Get paid to write online articles

A lot of bloggers make money from Adsense. Unfortunately, as many of you know, it's not very much money.

Some of you may wonder how I make my online money, because most of it does not come from Adsense. I'll share one of these ways today.

One of the most entertaining ways to make money online (taking surveys is such a grind) is to simply write: there are billions of people out there who need a 200-word article per day for their website and are willing to pay for it. Essentially, if you passed high school, then you are more than skilled enough to make money from writing articles on the internet.

As a university student, I have more formal education in writing than many  people. However, writing is something that you can work at to improve your skills. In fact, most advertisers recommend dumbing your writing down to an elementary school level: the customer doesn't want to work hard when he or she is shopping for an item.

The important thing is to write clearly and concisely. Nobody likes to sort through BS to get to the point of the article. Remove your flowery writing and try to avoid long sentences.



ONLINE WRITING SERVICES

There are many legitimate online businesses that organize writers. If you want to go freelance, you can try Fiverr or Elance, but it can be difficult to get jobs if you don't have an established name.

Fortunately, there are some businesses which organize writers like you and me. The best service I've found is called RealWritingJobs.com, but they have limited space available. If you can get accepted, then you can make a decent amount of money. And yes, the work can be done at home, in your pajamas! The payouts are generous (anywhere from $25 to $30 per blog post).

Between my two part-time jobs and my full-time university schedule, I don't have very much time to write. Lately, I've managed to set aside one hour each night to write assignments from RealWritingJobs and it's clearly paying off financially.

I spent about 1.5 hours last night preparing an article. 2 cups of coffee later, I managed to squeeze out a well-written and informative article and was paid $52 for it (RealWritingJobs will pay up to $100, but you don't usually make that much).

Another incentive they have is to write a short story and get paid $500 (!) for it, so I've been kicking around some ideas for that.

If the writing gets tedious, just imagine saving up for a vacation
The part I like is that I can pick up assignments whenever I have some spare time.When school ends, and summer begins, I anticipate having a lot more free time to write!

Also keep in mind that I'm Canadian and do this, so they're not picky about where you're from. As long as you have PayPal and the motivation to write, you're good to go.

Always remember that quality is worth more than quantity. The admins will recognize this and you will be justly rewarded. I'll post pictures of my Paypal account in a later post.

There are other services out there that do a similar job, but I really recommend RealWritingJobs, as they won't try to screw you out of money, and I've always been paid on time. Anyways, good luck writing!

LINKS TO ONLINE WRITING JOBS
www.elance.com
www.fiverr.com
www.realwritingjobs.com




EDIT: I just checked the RealWritingJobs website, and they're offering access to their services for $5/month, which is insanely good. It says they've slashed prices down from $90, which isn't what I paid for it (I paid around $45 a few weeks ago but I made it back in a couple nights).

Anyways, definitely go for it if you've got some spare time! Adsense only gets you so far =P

38 comments:

Jay.CA said...
April 4, 2011 at 2:08 AM

thanks for the tip!

mac-and-me said...
April 4, 2011 at 2:20 AM

great tips, gonna check those out

Erika said...
April 4, 2011 at 3:54 AM

That's a really great idea. Definitely gunna look into it. Thanks!

Venus said...
April 4, 2011 at 4:38 AM

great tip. thanks.

Alphabeta said...
April 4, 2011 at 5:51 AM

I'd definitely be into this.
I've bookmarked this post and will return for a more in depth look later.
Thanks!

Patti D. said...
April 4, 2011 at 7:49 AM

That is a great deal.

Michael said...
April 4, 2011 at 9:32 AM

I have to give it a try. Thanks.

Lemmiwinks said...
April 4, 2011 at 11:59 AM

i like your blog. keep up the good work

mmmpieohyeah said...
April 4, 2011 at 12:55 PM

before I started blogging I looked into this without much luck :( maybe this time it will work?

G said...
April 4, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Interesting I might have to check this out...I guess they always need original content?

duffboi said...
April 4, 2011 at 5:22 PM

I think I'm still too casual to anything but adsense at the moment, but I'll keep this in mind.

ed said...
April 4, 2011 at 5:49 PM

fellow uni student here. thanks for the links

Grafted said...
April 4, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Great links, thanks

Spike said...
April 4, 2011 at 11:58 PM

nice tips, thanks

Voit said...
April 5, 2011 at 1:45 AM

If not for your post, I would never have thought it worked.

Aaron M. Gipson said...
April 5, 2011 at 2:32 PM

I tried elance one time, but I didn't really like it. I might check out one of the other ones though. Hope all is well with you and yours!

jblogger45 said...
April 7, 2011 at 5:03 AM

great tips!

thenitefalls said...
April 7, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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thenitefalls said...
April 7, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Thanks for these sites! I didn't know they had sites that paid you for writing! They have everything on the internet :D

Copyboy said...
April 7, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Seriously good info.

Come At Me Bro said...
April 9, 2011 at 10:57 AM

This is great!

HiFi said...
April 9, 2011 at 3:37 PM

I want a job as a freelance writer!

Eric P said...
April 9, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Wow, thanks for the links. I'm definitely going to get in on some of these. Sounds great!

Taylor said...
April 10, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Thanks for the tip!

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Harry said...
April 26, 2011 at 5:39 AM

Thanks. Might have to look in to this!

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