If you have a knack for writing, it can be an extremely lucrative hobby. The possibilities are endless, from just selling your writing on Amazon, to getting paid to write books and articles. In this post, I want to explore some ways that you can turn your writing into money—and lots of it!
Start a blog.
If you want to make money as a writer, one of the best ways to do it is by starting a blog. Blogging allows you to get your writing out there for free and builds your audience. It can also lead to paid opportunities and collaborations with brands.
There are many different types of blogging platforms that allow you to create and publish content online, including WordPress, Blogger or Squarespace (which we use here at The Muse). To get started with any platform, simply sign up for an account then pick a username and password—they don’t need an email address attached to them! Once logged in, you’ll be able to customize the look and feel of your site using themes that come pre-installed on each platform but also choose from thousands more available in their marketplace if they fit your brand better than what they offer natively.
Once set up with a theme that matches how you want people perceive us both visually as well as emotionally through tone-of-voice (if applicable), write regularly but not too often: If we post every day without fail then our followers will expect nothing less which may lead them abandoning ship altogether when something does happen outside our control like illness or vacation which should never happen because life happens no matter how hard we try preventing it from doing so.”
Write and publish an eBook.
You can also make money by writing and publishing an eBook.
An eBook is a book-length work that is published online in pdf format. It’s very different from the traditional, printed book. In fact, some people don’t even consider eBooks to be books at all—they’re more like long articles or reports on a particular topic, which you can purchase online or through your computer or tablet device of choice.
The easiest way to get started with this approach is by uploading your work to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), which Amazon owns and operates. If you already have an account on Amazon, then setting up KDP will be easy for you since everything takes place within the same platform where you already sell products and services like books and CDs/DVDs under your regular account name; it’s just another item added into your inventory listing page!
Self-publish on Amazon.
If you want to get your book out into the world without a publisher and make money from it, Amazon is a good place to start. It’s easy to publish on Amazon using Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), and there are no upfront costs for publishing. You can set your own price for the book, so if you’re aiming for high volume sales at low margins, that’s certainly an option.
Amazon has some built-in marketing tools that make it simple to get your book in front of potential readers. To start with, there’s an author page where you can post information about yourself as well as links to other books you’ve written or media coverage about your work. You also have access to free web pages dedicated solely to this title with reviews from other authors who have read it (and who may be interested in reading yours).
Pitch and sell articles to magazines and websites.
The first step to pitching articles is knowing your audience. While some publications will accept any topic, most have a specific focus and target audience.
If you’re not sure where to start, look for magazines that share the same values as your blog or website. Then, find out what types of articles they’ve published in the past. Do they cover politics? Fashion? Health? Once you’ve figured out what type of articles they prefer to publish, it’s time to come up with an idea that would fit into one of their categories but also be unique enough that it won’t get lost in their archives forever (or at least not until after a while).
To make sure people are actually interested in reading your article and will want to buy it once you’ve published it online or in print (which we’ll talk about later), be sure that all your facts are accurate and backed up by sources who know what they’re talking about when giving advice on how someone should live their life based on science rather than personal experience because those two things aren’t always interchangeable when put together simultaneously i mean wow this paragraph makes no sense at all so maybe just skip over this whole paragraph next time before starting another sentence like this one here’s another example: “The key is making sure .” When writing these kinds of pitches make sure because otherwise readers may become bored quickly due yo uninteresting sentences without any punctuation whatsoever which cause them not only become bored but also lose interest completely.”
Apply for freelance writing jobs on job boards.
If you’re looking for freelance writing jobs, job boards are a great way to find them. They’re pretty self-explanatory; most of the time, you’ll be applying for freelance writing jobs posted by businesses or organizations that need help with their content marketing efforts.
There are two things to look out for when choosing a job board:
- Some are better than others and it’s important to know which ones will be able to give you access to the best opportunities available online.
- Most of these sites allow you to narrow your search down by location as well as niche so if there’s one specific area in which you’re interested in working, this is where it pays off!
Sell your short stories or poetry.
Sell your short stories or poetry.
If you’re an avid reader and writer of short stories, consider selling them online through literary magazines. Most magazines have a submission policy that allows authors to send in their work for free, and they only charge if they accept it. You can also ask friends and family to purchase copies of your book as gifts, or sell autographed copies online at places like Etsy or Ebay. Don’t be afraid to offer deals on your work! There are people out there who will love your writing just as much as you do—and who would be more than happy to pay for the privilege of reading it.
Sell through other formats besides print books: ebooks and audiobooks are two other ways to get paid for your words (as well as create additional income streams). Typically these products take less time than traditional publishing methods because there’s no waiting period involved between finishing a piece of prose and having it available on Amazon; instead, writers can upload their product directly onto the site once completed so interested consumers can buy immediately without having waited months before finally seeing something tangible come out from under their noses!
Offer your writing services on Fiverr and Upwork.
You may be thinking, “Hey, I want to make money with my writing!” But what kinds of products or services can you sell as a writer? The good news is that there are lots of options.
You can offer your writing services on Fiverr and Upwork. These platforms are great ways to make money by creating content for clients who need help with things like:
- Blog posts (for example, this post)
- Articles (like those on my blog)
Before you start selling your writing through these sites, though, it’s important to have a good understanding of how they work and what types of projects they’re looking for.
Write a book, become an expert and make money with speaking engagements.
If you’re an expert in a field, there are a lot of opportunities to make money with your writing by publishing books. You could turn your expertise into a book that offers advice or insight on the topic. After writing the book, you can sell it online and promote yourself as an authority in that area.
- Offer speaking engagements: Once you have written a book about your area of expertise, it’s time to start giving talks and speeches at conferences, events and other venues where people who may be interested in what you have to say gather together. If they like your talk (and if it was good), they will want to hire you again for future engagements. And since many organizations need speakers but don’t necessarily have budget for them all the time (or any), they’ll be willing to pay top dollar for someone who knows how to deliver quality content on stage like this!
You never know what could happen when you put yourself out there!
You never know what could happen when you put yourself out there!
The best way to prepare for the unexpected is to be ready for it. You can’t always tell if someone will like your work or not, but you can give them a reason to want more of it. So how do we do that?
- Find out what people are talking about in your niche and join in on the conversation by making some helpful contributions of your own. This is called “feeding the buzz” – providing fresh information about something people care about, so they’ll stay tuned when someone asks their opinion on it later down the line.
- Put yourself out there by offering value beyond just articles (like ebooks or webinars). This lets other people see an extra dimension of who you are and makes them more likely to trust what else you have to say than if all they see from you are articles written by one person with no credibility behind them whatsoever!
- Be responsive whenever anyone asks questions or provides feedback on anything related directly back up front without fail every single day even if it’s only once per day at most times during regular business hours 9am-5pm EST Monday through Friday but preferably between 8am-6pm EST Monday through Friday because those seem most convenient times for most people who might want answers right away instead later sometime else after everything has already closed shop down several hours later which might make things harder especially if they’re located somewhere far away like overseas where I’ve been traveling frequently lately working internationally with clients overseas sometimes abroad while traveling abroad – especially Asia where I
We hope you’ve found this guide helpful in showing you how to make money with your writing. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below! We’d love to hear from you.