September 21, 2022

How to Make Money from Your Writing

We all have to figure out how to make money at some point and time in our lives. Some find more success than others, while others struggle to make even a Pound to get them through the day. However, you don’t have to find it challenging if you have good writing skills.

Writing as a ghostwriter, copywriter, or self-published blogger can earn you an excellent supplementary or even act as your primary source of income. It can also be a productive and therapeutic way to spend your spare time while increasing your knowledge of the subject matter you’re writing about. But if you don’t know how to start this journey, keep reading as we explore different ways you can make money from your writing.


You can write short stories, books, blogs, articles, or speeches for different publications and prominent people while getting paid. Ghostwriting work can also be found on online sites such as online business publications, news sites, and gossip sites, to name a few. For example, these platforms have been reviewed and written by ghostwriters and, depending on your agreement, earn a commission from the traffic they generate or get paid a certain amount for your pieces.

However, there is a caveat to ghostwriting. You have to be willing to give up the rights to your written work and not receive credit for it. A bitter pill to swallow, we know.

Paid Writing Internships

If you feel your skills are not on par with the standards required to write paid work, you don’t have to fret; a paid writing internship will help you build your skills. If you log on to sites like, they will help pair you with writing companies offering paid internships, which can help you get started.

You can also contact some of your favorite writing publications you already follow, send them your CV, and pitch to them why you would be a good fit.

Social Media Content

Over recent years, social media platforms have grown, and creators on the sites are looking for better content to help them push their brands. Furthermore, businesses have also realized the importance and power of social media in pushing their products online and are looking for good writers to help them craft messages.

If you have good writing skills and know a thing or two about platforms like youtube, Facebook, or Instagram. You can pitch your writing skills to different businesses and creators or, better yet, become a social media creator.


Freelance copywriting has been in existence for some time now. Many people earn a living writing for different publications writing sales copy, explainers, how-tos, and pillar content for sites. You can either use freelancing copywriting websites to help you sell your skills and find jobs or cold pitch clients you know require writing services.

As with many forms of job hunting, you will have to put yourself out there and cope with slues of rejection, but once you land a good client. It will have been well worth it.

Self-publish a Blog

The best way to make money writing is to do it writing for yourself. A self-published blog will take time, resources, and a lot of patience to set up, but it will give you the most satisfaction at the end of the day. While self-publishing, you don’t have to deal with editors or briefs telling you what to do. Instead, you let your inspiration guide you and write about what interests you the most. In addition, there are no middlemen to take a share of your earnings.

Write Affiliate Marketing Pieces

Affiliate marketing still remains one of the best ways to make money online, which works by first identifying what you’re passionate about. Find some products you hopefully use daily or know a lot about and are confident you can write interesting and informative pieces. Then search for the products on sites such as Amazon or Shopify and join their affiliate programs.

Once you’re an affiliate partner, organically include the links in your content, asking readers to use them to check out and hopefully buy the products. If your content is convincing enough, people will also use your links and earn you good commissions.


Making money can be challenging, let alone finding your calling. Fortunately, if you’re a writer or have good writing skills, you will find it easier than most. As we have demonstrated above, there are many ways to make money writing, and we haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of where writing can get you. However, you might have to take a few rejections and even work on pieces you don’t like or believe in, but in the end, it will have been well worth it.

So we encourage you to take the plunge into this industry and take over the world with your craftsmanship of the written word.

About the author 

Elle Gellrich

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