We’ve all heard of individuals that worked a nine to five but now proclaim to be successful freelance writers. The personal and financial freedom that comes with it is enticing and most probably addictive. Yet, the uncertainty of becoming a successful writer can stop you in your tracks.
A lot of people with a passion for writing have given freelance writing a chance, but have failed considerably. Recent research confirms this sobering statement, as numerous bloggers and online writers give up halfway.
Maybe you are a talented writer and are willing to invest in becoming a full-time freelance writer. If so, it is possible. However, your chances of success are only as good as your plans and strategies.
Today we will be taking a look at the top four ways on how to write and make money online. Notably, the below-mentioned tips are not only practical, but highly effective.
The best way to go about freelance writing is by joining freelance marketplaces. From Guru and Peopleperhour to 99 Designs, there are a number of sites to choose from. However, the top three sites that often come recommendable include:
- Fiverr: Fiverr is a widely known freelancer marketplace that can connect any writer to any type of project. I personally have hired the services of a freelance writer on Fiverr multiple times, so I am a paying customer to attest to it. I’ve written about Fiverr in a separate post, if you’re interested in further details.
These sites help connect freelance writers to clients. However, it might take a while before you can even get a client to write for. It’s highly competitive, hence; you’ll need to present yourself in a very competitive way. Give clients a reason to hire you.
Clients are often looking for someone with a credible portfolio to hire. Yet, you’ll need projects to help you build one. Having a niche blog will help give you an extra advantage over to others on this platform. Be sure to get into guest blogging as well, as this will help you tap into an audience that you wouldn’t otherwise reach.
Notably, it might take a while to build an enviable track record on such platforms. However, with a lot of effort, patience and consistency, you’ll be able to build a reputable portfolio for yourself.
Start Your Own Blog
Thanks to the internet and the advancing world of technology, anybody can start a blog. However, maintaining and running a successful blog is not as easy as starting one, unless you have the right support platform. Building, running and maintaining one requires consistent work and effort.
Before you can start earning a suitable income from the blog, a few things need to be considered. Building an online community and creating a reputable online presence are a few necessary steps to growing your blog. However, starting a niche blog can help you tap into a much wider and a more responsive audience.
With a niche blog, you can break into affiliate marketing a lot easier. Affiliate marketing can essentially be described as promoting a company’s products for a commission. Be sure to choose and promote products that are related to your niche. Also, ensure that the products are reputable.
If you are interested to learn more about affiliate marketing, be sure to carry out some research before deciding on a program. Personally, I can thank Wealthy Affiliate for the success of this very blog; everything I know about affiliate marketing and how to earn money online, I’ve learnt through their training platform. Essentially, you want to join affiliate marketing networks that are reputable and are well-known. Such networks help connect bloggers to trustworthy advertisers and companies.
This wasn’t meant to be a post about Wealthy Affiliate, but seeing we’re on the topic; Having access to step-by-step guidance on how to set up your site and make it recognised by the main search engines, can tremendously improve your blogging efforts. Rather than rambling on, I recommend you read my other post about getting started with a blog. 🙂
Writing For Paying Blogs
Other than just creating content for your blog, you can do the same for others. Blogs and websites rely on high-quality and consistent content to survive and remain viable. This fact alone is enough to have high performing bloggers to outsource high-quality writers.
Below are a few examples of blogs that pay:
- Doctor of Credit
Moreover, online and offline magazines are also in need of high-quality writers. While connecting with them requires tenacity and ambition, landing one project often leads to another, regardless of how small the project.
Earn Income as An Author
Have you always wanted to become a successful author? Maybe even earn an income from the books you’ve written? Well, thanks to platforms such as Kindle and Amazon, it’s all possible. You can become a self-published author with a simple click.
As with everthing, this too requires work and resilience from the writer. Before writing and launching your book, you need to have a market and audience in mind. This will help you identify the genre that is most suitable for your existing audience. In turn, the chances of succeeding increase considerably.
Additionally, one book alone may not have you earning enough money to go on retirement. It may take a lot of time, effort and persistence before you can even start earning a modest income.
As we’ve discussed, there are numerous online opportunities for writers who want to make a living out of their words. The crucial aspect is planning. Through research and exploiting the right opportunities, a writer can easily be prolific in his/her endeavors. Notably, it may take a little time and a lot of hard work, but the profits will certainly come. The above-mentioned tips are effective as long as you pursue them with an equal amount of consistency and patience.
Nothing good ever comes easy 🙂
If you have any questions or thoughts regarding these opportunities, about Wealthy Affiliate, or anything else, please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below. I’ll most certainly get back to you
Have a super day!