What’s the Easiest Way to Get Started Writing from Home

If you like to write and need to earn a part-time or full-time living working from home, there are a ton of jobs on the internet that let you gain experience and make money. Here are four ways writers are making money online while taking care of things at home.

1. Ghostwriting

There are many scams in the online world, but there are also a number of legitimate writing sites that hire beginners (as well as experienced) to write for their clients. Check out sites like WriterAccess, Textbroker and CrowdContent to take the writer or editor tests and start getting paid. There are also many blogs that offer advice and relate how successful writers made it to where they are now.

2. Get Paid to Write Articles for Magazines and Journals

Online magazines, journals and blogs are constantly looking for writers who understand their niche or who can write across a wide variety of topics. You may occasionally come across articles that talk about how this kind of writing is going the way of the dinosaur. However, with constant changes in how search engines present results and new marketing trends coming along every few months, websites, blogs, journals and magazines are always on the lookout for fresh content.

You can post a profile on a site like Rev or UpWork to get gigs immediately. As you get great ratings or do great work, you can count on gaining additional assignments. Building up a reputation as a writer takes a lot of time and dedication. For example, you’ll need a website with samples to apply for many publications.

3. Content Marketing Niche

Copywriting is designed to make consumers respond to a call to action. In the last five years, content marketing has become an ongoing trend. It involves creating valuable content to attract visitors in the hopes of converting them to site followers, or customers if the site is promoting products and services.

4. Conversion-Focused Copywriter

More and more businesses are going online every day, while others are challenged to provide content that is innovative or in demand for their target audience. Not all of them have a clear strategy. So, if you have the savvy and people skills to sell clients new ways to steer traffic to their sites and can figure out ways to increase the conversion rate (turn prospects into customers), your likely to have a long-time customer.

Melissa Thompson
Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn't know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.