Making money writing online is a new venture for me. But so far I am pretty happy with the results. I only just started about 3 weeks ago and have made over $600. That may not sound like a lot but having never made a dime writing anything, and with no formal training beyond high school I think that is pretty impressive.
When I break it down to how much I actually made per hour I figure it is no more than $10 an hour. But that is ok. It is better than minimum wage and I get to do it from the comfort of my own home. I can work for 10 minutes while my daughter is occupied or for an hour before she wakes up or is getting put down for the night.
And I am confident that the hourly figure will be quite a bit higher this coming 3 weeks. I started out writing articles for something like $.005 per word. Yes, that is correct. One-half of one cent. But for the past week, it’s been more like $.03 per word. I can write a pretty decent 1,000-word article in about an hour.
That means in my first three weeks I went from writing a 250-word article that paid $1.50 and took me nearly an hour to writing a 1,000-word article that paid $20 and I finished in the same period of time. My best-paid writing so far has been a series of three $11 articles that I finished in about an hour. And to top it off, I was tipped an extra $10 for that work.
I am still exploring the options for getting paid to write online. I know that there are opportunities for making quite a bit more money writing online and I will try new avenues as I go along. I have tried to get on a couple sites already that have turned me down because my writing style isn’t up to their standards. But I know that the more I write, the better I will get.
The sites that I have written for so far are:
I have gotten paid by each one of these sites. Each one has it’s own pros and cons. I will write a part 2 of this blog post to talk more in detail about each site.