Do you enjoy writing? And are you wondering how you could possibly turn it into money? You're in luck! Making money with your writing has never been easier.
It used to be that writing was something you did for enjoyment and the love of it. The mere idea of getting paid would make people laugh at you. Finding an agent will take a lot of time and money from you, and your chances of striking gold are small.
However, things have changed thanks to the internet. And they keep changing as Google is insisting on quality information on websites, and as Amazon needs more high quality content for its Kindle store.
So if you enjoy writing it's time for you to take action and turn your writing into a nice income, whether as a sideline or as a full-time income. And no, you won't have to write entire books. You can get started by writing simple articles - and get paid for it.
Here are just a few ways you can use to fill your bank account with the fruits of your writing:
1. Write for hire
The first and easiest way to get paid for your writing is to write for hire. There are countless people out there looking for high quality writing for their websites, much of it in form of blog posts and articles. You can find them on websites for freelancers, on forums, and you can even go seek them out online.
2. Write for yourself
Another way to make money with your writing is to write for yourself. For example, you could write and publish articles that promote affiliate products. At the end of your articles, you can include a link (look below for an example) that will invite your readers to visit your website - or the website of the product you recommend.
If you send them to your own website, you can offer them something in exchange of giving you their email address as well as permission to send them occasional email. That way, you can follow up and build a relationship with them, and then recommend either your own products or affiliate products - and get paid.
3. Write for Kindle
Thanks to Amazon, we now have a new and very lucrative way to get paid for our writing. No longer dependent on finicky agents and editors, we can publish our own downloadable books and get paid through Amazon. How cool is that!
And that's not all. There are many other ways to make money with your writing, but these three are certainly enough to give you a good idea of the possibilities. So if making money online through writing appeals to you, it's time to get started.