5 Ways To Bring In More Income As A Writer
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There is good money to be made in writing if you know where to look and who to write for. Here are the 5 ways to make money writing online:
Helping others with their blogs can earn you as much as $15-$75 a blog post. It's easy to search for blogging jobs on Craigslist, and other job sites like Monster.com, LinkedIn or even on freelancing sites such as Upwork. Use these keywords when searching for writing jobs: blogger, writer, at-home writer, ghostwriter, remote writer, content writer, copywriting and content blogging.
Also, another great way to make money blogging is by setting up your own blog, and using affiliate marketing ads like Google Adsense or adding your promotional writing material like ebooks and self-published books. There is significant money in blogging. If you want help setting up a good blog, Wordpress.org is a wonderful way to go. They do have an annual fee, but the support system is nice and it is easy to use. You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to understand it.
2. Writing Sites
Writing Sites and freelance sites are nice starting points for beginners. The payouts are not always as big, but with consistent daily jobs and writing you can bring in a nice little income. These sites include:
Another good resource to use is Hubpages. You just need a Paypal and Google account to set it up. This is a great tool for beginners looking to make a little bit of money and set up an online portfolio or for more advanced writers who want a stronger online presence.
3. Writing For Online Magazines
Sometimes the best way to go is right to the source. Writing for online magazines takes a little bit of skill in query letters and pitching ideas. Sometimes you get it right, sometimes you don’t. Yet the better paying jobs come from the bigger companies. Most magazines will pay you $50+ an article. Here are links to several companies that will let you pitch article ideas to them:
There are so many online magazines. You just have to search for these companies and check out their submission guidelines before sending them your article idea or pitch.
4. Product Reviews
I have written many product reviews. These companies will either send you a free product to write a review on or they will send you all the materials that you need to write the review. I have received many cool gadgets this way. So, not only are you getting paid, but you get free stuff! Who doesn’t like free stuff?
Kindle ebooks are quite profitable these days. A successful writer can make $25,000+ a year from their online books. It takes work and a lot of advertising but it is well worth it. Writing ebooks gives you so much more flexibility as a writer. It does take some skills in marketing and advertising but there are many tools to help you along the way.
Here is a good read on writing ebooks: https://amylynnandrews.com/how-to-write-an-ebook/
In order to make money, you have to be proactive in your career. Reach out to other writers and even editors. It helps to learn skills along the way and market yourself on different platforms. Writing is just like any other business, if you put in the work you will reap the benefits.
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Billie Raucci is a freelance writer who has been writing online for 6 years. She lives in a small city in Illinois with her husband and daughter. Every day to her is a new writing adventure. She has contributed to many websites including: Wag, Thrive Global, Marketing Insider, Envious Host, Medium, Hubpages, and Boty App.