Monday, May 06, 2019

How to Write About What You Love and Get Paid

If you're looking to earn extra money, or maybe writing is just your passion.  I'm going to share with you 11 ways to make money from writing online, I'll also cover blogging and marketing, because both of these are essential parts og writing online today.

This blog post is not a get rich quick post , I believe it takes time to lay a foundation, before you start seeing real income come in, if you follow all of these points you're on way to making a real income from your writing.

Best Ways to Make Money Writing Online

1. Start Your Own Blog

This is your platform, the main way you're going to make money writing online.  I know this because I started this blog way back in 2015. You blog is your voice and a platform you can grow into a real money maker.

If you're unsure about how to start a blog, check out my blog post How to Start a Blogger Blog and Make Money Online.

With a simple platform and domain name you can start making money online.

Like I said earlier, your blog is your writing platform, which you can monetise and will (over time) help support you monetarily.  There's also no harm in dipping your feet slowly with websites such as Hubpages, who will allow you to essentially setup a mini blog using their platform, and you can earn revenue from your writing.

2. Guest Blog and Get Paid

Guest blogging has become a staple of many bloggers, while you'll find that some blogs don't pay you to write content, there are plenty of others who will.

Try searching on Google for sites that pay.

Before you send in your blog post, make sure to read their rules, and get to know their writing style. 

Once you've sent off your pitch, you'll be told about the payment process, (some blogs may only pay for traffic), this means if people really  like your blog post you'll draw in more traffic, and get a better pay check at the end. 

Quick Note:

If you've pitched a particular topic to the blog owner, you need to stand by the particular pitch, otherwise you could lose the writing gig.

3. Ask Your Nearest and Dearest

Yes it's that simple, by asking your nearest friends, and family if they know of anyone that might be in need of a writer. You can ask them if they need any help with:

  • Event invitations
  • Advertisements
  • Email newsletters
  • Resumes
Also find out which forums students hang out on, and see if they need any writing done.

4. Affiliate Links to Your Blog

If you've never heard of affiliate marketing, and not sure what it is, it's a simple way of promoting other peoples products and services through your own blog.  You do this by adding a link or two in each blog post you publish, and you can even add them to your social media.

Every time someone clicks on your link and purchases a product, you get the commission.

Amazon is one of the best places to start, because they offer such a huge range of products, and you'll make affiliate sales quite quickly.

5. Create Another Blog

Many of the most successful bloggers have more than one blog.  If you really want a challenge then I'd highly recommend starting at least one more blog, of course it means a lot more work, but it is another way of making extra money.

One things for sure, the mistakes you make with your first blog, you won't make with your second.

6. Try Cold Pitching

You could try sending a cold email to other bloggers, who you feel may need a hand.  Offer them your skills, at a suitable price. You never know you may open some doors and pick up some business along the way.

7.  Offer a Service

This point is not unlike the option offered in number 6.  Creating a service on your blog, such as writing, email management, or social media management can also bring in revenue.

Here are some more ideas for services:

  • Editor
  • Pinterest Manager
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Graphic Designer
  • Website Developer
  • Email marketer
  • Social media marketer
  • Pinterest graphic creator
Use one of your new found skills as a blogger and promote that!
8. Offer Your Skills to Fellow Bloggers

No unlike cold pitching, try reaching out to entrepreneurs and bloggers that you follow, offer them your skills, if you feel they may be struggling a little.

At the end of the end it's no loss to you if you don't hear back from them, but at least you tried, and who knows where it could lead.

9. Start Including Ads on Your Blog

For this one you need at least 25,000 page views on your blog, but it can be very lucrative.

10. Generate Your Own Product

Okay so this one will take time and thought to put together, but you'll be surprised at one you can produce in 30 days.  You could start by looking at your blog posts, and start thinking about producing an eBook which you can sell on your blog.

In the long run it's well worth the effort, and can be a real money spinner.

11. Become an Author

Writing books was one of the best moves I ever made as a writer.  It's a great way to get really serous about your writing, while showing the world what you're made of.  You don't need any money to market your books, you can use social media.  And it doesn't take long to write an eBook. 

Check out my blog post Write an eBook in 30 days and Finish it with this Guide

Writing About What You Love and Getting Paid

At the end of the day this all takes time, but its time well spent, especially if your passion is writing.

By learning the ropes online you can open many doors.

I started this blog in 2015, and its been a labour of love ever since.

If you want to make writing your life, now is the time to start, if you haven't already, download a FREE copy of my eBook Discover the Writer in You, and start your life as a writer today.

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