Don’t just write, learn how to make money writing with this our free guide.
You don’t have to be an expert to make money writing online, you just need to be passionate about writing. And If you have the skills, there are a lot of websites that are ready to pay for your services.
If you want to be a successful freelance writer, you need to:
- Know your strength: Areas you are good at.
- Build on your strength: Read more on these areas, study and be updated.
- Keep your ears to the ground: Opportunity will not come if you don’t look for them.
- Reach out for help: You can join freelance writing associations or revenue sharing sites like Upwork or Freelancer.
- Start building your writing Portfolio: They are writing gigs that will need you to send your writing portfolio. So it’s important you start working on your writing portfolio immediately after landing your first gig.
- Read, Read and Read: Spend a lot of time reading and engaging with other content to build and grow your knowledge and vocabulary.
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How to Make Money Writing Online
They are many ways to make money writing online, but we will narrow our focus to just two.
1. Writing for yourself
You can start a blog to share your stories or expertise with the World. Starting a blog is good for your writing portfolio and will connect you to many writing gigs. If you want to start a blog, here is a comprehensive guide from Make Money.
2. Writing for others
They are many websites where you can get paid to write. We have listed 15 of such below, but there are over 1000 of others.
15 Websites Where You Can Get Paid to Write
Chicken Soup for the Soul accepts exciting, heartwarming or funny story about something that has happened to you or someone close to you, the story must be written in the first person and should be about yourself or someone close to you.
Word count: 1200 words or less.
2. Income Diary
Income Diary is currently looking for experts in search engine optimization to write an in-depth blog post about keyword research using either Ahref or SemRush for them. They pay between $200 -$500 per article
If you can tell a compelling story in 100 words or less, then Readers Digest is the platform you should pitch to.
Just click here and follow all the instruction
If you want to get paid to write for Cracked, it’s pretty simple, just sign up and start writing, the only requirements is that you’re passionate, creative, and respectful of the other writers.
5. What Culture
You do not need to have any relevant experience or hold any particular qualifications before you can write for ‘What Culture’ however, you must possess excellent creativity, have a keen eye for detail and show a passion for content creation.
If you are an expert in Small business, B. Michelle Pippin is the blog for you, they are very interested in articles relating to:
making sales and making money using Google +
making sales and making money using YouTube
Getting booked for national media spots
Getting booked for speaking gigs (UNpaid)
Getting booked for speaking gigs (Paid)
Savvy tax tips
Automation hacks (how we can leverage one action for multiple results!)
7. Sun Magazine
Sun Magazine publishes personal essays, fiction, and poetry and personal stories that touch on political and cultural issues. They pay between $300 to $2,000 for Personal Essays and fiction, then $100 to $250 for poetry.
Freshbooks shares content on Small Business Owners and FreshBooks customers. They welcome story ideas and contents currently not covered by them but is relating to small business. Word count 800 -1200
9. Best pickist
Best pickist is a collection of buying guides and user guides about various products. they publish informative articles, useful tips, how-to guide, expert interviews, experts round-up, and product reviews.
Best pickist is constantly looking for experienced, qualified home and lifestyle writers who share in their mission of honest, inclusive, expert-backed advice that leaves readers feeling educated, empowered, and understood.
10. WordPress Hub
WordPress Hub is looking for fresh articles and content each week and writers will work with their editors on appropriate topics to publish. As a guideline, they are looking for 800 to 1,200-word articles with visuals. Their rate is generally $100 to $200 per article depending on the topic and length.
NutriInspector is a nutrition, diet and weight loss based blog They have open positions for regular or part-time writers who are passionate about writing. If you have good writing skills and you are also interested in food, nutrition, and blogging then they will be pleased to see and accept your work.
Their rate is between $60 – $180.
12. Change agent
Change agent is published twice a year — usually in mid-August and mid-February. Deadlines for submissions are in early November and early May. They feature writing by adult learners. All submissions must be received by the deadline to be considered for publication. The suggested length is 200-1000 words
13. Back to College
Back to College is a news and information resource for adult re-entry students pursuing professional development or an advanced degree.
They feature articles that address issues of importance to the older student: obtaining financial aid, on-campus and online education, finding the right program, graduate school, or attaining academic excellence (study skills and success strategies).
Elite Personal Finance is a highly trusted finance blog with content from some of the best in the finance sector. They are always looking for talented writers who want to share their guest posts on their site.
15. List Verse
You don’t need to be an expert to write for List Verse, you just need to have English equal to that of a native speaker, a sense of humor, and a love for things unusual or interesting. They pay $100 per article, but there is a monthly prize of $1000 for the most viewed story of the Month