Writing your own content is a great way to earn money. Original, well written content will always be in demand and will help you rank higher in Google and of course drive traffic to whatever pages you want. Below I have assembled a list of ways to earn money by writing great content. After the list I go into more detail about each one so have fun and get out there and create great content and write for money.
Write for Money by doing these things:
- Free Lance Writing
- Publish an eBook
- Google Adsense
- Affiliate Website
- Sponsored Reviews
- Content Buyers
- Keep it for yourself & BLOG
Free Lance Writing - Elance and Odesk both will allow you to get paid for writing articles for them and others online who need great content. You can expect a few dollars per article and the experience writing is invaluable. If you have enough time to devote to it this can build over time to a great income. Get a page set up with your bio and some of your work so people will be more likely to hire you.
Publish an eBook- If you have extensive knowledge about a particular subject and a large enough audience you can write and publish an eBook and sell it across the web. You can get ideas for a book by visiting Amazon.com and see what topics are popular. Your audience will be hungry for valuable information so you must give them just that. Easy to find generic information will not help your readers and will hurt your reputation. For example if you know how to repair the brakes on a car well, write a book with detailed instructions about the tools you will needs and the cost savings of doing it yourself as well as videos to walk people through the whole process.
Google Adsense – You can set up a simple web page and or a blog and write content and then have related ads from Google show up on your pages automatically and Google will share the revenue from those ads with you. The more traffic you can drive to those pages the better chances you have of earning a lot of commissions from Google. You can have ad boxes or links in the text areas that grab attention and many earn a great living from Google.
Affiliate Website – If driving traffic is something you are good at or willing to learn, then affiliate marketing is a great way to use your content to write for money. You can set up a website easily and use services like ClickBank or Rapbank to post ads on your site and sell products and services. For best results try to sell items that are related to your page or post. If you write and article about taking care of your home then ads about home cleaning products or home maintenance products will do well. If your article is about repairing your car then ads with car accessories would be fitting. Keep your readers in mind when placing ads.
Sponsored Reviews – You can also write for money by posting reviews about products or services on your blog. Sites like SponsoredReviews.com will get you started. People who are introducing services or just want to get some buzz started would love for you to write a review about their service and or company.
Content Buyers- Places like Zerys.com help match up those that need content with great writers. You will be able to create a profile and write on subjects that interest you and that you are knowledgeable about. You can expect to earn somewhere in the 3 cents per word range so for a 1,000 word article you would get about $30. If you enjoy writing this can be a great side income. There is no cost to get started.
Keep it for Yourself & Blog- This is by far my favorite way to write for money. Why would you keep the content for yourself? Well if you have a blog or website that you host and own yourself, then you can publish all of your content on that site and become an expert in your field. Keep in mind that people search Google for information. If you provide quality information on the subject they are interested in then you build trust and they may also buy from you or through you in an affiliate program or MLM company if they are interested in earning money also. Build a great reputation and a great list of people you have dealt with and you have ready made buyers for products you introduce.