It happens… people who didn’t know they could write find out via the Internet and their own website that they CAN write. In fact, they can write rather well and article writing comes rather easy to them. Does this sound like you? If so, read on about the possibilities of becoming a paid content writer.
There are many options that open up to you if you are a decent writer and you’d like to writer for money. Obviously the first I will mention is making money from writing articles and perhaps product reviews for your own site.
Another idea is to put the best of your content altogether in an ebook or physical book and make money from the sales of said book.
Next comes opportunities to write for others, both as a freelancer and under contract.
If you’re writing for someone else contractually, you might be getting paid to blog on a specific blog(s) a certain number of times per month. You get paid by the month as long as you follow the contract agreement.
Another example of this type of writing might be to do all the writing for a company whether it be speeches, press releases, website content, product guides, or emails to customers.
Freelance content writers sometimes build up their portfolio writing under contract, then once they are established and have practical experience and a portfolio, go out on their own to write for pay in the following ways:
* ghostwriter – hired to write articles, reports, ebooks, email series, ecourses, membership site material and more. This means you are hired to write what the customer wants. You might also be hired to rewrite articles.
* PLR writer – writes material, usually article packs on topics that online marketers need/want articles on. You might also write PLR product reviews, ebooks and reports.
* magazine article writer – get paid when your article submissions are accepted by print or online magazines and newsletters.
* copywriter – hired to write sales pages for products or even to write emails that pre-sell a product.
* miscellaneous – writing articles for Infobarrel, Associated Content, Suite101 and other sites that pay outright for article submissions or give you a percentage of ad revenue.
The biggest benefit of becoming a paid content writer is that you get paid for doing something you like to do. You also get to learn a lot about interesting topics that will expand your knowledge for future writing projects. Another major benefit is being able to choose the hours you want to work and the places you want to work from. You can work from anywhere with an Internet connection. When you’re a writer, there’s a whole world of possible money-making opportunities!