Make Money Writing For The Web
New Opportunities For Writers
Do you like to write? Would you love to earn a bit of extra cash doing what you love? Are you an aspiring author or other type of writer?
Believe it or not, there are more ways than ever to make money writing these days. And the internet has opened up a floodgate of brand new opportunities for all kinds of writers. And no, you don't have be a professional to make money writing. The demand for good content is incredible these days. And that's the key - you need to write good, quality people that people will enjoy reading and even possibly learn some from that could improve their lives.
Yahoo Needs Writers
Would you be surprised if I told you that Yahoo needs writers? In fact the demand for writers is so high that Yahoo is willing to pay writers in many different ways for helping them get quality content out on their Yahoo Contributors Network which some of you may remember as the site Associated Content.
There are four ways to earn: assignments, up-front offers, Performance Payments and distribution. You'll need to read the specifics on each at the Yahoo Contributors Network or at Associated Content.
Make Money Creating Content for HubPages, & Squidoo
Other popular sites people have been using to make money writing for the web are HubPages, InfoBarrell, and Squidoo.
Many people used to favor HubPages because they seemed to have better quality control mechanisms in place. However, Squidoo has made major changes recently to avoid being overrun by spammers and is now quite a powerful platform. InfoBarrel is a newer platform in the area of revenue sharing, but has become a favorite for many part time writers.
I won't go into all the details of how each of these programs can earn you money, but basically they each have a way of rewarding you for selling products from their sites as an affiliate and sharing the money they take in for displaying advertising with you. You can read about the specifics of each program at their sites.
I wouldn't necessarily consider this type of income sufficient for a full-time home business, but they certainly can be a great way to supplement your income. I would strongly suggest focusing on one platform first, getting to know it well, and then moving on to the next. Although each platform is different you'll also find many similarities, such as building pages using modular content components.
Tutorial & Review Websites That Pay
There are quite a few Tutorial websites that will pay you or share revenue with you to provide tutorials. HowHub is a good example of one that pays you 50% of the Adsense revenue that your articles generate. EHow used to be the big dog in this arena, but now all of their work goes through Demand Studios.
SharedReviews is a good example of a review site that shares revenue with it's contributors. It uses a proprietary revenue sharing model to create tangible incentives for reviewers to contribute. You can submit your reviews either directly through the site or through APIS and plugins for many popular blogging platforms.
Make Money Writing Articles for the Web
As I mentioned earlier, there is a huge and seemingly insatiable demand for quality content on the web today. There are several types of companies that help to fill this demand.
There are freelance writing sites that match buyers and sellers of content. There are ghostwriting services that act as brokers between sites or authors needing content and the writers that can create the content that's needed.
There are community news sites, regular news sites, and specialty niche sites that all have a demand for writers. One great way to find these is to search on your subject plus the words "write for us" followed by paid. For example, if you wanted to find sites that might pay you to write about Photoshop you would search on the following: Photoshop "write for us" paid.
Make Money Writing Letters
.If you're especially talented at letters of all sorts, you may be in luck.
A site called LetterRep will pay you every time someone purchases one of your letters that you upload to their site. And not just business letters...you can also write:
- Apology letters
- Condolence letters
- Christmas and holiday letters
- Letters to and from Santa
- Valentine letters
- Wedding blessing letters
and more...and of course there are all kinds of business letters that people need writers for such as:
- Sample cover letters
- Sample resignation letters
- Rejection letters
- Reprimand letters
In fact the front page of LetterRep lists over 150 different types of letters you can write and upload to there site that you can get paid on every time someone purchases one of your letters.
To discover how you can make money writing personal and professional letters, click here to visit LetterRep.
Make Money Naming Domain Names
Here's something for the more creative writers amongst you. Did you know that you can make money naming domain names?
PickyDomains will pay you to name domain names. Here's how it works:
If you want to be a contributor for PickyDomains, when they get a new order you'll be able to suggest your domain names. If a client decides to register your name, you get half of the fee.
Additional Resources for Writers
I've pulled out a few of the most valuable resources I've found for writers and listed them below. Certainly there are hundreds of great sites on the web. And each person will have to find the sites that speak to them best. This is the type of writing you can do if you're serious about running a home business focused substantially on writing.
One of the first things I'd recommend you do is to find a site such as AbsoluteWrite where you can share ideas and solve problems with other writers. Forums are especially good for tackling the obstacles you may face in your writing work.
If you're just getting started in your writing career you may want to check out ExpertVillage's series on various aspects of freelance writing work. You can find them on YouTube. And if you have a hard time getting started you can find sites that offer creative writing exercises to help inspire you.
If you are a more experienced writer, then you'll definitely want to look into the JournalismJobs.com website. This site is used by many of the major news outlets such as CNN, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and many more.
The Write Jobs - The Write Jobs is a specialty job board and career resource for journalism, media, and publishing professionals.