Medium is not the only place you can earn money for writing online
Yes, Medium is a fantastic way to earn money from writing only. However, many of us are unaware of how to earn money writing on other platforms. These platforms are built to give writers opportunities to network and boost their earnings.
Here are some tips that have helped me along the way.
1. Sign up to Freelancing Marketplaces (Start with Fiverr)
There are websites you can sign up for free that will pay you for your work. Fiverr, Vocal, and Upwork will pay you for writing. Try to start with only one of them. Most people start with Fiverr as Fiverr is open to freelancers of all experience levels. Fiverr has a large user base that spans the globe. This means you have the potential to reach clients from different industries and regions, increasing your chances of finding work. Fiverr is also a platform with various writing services you can offer, including content creation, copywriting, technical writing, editing, and blog posts. This allows you to showcase your expertise with different writing styles and niches.
2. Study the writers in your niche
Once you have signed up to write on these platforms, research other writers in your niche. Observe other writers' work for inspiration. Find out how they are writing, pricing and selling their work. Remember, the internet is filled with writers offering their services, which makes it competitive to stand out and secure well-paying opportunities, so it's essential to start small on pricing and work your way up.
3. Work hard for testimonials
Testimonials are EVERYTHING! When you start receiving clients, work hard to produce excellent material so they can give excellent feedback and five star reviews. The more testimonials you have, the more you can charge as you now have the proof to back up the quality of your work. Keep in mind — its quality over quantity.
4. Patience (The hardest step).
This is the most important, yet the most difficult part of being a writer. Do not expect freelance writing to be a full time, or even part…