This morning I woke up to a bit of a sad email. My favourite site to write for is closing down: Media Piston. I have to say, I was quite surprised at this. They seem to have quite a steady influx of work, and they have a great reputation with many repeat clients. However, they are now moving over to an Odesk only model, which means writers will have to compete for work rather than being able to claim and start working on it.
I guess all good things must come to an end, but this does now mean that I need to begin looking at work alternatives. Recently, I have acquired a nice direct client on Textbroker, and that helps. I also have a lovely Elance client who is sending some interesting 450 word titles my way on a daily basis. My academic writing project continues, but that will die out in July when the academic year ends.
This means that I will now be spending more time focusing on building my relationship with clients via freelancing sites, and spending less time on content writing sites. I also need to begin focusing more on my affiliate projects, and I just purchased a new .gb.com domain name today to make sure I progress more on that front. With this big change, my new goal is to begin securing more affiliate profits so that I do not have to rely on writing too much.
I guess the moral of the story here is: do not get too attached to a content site, and make sure you have plenty of different baskets for your eggs.