Ever thought about the different ways to make money from writing Just One article? Let’s say you are willing to spend something like 15-20 minutes to write one [500 words] article: now let’s see how much can you can earn from this article and let’s see how many different ways/opportunities are available on the internet.
Opportunity Number One:
Writing an Article for a Client at a Freelance site:
The first place where you can utilize your time in writing an article for money is a freelance site. This is the place where buyers from all over the world come to hire job seekers on the internet.
One of the jobs that you can find at these sites is copywriting: this work may involve writing Articles, Press Releases, Website Content, Product Descriptions etc.
How much choice do you have in choosing the topic of the article that you will need to write?
Buyers have the authority of choosing topics. Buyers simply write their requirements and complete job description in their project details. You can go and check different projects that are posted by different buyers: [Different projects have different requirements]. And you can go to different freelance sites to check all the newly posted projects.
You can read the description and in case you find a topic interesting to write then you can contact the buyer to find more information about the job. After communicating with the buyer you will find all the information that you wish to know about the work.
After all this, if you find the job worth doing, then you can apply for it via placing a Bid. There are different people who apply for the same job and it is the buyer who chooses one or more winners.
Are there any restrictions on the number of articles that we can write at freelance sites?
No, not at all. You can write as many articles as you want to. Actually, you will see different number of article requirements in different projects that are posted at freelancing sites. Some project may have a requirement of writing 10 articles [500 words each] where another project may have a requirement of writing 50 articles [300 words each].
Buyers may also need 500, 1000, 2000 or more Words per article.
Every project will have its own set of requirements.
Are you bound to apply for limited number of copywriting jobs?
Off course not: the work you can get will depend on how much work you can do. You are free to apply for multiple projects.
If you only want to earn in your spare time then you can apply for fewer projects and if you want to make a living online doing this work then you will have to spend 8 or so hours at freelance sites and will have to apply for multiple projects each day.
I will suggest that you read the following freelancing guide: This guide contains a list of Top freelancing sites.
Opportunity Number Two:
Write Useful/Informative/Fresh/Unique content for your own websites:
You may have noticed that my English writing skills are not very good but I am still able to earn at freelance sites via doing simple writing jobs for different buyers. I have also written content for websites.
After sometime, I thought why not I make a website of my own and then I will try to write content for my own sites.
So I built my first website [I think] in the Year 2007: I was not sure if I would be able to earn anything from my site: But I did not give up and I carried on learning how all this website business work. At first, the results were quite bad but as time passed things started to work out and my sites were able to generate some income for me.
I then decided to quit freelance work and work full-time on my site…
You can find more information about website business here:
A website either provide some kind of service: like a shopping site where one can buy products. Or a site can provides some useful information about a product or service: for example: if I am a newbie and am wondering how a person can earn online: then for me, a site will help if it contains content about all legit ways to earn money on the internet.
If you want to earn using your Writing Skills and Knowledge then you can consider building a website where you will add useful information. You can either get a free site or you can buy your own domain and hosting which may cost around $100.
A site that provides Useful Content to its user will can generate income. The amount of money that you can earn will depend on the quality of the content that you will add in your site. The more useful content you add the more will you earn.
But how do websites make cash? Websites make cash when they get targeted visitors: Search engines are the best source to get such traffic for free.
In order to get search engine traffic your site needs to rank good in search results. That is possible when your site has some excellent content. SEs love to see useful/informative/fresh content and SEs will rank such sites higher in their results.
You can find more information in link which I have mentioned above.
What will be the Topic/Niche of your site?
You should only make a site on a Topic in which you have interest. A topic on which you can write lot of Useful Content. The main purpose of a website is to provide the promised service or content to its users and that is only possible when the owner of the website have good knowledge about the topic.
You should never build a site on an unknown topic. One possibility is to first learn everything about that unknown topic and once you know everything about it you can then start to deliver your knowledge to other people via building a site.
Think about your interests. Like if you love to watch movies then build a site related to movie reviews. This way you will be writing about something that you love to do.
Opportunity Number Three:
Write or submit articles to sites where you will earn money from revenue sharing:
I have mentioned different ways to earn from writing articles. In opportunity #1, you will be selling your articles to different buyers. If the buyer does not pays copyright for the article from you, you can then use such articles in opportunity #2: that is, add those articles in your own website. There are buyers who need articles which they will use offline. So when you will post them to your own website the content will be unique as no one had previously added the content online and that you hold the copyrights.
But remember that you should only add content in your site which is useful.
[I am assuming that you own a website] The best way to get backlinks is via adding excellent content in your website: but people often use other OK techniques to get backlinks. For example: Article Submission.
Opportunity #3 is about revenue sharing sites. After you submit your articles in your own site, wait for few weeks and then you can add these articles to revenue sharing sites too.
Please Note: Do not submit all content of your website to other places. This will create duplicate content issues. Also, do not submit the your content to lot of sites. Just submit to 1 or 2 top revenue sharing sites. Also mention your site at the end of the article. You can select few articles that you think can generate backlinks for your site. When people read articles in revenue sharing sites, they might want to link to your site if they find the content useful.
Some of the revenue sharing sites give few dollars [per article: some conditions applied] for adding your content in their site.
The content that you will submit in these sites will continuously generate income. Your content may get upfront payment [few dollars] plus you will be earning money on daily/weekly/monthly bases continuously.
This can generate constant income for you.You can find more information here:
You can see that via writing one useful article, you can earn money in many different and Legit ways.