Even writers find themselves taken away from writing of all sorts by busy schedules. Apologies for less posts shared this month.
Today, I’m going to talk about a content creation marketplace that you should check out not just for utilizing writing skills, but also making some money. It’s called YAYWORLD.
Launched in June 2017, YAYWORLD is a start-up content creation site where YOU write and share your opinions, hobbies, experiences, and so on. If you’ve visited my blog before, you might have noticed the “YAYWORLD Posts” page in my portfolio. Here, you find posts I’ve contributed to their site. When I recently remade my blog, I added a photo of a box containing my pens. Above the picture was a caption reading, “LET ME WRITE FOR YOU!” If you click on it, you’re led to my YAYWORLD profile and their website as a whole. This has become another way of promoting the site while also showcasing my work. I’ve enjoyed sharing my thoughts and experiences with YAYWORLD and letting people see other things I’m interested in outside of writing and music. We are all quite multi-faceted people.
So why should you check out YAYWORLD and what’s in it for me besides money? Well, you have a chance to give more attention to something you love, especially if it’s local! For example, let’s say there’s an independent bookstore I love visiting that I feel people in my home state of Massachusetts should check out. Besides writing about my experience with the employees or their inventory, I can take it a step further by getting the local business to sponsor me. I can propose to the bookstore about what writing about them will do for their business and give them another option for attracting the younger generation. We would then negotiate a reasonable fee for my work. I would have photos, some ideas, and more to craft a great post. Plus, with YAYWORLD having so many websites specifically linked to state, country, and city, I can narrow down my posts to a specific audience. For my metaphorical post, I would choose YAYMASSACHUSETTS or YAYBOSTON if the bookstore I visited was in the Boston area. Besides promoting what you can do, you are also giving businesses and franchises another opportunity for advertising and promotion.
But remember, your sponsor needs to register with YAYWORLD before you can go forward. Your posts are also NOT reviews. They are about sharing your experiences and talking about a business people should check out or consider. Your posts are also about the hobbies and interests you enjoy that you think deserve some more attention. With music posts, for example, I’ve written profiles about favorite artists; chronicling their careers, some of my favorite performances and so on. With travel, I talk about what stood out to me and how the trip made me feel. I also make sure to include images and videos that will draw people in. Having a post with just words is not enough to entice people to your sponsors or your work.
Plus, social media can be a viable asset for promotion of not just the business, but you too! Share your posts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more to reach a larger audience and generate interest in what you have to offer.
I regret that I haven’t done many posts lately…but maybe it’s because we all get scared sometimes. We have a lot to offer, but sharing opinions – especially on the Internet – can be frightening at times. Plus, you want to promote places or people that you care about, but you don’t know how they will respond until after you ask. My advice would be to give YAYWORLD a chance and take a deep breath, and let go of fears. Write to your heart’s desire and do what makes YOU happy. That’s what writing should be about. But you never know until you try.
To get started, just create one post and then you’re ready to go! For more information, check out yayworld.com.