If you’ve ever wanted to write for money, now’s the time to do it. There are many opportunities nowadays, far too many for any one writer to take advantage of them all. Let’s look at what’s most profitable for writers today.
1. Blogging: Everyone Wants and Needs a Blog
Businesses and publications are using blogs in many different ways. Someone needs to write those blogs. Yes, often companies will use their own staff as bloggers, but many companies soon find that it’s much more sensible to hire a team of writers.
Blogging can be very profitable indeed. I know several writers who are making double and triple what they earned at their previous day jobs in their new careers as professional bloggers.
Here’s how to get started. Create a blog. If you’re promoting your blogging services, you need a sample of what you can do.
2. Web Content: a Writer’s Goldmine
Businesses are investing in their websites, because they know that traffic equals sales. They need content to get that traffic. Content marketing has become a hot promotional strategy, and businesses who see the potential are hiring writers.
You need to be aware that some of these content jobs are very low-paid. If you’re a beginner, take some of these jobs so that you can get some experience. But don’t keep working at these jobs too long, you’ll burn out. Moreover, you won’t have time to look for more profitable writing jobs.
Highly-paid content writing jobs are available. Many writers are making a dollar a word writing content for large companies. These jobs are not advertised, however. You get them by making proposals to companies.
3. Writing Ebooks: Hello, Kindle
Amazon has created an entirely new business model for writers. Not only are authors making much more money than they ever thought was possible, but people who never considered themselves writers are deciding that becoming an author is a wonderful career choice.
Amazon changes its Kindle Direct Publishing program frequently. What worked yesterday, won’t work today. For example, there was a time when $.99 ebooks were all the rage, but that period passed quickly. Stay up to date with changes on KDP, and always follow Amazon’s Terms of Service for the site.
4. Online and Offline Marketing: Become a Communications Professional
Formerly, companies’ marketing collateral was created by copywriters.
However, nowadays companies are looking on content as a marketing opportunity. This means that if you have a background in business, marketing communications is an ideal opportunity for you.
Companies are devoting much more time to content, so if you understand marketing, this will be hugely profitable for you.
The above four opportunities are profitable for writers today. You can base your new career on any one of them.