Freelance Writers: 3 Ways to Start

If you are a freelance writer, or are considering becoming a freelance writer, you know that writing is the easiest. Finding places to promote your work, such as marketing it, will take up most of your time.

Well, there are several ways on the internet to start earning money right away, for example within a week. The following are three.

1. Writing for paid websites (3 reviews)

A. My favorite paid writing website. The great thing about writing for this site is that you can write whatever you want and get paid – at least a 400-word article can range from $3 to $40. They also accept payments for photos and videos.

The reasons I like this website are: 1) As mentioned above, you write what you want. There is no need to follow editorial guidelines to write topics and/or extensive research that you are not interested in. 2) There is no minimum payment amount (many websites have a minimum amount that you must reach before you get paid); 3) Very fast lead time It usually takes 5-7 working days to read your submission and give you a quote.

If you have a hobby, a topic you’re passionate about, or a topic you want to spend time on, for whatever reason, just create an author account with them (it’s free!) and submit.

Please note: in rare cases your item will be rejected. However, the editor usually leaves a note explaining the reason, after which you have the option to make changes and resubmit the content. Like I said, rejections are rare, but on the few occasions I’ve been, I always rewrite based on the editor’s suggestions and usually get a higher-than-normal offer.

As a freelance writer for over a decade and have a huge content library, I’ve made hundreds of dollars in just a few weeks by submitting previously published material.

Didn’t I mean that the materials you submit are not necessarily original? You’ll get paid less for this, but since it’s written and may have been used for other purposes, it’s like free money. They pay more for original materials and materials they specifically request (the admin sends new topics via email every Friday).

B. If you use, it takes up to two weeks for them to review your item, and usually you need to make some changes to get your item accepted.

In addition, it can take up to three months for them to publish your article online. Another drawback of this website is that they own the copyright to the work (for example, you can’t resell the content) and you have to pick from the topics they list to write.

To the credit, the list of topics can be very extensive with the cost of each article ranging from $10 to $15. However, if you want to write an article about the World Cup but it’s not on their list, you will be not paid.

C. With this website you basically bid on your items and set your own price. However, many writers offer their articles for free, which reduces your chances of selling the article, especially if it’s the same type. In addition, you need to keep prices fairly low to sell goods ranging from $1 to $5. However, if you’re writing for high-income types (such as finance, technology, etc.), it can increase.

On the plus side, you can resell content here. So if you do want to write an article and sell it elsewhere, you might as well post it here. However, another disadvantage is that you will not be paid until your account has reached the $50 mark. In practice, this can take several months, especially if you only publish one or two articles a week and sell for $2 or $3 each.

There are many ways to sell your work online; these three sites are only intended to enable you to continue and/or supplement what you may already be doing.

2. Start the Article Directory: This requires more work, but it’s very easy to get started. What people search on internet-information-a lot!

To create an article directory, all you need to do is build a simple website and ask authors to submit their articles to you for free. Most article authors are promoters of something e-books, seminars, software, seminars, etc. They are always looking for free and/or cheap exposure opportunities.

Soon you could have hundreds of pages of content. How are you going to make money? Add Google Ads (details below). When someone clicks on one of these ads, you make money.

Many article directories contain articles on many topics; some are

Borrow articles and use keywords related to your topic to get online. After you find an article you like, contact the author (most people will give their contact information in the resources box at the end of the article) and ask them to regularly add the article to your catalog to take. They almost always say yes.

Once your catalog is indexed by search engines, many people will automatically start sending you articles. This is when your website really takes off. Once you’ve got hundreds of articles in your directory (if you put in the time it might only take a few weeks), put these Google ads on every page and voila – you have hundreds of pages of ads. Every time you click on it, you have money in your pocket.

Note: There are many article directories online where you can automatically extract articles to get started. Searching for “Article List” on Google returns about 3.5 million (yes, a million!) results.
Item Catalog Software: If you want to spend some money, you can buy software that can completely automate this process for you.

A search for “article directory software” on Google will return nearly half a million results. For most software, you can choose to buy and install it yourself, or have the publisher install it. Note: If you choose to install the route yourself, you must be a real mechanic.

Before starting the article catalog, I recommend that you spend a few hours reading about the topic. While this is a relatively simple concept, it can take a lot of upfront work, but it can yield huge returns in the months and years to come.

To learn more about how to see these Google ads on many websites, visit Click on “Ads” (the plain text button directly below the search box). Then click on ‘For web publishers: Google AdSense’. Finally, click on ‘What is AdSense? A short tour’. The program is explained in detail and you can start and run it in about 5 minutes.

3. Start a Blog: This has become an old hat, but still fresh enough. If you are passionate about something and can target a highly defined niche, you can start a blog about it, add some Google AdSense ads and it’s free. can be converted into a few hundred yuan a month using blown dust. Want to do more? As with anything in life, the more time you put into it, the more your income will increase.

There is even a new website acting as a blogger literature agent. What do I mean? In particular, they help you “license your blog for commercial and non-commercial use.” Essentially, they can help you sell your blog’s content. Check out all the details on their website.

Blogs are no longer just rants about your last bad relationship or the bad dye job your dyer did on your hair. They are now a professional channel to make money.

To read a case study on how to turn your personal interest into a popular monetization blog, visit and search their website for “back to skinny jeans”. This article should appear. Very, very interesting read.

FYI, to start blogging, go to, create an account and start blogging. free!

Summary: These are not get-rich-quick schemes. My mission in the editorial office of Inkwell is to help creative and editorial freelancers live decent lives. I will never assure you that you will “make a few thousand just doing x things a month” like many people do. Don’t believe the hype.

I started publishing in 1987 and became a freelancer in 1993. Believe me, I’ve heard and tried many different programs. The only way to make money is by doing something persistent. It takes time and energy, effort and time.

The good news is that if you’re determined to make a living as a creative professional, the internet will be easier than ever. And if you choose effective methods and implement them consistently, it can be done “relatively” easily.


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