I have always wanted to make money on the side in order to help supplement my income and afford luxury items that I cannot live without. After a long time of hesitation, I finally decided to make a blog as my side hustle. It is hard work but the rewards are worth it and blogging is a great way for me to share my thoughts with the world.
You can make a few hundred dollars writing blogs up to thousands of dollars if what you write resonates well with people.
This is how I started a blog for side income. If you enjoy writing like me, I am going to give you some tips on how to start making money writing articles on the side. The most important thing that you need in order to get paid as a freelance writer is to have your own blog and social media accounts such as Twitter or Instagram where you can create an audience. People will more easily hire you if you do not have an audience so it is important that you find your niche and focus on it before trying to start making money as a freelance writer.
Start by writing articles and tutorials for your niche. You can do this in many ways such as posting your articles on your blog or having a free blog post like a guest posting in other blogs or using some of the link building techniques (other people linking to your post so it gets more popular with search engines).
Make sure that you showcase yourself well in these articles by including your name and contact information so that people will know who wrote it. There are many other techniques for attracting readers to your blog such as guest blogging but they are beyond the scope of this post. You will need to make sure that people will pay you for your articles. This is not as hard as you think when your blog gets a lot of visitors. Most people who come to your blog are interested in what you write.
Another way to make money writing articles online is by guest blogging in blogs where there is a need for posts such as online shops or businesses looking for writers.
Next, you need to start building an audience by sharing content from other blogs that you think are relevant to you niche and your target audience. The best way to do this is to join some relevant online forums and start posting links to your articles on these forums. This will give you a good foundation of readers for your future articles and will help you build an online presence. All you have to do now is keep writing and building up on your audience!
Freelance writing is a little different than writing a blog. Instead of writing about your own opinions and perspectives on a topic, you will be writing for another person. Perhaps you are an expert on the topic and that is why they are hiring you. Nothing can replace the experience of actually learning about a topic from a professional in the field but if you don’t have access to a professional, there is always google. I used google in order to learn more about being a freelance writer. I started with searching “how to become a freelance writer” and found great results by simply searching google for “how to make side income as a blogger.” Google will be your best friend because it is always there and can give you your biggest source of information when you start out. But make sure that you have the correct spelling of what you are looking for because if not, you might get lots of results from another country or even something unrelated to what you were looking for.
It is important to focus on the things that you are good at. Are you good at creative thinking, proofreading, or editing? If not, you are able to delegate tasks such as proofreading, editing or even writing articles to other people so that you do not overwhelm yourself and miss out on other opportunities for income. You will need to set up different kinds of collaborations with other writers, editors and designers in order to get things moving.
I hope that these tips have helped you build a nice, healthy side income with blogging. If you enjoy writing, try looking for other ways to make money off of it such as freelance writing or even writing novels! So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and write!