I hate to write “make money online” blog posts as it creates a sense of expectation. If you are a blogger, or a digital marketer, or even a beginner then you already know that it is POSSIBLE to make money online.
What's interesting is that, there are plenty of ways to make money online --- from selling ads, e-books, affiliate marketing, freelance writing, podcasting, consulting, coaching, training, designing, coding, gaming, investing, etc.
The idea of this blog post is to highlight some of those online income streams. Please don't expect overnight success. The thing is, creating an income stream online requires a lot of work, patience, and some money too.
If you are a beginner and is absolutely clueless about where to start then this blog post should help you to kick-start (and that's the idea too). If you have any trouble with any of these options you can email me, and I will do my best to find the best resource to help you.
If you have been following my freelance topics then you probably know that I'm not a freelance writer myself --- but I wish I were one. However, as you can see I can write for myself but definitely not the way someone wants me to. And yet, I got a ton of writing opportunities in the past --- by way of guest blogging, SEO writing, web content, etc. and I was forced to deny all of it. :(
So what's the point?
Simple! You don't have to be a native English speaker or a best selling author to make money writing.
If you can write, then money can be made. Absolutely!
But no, that doesn't really mean that you can become a six-figure writer in few months/years just because you know how to write few sentences. It doesn't work that way at all!
The real questions are... Can you write quality content? Can you write content that meets the criteria or guidelines set by your client? Can you write error free (both grammatically and technically) content? If your answer is 'Yes' to all the above questions then you can become a successful freelance writer. Guaranteed!
First Published: June 25, 2012; Last Updated: Monday, August 27, 2018Freelance blogging is a great way to make money writing articles online because there is immense demand for awesome blog posts, always! But that doesn't make it easy! The problem is... finding high-paying freelance writing jobs will take time and loads of efforts, especially if you're a newbie. In fact, if you visit any of those freelance marketplaces or job sites, you can see that it's crowded with hundreds of thousands of writers/bloggers. And if you don't have an author profile or pricing that is not attractive enough then your would be clients can easily find a dozen of other writers. Another problem is, content agencies or clients on freelance sites do not pay much. Even if you meet their criteria you may not earn more than $10-$15 per 500 words (unless you are a native English speaker).