You can earn money while at your home whether you have a degree or not and make extra money by making use of the writing skill. So, what do you need to start writing online? You need a computer with a reliable internet connection. Once you have that, you can sign up for various freelance platforms such as Upwork and Fiverr.
Ways to Make Money from Writing
There are several ways you can earn from writing. Some of these ways include getting contracts from online freelance service providers, writing blogs, getting paid from guest blogging, using other freelancers and content writing for businesses.
Signing up for Freelance Service Providers
It is an excellent way to make money from writing. Many clients are busy hence they hire freelancers offering the services they are in need of. All you need to do is to research on the best Freelance Site that suits your needs. Then sign up with the site. Some of the best freelance service providers that you might consider are Upwork and Fiverr.
Once you have created an account, make sure to list your skills and send appealing proposals to potential clients. Ensure that your bid is catchy and explains how you will use your skills to help the client. You can also send the client some of your previous works so that he has confidence in you.
A blog is critical for writers since it helps them to develop style and audience. With the blogs, you can have a sidebar ad with a donate button or “hire me” request and link it to your writing account. When the audience read the blog, they can use the button to hire you in case they need writing services.
Pitch a Guest Post
Most blogs accept guest posts while a majority of them pay for the posts. All you need to do is to check on the posting guidelines and how to format your guest post. If you do it well, you can be sure to earn a lump sum from guest posting. You can also add a line in websites so that you can share posts using sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Linkedln.
Using Other Freelancers
It is an excellent way to start writing for new writers. All you need to do is to identify a reputable freelancer and get into a contract to outsource labor. When you write on his behalf, he will help you fine-tune your skills by highlighting and correcting areas that need improvement. You will benefit in two ways, you will be earning while learning. The freelancer can also help you to get clients online and guide you on ways to write catchy proposals.
The other benefit of using other freelancers o help them in their task is that you can you have someone to motivate you. Most of the freelancers who outsource labor ensure that they present high-quality work and therefore, they will ensure that you have adhered to all the instructions.
Content Writing for Businesses
With the increase in the number of business due to online marketing, most businesses are embracing online marketing. To do so, they hire smart writers for their audience. They may also need white papers and case studies. Getting into this market for new writers can be a bit tough, but once you have established yourself, you can start getting client referrals. It is therefore essential to interact with other freelancers in the market who can give you client referrals. Apart from content writing, you can earn from other online services such as affiliate marketing, virtual assistant, web development and web designing.
Use the above options to get started. Remember, every journey begins with the first step. Even the best writers started somewhere. All you need is determination and the will to learn. The more you write, you level up your writing skills and with time, you will have built a pool of clients.
Vincent is an experienced journalist from Kenya as well as a statistician. He has a degree in Applied Statistics with computing from the University of Eldoret.