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How to Make Money Writing Online

In case you’re wondering, I make a good living writing online. I don’t want to brag or anything. I just thought I’d let you know that if you’re looking for ways to make money, you might want to consider writing online.

Now, I’m not the only one who makes money off this. Plenty of other writers, bloggers, and journalists can help you figure out how to make money writing online.

But, like I said, I don’t want to brag. Just thought I’d let you know how I do it.

Blogs And Articles For Money

Here’s how I make money writing online: I create blogs and articles that people want to read. It could be about anything: politics, sports, food, or whatever. I try to keep my articles as fresh and interesting as possible. Sometimes I’ll do a story about a local event, town, or something. The key is to just create content people want to read. And when you do that, the money follows.

The Great Courses Plus

I make plenty of money from Amazon affiliate commissions. If you’ve never sold your blog’s affiliate products (Amazon Associates affiliate program), you’ll need to set up an account with Amazon. Once you’ve got that set up, you can start earning a commission for any products that you sell through their affiliate program. You’ll get a 10% commission for anything you sell (before shipping and handling charges). It’s a great way to generate an immediate income stream with little to no effort. Just make sure you follow their rules. Otherwise, you’ll have a hard time earning money with them. But it’s still fairly easy to do.

Make Money With Surveys

Some bloggers and journalists make extra money online taking surveys. You’ll simply need to set up a survey account with one of the many survey sites that exist. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to take surveys for companies that are willing to pay for your input. Two of my personal favorite survey sites are Survey Junkie and Swagbucks. There are plenty of others, too. Just make sure you do some research before you start taking them. You can make a few hundred to a couple thousand dollars a month just taking surveys. It’s a pretty easy way to make extra money.

Ads And Affiliate Marketing

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’ll know that I don’t like to write about pure affiliate marketing. I think it’s overly difficult to pull off. However, some people make a great living purely from affiliate marketing. And guess what? You can become one of those people if you want to. All you need is a blog or website, a few products you’ll need to promote, and a few affiliate programs you can join. When a reader clicks an affiliate link and makes a purchase, you’ll earn a commission. Depending on the program, you could earn a decent chunk of change. And again, it’s very easy to do.

Viral Blogging

Some bloggers and journalists make a lot of money off viral blogging. The idea is that you write about something that suddenly becomes a trend. For example, if you’re a fashion blogger and you write about a celebrity wearing a strange outfit, you’ll gain a lot of attention. People will start referring to you as the person to consult when it comes to fashion trends. And because you have a large social media following, you’ll gain access to a lot of people who want to hear what you have to say. This is a great way to make money from blogging. Just make sure you’re prepared to put in the work. You’ll need to have a good handle on trending topics and be able to predict them before others. If you can do that, you’ll be able to make a good living off this technique.

Make Money From Podcasts

I don’t normally recommend pursuing a career in podcasting, but if you can pull it off, it’s a great way to make money online. You’ll simply need to create a podcast around a particular subject matter you know a lot about. For example, if you’re a dog owner, you could create a podcast around dogs or you could create one around fashion. Make sure you pick a niche and build out a list of potential audience members who are interested in your niche. Then, you can launch your podcast and start making money. Up to 20% of the world’s podcasts are still driven by subscription, so you can imagine how much money this can earn you. Just make sure you’re prepared to put in the work. You’ll need to create compelling content around a specific theme or topic. And again, it’s a good idea to start a podcast around a niche that you know a lot about.

Get Paid To Take Surveys

Getting paid to take surveys is one of the simplest ways to make money online. All you need is a survey site such as Survey Junkie, Swagbucks, OneOpinion, and Ipsos iSay. Now, you’ll need to build up a decent sized account before you can start taking payouts. But once you have that down, it’s very easy to make a few hundred to a few thousand dollars a month just taking surveys.

This is a great way to make money if you can keep up with it. Just set a schedule for yourself and try to stick to it. If you want to take your earnings out in cash, you can do that with PayPal. And don’t forget, you’re still bound by Amazon’s rules (you have to promote products through their affiliate program to be able to earn money). But if you want to keep things legit, you’ll need to join a survey site’s affiliate program. It’s not hard to do.

If you’re looking for ways to make money, you’ve probably thought about pursuing a career in journalism. Truth be told, you can make a very good living just writing for entertainment. But if you want to do it right, you can make a lot of money online.