A lot of people want to know how to make some extra money from home. We get a lot of emails asking for ways to do this. But only a handful of them want to consider making money from home by writing articles. Surprisingly a lot of people still think that the internet has some tricks up it’s sleeve that lets people make easy money.
It’s this belief that makes people an easy victim of online scam. But it’s not completely their fault. Some of the fraudsters go to great lengths to make immensely convincing sales and pitch page. Coming from a place where you really used something to work for you, it’s hard not to be tempted to give it a shot.
Regardless, writing articles from home is a reality and many people do it to make a living or, in the very least, make a substantial part time income.
First step in making money by writing articles is to know what kind of work is available to you. If you are looking online you just need to saunter over to the closest, friendly, well-known freelance job website. Head over to the writing job section. Don’t apply for one just yet. Simply go through the listings. Now you know what article writing assignments are available.
There is another way to go about this. Instead of looking for home based article writing work online, publish your own articles. There are plenty of websites that allow you to post your own articles on any subject, and share the revenue your article generates through the ads and offers that they populate it with.
You can also write articles from home for your local publications. We know people personally who do this: You too can write for local papers, magazines, etc.
The most important thing is that you need some backing to your bid for any writing job, online or offline. That’s why we said earlier, just look and don’t apply just yet. If you are trying to pick up article writing work from a freelance job website, you need to show some credentials and an example of your work.
More often than not there are other people bidding for the same work. You have to give a reason to be chosen over others. The same holds true for jobs for writing articles locally from home. Ask yourself, why should anyone give you work?
The truth is that it’s not that simple at first to find articles writing jobs. You will have much competition beating you down.
But don’t worry if you do not have a body of work just yet. Let’s build that first. All things worth dong are worth doing well. Making money from home writing articles certainly fits the bill of things worth doing.
You can start writing a blog. Come up with ideas for 5-10 articles and post them. This with an example of your writing style and standard.
Post your articles on self-publishing sites that also pay you. This serves as an example of your work as well as a source of income.
Writing a blog is a great idea to build your profile as a writer. Setting up a blog takes literally just a few minutes can cost you nothing if you go the cost free way.
Before you do any writing on any platform, we highly recommend going through a few e-courses or books on writing. This is very important if you are a beginner. Writing well is a skill that, more often than not, has to be acquired. Learning and knowing how to write well is the ticket to successfully making money home by writing articles.
Here are some websites you ought to check out for getting started. All the best and do ask any questions you have in the comments below.