Whether you are new or a veteran in the online writing world, making money online has never been easy due to the competition and absolutely no barrier to entry. It’s not like you have to learn a special skill that takes lots of money or many years to learn. You just have to know how to write – whether great or not-so-great.
While it is possible to make $1000 or more per month even as a part-time writer, you must have your game in order and lower your expectations at the beginning. Building your portfolio slowly to up your reputation is going to help a lot.
To not feel jaded, here are some easy ways to start making money as a writer online.
Social media platforms like Facebook can help showcase your work to a vast array of people and help promote your services. Get writing on Facebook and also get connecting to other people.
Join a Facebook group where writers congregate and see what gigs are available to grasp. It may not pay a lot, but it could help you towards making a few dollars.
You can even write on Facebook so that people can see your work. Social media can easily help you build long-lasting friendships that can bring you repeat business for a long time to come.
Use Freelance websites
There are freelance websites you can join that help connect you to a gig. It could be a middle-man agency business or a direct service company looking for freelance writers. They may ask you to submit samples of your work for vetting prior to taking you on.
They can pay for a one-off article or pay per word. Some will want you to be a partner to contribute your writing to their website and earn based on views you get to your articles. Great and quality content will help you in this regard.
Whatever, the model they use, it could be a start to get your name and brand out there. You may earn more from an article if your affiliate link (if allowed) is clicked more. Also, some audiences that like your work may connect on your social media page and establish a business relationship with you. Which means more gigs and more money.
Use Product Reviews
Do you buy products online? As a writer, you can take advantage of this opportunity to test the product and offer your honest opinion about it on social media, your own blog, or a product review site.
Companies love these reviews, and they will be willing to send you products for free so that you review them. It helps them get free publicity, especially if their product is new and or does what it says it does.
Your reviews can be recorded and uploaded to YouTube. This helps other buyers make informed decisions about the quality and price of certain products. Some sellers on Aliexpress and Alibaba that don’t speak English will love this as a means of promoting their products.
You can get electronic gadgets, clothing, household items for free as a result of reviewing products.
You can start making money online as a writer, even if you don’t have your own website or blog. All you need is a PayPal account to receive payments, a social media page to connect and showcase your work, and an email address to communicate professionally with people.
Most importantly, you must have a laptop you can use to research, type your content and get online. There’s no stopping you from making $1000 plus more as an online freelance writer.