100,000 words to earn more

India
November 4, 2011 8:28pm CST
Friends, this month I am targeting writing at least 100,000 words for all the money earning sources. It includes the various websites that I write for, here on mylot and my blog. By the end of this week, I will have completed more than 8,000 words. Seems pretty slow by now. But I have some free days where I would be going for the kill. I have reached 70,000+ words in the past couple of months, which was not planned in any way. So, I think with planning, I can certainly reach the magical figure of 100,000.
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
5 Nov 11
Hi Abhi_bangal, that is very interesting! As far as I know, only Infobarrel has such a motivational badge for us. I think my articles have less than 100,000 words, so I do not get the 100,000 wordsmith badge. Most of the times, I do not really think about the number of words written. I just focus on the number of articles. It is easier this way.
• India
6 Nov 11
I have heard about Inforbarrel. But if I am not wrong the site is not for Indian writers that is why I have no access to the site, at least for earning potential. I agree that each one has got their own eye of looking at things. For you it might be articles, while for me it is the number of words. But I am happy with the way I am progressing and for the time being I have no intentions of focusing on writing a specific number of articles. Write words and articles will keep flowing. Good luck!
• India
7 Nov 11
Oh is it so? But does it happen to sites too that take efforts to check articles for quality, plagiarism etc? If it is the article directories you are talking about, then I don't think sites like tech ones should suffer. Am I right? Secondly, if the formula often changes, should anyone do the SEO thing on earth or not?
• India
7 Nov 11
Oh that's quite surprising to read that your blog benefits from such a turnover. That is something I am hearing for the first time. By the way, I am also earning on a steady basis from my blog. The amount is only in cents yet as I am just new to this blog, but it is regular. I have not studied in details the earnings and if I benefit from it or not. But sometimes, I get only one to two cents on two days continuously. So is it due to the Panda update or what? But you are right. The KW funda will always remain the same.
• Indonesia
5 Nov 11
100.000.... even i to tired just write 600. you are so amazing. if i like you, i must be success now.
• India
6 Nov 11
There's nothing amazing about it friend. If you felt tired by writing just 600 words and you may think that 100,000 are too far to go, then take the time into account as well. I am targeting 100,000 words in one entire month. 600 words is not a work of even 60 minutes. Try setting lower targets and you will also learn to achieve something big in the days to come.
• Indonesia
6 Nov 11
you have a lot of inspiration. i must thinking over one day just create 600 word article. and maybe, i complete 100.000 word in one years. yeah, hard to find inspiration here. i must read another site just for learn. even you think that not amazing, but for me, you are great.
• India
6 Nov 11
Yes you are right. I have lots of inspiration. But the major part of my inspiration is I, me, myself and my ambitions. There needs to be something that should drive you on. If there is no fuel how can things take place in the world? I believe, there should be some inspiration for everyone and the funny thing is, it can come through any form. You just have to spot it.
@peavey (16587)
• United States
5 Nov 11
I never thought of making a goal out of how many words I wrote! Interesting idea. I'm not sure I could write that many and have any of it make sense. :)
• India
6 Nov 11
I like to make my own work interesting. So that the load of work does not seem to be too big. I set small targets for myself which helps in achieving the ultimate goal. So the ultimate goal for me for this month is writing 100,000 words. If this is innovative for me, I would get more joy in reaching the target. You could also try by setting a goal - a realistic one for yourself.
@peavey (16587)
• United States
6 Nov 11
I prefer to write the best I can and sometimes it takes time to get an article right, or to research. How many words I write doesn't enter into that, as long as the article is what the client wants. My goal is to be the best writer I can, not the most prolific. I find that I make more money that way, too.
• India
6 Nov 11
When I am only speaking of words, it does not mean that I am writing any low quality articles. I also need to research and it takes time. But yet I have set that figure for myself. I am trying to balance both the things - being prolific as well as trying to be the best in the business. Sure, money will also come that way as you say.
@babykeka80 (2003)
• United States
8 Nov 11
It is always to have goals and reach them. Make sure not to burn yourself out though. I think you are perfectly capable of completing 100,000 words this month if you dedicate yourself to it. I am definitely curious to see what your earnings will be like in return. Please be sure to update us throughout your goal and your final numbers. I would be interested in following you on this journey. In fact, I may set a similar goal for myself here on mylot. Just for the purpose of seeing what I am capable of doing. Good luck.
• India
9 Nov 11
Ahhh that's something really good. You have really written quite an inspiring piece of paragraph. I don't know about you, but it has inspired me for sure. It is like adding fuel to fire. Good. I like that. I like the way you showed your interest and curiosity. If you don't mind, I will keep posting my milestones as and when I reach them. I would also like to take someone with me in my race against time. I am in the region of 20,000 words for today. I know I need to buckle up and run on. But at the same time I have to keep a close eye on the quality too. I will be happy if you also set a similar goal for yourself and peruse it. Best luck and god bless!
• United States
7 Nov 11
You go! Yes, if you did 70,000, then you will be able to do 100,000 since you are planning. That is really good. How are you planning for this to help you? Is this how you are planning to reach the number of articles that you would like to reach as a total goal and income on mylot and other sites. Sounds like a good way to go about it. You must have alot of time to be able to write that many words. How will you know how many words you write. I'd get very confused trying to even keep up with that many. I mean 100,000 is really alot of words! Good luck. I know if that is what you want to do you can do it.
• India
7 Nov 11
I have not set this target for myself for nothing. I intend to cut down on other activities that I did which cost me some time last month. This is something like passing my time chatting with my friends or playing games online. I have drastically cut down on these two things. And so I think I will be able to have a real chance at my target. Yes you are right as far as the income thing goes. That would also get a boost automatically. That is indeed a good way and you do it and you will know. As you are estimating my time, let me tell you. In the first place, I am a freelance writer. So time is not a problem for me really. I am online around 10 hours a day which involves all my activities. If you are my above response, I don't remember exactly where, but I have mentioned that I will be keeping a track of all the work as mostly I get paid for the number of words I have written. As I am habitual to keeping the records, I don't find it at all difficult to count how many words I have written.
@nerein (283)
• United States
6 Nov 11
I believe that with the right amount of effort and the belief that you can accomplish it, it will happen. If you were able to reach 70000+ words you can definitely write 100000. I wish you all the best of luck or your journey to write 100000 words.
• India
6 Nov 11
Yes, I indeed had written 70,000+ words in the past. So targeting the six figure mark should be achievable. I am setting a very realistic target for myself. As I am a freelance writer and am engaged in doing so then that should not be a problem. Moreover, I work from home. That's why I have the liberty to work as per my liking. When I am in the best spirits, I produce content faster and the quality is up to the mark as well.
• India
5 Nov 11
I'm not clear about the significance of number of words or the specific target number you have set for yourself. I have some faint idea about Wordsmith or something. But it is good to work with some target rather than no target at all, as one would not be able to assess how successful one has been. As for myself, I look for opportunities that kindle my thoughts and write the best I have known through life. I have about 120 articles on my blog and nearly as many comments. I try to make meaningful comments and useful discussion topics. Wishing you the best.
• India
6 Nov 11
I agree. It is good to have something to work on instead of nothing at all. Whatever be the process in the way to reach the target, we can judge for for ourselves where we are progressing. We can think about other aspects as well apart from writing. But yes, kindling thoughts is necessary if you are writing something creative or if you are not getting topics to write on.
@anil02 (2967)
• India
5 Nov 11
Hello Abhi, nothing is impossible we have strong determination and honest efforts. You completed 8000 words you can write more in coming days. I know you are hard worker and dedicated person. You can do it. Good luck.
• India
6 Nov 11
Yes I know that nothing is impossible. And that is why I have set this target for myself. My efforts are honest and so is the determination. Thanks!
@Nero66u (32)
• Finland
5 Nov 11
Hello abhi_bangal, I wish you luck! :) Continue doing good work!
• India
6 Nov 11
Thanks mate. Thanks for wishing me luck!!!
@boyuancy (1709)
• India
5 Nov 11
I think you cannot really tie it in a rope as far as no. of words are concerned. Sometimes you have to write more and sometimes less. It is like the no. of hours decided to spend on a website . . . Cannot really be bound.
• India
6 Nov 11
Everyone is different and has the right to be unique. So, having a target of words is what I think would motivate me. Working for a specific number of hours would not guarantee that you are producing enough, I am only talking about the writing and not time devoted to other things. Sometimes, it takes time to research. Maybe it seems you are really not used to counting the number of words that's why it seems difficult to you.
• Indonesia
5 Nov 11
I don't have any clues. I did not count up words that I had written here. Well, I think that I have to start counting how many words I wrote around, so I will how much I get paid per word in the future. It's interesting to do then.
• India
6 Nov 11
I don't count the words on purpose. But I have to do it as my pay depends on how many words I have written. I have been keeping these records for many months now. That is how it gave me an idea to set various records for myself. Setting this particular record is also a part of the same. Do it and you will find that you are doing something interesting.
@srjac0902 (1170)
• Italy
5 Nov 11
I like to ask you for some information. I can communicate to you if you accpt my invit.. to friendship. Thank you
• India
6 Nov 11
I would certainly like to connect with you. I have accepted your friend request. I love talking to fellow writers and discussing problems and finding solutions.
• Philippines
5 Nov 11
I'm actually working from the other end of the spectrum: I want to make my writing much simpler. I've learned that it's not the number of words that draws in readers, it's how parsimonious my content is. I plan to cut back and snip superfluous words and do more editing -- quality more than quantity as they say. I do want to cheer you on on your goal. It's not my cup of tea, but if this will help you become a better writer and a better content creator then I wish you all the success.
• India
6 Nov 11
Absolutely right. Words don't draw readers to you. But as a writer that is something like behind the scene work. As you would read the above response I gave, I am also concentrating on quality. If I keep writing nonsense, how can I expect the clients to provide me with work? And I am a freelancer for more than two years now. So that means I am doing something correct that has kept me going. For that reason, I don't feel I am writing below quality levels. But thanks for the good wishes for me!
• United States
5 Nov 11
I hope you make it to your goal. That comes out to approximately 4000 words a day with four days off. I hope you have enough imagination and patients to be able to come up with enough to write about.. :)
• India
6 Nov 11
Yours is the most positive answer I see here. Thanks for that. As it is working from home for me, there is no question of setting working days. It could be all working days if the load of work is large or if I am not feeling well, it could be off days on the trot as well. Working all the days of a month puts the figure to around 3333 daily. As far as imagination is concerned, I don't do a lot of creative writing. So, there is no question of imagining things. I get topics to write on so words flow on their own. But yes, I need patience. I sometimes face a writer's block and it is really frustrating.
• Singapore
5 Nov 11
This is a very interesting target that you set for yourself, for writing. I have always target on the number of articles, but never on the number of words. Maybe you have been inspired by the Nanowrimo, a personal challenge to write a novel with at least 50,000 words. Did you?
• India
6 Nov 11
Yes, as I said in my discussion above, I had written 70,000+ words. So I am trying for 100,000 words. I have also set targets for the number of articles. But why I am focusing on the number of words is because, for the sites I write, I get paid in the number of words rather than number of articles. Secondly, for a couple of sites, I write as a ghost writer. So the article is not credited against my name. That's why I prefer targeting the one what is more logical from my point of view - counting the number of words. There are lots of articles to write. Which means, the more I write the more I earn. So obviously, I would target the words, instead of the articles. As far as Nanowrimo is concerned, I am hearing this word for the first time. I don't know a thing about it. Is it any earning source? What's the novel funda all about?