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How To Make Money Writing: A Beginner’s Guide To Taking Your Words To The Bank

 Some people believe there is no money in writing, and they could not be wrong more. You can make money from any aspect of writing as long as you turn it into a payable service. Screenwriting, copywriting, essay writer jobs and all other writing opportunities can bring in good money if you take the proper steps.

There are numerous ways to start earning as a writer. You can have a writing job as a resident writer in a publishing company or a magazine like Jane Sloan in The Bold Type. Alternatively, you can be a freelance writer working as a ghostwriter for different people or providing content creation services.

The writing business is crowded, and many people need writing services. And that is why many talented writers, instead of taking the book-publishing route, have gone into online writing. So, there is money to be made, and here is how:

Work on your writing

The first step to monetizing your writing is to be an excellent writer. As we aforementioned, the writing industry is competitive and there is little room for mediocre writers. Yes, practice makes perfect, but you shouldn't practice with people's money.

Before jumping into the writing business, sharpen your skills first. Read as often as you can and leverage writing aids and other technologies. On platforms like Fiverr, a few bad reviews could ultimately kick you out of business. So, optimize your writing before using the rest of advice to guide your monetization plans.

Start a blog

Not every writer has a blog, which is okay. However, if you are looking for a slow but steady income, this is one way to go. In the beginning, your earnings and followership may be quiet, and you may want to give up, but blogs are long-term money makers.

Firstly, you can work with AdSense and have Google pay you for every ad they put up on your blog. You can also work with affiliate marketers, write glowing reviews of a product or service, and create backlinks to them. Once people click the link from your page, the service providers will pay you. Similarly, to get people to read your blog, you could promote it on social media, create pages for it and make as much noise about it as you can.

Write for other blogs

There are plenty of blog owners who need articles but have no time to write them on their own, so they contact people to write for them. Magazines, publications, and many other establishments need to push out articles and content consistently, and they cannot do it by themselves. Therefore, you can write for them.

Several sites will pay writers to create fantastic content for them. You can find people who want these services on platforms like Fiverr, Upwork, and freelancer. Identify your preferred niche and reach out to blogs in that sphere for writing openings.

Enter the world of copywriting

Copywriting is one of the most lucrative writing jobs in the world. A copywriter creates copies for establishments that want to send a message (usually sales-inclined) to different audiences. Every time you see a Coca-Cola or Pampers ad, there is a copywriter behind it. These skilled writers also help create email copies and newsletters for companies' customers.

As a copywriter, your job is to develop a written piece that will help a company sell its image and products or services. Copywriting is also not the easiest aspect of writing, as you will need to learn how to sell through writing. But hey, nobody said making money was going to be a stroll in the park. Luckily, you have the champion's mentality required to make some cash.

Final thoughts

There are even more ways to make money as a writer, but consider this article a starter pack for navigating the world of writing. Also, writing things you are passionate about will make slow monetization processes more bearable. Fortunately, writers will always be in demand, and as long as you are a fascinating writer who knows how to look for juicy writing jobs, you will find them. 

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