How to Get Started in Writing Articles Online

Writing articles online can be a great way to earn some extra money to help out with expenses, or it can be a full time job that allows you to work around your family’s schedule. Whatever your visions for your online article writing career may be, you can accomplish your goals with some effort, time, and a little bit of verbal skill.

It can also be a great way of gaining exposure for your business or website. No matter if you are selling cars, or running a blog giving away musiciansfriend coupon, writing articles and publishing them on article sites can gain a lot of exposure.

But this article is about making money directly via writing.

If you are just starting out, you may not have any experience in writing. Don’t worry – there are places online where you can get a writing job even if you don’t have experience. Although these jobs may not pay the best, you can gain valuable experience which you can use to get another, better paying job in the future.

Before you begin to apply for any online writing jobs, you will want to sign up for a Paypal account if you haven’t already done so. This is because many websites pay through this network. If you decide to take a revenue sharing job, you might also need an account with ad sense to start earning money. Because of this, it is a good idea to open up an account with this company as well. After you’ve done this, you can research sites that hire freelance writers.

Mechanical Turk is one such site that hires new freelance writers. This site, which is run by Amazon, allows employers to post tasks which they will pay people to complete. These tasks might include indexing an ebook, writing a blog post, writing a profile, or editing a newsletter. The tasks must be completed within a certain amount of time and, if your work is approved, the employer will pay you using your Amazon.com account. Since no experience is required in order to get hired for a job, this is a great place to begin to get writing experience. Of course, you should keep a copy of any work that you have completed for your portfolio in order to show your skills to future employers.

Freelancewritinggigs.com has many listings for writers, including those that are new to the world of online writing. In addition to perusing the daily job listing, you will be able to network with other writers, and learn a little bit more about online writing by reading the blog. This writing blog is full of wisdom from experienced online writers who are willing to share their advice and wisdom with new writers.

You should be able to get writing assignments almost immediately on Mechanical Turk. After gaining some experience, you can then research other sites that hire more experienced writers. In most cases, your experience will probably also earn you an increase in pay too.

Although you might be concerned about starting your writing career online, don’t let that stop you. Start writing today and soon, you’ll be earning money by writing articles online.

Dean Saliba

Dean Saliba is a freelance writer, professional blogger, media enthusiast, dirty football player and huge professional wrestling fan who covers a wide range of subjects and niches including, making money online, traffic generating, pro wrestling, blog reviews, football, how-to guides, music, internet marketing and more.

10 Comments

  • Freelancer and Demand has been a good resource.

  • Hi,

    Can you provide some tips on fighting writer’s block?

    Thanks,

    Raymund Camat

  • Hello,

    Well, starting to write articles online can be very tough. It will seem easier, then harder, then easier, then again – harder but it is something natural. While time will pass and you will work harder and harder, you will start to get into the thing and it will seem easier, you will work faster and more efficiently and gain experience. How to get started? Simple, start writing! Start writing anything, just work!

    Thanks for sharing, extremely useful!

    Joshua

    • I don’t know if it will be worth it soon. There are a lot of people online who are willing to work for hardly anything. Right now you are considered expensive if you charge more than $0.01 per word.

      Because people in certain Eastern countries are so desperate to find work, and earn money, they are quite prepared to undercut themselves and everyone around them just to earn a couple of bucks.

  • there are a lot of writing jobs in Odesk as well as Elance..this is one of my first online job but it has gotten tedious and draining at times

  • Im partial to Odesk …i have been a member since 2009 and i have found some great online work there.You should check it out.

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