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5 Ways You Can Make Money Writing Online

Updated on April 30, 2014
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I am a freelance writer and blogger who enjoys writing informative and helpful content on a wide variety of topics.

Make Money Online Writing for Individuals and Businesses

If you are looking for ways to make money online, then writing for individuals and businesses on the Internet is one of the best options out there for you if you can write fairly well on a topic or more. The more topics you can write about, the more you can earn with your online writing endeavour.

The internet has become the greatest knowledge bank over the years, quite frankly speaking. Today, almost 90 percent Internet users turn to the Internet when they need to find information about products or services or simply just any topic. Online publishers, bloggers, web masters and e-commerce websites need a constant supply of written online content, such as articles, blog posts, web copies, and more to provide their targeted audience, customers and prospects with various information.

An online freelance writer earns money in many different ways writing online for private individual or institutional clients. I will tell you 5 ways you can make money with online writing.

Write Articles for Online Freelance Writing Jobs Websites

These are online writing websites where clients post many different types of writing jobs and online freelance writers pick those jobs directly from live online job boards. As a writer, you do not need to bid on any job or send query letter to the project requester or client. You simply log in the system and start finding jobs that match your skills or interests. If you like a job that you want to complete, you simply pick it up from the live streaming job listings. Once your completed work is approved by the client, you get paid immediately.

These websites or companies pay you weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis, or pay you on any given date or day of the month, depending on how each website operates. There is usually a minimum threshold amount of money you must accumulate in order to request for a payout.

The best online freelance writing websites include the following:


Write for Revenue Sharing Writing Websites

Writing for revenue sharing writing websites offer long-term benefits. These are websites that share revenue earned from your content with you, usually in your favour. Revenues earned from content can be from page views or page impressions your articles receive, clicks on ads displayed alongside your content published on these websites, affiliate ads, and more sources.

You will need to submit a large body of work if you want to earn some good money from these websites. It will take some time to build an audience and attract enough traffic to your content. You should promote your content as much as you can to increase your earnings potentials. The best revenue sharing writing websites in my personal opinion are the following:


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Sell Your Articles Online through Content Marketplaces

You can earn good money by putting up your pre-written articles at many content marketplace websites and earn money when any client purchase any of your pre-written articles. Usually, you get to set price for each article you submit on most of these websites. Some content marketplace may set the price range for your articles depending on the length of your articles and other criteria.

These websites take out portion of the earnings you made through each sale, but some websites do not charge you anything because they make money by showing ads alongside the content you have published with them. Here are some of the best content marketplace websites you can consider to join:


Write for Clients on Online Bidding Websites

These are truly online freelancing websites where you can find lots of writing gigs posted by clients from all over the world. Clients post different types of writing projects under numerous categories and sub-categories. You need to bid on any project in the form of a bid proposal that tells the client why you are appropriate to undertake the job, how much you want to charge for the project, how long you will take to complete the work, and more.

Then, you wait for the answer from your prospecting client. If your proposal is picked by the client, you submit the completed work for approval. Once your work is approved you get paid and withdraw your funds through PayPal, Skrill, bankwire, or any other chosen method, depending on the websites you are registered with.

The best online bidding websites are:


Write for Upfront Pay Writing Websites

There are many content based website owners that invite writers to contribute articles to their websites for upfront payment. These websites usually have submission forms to submit your articles through or ask you to submit your work through their supplied email accounts. Some of these writing websites may require you to send one or more sample write-ups so that they could assess your writing skills. If they like your writing styles or sample articles they will let you contribute content to their websites.

Each article you will write will need to be approved though in order to get paid. Some of these websites might ask you to write on specific topics based on your chosen topics or experiences and skills. Others might email you topics or writing jobs to complete the jobs within a specific period of time. Some upfront pay writing websites have open submission forms. You need to fill out the required sections of the forms, usually providing information, such as your name, topic of the article you are going to submit, your email, contact number, address, and more, and then finally submit your content in a specific field, or upload your content on to the form.

Some of the best upfront pay writing websites are:


The Final Words

There are money to be made, lots of money indeed, from online freelance writing. The need for fresh and quality content will never evaporate. If you are able to write at least around a topic and can produce quality content around the topic, you can earn money writing online. Expand your writing realm and read content written by others to get acquainted with multiple topics. Find more than one niche and keep writing more and more, even if you face lots of rejections. You will get it right eventually and will be earning lots of money with your writing online.


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