How to Make Money Writing Articles and Blog Posts
Writing is a popular way to make money these days. People need content for their blogs and websites. Why not make use of your writing skills and earn some extra money to pay the bills?
Yes, it sounds easier than to get it done. However, you won’t know the results if you did not give it a try. There are so many sites posting freelance writing ads and there must be one job that you can do.
Writing articles and blog posts can earn you some extra cash fast and easy. The only thing you have to remember is you need to know what you are writing about before you can write an article or a blog post.
Writing articles sounds much easier than blog posts but generally, they are the same. In fact, both require research but when you are writing articles, you need to use proper language whereas in blog posts, you can write using more relaxing words.
Besides, most articles should be around 400-500 words or more and blog posts can be around 300 words only (you can write more if you want but depending on your customers and the fee involve).
When you are applying for a freelance writing job, make sure the job description suits you. Do not apply for jobs you can’t do. If the topics are out of your way, then make way. Don’t force yourself to write about something you are not comfortable with because you might not be able to write excellently.
The point is do not work on something you cannot do simply because you want the money. That is not ethical. You will end up in a mess and lose your clients, most likely.
How do you set the fee for your writing services. Most people disagree to charge a lower price especially when you first started out as a freelance writer. I would suggest between $5-6 for a 500-word article or blog post. This breaks down to about $0.01 per word, which is a standard price for article writing or blog post writing.
However, do not fall for fees like $1 for a 500-word article. This fee is an insult to all freelance writers. I admit I once worked for people paying peanuts but now, no more! Some people will offer about $2-3 for a 500-word article but still these are peanuts. You want cashew nuts. Make your stand and charge $5 per 500-word article until you have become an expert, then you can demand for more.
These are just the basic of earning money with article writing and blog post writing. There are more to discover as you work on your small business. Don’t forget to enjoy your work, while you are working.