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If you’re a skilled writer, the internet provides plenty of opportunities for working from home that you can take advantage of. Earning cash from your skills from the comfort of your own home is the dream, and isn’t something that everyone is able to do so it’s well worth putting your writing to use!
Here are the top three ways you can earn money when you have a way with words.
There’s plenty of work online for freelance writers, companies often need articles and blog posts written up and rely on talented freelance writers to provide this service.
Sign up for a couple of different sites and work on building up your rating, once you do this you’re more likely to get accepted for future work. Since many articles are in an informal, chatty blog style, they’re more fun to write than say academic literature- although as a writer you will know when to adapt the tone for different pieces.
With freelancing, you can control your own workflow, so it’s a flexible way to earn cash. As a freelancer, you will be set up as a sole trader meaning you avoid the LLC operating agreement amendment required by IRS. This makes things easier for tax purposes.
Freelancing can be done around childcare duties, other kinds of work or whatever else you have going on in your life. If you want to work from home, having to freelance as a backup allows you to earn money when needed if your other income sources slow down.
Write an E-Book
Sites like Amazon allow you to publish your own e-book, meaning you can become a published author- the dream for many writers. Every time someone downloads your book you get a percentage profit and if your book takes off then you could do fairly well with this.
It could be fiction, it could be instructional, it could be a self-help book- whatever your knowledge and passions are could be written into a book to either entertain or help others. Sure, you probably won’t become a millionaire or become the next JK Rowling, but it’s additional income you can make as a writer and is a great achievement.
Start a Blog
As a keen writer chances are you already write a blog if you do why not look into ways to monetize it? If you boost your domain authority by guest posting on other blogs and building backlinks, sponsors are more likely to work with you.
A professional blog design won’t go amiss either, you can purchase templates cheaply on sites like Etsy which can be installed and give your blog a clean and tidy look. Affiliate ads and Google Adsense are other ways you can earn money from a blog. When you set up a blog, the money won’t come rolling in immediately, but if you’re prepared to work hard, then it could definitely become a good source of income.
And if you already blog as a hobby, the foundations are already in place ready for you to start earning.