Most writers know being good at writing is only half the battle. The other half is making your writing profitable.
You could be the world’s greatest writer but if you don’t know where to put your writing so it’s in front of readers’ faces, you won’t rack up many wins in the profit column.
Here are a few in-demand writing side hustles that can get you on the write track for making money online. New writers, it’s time to earn your first dollars.
1) Radio ads
The platform is called Write Label and you don’t have to have previous experience writing radio ads to make money.
On Write Label, writers are able to select from projects on a job board. You can also opt-in to receive email updates when new projects are posted.
Some projects pay writers a guaranteed couple of bucks just for submitting an ad.
Basically, writers grab “tickets” to projects they want to write for and start working. The catch is you can only work on one ticket at a time. After you finish, you can snatch up another ticket and then rinse and repeat.
The popularity of owning newsletters seems to be growing. This might leave some writers wondering how they can profit from sending out email blasts to their newsletter lists.
There are two common ways to do this:
- You can ask subscribers to pay for your newsletter by using a platform like Substack.
- You can use affiliate marketing links in your newsletter and make a commission from people that buy things with your link.
Either way can provide income to the pockets of writers, especially if you’re able to build a solid email list with a lot of active subscribers.
3) Writing courses
From English teachers to bloggers, if you’ve had success in the field of writing then you can sell online writing courses.
It’s all about how you market yourself to potential buyers.
When you’re advertising your online writing course you need to focus on bridging the gap between marketing your skills and selling the benefits attendees will receive from learning your skills.
4) Content mills
If you need quick cash then you should write for a content mill. Some of the best content mills are Textbroker, Constant Content and Copify.
Content mills are always in need of writers and even though the pay isn’t great, it’s easy to quickly get a lot of work done and make some fast cash.
Even though clients pay better money, content mills can pay more writers and faster.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a brand new writer or a veteran blogger, if you’re looking for work then you can always turn to content mills.
If you don’t want to write for a content mill, but you still want to sell online articles on a job board then Constant Content might be worth it for you.
Writing an e-book is great because you’re taking the power of writing into your own hands.
Think about it. As long as people are still reading e-books, they will be in demand. To meet this demand, all you have to do is write and create your own supply.
E-books are great stepping stones to a higher level of writing. Even if you don’t have instant success with an e-book, you can always make passive income over time if people buy your book.
You can also market your e-book so it reaches larger or more specific audiences that have a higher chance of purchasing your e-book.
Blogging is one of the most classic and timeless ways to earn money from writing. It can take some time to get your blog going, but once clicks are coming in writers can start making money from it.
There will likely always be a demand for blogs, especially as SEO becomes even more relevant and Google continues to its dominance as the number one search engine.
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