If you enjoy writing and are reasonably good at it, then perhaps you would like to make money online from your skill. You don’t need much to get started and you can work from pretty much anywhere.


What You Need

The great thing about writing online is that you can get started with very little. All you really need is a laptop and an internet connection. If you are serious about making money from writing online you may want to create a writer website so you can practice your writing and create a portfolio of work to show to prospective clients.



What Skills You Need

It may sound obvious but to make money online with writing you need to enjoy the process of writing. If you find the whole thing laborious and boring it may not be for you. At first, it may take you a while to crack out articles but the more you write the more you will hone your skills as a writer and the faster you will become. Practice really does make perfect with writing online but it’s a great skill to sell online. Some places may ask you to have specific qualifications but more often than not experience and a portfolio of work are more important.


Finding a Niche

If you are looking to go all out and start a freelance writing business you may want to consider choosing a niche so you can apply for specific jobs and appear as an expert within that niche. For example, you may want to write blog articles on health and wellbeing, or you may want to specialise in copywriting for technology entrepreneurs.


Where To Find Jobs

You may want to get started with content mills where you will be pretty much writing about everything and anything. Be warned though that the rates of pay are particularly low, especially for beginners. People Per Hour and Fiverr are good opportunities for selling a service such as writing. You can apply for writing jobs on Problogger and, of course, you can also look for your own writing opportunities on websites and blogs that pay writers for submitting articles.


How Do You Get Started?

Have a look at job boards such as Pro Blogger and People Per Hour to see what type of writing jobs people are both applying for and offering. If this is something that you want to take seriously consider setting up a website to showcase your writing skills to use as your portfolio. If you enjoy writing you may also want to consider starting a blog.