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Ways to Make Money Writing Articles Online

Updated on October 15, 2014

Ways to make money writing articles online

It is possible to make a living by writing articles online. Content is the most important part on the web and we keep looking for answers to many questions that hit our minds. Who is uploading this content? Thousands of internet users and writers are doing this. It is a platform open to all. And with so many websites like infobarrel it is certainly possible to make a living writing content online. These websites have made writers job easy by publishing content written by different writers around the world. Easy to join, simple writing format, revenue share and freedom to write on any topic like health, make money, technology, entertainment and many more.. Revenue sharing is just one way out of many that makes money through writing. This article is about exploring different ways to make money by content writing or blogging.

#1 Write articles for revenue sharing websites

Most famous and most easiest way to enter into writing and make money as well is by joining revenue sharing websites. These websites earns revenue through various ad programs and whenever a user clicks on these ads some revenue is generated which is shared between the writer and the website. This is popularly known as passive income. Another way you earn money is by CPM, here page views income is generated whether any user clicks on ads or not. Each website can have different CPM rate, like some will pay 2-3$ for 1000 page views and some will pay 1$. If your article quality is good and you can attract more visitors you are likely to make more money. The best part of writing for revenue sharing websites is that your one time effort pays you lifelong passive income.

For some writers Google Adsense is one obstacle in their way because few websites require you to have an adsense account. We know it is not very easy to open adsense account so better option is to join those websites where you don’t need an adsense account.

Few websites that pays you through adsense account are,,,,

Few websites that pays you without Adsense account are,,,,, Bubblews,,, suite101

#2 Write articles for websites that pays upfront

These websites pays you per article approved so here we see no revenue sharing system and no lifelong royalties. Go for this option if you want instant cash and you are a skilled writer. Some websites pays really good amount of up to 100$ for each high quality article. Here you will see lot of competition and also have to wait for some time till your article gets approved.Some websites that pays you upfront are,,,,, demand media studios etc.

#3 Write articles on your own website

Start your own blog and write on various niche topics. This way writers can earn all the profits with no one sharing. You can also sell ad space on your website which can increase your income or place affiliate ads on you website so you can earn more through the referrers. Here SEO plays an important factor because you have to be on top search result to make money from your articles. This is not a readymade platform and it will take time to be there at the top. But if all goes well this is the best way of earning through content writing. Blogger is a ready option to start with as it requires no knowledge of web designing to post articles on blogger, readymade templates and easy to use format and above all it is easier to get an adsense account through blogger because it is owned by Google.

#4 Write articles for websites that pays for guest blogging

Yes, there are plenty of websites that are looking for some good content. They pay upfront if they are ready to use your article. They have there certain guidelines that you have to follow. They pay anywhere around 50-100$ or more if your article is really good. Writing for 10 such websites can make a lot of monthly income. Few websites that pay writers this way are, mommythink, metroparent, make a living online and many more.

#5 Become a freelance writer and make money

There are number of websites that post freelance article writing jobs. Huge database of clients you can see on these websites. You can offer your service on a particular bid and if the client chooses your bid you can complete the service and get the money. Competition here is really high because many people offer their service on single job post which makes more chances for the premium members to win. But there are clients who come in search for fresh talents at a lesser price.

Odesk, freelancer, elance, freelance exchange. Freelance switch, hirewriters are few websites that offer huge listing of freelance article writing jobs.

#6 Join websites that pays you to write reviews and comments

Yes writing reviews and comments is another way to make money. Some pay to write reviews and some pay to write summaries like and some like pays you to write comments. Easy but the payout is very less like on mylot you get 1$ for writing 100 comments and so on. pays you to write reviews and pay very well but you must have your own blog to make money on this site. There are many such websites that can be searched on google.

#7 Become an academic writer

If you are good at academics or if you are a teacher then educational writing on various websites is a very good platform. The payout is really good but academic excellence is a must. Academia-research, academic writers online, essaywriters are few such websites that requires professionals people from academics to write for them. It is not easy to join them because writers who apply have to pass an online test.

#8 Write for your own blog and get paid

Yes you can actually get paid this way also. Pay per post or to name a few are the websites where you can upload your article and once any client approves you article you need to publish that article on your blog. So you must have your own blogsite to make money writing this way. These websites also have huge client database so lot of chance to make money here if you have your own blog.

#9 Publish your own written ebooks

Writing ebooks is not an easy task, it takes lot of time and effort to complete one ebook. But if you can do this and the book is written on a niche topic then the money for one time effort is endless. Here marketing and promotion plays an important role and with social sharing websites and youtube this work has also become much simpler. You can sell your self written ebooks on your website, or sell them on amazon, ebookmall and similar websites.

#10 Become a ghostwriter

There are many website owners who outsource writers or hire writers to write for their website and pay them. Because of lack of time or some other reason they don’t write many articles posted on their website themselves but hired writers does that. Here your name is not mentioned on your writer article as author because it becomes the property of the website owner. Website owner pays for the job.

#10 Sell your service as a writer

Another way to make money through writing is through websites where you can offer your writing and translation service for some dollars. Like fiverr pays 4$ for each service accepted and on dollar3 which is now gigsbull you can fix your price. I am sure there must be many more such websites and at fiverr it self there is a great chance that you get accepted on 3-4 gigs and if all goes well then a writer can make up to 500$ a month just by writing articles.

#12 Write slogans for greeting card companies

This is a most easiest way and the most highest paid way to make money writing. There are mnay greeting cards companies like oatmeal studios, American greetings, blueountainarts that pays you to write funny lines, slogans filled with humor, love, fun etc . There are many such companies that accepts submissions from writers who are highly creative in thoughts and able to write effective one lines. Some even pay up to 300$ for writing slogans.


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    • cpaldridge profile image

      Christy Aldridge 

      4 years ago from MS

      Very informative article! I learned of some new options. Thank you for the information!

    • rudra007 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from India

      Thanks for the comment mgt28.

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      4 years ago

      Online writing is one of careers of the future. Your article is very informative in about the possible income sources.

    • rudra007 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from India

      Thanks for the appreciation Anand.

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      Anand Kumar 

      4 years ago

      This one of the best article writing income list I have come across. I was not aware of some of them. Thanks.

    • rudra007 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from India

      Thanks Rajan sir for reading. It is just an advise that first read certain reviews of each website before joining. Like i found that infobarrel is really good and suite 101 pays very less and so on.

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very useful and interesting information. Most of these sites I was not aware of. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and useful.


    • rudra007 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from India

      Thanks Alphadogg.

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      Kevin W 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Very Interesting and informative hub. I was unaware of some of these other writing sites. Thumbs up.


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