, wagering, video gaming, modern technology, traveling, amusement, legislation and more. Numerous authors do earn a living creating for these publications. Pay prices are a lot greater, approximately $1 per word and also occasionally a lot more.
Q: What various other creating jobs exist for online poker as well as pc gaming authors?
BRIAN: Tournament protection, such as WSOP and also WPT; SEO composing (creating seo duplicate) for associates as well as organizations; copywriting (creating for online casinos, advertising agency, and also pc gaming business); composing publications as well as digital books; as well as, obviously, publication writing (that includes creating for papers, unique magazines, web sites, and also blog sites).
Q: Which pays one of the most?
Treatment a large event can make you lots of cash since you can create numerous short articles as well as information items with special material as well as meetings. You can practically assure on your own you’ll stroll away with even more creating jobs.
Numerous authors discover that SEO creating pays well. Several SEO creating jobs are not for me since I create gradually as well as I favor creating write-ups that amuse as well as enlighten visitors.
Independent copywriting in the pc gaming sector pays well. The ordinary per hour price is in between $25 and also $45 per hr with 3 or even more years of relevant experience. Several independent copywriters protected copywriting jobs from advertising agency in this sector.
One of the most preferred creating job, I would certainly need to claim, is self-employed creating for poker-related magazines, both offline and also online. Casino poker as well as pc gaming cover numerous subjects, as well as numerous authors market their write-ups to a selection of media electrical outlets.
Q: How do authors get into this market?
Some authors begin their very own blog sites. Various other authors pitch a short article concept to an editor. You can not phony it till you make it in this market.
Q: What is one of the most reliable advertising method to advertise your composing solutions?
BRIAN: Online as well as offline social networking is the least expensive as well as creates the very best outcomes to develop a devoted audience and also to develop connections with potential customers. Online as well as offline social networking consists of blogging; networking as well as schmoozing at texas hold’em occasions and also competitions; joining conversation online forums at texas hold’em sites and also writing-related sites; signing up with an author’s organization to connect with various other participants; developing an individuality account at MySpace.com; uploading helpful posts at AssociatedContent.com to produce complimentary promotion for your solutions; and more. There are many variants of social media nowadays, I can not detail whatever.
Q: What makes your publication one-of-a-kind or what includes worth?
BRIAN: That’s simple– the whole property of the publication is one-of-a-kind. I feel what includes worth is the meetings with freelance authors and also casino poker gamers. All of the authors and also casino poker gamers I talked to were anxious to share their experiences so they might assist various other authors to be successful.
Q: What’s following for you?
BRIAN: I am presently under agreement to compose 2 publications, one on small company financing, as well as the various other on Internet advertising and marketing techniques. This must maintain me added active for some time.
Thanks for your time.
Unless you are an author with numerous clips and also great deals of experience, it is really affordable creating purely for online poker publications. Several authors do make a living creating for these publications. Numerous authors locate that SEO creating pays well. A customer will certainly ask an author to compose 20 posts at 300 words each on a subject (making use of particular search phrases) for $10 per write-up. Several SEO composing jobs are not for me since I compose gradually and also I like creating short articles that amuse and also inform visitors.