How to Make Money Writing
There are many ways to make money writing online. You need to choose based on what type of writing you enjoy doing. Are you a literature geek or is your writing very informal and hip? These things you need to consider. You can provide writing services to businesses and entrepreneurs online
Some Websites That Offer Writing Gigs
Most of the writing jobs that you will find at websites like these are for people with great writing skills. Research skills are helpful for many of the gigs as well. However, some will be simple transcribing, document creation, editorial, reports and also doing posts for website and blog owners. There is a wide variation of work available.
The others sites that I mentioned earlier have a wide range of writing gigs as well but they also include a lot of things other than writing.
This website is jobs for writers.
Others ways to make money writing
You can do more informal writing by creating your own blog or website and monetizing that. The most common response I get from that is, “What do I create a website about? ” Well here are my thoughts on what to create a website about!
Here are some other ideas for making money writing though
- Create an eBook (children, fiction, nonfiction, etc)
- Self Publish a physical book
- Create a course online
- Write Press Releases or do editorials (I did it personally I wouldn’t waste time at it unless you are building your credibility as a writer)
There are many other ways but I think what I named has most money potential and is most fun because of the creativity allowed.
I wrote some articles for article sites and they never made much money.
Depending the types of jobs you take, you might need to know SEO or search engine optimization. Not difficult to learn. If you have the skill of writing, learning it would only benefit you more if you do any writing online for others or for yourself. You could take a course on Udemy or watch YouTube videos to get your feet wet.
How Much Do Writers Make
That varies greatly depending on which type of writing job you decide to pursue. The best paying writing jobs are compensated for by the job not by the hour. This is independent contractor work and you will basically be your own boss. Set your own hours and work from home. (of course.)
The salary for providing writing services online can be from $10 per post to $1000 assignments. It really depends on your skill level and what type of services you are going to provide or what gigs you take on the websites for companies.
Just like you can make posts and comments on websites and blogs for money, you can also do it in social media for money. People are making a living doing that as well and I believe there is more opportunity there (unless you are going to create your own website, eBook, etc) especially if you LOVE being on social media already.
But that to me is in another category that I talk about here…Social Media Management
Writing Projects That You Can Do