How to make money writing online?
A few years ago, I was that ignorant boy who knew absolutely nothing about how the internet space really worked.
I was this type that was passionate about anything tech, however, it never occurred to me that I could pull in some cash by just spending a few hours doing what I loved doing the most.
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Eventually, things changed! I got enlightened, and I went from my first gig to securing several writing gigs within a period of 1-2 years.
Here, I will be showing you what no one else told me when I started this journey, and how to make money writing online with either your smartphone or a laptop, be you a student or a civil servant or anybody you are.
Now, let’s get started!
How to Make Money Writing
- Self-Publish Book on Amazon
How those it sounds to earn money publishing content online? If you can then amazon is best for you, with Amazon kindle direct publishing, you can earn royalties of up to $5,000 to $10,000 monthly publishing eBooks.
You get to publish low content eBook on Amazon and earn monthly when a purchase is made. This is a best way to make money because even if your book dwells for decades you would still earn if purchased and there is no limit to what you can earn.
The best leading secret to making money on Amazon kindle direct publishing is “create content that solve peoples problem not what you feel like creating. With this you can make a lot of sales and get paid. Create eBooks that would retain customers, they will keep coming back to purchase your product once they are satisfied with your content.
Starting a blog might be so boring at first although it’s not a get rich quick thing. You have to be hard working and dedicated to earn from blogging. You can be successful blogging regardless of you been a writer or not. You can earn on average $10,000 monthly and even far more than this.
If you are a writer, it’s fine because you would dedicate your time to create better content that can rank on first page on search engines (freelance writers too can dedicate their time to give you best content but you know the truth is the level of dedication would not be the same you may require the service of a writer to help you with the writing on a freelance basis.
When your blog grow with time and lots of traffic from visitors, you earn money from your blog, you keep writing articles that readers can find informative so as to solve their problem. You make money while at home and even at sleep from your blog. You see writing is fun and also interesting.
3. Freelancing: Write Content For Clients
Have you ever thought of working from your convenience and get paid what you want with the person you feel like working with? That’s writing! You get paid to write articles/blog post for clients. All you need to start is your computer/Smartphone, an internet connection and start making money.
Some clients prefer to pay per word, some per article while some prefer payment per hour. The pay per word is usually between $0.02 to $1 depending on if you are a beginner or pro. Pay per hour usually ranges between $5 to $20 per hour and lastly, $100 to $1000 per project.
The next question is how to find these clients, they are numerous ways you can get clients online and get hired to write for them. You can get clients from freelance sites where numerous writers bids on the same project. The rate of competition is high; rate of getting hired is minimal. When bidding for a project, set your rate to be minimal and make sure your sample article is well written and grammatically error free.
Some sites like text broker, eating well, Linkable and African culture are site that pays writers to write quality articles. You can get clients easily on social media platforms and online forum. Although as a beginner, you won’t be paid what you really worth. But don’t get disappointed, as days passes you can be paid more than you what really worth for creating quality content.
4. Copywriting: Write Sales Copy For Brands
Sales copies are copy written with the intention of convincing a customer into buying product. A professional copywriter has the ability to build a brands image through the use of words. It’s similar to content writing but it has to do with writing copies that sells.
A copywriter makes on average $1000 to $2000 per project depending on the type of client you are working with and the level of expertise. You can also build a team of writers who would work under you; this will give room for producing better content.
As the leader of the team you bid on writing projects on your pay rates and pay your writers their pay rates, with this, you tend to have more clients and more projects which all leads to more money. You can decide to write with your team as well as decide only to proofread the articles to make sure it served it primary objectives.
5. Ghostwrite Fictious Stories
As a writer, if you are writing content (article, blog post and stories) for others to be recognized as the authors then you are “ghost writing”. It’s simply writing content to be published in a third party name (recognized as the author).
Ghost writers writing fiction stories are really making money from it. Imagine you being paid to write a story and get paid per each word you wrote. Although, it takes time and effort to write a fictious story.
Let’s assume you are writing a story of 10,000 words and your pay rate is $0.02 per word, then you would earn $200 as a beginner. You can even earn more than this amount depending on the number of words and level of expertise. Mind you, there are projects attracts even up to 200k which would take long but still give you more chance of making money.
As a ghost writer, you gain more experience the more you write stories. If you are experienced enough you can start writing stories that would be published in your name. A ghost writing project tends to be the best lucrative projects in the field of freelance writing.
6. Create Tutorials On Writing
This is a double way benefits for professional writers because you get paid for writing and also earn money teaching aspiring writers. We all know it takes long time to learn and master a skill. Although people are not created equal, some takes much time to master any skill online while others need the service of a tutor.
Aspiring writers ask questions on daily basis if there is an easiest way to learn writing, so as a professional writer, if you are capable of creating tutorials on the ways to learn writing easily, then this is for you.
It’s very easy to get students who are ready to pay what it takes to learn writing. You decide where the class would hold (either through Facebook, WhatsApp, Zoom, Reddit and Discord). So if you can be an online tutor then you would make money from your creativity.
7. Contest On Writing Quiz
As a writer how does it feels to check your resume and see that you have won a writing competition, this really improve your chances of getting hired.
As a writer whenever you see any advertisement on any writing contest do apply and participate, at last one person must emerge as the winner. Even if you are not the winner don’t feel disappointed for failing least you participated.
For you to stand a chance of winning, you have to be very creative to impress both the judges and the audience, check back to see what other winners have done to make them win. Check what they did and the styles they used in their writing. Also check the do’s and don’ts of the writing content to avoid disqualification.
The prize might be monetary which is also very beneficial to you as a writer. You can use award or certificate to update your achievement in your resume.
8. Look For High Paying Client’s
As a writer it’s quite hard to get clients that will pay you what you really worth. Especially if you are from African countries, the foreign clients believes that once you are not a native English speaker, then you can’t give them the best content they need unless the one that gives you a try (you write an article without payment to see your level of expertise).
But once they know you are productive to them, they won’t by any means get rid of you. If you want to start making money from high paid client (clients that pay in dollars) then take the following into consideration.
- Know the person your clients are. Know your clients and the kind of content they want to avoid disqualification, study them to know if they are types of clients that need fast delivery or your own given time. If your level of expertise suits their requirements, if they will pay immediately after submission or after publishing.
- Let them know you’re worth not your prize. Don’t create content because of the money you would be paid but create an informative content while still retaining the clients.
- Be consistent, honest and dedicated to work. Be honest and take your work serious to avoid losing your clients. If your clients want you to submit content every 24 hours, do as much as possible to submit even before the time frame.
- Do what it takes to live them with no option than to contact you. If you are assigned a project try to the very best of your ability to give your client the best writing above his requirement. Then he would see the potential you are made of and won’t let you go, with this you keep getting more others.
- Know your capability. As a writer, don’t start what you can’t complete. If you are capable of creating a 1000 word content don’t go 2500 words content, you would not only loose the client but also lose your chance of getting orders by other clients.
- Be active on social media and forums like discord, qoura and Reddit. There are clients that are looking for professional writers on daily basis to perform their task, so if you are an always active online, then you stand of getting hired.
Join freelance writers group on Facebook, WhatsApp and bids on any post “content writer needed”. Some might offer low pay rate but still apply at least it’s better than not getting hired at all. Also on join groups on forums to get hired as soon as possible.
9. Generate Money To Your Blog Through Affiliate Marketing
If you recommend a visitor your blog to buy a product and earn a percentage from the sales that’s affiliate marketing. Earning commission from any sales made with your referral link makes it more lucrative.
Aside earning from visitors to your blog, your also earn affiliate commission after sales made. One of its best benefits is that as far as the article and product are available then you would be making money from the comfort of your home and even while sleeping.
But it’s not really easy to convince a visitor into buying product that he has to pay before the product arrives. You will be making money while promoting products that are not yours (they belong to brands/companies.
Affiliate marketing sites you visit to promote product on your blog include:
- Commission junction-CJ
Earning $500-$1000 per project from the comfort of your home, get paid based on your pay rate without going to any office to work under someone. This is very much lucrative, if you are interested in learning how to make money writing; I mean sharing your God giving talent. You choose the client you want to work with.
Freelance writing is one of the best way to make money from home just to write, you would decide what you want to be paid, when to work (either long time or short time), who to work with. Start now and join the train of writers who are making it from writing.
It takes long time to be a professional writer, but the good news is that the more you write the more experience you gain. Also your rate of payment also increases. Writing is really fun because a writer is also a reader, been a writer expands your thinking, it makes you think faster.
But mind you after you must have gain more knowledge, I strongly advise you start blogging. If you do so, you would make money more than your expectations.