10 Ways to Make Money Writing [Online and Offline] 

In this lesson,  I’ll teach you how to make money from writing either online or offline.  Writing has been very lucrative business because of the high rate information is consumed.  Freelance writing is one of those ways you can make money online without paying anything to start. It requires zero investment apart from your writing knowledge.

Why Writing? 

According to internetlivestat.com, over 5Million blog post are published everyday. On the other hand,  there are still high demand for other information products such as books,  magazines,  poetry,  songs, short stories, reviews and more… All these makes writing very lucrative as compared to other menial jobs out there.

10 Ways to Make Money Writing [Online and Offline]

Ideas to make money from Writing

1. Make money from writing a Book 📖

You can make serious money from writing books 📚. In information marketing,  ebook sales make up almost 90% of all information product. I have personally made some money from ebook sales.  You too can write an e-book today and make money from it.  Writing ebook is easier than you think. Simple put down the ideas in Microsoft word and turn it into PDF and you are done.

2. Make Money from Writing a Song

This is another ideas that writers can make money from.  You can write songs and sell if you are creative enough.  Songs can be very costly than you can imagine. So give it a try and you’ll be amazed.

3. Make Money from Writing Blogs

Blogging is when you write articles on a particular topic and publish online for others to read. You can make money from writing blogs through Google AdSense,  affiliate marketing,  advertising and so on.   You can even write and sell blogs to others. This is lucrative.

Read More: 15 Ways to Make Money from Blogging

4. Make Money from Writing Stories lyrics

People always like reading short stories. It may be reality stories or fiction. You can make big money if you engage is story telling online. To start making money from writing stories,   simply create an blog and start publishing and you’ll be surprised with the numbers of readers you’ll get.  Of course you know the the more readers you have the more money you’ll make. With good story telling skills,  you can make a lot of money from writing movie scripts and selling them to film industries.

5. Make Money from Writing Reviews

Reviews are your personal or market driven comments on a particular product or services. Customers like reading products reviews before they buy the products.  So you can start a review blog, pick some topics with high demand and wrote product reviews from them.

There are many ways you can make money from writing reviews – these are affiliate marketing, advertising,  pay per click, paid review and sponsored post.

Read More: How to start a product review blog

6. Make Money from Writing Poetry

Just like song lyrics,  poetry is another trending ways to make money from writing.  You can write poetry and publish in the form of novel or you can sell it online in the form of an ebook. Another way to make money from writing novel and to write and sell to others or you publish them on your blog.  In either way,  this is a hot 🔥 idea to give a try.

7. Make Money Writing News Articles.

News are recent happenings in our society.  Many news writers are currently making it big by sharing trending events online on their own way. I recently started newsportal.com.ng and now it’s making some money already.

70%of internet users are reading news.  You can make money from writing new articles for big media companies.  You can also write news articles on your own blog. This is just another idea.

Read More: How to Start a News Blog with WordPress

8. Make Money from Writing Newsletters

Newsletterd are email swipes that you send to your email subscribers on daily,  weekly or monthly basis.  To write newsletters, you need to have a good knkwlege of marketing and copywriting skills. Newsletters are short email messages that inform,  educated and produce buying decision from the readers.  So, you can make money from this,   if you are good in writkng sales copy. You can get a copywriting job or start your own email marketing Business.

9. Make Money from Writing Business Plan

Many people who want to start a business need  business plans to apply for loans. You can make money from this.  If you know to write business plan,  simple set up your business page and get started. This is highly sort after niche, so it will be easier to get clients.

A friend of mine recently started ghostwriters.ng and he’s currently making it from it.  The market is big and you even mad more money if you advertise on Facebook.

10. Make Money from Writing Research Papers.

These are assignment, term papers, seminar papers and projects.  This is a serious money making business.  Just start this business close to a campus and you’ll meet a lot of clients who are willing to hire you.

4 Tips to Succeed as a Writer

Here are tips that can help…

1. Find Freelance writing Jobs: Many media outfits and blogs are hiring writers on daily basis.  A typical example is InfoGuideNigeria.com. you can get a writing job with good pay there.

2. Deliver the Job effectively: there is one thing to find a writing job but it’s another thing to keep it.  So,  once you have a writing job, make sure you follow the article guidelines to satisfy your boss. Make sure you understand the subject matter of an article title,  use good grammars, and punctuation.  Above all,  avoid copy and paste.

3. Start small no matter the pay: if you have passion for writing,  I will urge you to start with a smaller website even though the pay is small. From here,  you’ll build your experience and portfolio that can attract big companies to hire you for a bigger pay.

4. Create your Landing page:   One of the most useful marketing strategies for online writers is their landing. Landing page is just an online CV that allows visitors to know about you and your business. On landing page,  you will have your name,  picture,  what you do,  how you do it,  your past works,  customers testimonies,  contact page. You can also create a blog section where you’ll update regularly for SEO purposes.

In summary,  writing is very lucrative and they are endless list of ways you can make money from it.  Just explore these ideas and many others and you’ll be happy for yourself.

Stay blessed.


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