Making Money As a Writer Online
The Best Freelance Writing Sites
Once you have written your article, fiction or poetry you can publish them online.
You have a few options to choose from here as a freelance writer
You can publish on your own Blog or Website or join a writing site
- Create your own free blog, I use Blogger.com which belongs to Google.
- Create your own website, either use a free one if your main aim is to publish and be read rather than to earn money.
- It is best for SEO to buy a domain name for either your Blog or Website if making money online is a priority.
- Publish to a writing site which you have joined.
You can get lots of readers all over the world to read and comment on your articles, poetry and fiction.
Hubpages - A Freelance Writing Site
On this site you can publish an article, short story or poem.
With the exception of poetry It has to be at least five hundred words but can be as long as you like.
Once you have opened a free account then you can publish your writing here. It has to be read and accepted by an editor first. If all is well then it is published. if the team return it with a notice that it needs revision have another look at it. Then try again, you will get there eventually. The reason that all articles must be approved is to keep the reputation of this writing site up.
How it Works
You can include links, photos, videos, and all the text you like. The software is easy to use and all free. This article you are reading now is published on HubPages.
I first wrote the text and then uploaded it onto my account. I was able to add photos, links and You Tube Writing Tutorials here too.
It did take a while to complete. But most worthwhile things do.
Now that it is here on HubPages it is earning me money.
Ideas for Writing Articles Online
Would you like to make money writing articles, short stories and poetry online?
You could be working from home online on the writing site HubPages.
In this article I show you how to join the writing site and explain how to apply to Google to join their Google Affiliate Program
Join Hubpages free and set up an account with Google Adsense.
Once this is done then you can start to write your articles, poetry and short stories online and earn money from your writing.
Ideas for Articles you Can Write Online
Write about your passion or hobby in short five hundred word articles and get paid from Google Adsense.
- If you are good at explaining how things work then write it down in an article and earn money online.
- Do you have a particular interest that you know lots about? Computers, dogs, recipes, gardening, household do-it-yourself, celebrities etc, the list is endless.
- Join a writing site for free, HubPages for instance and write about what you know. Share your knowledge and earn money online.
- The articles do not have to be too long. In fact most people looking for an answer on the internet do not have the time to read a long winded article on how to change a fuse, grow tomatoes or draw a tree etc.
- What they would like is a short written explanation or answer and lots of photos and videos that gives them what they are looking for.
- These photos can be uploaded from plenty of free photo sites on the internet. I would recommend where possible to take your own photos that would go with the article.
- If you are writing about how to grow tomatoes in a container and you can show that you have in fact done this successfully yourself you will keep the reader on your page.
- By uploading your own photos the reader will believe you know exactly what you are talking about by seeing the successful outcome for themselves by looking at your photos.
Why not have a go and write an article today.
Making Money Online Selling Amazon products
Once you have applied for and been accepted for an Amazon account you only have to enter your Amazon account affiliate number once on the space provided by HubPages and you are ready to earn money online.
You add the Amazon products you believe your readers may be interested in. You get a commission if the reader buys this product.
If you have written an article, or as HubPages members call it a Hub, about growing tomatoes in a container then you upload appropriate products on your page.
This could be a selection of gardening books. Or a selection of gardening tools, gardening pots or seeds.
Advertise Amazon Products on your Article Page
If someone is reading your article then they would be interested in these targeted adverts too. Amazon does all the paperwork.
They receive payment and ship to the customer; all you have to do is receive all the commissions from the Amazon products that you have sold online.
As with everything on HubPages this is an easy process to complete.
Photos from my Recipes
I read a comment on the HubPages Blog about a recent competition for recipe articles. A male writer was asking for other subjects to write in future competitions.
He said he was only new to the writing site and could not cook so felt like he was losing out.
To him and all male or indeed female writers who can not cook then there is a way to enter too.
Get your partner, wife, husband parents etc who can cook to allow you to take photos of them preparing and cooking a meal etc.
You do not have to take them in the photos, as I know a lot of people are shy.
If you look at all the recipes I have published you will see it is the food that is photographed rather than the person cooking.
Ask them for the recipe facts and then you can go and write that winning recipe article for the competition.
HubPages holds free writing competitions every two months with a variety of subjects.
The one in June just happened to be for recipes.
How To Join the Google Affiliate Program
If you want to become a Google Affiliate then you have to prove your writing ability first.
Over the years it has become harder but if you want to make money online by writing articles you need to adhere to the rules.
Best Ways to Become a Google Affiliate
Set up your own website or Blog.
Write at least fifteen good articles using different pages within your website.
Then apply to Google. If they refuse then write some more articles and try to improve your site with photos, videos and other user friendly applications.
Apply again. If your site is good then you will eventually be accepted.
If you are in India or some other Asian Countries then you must wait until your site is at least six months old. There are no exceptions and it does not matter how good your website is.
Join one of the freelance writing sites online.
Write a minimum of fifteen articles, poems or fiction.
Apply to Google
Hubpages Writing Site
Once you have been accepted as a Google Affiliate then you only have to enter your affiliate number once on the space provided by HubPages and you are ready to earn money online.
You make money from the advertisements that are on the page where you have written the article, poem or short story.
The reader just has to click on one of the many advertisements they see on the article page and if they do you earn cash.
You do not have to get the reader to buy anything from these Google ads. Once they click on them then you have done your job and you earn money from Google for getting the readers there.
Freelance Writing Sites
Social interaction with other writers on HubPages
HubPages also provides ways for writers to enjoy social interaction with other writers online
There are help forums for all those little things that you have a problem with while publishing your article
There are also Educational Forums where more experienced writers give free advice and constructive criticism if asked.
You can read other articles, become friends with other members and leave comments about their writing too.
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