With many new blogs emerging on the scene, there is a plethora of opportunities of making money online for those who are good at writing. Even if you aren’t that good, you can cash in on this by improving your language skills and then writing on your favorite topics as much as you can.
The best part about it is that it writing an article of around 500 words takes only 30 minutes at the most for a competent writer and even less if you are really well versed with the topic, which means that you can literally make a good amount of money by only writing a few articles per week and that too, on your desired topics. Being a freelance writer myself, I absolutely love the idea of ,making money at home just by spending a couple of hours every day.
How Much Will You Earn?
As such there is no hard and fast rule as far as remuneration per article is concerned. You are free to set your own prices, and as long as you belive in your writing, you can fetch real good amount per article if you dont’ settle for low paying gigs.
However, if you are just starting your writing career online, you can’t expect high prices just at the start. You will have to content with decent paying jobs first and establish your credibility before increasing your asking price. Initially for a 500 word article, you can expect around $5-10. This means that if you write a couple of articles everyday, you can easily earn around $500 or so per month.
Once you establish a reputation about your writing, only sky is the limit. Take the case of Bamidele Onibalusi for example – he is a 17 year old freelance writer from Nigeria and english isn’t even his native language. Yet he is able to earn more than $5000 or so every month just by writing 2-3 articles everyday.
Not only that, you can also offer a variety of other services, such as guest posting services, ghost writing, ebook course creation and so on. For those who are good at marketing and do not mind spending a few bucks in advertising, you can even create your own ebook and sell it on popular sites like Clickbank or on your own website.
How To Get Started:
The best way to get started is to register on some sites that connect buyers with freelance writers, such as Freelancer.com, Elance, Problogger Job Board and oDesk. Although nearly all these websites have a membership fees, it pays off to register as a paid member since you’ll be able to make a lot more money in the future from them.
The way they work is that people post their projects and you can bid on the ones you are interesting in doing. The buyer will then choose one of the bidders and award the project to him. But since there are thousands of gigs available, you won’t have a tough time landing up with a job. So get started now and start making money!