How to Make Money with Online Writing

22 07 2011

Start Your Money-Making Today


Everybody is looking for a way to make money quickly. If you love writing, there are high chances that you are looking for the best way to make money from it. Whether you have started your own blog or are looking for ways to gain clients, this page can help you.

This page will cover all about the scams that you need to look out for and the different options that you have to be able to start making money today from your online writing.


Watch Out for the Scams

This is not Just the Phishes


Every day you’ll hear about a new scam that has been released. Unfortunately there isn’t much you can do about a scam apart from ignore it. Breaking into writing for the first time can be difficult and nerve-wracking; the main question you’ll be asking is whether you can really make money. Scammers will work on people like that; they’ll offer a package or a product that sounds great with the promise of a high return on your money. Something that you should question is whether it’s too good to be true. There are the odd ones that are great but nine times out of ten, it’ll just be another company after your money.

The will have everything that you need to know about the scams that are out there. Whenever a new one is spotted, the website will be updated.


Join a Writing Website


There are plenty of websites out there that will give you a platform to write and earn money. Squidoo is just one example to write on but you can also choose sites like HubPages and Skyword. Some of these sites will ask for a certain niche but others will allow you to write whatever you want; you just need to look around for them.

Determine Your Niche

Sometimes, the best thing to do is determine whether you have a niche. Most people will prefer to write about certain topics, whether they want to write about health, beauty or computers. Search around for websites that will offer you a platform for your writing and also check to see just how they will pay you. You may also find that you like writing on a variety of topics, which can help you gain jobs all over the Internet.

Upfront or Revenue Share

There are two main ways that writing sites will pay you. Upfront payments are where you are paid for each separate article that you write. They will usually pay you for the licensing rights to your content. Other websites will offer a share of the AdSense Revenue that is gained from the content that you add to the site; some will be as little as 30% but others will be able to offer you 100% of the revenue depending on the contract.


Join a Bidding Site For Your Private Clients


If you want to start taking on private clients, a bidding site could really help you. There are a lot of them around, such as, and many give you the chance to sign up for free and start bidding instantly. You will state what your skills are and will be able to see the bids matching those skills; it’s up to you then what you apply for.

Benefits of Bidding Sites

You can gain a great reputation on these sites, which will mean that you’re likely to get other jobs later on. You may also find that the clients want to continue working with you even after the project as finished and that they’re willing to offer a pay rise. You’ll also have an idea of how much you’re going to come out with each month and you may find that you can make it a full-time job.

Problems with Bidding Sites

While they can be a great way to get a lot of private clients, you may find that you will have to lower your rates, especially when starting out. You will need a good reputation on the sites before you can start charging higher rates and find that the posters are willing to pay them. Always remember that there is likely to be someone on the site that is willing to work for less than you.


Add Advert Revenue Programs


You don’t need to join up to a writing website to gain the benefits of advertising revenue. You can gain this from signing up to sites like Google AdSense and then adding it to your own blog or website. This is a great little money making opportunity and is much easier than affiliate marketing. The benefit is that you’ll gain money every time someone clicks on the adverts on your page and not just when they buy the product.

Like affiliate marketing though it can take some time to get used to so here are a few books that can help you get through the first steps of this type of income opportunity.


Join an Affiliate Program


Something that you can definitely benefit from is affiliate programs. This is a great way to gain money from your blog or website. With affiliate marketing, you can sign up for a product and start promoting it on your blog and include the affiliate link; every time someone clicks on the link and buys the product, you’ll get a cut of the profits.

Lots of companies are now offering affiliate programs, including those that are both starting out or have been running for decades. The benefit is that they get more exposure and they’re likely to keep you as a loyal customer too.

Stay On Top of the Links

You’ll need to stay on top of the links that you have because they can change on a regular basis. This is especially the case when it comes to adding promotional links to your blog or website. You’ll also need to follow a few do’s and don’ts about Affiliate Programs, which will be added at a later date.



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