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3 Fast Ways to Make Money Writing

By Ruth Barringham

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In an ideal world it would be great to sit and write one best seller after another, and get a movie contract offer for each book.

In the real world, that’s unlikely to happen. And even if it did, the money wouldn’t be instant because books take time to write, especially epic novels. And movie rights take ages to set up.

So, in the meantime, while you’re waiting for your big break, how can you generate some fast money from your writing?

Here are 3 ways you can try right now.

Freelance Writing
This is the fastest way to earn money from your writing.

You can write for magazines, apply for online writing jobs or use freelance sites like Elance to find writing jobs.

How quickly you’ll make money depends on many factors including the length of the writing project, the type of payment (on acceptance or on publication) and how much you get paid.

For instance, if you write a feature article for a magazine you might earn $500. But if they don’t pay until after publication, it could be weeks or months before you receive any payment.

On the other hand, you might submit a short tip, joke or letter that earns you money instantly, but pays less than $50.

Your Own Website or Blog
This can take a while to set up and fill with content, depending on how much time you have. But it can still be done in only a few days, if you work fast.

You can earn money from your website or blog, by writing articles, marketing, on site advertisements and affiliate marketing.

It’s also the best place to advertise your own books as you write them.

Write Ebooks
This is a slower way to earn money from your writing but if you can write quickly and stay focused, there’s no reason why you can’t write and publish several ebooks a year.

There are many writers who earn money writing and publishing short hot-to ebooks. Some of them even manage to produce an ebook every week.

And if you try all 3 of these ways to earn fast money from your writing, not only can you earn money quickly, but you’ll generate a residual income that can last for years.

The ‘trick’ of course, is that you have to start writing now.

So what are you waiting for?


The 12 Month Writing Challenge

The 12 Month Writing Challenge.

Only for writers who are serious about writing and earning money.

Don’t think you’re dedicated enough to being a writer?

Then don’t even try it.




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