How to Make Money from Your Writing Skills.
Writing is a pleasure and a passion and many enthusiastic writers would do it for free.
Unfortunately, free doesn’t pay the bills.
That’s why it’s so important that budding writers find markets for their work.
Online sites such as Associated Content and Constant Content are the answer for many, providing a supportive environment to develop writing talent while getting paid in the process.
But, there are a variety of other ways to market your writing if you’re willing to try new approaches.
Here are two, more unusual ways to make money by writing:
Market your writing : Write local restaurant reviews
If you enjoy writing and the pleasure of trying new foods, why not put your skills to work and make money at the same time by writing restaurant reviews ?
You could potentially market your restaurant reviews both locally and online.
Is there a local publication in your area that might publish your reviews on a weekly or monthly basis ?
Call your Chamber of Commerce and get a listing of all the local publications in your area.
Get the name of a contact person and see if they would be interested in having you write reviews of local restaurants for their publication.
You can also market restaurant reviews online by submitting them to Constant Content, Associated Content, and by setting up your own local restaurant review blog.
Once your blog is up and running, send out a press release to your local newspaper and other publications announcing your site.
If you live in a city of moderate size, you should be able to establish a regular readership for your reviews.
Be sure to include Google adsense ads on your blog to monetize your reviews.
Market your writing : Write personal ads for others
More and more people are looking for members of the opposite sex by searching online.
Unfortunately, very few know how to write a compelling personal ad.
You can fill this gap by writing an ad for them and charging a fee for your service.
When a prospect chooses to use your service, you would send them a brief questionnaire to get the information needed to write their personal ad.
You would then proceed to write a personal ad your customer can be proud of.
This business could be easily promoted online through online classifieds such as Craig’s List, by publishing a blog, as well as through participation in online dating forums with a signature line promoting your unique business.
This business would likely be well received since so many people have difficulty expressing themselves through writing.
Who knows ? Your ad may help to create an online match made in heaven.
To market your writing successfully, learn to think out-of-the-box a bit and consider both local and online markets for your writing skills.
By doing so, you can build a successful, long term business doing what you enjoy.