There are many ways that you can make money working from home. There is no doubt that some are much more difficult than others, but with a certain amount of effort you have the opportunity to kiss your other job goodbye and work at home with the flexibility that you like.
One popular way to make money online is through writing.
You can choose to write for others, or write for yourself, but this is an excellent way to make good money and there are opportunities abound. The question you may be asking is how do you make money writing for the internet if you haven’t done it before?
How To Make Money Writing Online: Write What You Know
The first step to making money with your writing skills is to develop an idea about what you want to primarily focus writing about. This applies to both writing jobs or contracts for others, or writing for your own blogs.
If you know nothing about setting up an IP address, for example, then accepting a writing job on this subject doesn’t make a lot of sense. If you have a specific skill set or base of knowledge, then selecting writing jobs that you actually know about is the fastest and generally easiest way to start making good money. Work becomes enjoyable.
How To Make Money Writing For A Blog:
Creating your own blog is an excellent way to make money online.
Now, there’s a process to this and you’re not going to start making immediate money the first time you create a blog. You might want to start with a free blog site that allows you to create a following for your blog. Once that occurs, in order to make more money off your blog, you’ll want to create your own domain name and maintain your blog on your own website.
Writing content for your own blog allows you to focus on a topic that you really enjoy, and income can be made by selling advertising to related companies, or signing up for and promoting third party products as an affiliate to earn commissions.
How To Make Money Writing (Get Advertisers):
If you’re going the blog route, then you’ll want to get advertisers for your website. There are websites online solely dedicated to advertising the availability of companies that want to post ads on specific types of blogs. You can search Google to find many of them.
It’s important to note that in most cases you’ll have to be able to prove that you have a good following and a ranking on Google. And on that note, the Google Adsense program is often a great way for new bloggers to start earning easy income. Every time someone clicks on a Google ad displayed on your blog you’ll earn a percentage of the advertising spend of the advertiser.
How To Make Money Writing For Others:
Yet another way to make money writing online is to get some writing gigs for other websites and/or blogs. A writing gig is where you write for someone else, usually for SEO purposes.
You can do an online search for writing gigs and find a plethora of writing jobs available.
If you want to write from an SEO (search engine optimization) perspective, you’ll probably also want to read some blogs and ebooks on online marketing and SEO writing so that you can become proficient in this type of writing. But given the massive number of websites and blogs demanding content, you can create a very steady stream of regular clients should your writing by up to standard.
Of course, there’s no silver bullet for making money online by writing. No matter what course you take, you’re going to have to work at it. The good news is that with some effort and a little bit of time and focus you can make a living as a writer online. It sure beats working for someone else!
Sharon McCarley is a freelance writer & researcher for the popular “Teach Me How To Make Money” blog. For more creative ideas and ways to make money, whether you’re looking to earn money online or offline, or to get in touch with Sharon, check out Teach Me How To Make Money now.