You can indeed make money as a writer and it’s easier now more than ever before.
Especially because of the Internet.
But of course…
Always remember this, so you can craft an actual money-making strategy if you want to be an online writer…
There is a lot of money to be made as a writer of online content.
The problem is, a lot of people don’t approach it strategically.
That’s why they put in the time, effort, and energy only to walk away with very little to show for all their efforts.
Remember Key Facts
Yes, you have to remember some key facts regarding online writing work.
By understanding these facts, you can make a truly informed decision as to whether writing for other people is a good idea for you.
First of all, you are trading your time for money.
That’s to some people, this is a deal killer.
Because when you’re trading your time for money, you’re working for somebody else.
It’s not much different from working at a local job.
No work, no pay.
If you don’t put in the time, you don’t get money.
This is the key concept that you need to wrap your head around.
This is your main challenge.
So how do you deal with this?
Well, I’ve been making a full-time income as an online writer and let me tell you, I finally achieved a breakthrough when I understood what my number one job was.
It turned out that my main job was not to write for other people so they can pay me money, instead, my main job is to get as much money for as little time and writing effort.
You can only solve this problem in one of three ways.
Increase The Number of Words to Make More
Yes, you can increase the number of words you produce in a short period and make more money that way.
This is pretty straightforward.
The more words that you can produce in the same block of time and the more words you can sell, the higher the income.
Besides, you can increase the amount of money you get paid per word.
People were starting to focus on quantity. They pay you very little.
But since you cranking out so many words in a 10-minute block, you end up making decent money.
But if you don’t have that much time, or you’d rather spend more time with your family or reading a book or improving yourself, there is an alternative.
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Increase the Quality to Make More
You can produce fewer words, but you can increase the rate you charge per word.
Increase Quantity and Quality
Finally, the third alternative should be obvious.
You can do both.
You can increase your output while at the same time charging more money per word.
Seems pretty straightforward, right?
Well, remember these because these are the only way you can make more money as a writer: quality, quantity or both.
The right and wrong way to make money online by writing
The wrong way to make money online as a writer is pretty straightforward.
First, you fail to specialize.
You just hit all these job sites and take whatever freelance writing job you can get.
You send out hundreds of emails, knowing full well that only a handful would get back to you and maybe from that handful, one or two would hire you as a writer.
So you couldn’t care less about the stuff that you write.
You just want to get work. Believe me, I understand that.
But when you fail to specialize or you don’t train yourself to focus on specific types of writing, you can’t charge more money per word. You’re stuck with increasing your output.
The second mistake most online writers make is they produce bulk garbage.
That’s the only word that would do justice to what a lot of online writers do.
They’re just focused on making a few dollars here and there from their writing so they couldn’t care less about the quality of their work.
They couldn’t be bothered whether this material adds value to the lives of its readers.
They just want to produce as many words as possible in a very short time.
Again, they’re focusing on increasing output, but the problem with maximizing quantity is it is usually matched with a severe drop in quality.
Do you think their customers will come back?
Do you think that if you produce garbage you’ll develop a good reputation among content buyers?
Forget it. It’s not going to happen.
Finally, writers who fail to make money sustainably online are not very efficient.
You have to understand that popular online content tends to follow certain hot niches.
So if you get a lot of online writing works, chances are the vast majority of topics can be reduced to a handful of topics and to a handful of niches.
By centralizing all your previous research regarding these niches, you can cut down on your research time.
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