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How to Make Money as a Copywriter

If you’re looking for a new venture, why not consider copywriting? There are plenty of opportunities out there, and if you want to make a few bucks, all you need is a computer and the internet.

The fact is writing copy for websites and blogs is a great way to earn cash. While there are a variety of ways to monetize your efforts, some of the most popular ones include;

Sale of Goods

You can write copy for products that are for sale, whether that’s digital goods or tangible things. Some examples of physical goods you could write for are baby goods, beauty products, health and nutrition supplements, or office equipment. You can take this route if you are comfortable with the fact that you’re going to be promoting a company’s products. In most cases, you’ll need to join a networked marketplaces like eBay to be able to make the most of this opportunity.

Affiliate Marketing

If you’re familiar with affiliate marketing, you’ll know that affiliates can commission sales without having to spend much money on advertising. In general, affiliate marketing is a way for companies to earn revenue without having to spend a large sum of money on advertising. For example, say a company called MyPublisher has products for sale, and you’re an affiliate for this company. If a customer makes a purchase after reading your affiliate link, you’ll earn a commission.

One of the things to keep in mind when considering this option is that many affiliate marketing networks have minimum thresholds of commissions that need to be met before you can earn a dime. In other words, you’ll need to have at least ten affiliates make a purchase for the company before you can earn any money.]

Performance Marketing

With performance marketing, you’ll be paid for bringing ‘eyeballs’ to a website or app. Most generally, performance marketing is used when a company wants to pay for someone to simply ‘show up’ at a website or download an app and complete a few tasks. Sometimes these tasks are simply to take a survey or to enter an order. In other cases, the tasks could involve watching videos, filling out forms, or engaging with product info.

This type of marketing is typically done online, and it’s a fast way to gain credibility with a target audience. Some of the most popular examples of this type of marketing are app install ads and sponsored posts on social media platforms. In other words, you’ll often need to work with a company’s digital marketing team to find the right opportunities within their existing content to partner with.

Monetizing Blogging

If you have a blog, you can use it to promote any product or service you want. Depending on how much time you want to devote to blogging and how skilled you are in using WordPress, you could potentially make money from a variety of sources. For example, you could sell and monetize content on your blog that’s currently available for free. You could also create exclusive content that’s only available through your blog. Many large companies like Google and Facebook pay top dollar for the right to use content like this within their own platforms.

Keep in mind that the amount of money a company will pay you for such content will be based on a variety of factors, so be sure to ask about compensation before you get started.

The Bottom Line

In short, there are plenty of ways to earn money as a copywriter. You don’t need to have a specific specialty, as long as you can write and can prove that you can bring in revenue then you can consider yourself a copywriter (or content marketer, if you prefer). Just make sure that you’re putting in the effort to learn the in’s and out’s of the industry. You’ll find plenty of opportunities, provided you’re willing to learn how to navigate them.