How to Make Money Writing: 7 Ways to Get Paid as A Writer

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So, how to make money writing? Professional writers are already making money for living in different ways. If you want to earn your living as a writer or you love to write and make some extra cash, this article is for you.

In this article, I will talk about few ways you can earn money as a potential writer whether you want to become a professional writer or want to make some extra cash on the side.

Before I start, there is something I want to mention. First of all, we will learn about 5 proven methods that work for a lot of people. After that as bonus I will discuss 2 more methods which I like personally and you can give a try only if you like it.

1. Blogging

It is so obvious that Blogging will come at the very first position in the list of online earning methods for writers. As we already know, blogging is basically selecting a niche then writing and uploading content by creating a blog as your web presence.

Now a days, blogging is a very common and famous method for making more money. And it gives an extra advantage to those people who have passion and expertise in the field of writing. In the current situation blogging is one of the best ways for writers to earn money. But it is not the only way to make money as a writer online. If you are a writer then, there are some suitable ways for you to earn online money beside blogging which I will talk next.

So, how to make money as a blog writer?

As a blogger you can earn money in various ways. You can enable Google Adsense and earn money from the Ads. Beside this you can get sponsor for your contents. You may also earn money by reviewing products. Affiliate Marketing is another amazing method to earn with your blog.

2. Freelance Writing

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Freelancing is always another considerable way to earn money as a content writer. The process is very simple. You will just apply to those huge blogs and websites which outsource their writing. Then write contents according to their requirements and get paid for the contents you write.

Now there are two ways you can get such jobs. Either you can go to the freelancing websites like Freelancer, Fiverr, Upwork, iWriter, or you can find your own clients via LinkedIn or by creating your own website. Both of the process will work for you if you just give a gentle effort. The amount you are going to earn is pretty good and it will increase over time. Make sure that you provide quality content as the earnings will depend on your skill.

 3. Guest Writing

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This process is pretty similar with the previous one. There are plenty of websites online who welcome guest writers for their blog. You can simply visit those websites. After a simple registration process you will be able to submit your content. Just submit contents which will be suitable to publish under their niche. Once your content gets selected they will pay you the amount.

4. Write and Publish an Ebook

So, how writers make money by publishing an Ebook?

It is also a very famous and really amazing method to earn a hefty amount of money online as a writer. But it takes some short of expertise. There are a lot of writers in this field so you have to stand out if you are really eager in this kind of activities. If you end up writing something extremely out of the box and have the quality to add value in reader’s life then it is sure shot to make money.

In this field, having marketing skill is required. Although, you can out-source the marketing activities I you are willing to pay. Besides, if you have an existing brand value or fame that will help you in this field. There are many websites for E-book. You can go for kindle publishing. Also you can sell E-book by creating your own website or in your existing website.

5. Become a Copy Writer

Copy writing is basically writing for marketing purposes. You can write influencing content, marketing or sales email or advertisement for brands. It is another famous and proved way to earn money online. There are thousands of brands available and more brands are coming in. So the opportunity is long-lasting. This kind of writings has real demand and if you are good and influencing enough the amount you are going to earn is pretty smart.

So guys it was the list of 5 ways to make money as a writer. I am pretty sure that it will help you if you want to earn more by using your writing skills. Now, I will discuss about 2 other method which you will be little out of the box but surely considerable.

6. Make YouTube Videos

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We all know about YouTube. I believe you already have idea about how YouTube works. As a content writer no matter whatever your niche is your job is to gather information and decorating them in words to make money on YouTube.

Now, you can simply create a YouTube channel with the same brand name of your blog. Write a small 4/5 minutes script using the same information you gathered for the content you wrote. After that, just manage some extra time and shoot the video. If you don’t want to go for a camera then you may also use voice-over and make a simple animation video using VideoSribe.

7. Write Script for other YouTubers

Now, if you don’t want the hassle of making videos still I have something more which will work. YouTube is pretty much same with Blogging in a sense that in both fields you have to post regularly if you want to keep people engaged. It is often happens that YouTubers run out of content idea. You can find a YouTube creator who publishes content similar to your niche. Now, you can write script for him and he will make videos. He will pay you an amount for your effort and you may also get credit in his video.

Those two methods I enlisted are my personal recommendation you can try. And first five methods are already famous on how writers make money. Hope you came to know a lot of potential information.  Please, don’t forget to leave your opinion on the article. Also let me know if you have tried any method and how it worked for you.

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