So You Think You Can Write?

by Ron Haynes


Writing a daily column for a blog isn’t the piece of cake it may appear. Consistently writing involves a lot of research and a lot of typing and a lot of editing. But if you’re motivated and use self discipline, you CAN do it!

Sometimes, after working on an article for 4 hours, I still throw it out and start over because it just wasn’t right. Then I spend two hours looking for the right picture or graphic . . . Believe me, it’s a lot of work!

I’ve done a little research and found some places on the Internet that will pay you to write for them. If you’ve always wanted to take up writing, but you weren’t sure how or where to begin, here’s your chance!

Enjoy!

Writing a book?


Oreilly.com – Here’s a great outline on How to Write a Book.
Writer’s Net – Helps you find and connect to a literary agent.
WordFirm – Make money publishing books as a freelance writer.

Subscription Sites

Go Freelance – Subscription service that connects you to businesses that will pay you to write for them on a freelance basis.
Writer’s Market – A subscription service that tells you how and where to sell what you write.

Writing for a blog

Weblogs, Inc. – You might be able to blog for one of their 60 blogs or submit your own idea for a topic. You’ll get paid per post if you meet their minimum post requirements.
Triond – Get paid to write articles. The amount of cash you get paid depends on several factors such as display and contextual advertising that appears on the pages of your content. They share 50% of the revenue generated by your content.
PayPerPost – Get paid as much as $500 (or more) each month for writing articles and reviews of their sponsors on your blog.
Blogsvertise – Their advertisers pay you to mention and talk about their websites, products and services on your own blog. They want the publicity, the exposure, the Buzz! that online bloggers and internet journals can generate.
Review Me – After your blog has been accepted, they pay $20 to $200 per post that you write by reviewing different products, other sites, or services.
Smorty – Earn between $6 to $100 dollars per post you write on your blog. The amount you’ll be paid for each post depends on its overall popularity and the page rank of your blog.
SponsoredReviews – With SponsoredReviews, you set your own price. Depending on the size of your readership and the quality of your blog posts, you can earn anywhere from $10 to $1000 per review.
LoudLaunch – Write posts on your blog about an advertiser that interests you.
BloggerWave – Read the description for an advertiser and then write about it on your blog. Bloggerwave checks your posting and transfers your money by PayPal.
InBlogAds – Write about websites, products, services and companies on your blog and get paid for it. They’re in the middle of an upgrade, so enter your email address and they’ll contact you when they’re ready to go.
BlogToProfit – They connect you with advertisers that are interested in sponsoring your blog. Write a post and get paid!
451 Press – Write for a blog within their network and receive 40 percent of all generated revenue.
Digital Journal – Have a flair for writing news? Join their network of bloggers that get paid to report on newsworthy articles through their blogs.
BlogBurner – After you sign up for a free blog, you’ll get paid for writing new posts through Adsense clicks.
Squidoo – Earn money by writing your new blog, or if you’re philanthropic, choose to donate your earnings to charity.
About.com – If you have some expertise, you can become a paid “guide” writing articles for About.com. Your compensation will depend on how many page views your post generates.
Mashable – Mashable hires freelancers and new staff, offering one of the largest platforms for tech bloggers.

About the author

Ron Haynes has written 1001 articles on The Wisdom Journal.


The founder and editor of The Wisdom Journal in 2007, Ron has worked in banking, distribution, retail, and upper management for companies ranging in size from small startups to multi-billion dollar corporations. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from a top MBA program and currently is a Human Resources and Management consultant, helping companies know how employees will behave in varying situations and what motivates them to action, assisting firms in identifying top talent, and coaching managers and employees on how to better communicate and make the workplace MUCH more enjoyable. If you'd like help in these areas, contact Ron using the contact form at the top of this page or at 870-761-7881.


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{ 6 comments }

Sid W

Great list. I’ve always wanted to write something (who knows what) and never actually knew how to go about doing it or even where to start. Thank you for this.

Carla

Thank you for posting this list. I will keep all of this in mind for when I relocate this year (and leave my job). I started writing for a few blogs, but with a full-time job, my main blog and website, and personal commits (including my health) I have to put that on the backburner until I have more time.

Mrs. Micah

Well, I do think I can write but right now I’m only writing for my blog. I’ve found I don’t like the pressure of writing for other people’s projects. But I do like web consulting…who knew?

This November I’ll be doing National Novel Writing Month…and then I may be shopping around a book if that goes well (ok, after a lot of editing and whatnot). If so, then the agent links would be really useful.

Nora

This is a fabulous resource! I think I may have just found a few new ways to monetize my blog, AND market my book. Hoorah! Thank you.

Curmudgeon

I make a very decent living writing white papers for companies and technology pieces for various magazines (the latter led to the former). In my case, it requires understanding technology and following trends, but it always requires establishing relationships with those who publish. Sometimes it’s not fast. In one case, I befriended a new marketing person who didn’t end up giving me work until three years later. But don’t forget that it’s all about making sure they know you and like working with you, and above all delivering good stuff on time.

Jason @ MyMoneyMinute

Great reference, and lots of links to peruse and pursue :O)

Thanks!

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