Got a writing hobby? Perhaps you’re writing on weekends and in your spare time, but you haven’t sold anything. In the current economic downturn, you’re wondering whether you can make money online by writing.
Yes, indeed you can. Thousands of people who would never consider themselves to be writers are doing it, so you can too. There’s a huge demand for text content online.
So how do you turn your hobby to profit? Let’s look at three simple things you could do to get started.
1. What Are You Writing Now? Could You Sell It?
Start by looking through your files to see what you’ve been writing in the past year or two. Chances are, you can turn some of this material into money spinners.
If you’ve been writing short stories, for example, you can self-publish these. If you’ve been writing a journal, you could repurpose your entries as blog posts. (We’ll discuss how a blog can be your writing-for-profit center in a moment.)
2. Research – Discover How Other People Are Making Money Writing
Your next step is to research – to see how others are doing what you want to do. Here’s something you should remember: information is valuable, so many people make money online by selling their expertise.
* Write a blog and make money from advertising
* Write ebooks about their interests and hobbies
* Write article reviews of products they’ve purchased
Although research is important, take action immediately. Research can go on forever, because there are always things you don’t know. Making money from your writing is experiential; you’ll only discover what works for you by actually doing something – not by thinking and wondering.
This is why blogging is so important.
3. Create a Blog – It’s Your Online Sales Hub
You can create a blog within a minute or two for free, at Google’s Blogger site. Do it now.
It doesn’t matter whether your first blog is “successful”. It may never make $20,000 a month as high traffic blogs do. What counts is that you’ve taken action, because your first blog is a learning process.
Over time, you may have many blogs. What your first blog teaches you is how to get traffic. Traffic – readers – always means an income.
So there you have three simple steps which will help you to turn your writing hobby into profit. You can make money online – get started. Your writing skills are a goldmine: start digging for gold.
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