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How to get started in online writing?

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by offthebar, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. offthebar

    offthebar Newbie

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    Hi people, this is my first post here on BHW. I've been reading the site for a few hours looking around, honestly I'm not sure what to make of it. Half the threads seem to be suggesting too good to be true methods of making money and the others contain lingo I've never experienced before!

    However since I'm quite happy writing away I thought I'd pop a post in this forum and see what people have to suggest. I am a native English speaker (born in the UK, living in New Zealand) with an interest in sports, gaming and music. I have a lot of knowledge on some of these subjects and thought I'd have a poke around to see if there's any work available.

    I already have a successful small business that runs relatively smoothly with little work required, however I'd also like a more steady stream of income as my current business provides large income sporadically.

    If anyone could provide some tips, places to look, words of wisdom for a budding article writer please let me know. I'm keen to learn and more importantly keen to actually put in some hours and earn :)

    Thanks guys.
     
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    SilverMovieDownloads Power Member

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  3. jeancarlin

    jeancarlin Registered Member

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    Offthebar,

    There are 2 ways of earning from your writing online. In my opinion, option 1 is potentially the most lucrative.

    1. Work as an independant
    - you signup to the most popular forums, like this one, Warrior Forum, Backlinks Forum, Digital Point forum, etc.
    - you purchase an AD explaining your writing skills and pick a price and wait for the orders
    - I would guess that the Warrior Forum is a good place to start as there is sort of a premium price for native writers. In other words, you can prob charge $1 or $2 more per 100 words on WF
    - if that does not get you enough work, then consider odesk.com and freelancer.com and elance.com as alternatives

    2. Work for a writing service
    - constant-content.com (as mentioned above)
    - search Google for 'hiring article writers', etc and contact them

    Lastly, once you have experience, you can leverage your experience.
    - become your own article writing company and hire a number of article writers and double, triple, etc your output
    - create an ebook about hiring and outsourcing article writers and sell it
    - move into more profitable content like press releases, product reviews and even web site design (you can typically sell a complete web site with 10 articles for $100 to $200 approx).

    My advice is to do some research, build a plan and stick to it for a couple of months.

    JC.
     
  4. jayabraham

    jayabraham Registered Member

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    How good are your writing skills? If its average and you can churn out quick content (500 words in 30 mins or so) then create a thread here on BHW and other Black Hat forums. If your writing skills are top notch, then check out this link on BHW. It has some fantastic insight into what you're asking.

    Cheers!
     
  5. greatmink

    greatmink Newbie

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    wondering if you were able to find someone to write for? How did that go how is the pay?
     
  6. DieselWeasel

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    Hi there! You should look up Content Ca$h C0w in the DL section. There's lots of leads there of companies that pay for people to write for them. You should also check out InfoBarrel. They're cool because not only do they share revenue from Adsense earnings with you, but you can also make money with them from Amazon products too. Hope this helps.
     
  7. Typlo

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    Although it helps having an educational background to make it as a writer, it is possible to get started without having one.

    There are a number of online sites such as Odesk and iFreelance or Elance that allow you to bid for jobs and build up your reputation as a quality writer.

    The key is to create a profile and start doing jobs on one of these sites. As you develop a reputation as a good writer, it won't matter as much that you do not have an educational background. Many of the jobs don't really require a degree, although they may prefer a writer with a credential.

    Good luck--if you write as well as your post indicates you should be able to get jobs without too much difficulty.