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How To Make Money Writing-The Start

Updated on September 6, 2009

How To Make Money Writing-Where To Begin

So you want to know how to make money writing and you want to know exactly where to start.  I am positive many people make money many different ways with their writing but this series of hubs is going to be exactly how my business partner and I make money with our writing.

This Hub is going to be the bitter beginnings and what you need before you ever even think of typing a letter on your keyboard.  Remember this is about how to make money writing and not about writing for fun.  Now that doesn't mean you can't have fun while you are writing.

There are a few factors that you need to put into place before you ever look at keywords, niches, blogs, SEO or anything like that.

The factors you are need to consider before you ever start writing is asking yourself if you have what it takes to make money with your writing.  Some people may think it's just putting some words to a word document and you are off to the races.  Well I'm here to tell you it's a lot more than that.

You are going to need to decide if you are patient enough, committed, willing to learn and willing to make mistakes.  Those are the four factors I will talk about in this Hub before moving onto the other Hubs that will get into the details you need after you have decide you do have what it takes.

How To Make Money Writing-Are You Patient?

So, if you want to know how to make money writing you are going to have to ask yourself if you are patient enough to do this.  There is going to be a lot of times you will have to do a lot of things that just don't interest you but they are all things that will needed to be done.

You also need to realize things are not going to happen overnight.  That's just not the way things work when you are trying to make money with the Internet.  You will notice in most cases that you are doing a lot of work and not seeing any rewards for your efforts.

This is probably the number one reason people leave or jump to something else.  I have made the same mistakes early in my Internet career.  If you are patient and continue to do the things you need to do eventually you will get the rewards.  Of course there are times you may need to do some tweaking and make some adjustments but at the end of the day as long as you keep working you will eventually be paid nicely for your patience.

Part of being patient is never stopping.  You need to continue to write, learn, write, learn and you will notice things starting to happen.  It really is impossible for me to give you a timeline because everyone's efforts are going to be different.

So the number one factor in learning how to make money writing is to be patient.

How To Make Money Writing-The Commitment

In the world of learning how to make money writing there is probably nothing as important as the commitment you are willing to make.  When I say commitment I mean commitment to everything that has to be done.

You have to be committed to each and every aspect of your writing.  You need to understand that you will write, write, write some more and just when you think you are done writing you will be writing more.

You will be to the point where you think you just can't write anymore or you have nothing else to write, well that's where the commitment to keep going comes in.  You need to ask yourself if you are ready to make such a commitment.  At times it will mean not watching that favorite television show and for those really serious you may even have to miss some things more important than just a TV show.

Were not talking just a couple of articles here and calling it good.  We are talking thousands of articles, millions of characters, thousands and thousands of pages.  I,m sorry but I need to be blunt and make you realize exactly what it's going to take if you want to learn how to make money writing.

How To Make Money Writing-Are You Willing To Learn?

Learning how to make money writing means you need to be willing to learn.  Obviously some people are better writers than others but when it comes to writing for money online you have to always be willing to learn.

There are always new tools and trends coming out and honestly it is very important that you keep up with them.  Now please don't confuse these new tools and trends with all the greatest new tools that you absolutely need that are being brought out by the so called gurus at least twice a week.  I am talking about the real tools that are needed.

What works today could completely stop working the next day and in order to keep a steady stream of income flowing you need to be ready for this.  You need to take some time from your writing to be continually learning.  By doing this you will also notice you will find many new things that will work for you and even the things that won't work for you.

Also when you start dealing with different niches you will be required to do a lot of learning if you are going to portray yourself as an expert in a niche.  People will see through you in a second if you just try and fake your way through something.

Remember, you want to learn how to make money writing and that can be done as long as you are willing to learn the ins and outs of what works and what doesn't.

How To Make Money Writing-You Will Make Mistakes

Remember you are at the beginning and while you want to know how to make money writing you have to be willing to make mistakes.  Not only do you need to be able to make mistakes but you can't get yourself down on them either.  A mistake in most cases will only make you a stronger writer especially if you are writing to make money.

I don't care who you are and what you do everyone makes mistakes at some point.  The strong never dwell on them but just keep moving forward.  if you are one of those who are going to dwell on your mistakes then prepare yourself for an early exit in your career to make money writing.

Coaches, doctors, teachers, parents, children, scientists, pilots and everyone else makes mistakes so why should you be any different.  The key to all of this is how you learn from your mistakes.  If you let the mistakes take over then you are done.  However if you take control and teach yourself then very quickly you won't even think twice when you make a mistake.  making mistakes are all a part of learning how to make money writing.

How To Make Money Writing-Final Word In This Hub

So these are some very important attributes in learning how to make money writing.  I know by now you are looking at more detail and more meat and potatoes and starting next hub that is what you will get.

I just think it's important that you need to know every step if you want this to work for you.  As I write this I do foresee this being quite an extensive series of hubs that I hope will help people along their way.

There really is good money to be made online in writing if people are willing to do what it takes.  I know because I have done what it takes and have been rewarded for my efforts.  I know many others who to have gone a long way in their writing online.

I hope that all can at least take something away from this series on how to make money writing.


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    • OpinionDuck profile image

      OpinionDuck 7 years ago


      I have a hub that asks in dollars a month what hubbers are makng and no one taking the poll, made more than $400 a month.

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      Dale Mazurek 7 years ago from Canada

      Opinionduck, we will all start at pennies but if you are patient and willing to put in the work it can very well turn into hundreds and then thousands.

      Its all a matter of how bad you want it and whether or not you are willing to do what it takes.



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      OpinionDuck 7 years ago


      What is the amount of money that we are talking about making. Pennies, dollars, hundreds or thousands of dollars or more?

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      Dale Mazurek 7 years ago from Canada

      Im glad my hub could help you John.

      Happy New Year

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      John Cain 7 years ago from Dayton, Texas

      A very informative hub which I needed. Thank you

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      Dale Mazurek 8 years ago from Canada

      90% of my affiliate marketing earnings are a result of writing. Some say it cant be done but I cash the checks every month so I know it can be done. You are right just keep writing

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      Samantha Red 8 years ago

      thanks for the information. I think I will keep writing.

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      Dale Mazurek 8 years ago from Canada

      There is no need to hope but just keep writing because it will turn into results.

      Thanks for the comment

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      seamist 8 years ago from Northern Minnesota

      Good hub, Dale. What you said is so true. It does seem like you write and write and write for little to nothing. I hope what everybody says is true --- eventually you will make money.

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      Dale Mazurek 8 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for the comment AEvans. All you need to do is take 30 seconds and have a look around and you will find something to write about.

      @RedElf Thank you, I wish I could pump the info out a little quicker but time only allows so much and I have to make sure I maintain the work that makes me my big money. I will however have more coming soon.

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      RedElf 8 years ago from Canada

      Great, no-nonsense info - I shall be back for more!

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Committment is one of the keys for success!! I agree I have found myself trying to figure out what to write about this really tells it like it is and we can always continue to learn something new. :)

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      Dale Mazurek 8 years ago from Canada

      Watch for the real meat and potatoes to come shortly

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      easy1 8 years ago from Ireland

      Great hub Thanks for the tips.

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      Dale Mazurek 8 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for the comment.

      There will be more, I am working on the next one as we speak

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      arunjain1989 8 years ago from mumbai

      Dale it is a very informative hub.thumbs up for this hub.looking forward for more.

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      Dale Mazurek 8 years ago from Canada

      Great analogy, Thanks for the comment

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      Jon Sterling 8 years ago from Houston Texas - United States

      Hey Phil Collins didn't start in the Top 40 with his music why should a new writer be any different - good read - good hub - good luck!

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      Dale Mazurek 8 years ago from Canada

      I know this really isnt what most would have expected for the start but you do need to walk before you can run. Hope to start on the meat and potatoes tonight.

      Thanks for following my hubs

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      Duchess OBlunt 8 years ago

      No fan dangle gimmicks or smoozing here. The title caught my attention, the material will keep me coming back.

      Great thoughts and a good way to prepare. I look forward to your next hub