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Top Ten Tips for How to Be a Good Online Writer

Updated on July 6, 2018
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Nyesha loves writing about cooking/recipes, restaurants, movies, weddings, and poetry.

Top Ten Tips for How to Be a Good Online Writer

Online Writing has been something that I really enjoy doing. Here is a list of top ten tips for

  • how to be a good online writer if you are just starting out or
  • tips for how to become a better online writer if you have been online writing for a while now.


10. Write at least a little something every day.

9. Be passionate and enthusiastic about your writing.

8. Write especially when the inspiration to write hits you.

7. Since you might not always be in front of a computer screen, have notebooks and notepads on hand for writing down topic ideas as they come to you. This will help you to stay organized with your writing projects, as well. After you have written an article about a particular topic idea that you had and jotted down on your notebook or notepad, then go ahead and check it off or cross it off as you would with a to-do list.

6. Proof read your writing for necessary edits.

  • Be good at spelling and use spell-check as needed.
  • Expand your vocabulary.
  • Consider using a thesaurus if needed to express your thoughts and ideas with more varying words.

5. Be brave, confident, bold and courageous with expressing yourself.

  • Writing can be very conversational.
  • Just as we might occasionally clam up and become a bit shy when speaking in conversations, we might also hesitate to boldly share our writing. Nevertheless, the best thing is to “just do it”.

4. Set goals for how much writing you would like to get accomplished within a certain time frame.

3. Be action oriented to complete the writing projects within the timelines that you have set for yourself.

2. As you transition from writing online as just a hobby to hoping to make decent income from writing online, make sure that your work is monetized for ad revenue and make sure that you are well versed in search engine optimization (SEO) techniques. There are many books and articles available on the subject of SEO.

Social marketing of your work will be important as well. You can feature your writing on platforms such as Pinterest to increase the visibility of what you have written on the internet. Pinterest can most definitely help you to increase your daily revenue from your online writing.

1. Diversify. Like you would with an investment portfolio, try to not put all of your eggs in one basket. Perhaps use various online revenue sharing writing platforms (not just one) to showcase your work and/or consider managing writing on your more independent blog as well.

It might seem like it would be so very time consuming to try to cast such a wide net when considering what platforms to use to write online. Nevertheless, as you consider where to write with a writing for career/job mindset and branching out from a writing as hobby mindset, you will become more driven to put in the time and reap the benefit.

We writers who seek to help, encourage and motivate others must also take our own advice for investing more time and energy in our writing ventures. We learn more every day.

Bonus Tips for How to Be a Good Online Writer

  • Take ownership of what you do. As you get more and more into the writing for job mindset not just writing for hobby mindset, you can boldly declare, “I am an online writer” or “I am a freelance writer”.
  • Have fun with it. It is so important to love what you are doing. I love to write. As you read these tips for how to be a good online writer, I hope that you already have that love for writing too. Once you have that, you will be able to do more and more with putting in the time for writing.
  • Good luck and all best wishes for becoming a good online writer!

Search Engine Optimization for Dummies book by Peter Kent

© 2018 Nyesha Pagnou MPH

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    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      19 months ago from USA

      Hi RedElf, I appreciate your comment about the writing tips. Thanks!

    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      19 months ago from USA

      Hi Lori Colbo, you're welcome and thank you so much for posting your comment.

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      RedElf 

      20 months ago from Canada

      Nice basic starter tips. Well organized and clearly set out. :)

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      Lori Colbo 

      20 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      Great tips, thank you. I love the Dummies book. They ought to write a Dummies for Dummies :)

    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      20 months ago from USA

      Hi Dina,

      I really appreciate your enthusiasm for what I have written here about online writing. Thank you so much for your supportive comment! Good luck with all of your writing. I'll stop by to take a look at your writing too.

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      Dina AH 

      20 months ago from United States

      Hi! Oh, I hope you can make this into a series because I love what you have established here. I am not new to online writing but I have been focusing on one niche, which has limited my experience in general. I'll definitely look into expanding my vocabulary and explore other topics.

    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      20 months ago from USA

      Hi Louise, you're welcome and thanks so much for stopping by this hub about online writing and leaving your nice comment.

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      Louise Powles 

      20 months ago from Norfolk, England

      There's some good advice there. Thanks for the tips, it's very helpful.

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