How to Earn a Living by Writing
Online publishing is an easy way for new writers to get published.
Content that you produce for website sites, blogs, and newsletter publications will get reviewed and paid for faster than sending similar pieces to a print publication.
You really can earn steady income from online writing. It isn't a get rich quick opportunity, but almost anyone can do it. How much you get paid depends on the buyer.
There are numerous opportunities to sell articles on any topic.
Do your homework and investigate writing opportunities before you make a commitment. Some sites require a minimum number of articles per month, some pay up front, and yet others pay a token amount based on page views.
By writing for only a few sites, you establish an online presence, a relationship with readers and publishers, and the opportunity to begin building a niche.
My first experience with online writing began three years ago. Since 2006, I have had 200-300 articles published on content based websites. Not all the pieces were paid in advance. In fact, the first year I wrote online, I didn't consider requesting up front payment. I had to gain confidence in my abilities and the articles I wrote before I could expect someone to pay for them. Now I earn advance money and in some cases, also earn a monthly ‘bonus’ for page views. I’m seeing a slow but steady increase in monthly income.
As a new writer, 300-500 word articles paid from $2.75-$3.50. Residual bonus payments based on page views of all my published articles now average $35-$50 per month. Three years after my first paid published article, I now earn $6-$8 for a 500 word article done on speculation, $25 for assigned topics, and $25-$50 for a 300-500 word article done as ‘Work for Hire’.
Associated Content is a good place to begin, so don't put it off. Start your writing career today. The hardest step is making that first submission!
Reprinted with permission from Debbie Owen of the http://www.creativewritinginstitute.com - the only fully mentored writing school. Have your own private tutor at bargain basement prices. To receive our newsletter or a free evaluation of your writing, write to