to Earn Extra Money Online for Writers and Bloggers
The Write Stuff
are many different ways you can make some extra cash by just
working from home at your PC in your bunny slippers. While
most people aren't going to be able to buy a new car or chuck
their day jobs by writing part-time, are decent ways available
to make some extra income without ever leaving your spare
bedroom. If you are laid off, the ideas below might help to
bring in some extra income until you can find a steady job.
They are also great ideas for retired people or stay at home
moms who would like to make a little extra income while still
being able to stay home with the kids.
writer at Info Barrel states he makes $1.75 per month
per article, but could bump it up to $2.00. So in order to
make $24,000 a year he would need to have 1,000 published
articles, or 2,000 articles for $50,000 a year. If you are
otherwise unemployed and can write an average of 20 articles
a week, you could write 1,000 articles in a year and 2,000
articles in two years time. While not the fast track way to
wealth, the Internet does make it possible for people who
like to write a way to make a living.
great part about working online from home is that for many
types of work you can set your own hours. This works for me
because my husband has a demanding job with a long commute
and long work hours. If we both had jobs like he has then
we would be burning the candle at both ends and would never
see each other. The downside to working at home is that none
of the jobs below have any benefits, the income is unpredictable
and it can get boring sometimes just sitting and writing by
Get Paid to Write Web Articles or Blog Posts
Crystal Ray writes about home decorating
and green living for Associated Content and she earns
more than $800 a month doing so. Ms. Ray says, "I set
my own hours and write on topics I am interested in.
I do not have to spend money commuting to and from work,
and a baby-sitter is never a requirement." 1
easiest way to make some extra money is to write articles
for pay-for-content sites that will pay you for your article,
and/or profit share with you the revenue earned by ads placed
on your published articles.
few of the better known places where you can get paid to write
Contributor Network - Submissions are evaluated
for financial compensation, ranging from upfront offers
to page-view bonuses.
- Writers can earn extra income in several ways: 1) upfront
payments for contributed work; 2) daily revenue share; and
3) writing contests. Top writers can earn money in three
more ways: 1) citizen journalism awards; 2) published articles
through their marketplace; and 3) professional journalism
- writers earn money by signing up for Adsense and affiliate
programs and putting program ads on their published articles.
advantages of submitting articles to these types of programs
Many of these pay-for content sites
already have good rankings, so your article may rank in
Google without doing any extra work to promote it.
To get started all you need are decent writing skills and
an article or two.
The disadvantages of writing web articles for money include:
you are a fantastic and/or prolific writer, this is probably
more money in making sites or blogs of your own. Though
people with a flair for writing can make a decent extra
income, sometimes articles sell for as little as $5 a pop.
have no control over the domain itself where your articles
are placed. So if the article site loses it search engine
rankings for some reason, your articles get dragged down
along with it. This will probably decrease your traffic
and along with your traffic any future revenue sharing income
you might be getting.
Your article may not get accepted. (However, if this happens,
you can try submitting it somewhere else or simply put it
on your own blog or web site.)
February 3, 2009, Helium announced record member earnings.
Among those sharing in the pool of thousands of dollars
is a former teacher from South Georgia. Holle Abee,
a recently retired high school teacher, has earned
over $5,000 by writing for Helium an average of one
hour each day over the past six months. 2
1. "As Household Budgets Shrink, Associated Content Puts
Money in 80,000 Pockets." PR Newswire. PR Newswire Association
High School Teacher Earns $5K in Six Months Writing One Hour/Day
for Helium." Business Wire. Business Wire. 2009.
"Pennies From Heaven Online Writing Platforms Attract New
Writers with Small Fees and the Joy of Being Read.(Tech Smart)."
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI). Capital Newspapers.