When you’re a new freelance writer, it can be intimidating to read blog posts from writers further along in their careers. “How did she get her byline on that site?” you might wonder. Or “Wow — she’s making $5,000 per month just from writing assignments? I’ll never get there.”
Take a deep breath. You might not earn the big bucks right away, but you can definitely start landing decent-paying freelance writing jobs.
How? As you dip your toes into freelance waters, don’t limit yourself to certain kinds of work, like only writing blog posts or fan fiction. Instead, consider all your options for making money as a freelance writer before settling on the ones that best fit your skills and interests.
What are the best freelance writing jobs for beginners?
The short answer is “just about anything.” The long answer is, well, too long for a blog post — which is why we’ve compiled it into an ebook.
71 Ways to Make Money as a Freelance Writer walks you through a ton of different options for earning an income as a writer, from writing blog posts and ebooks to drafting obituaries and restaurant menus.
Each entry includes a description of the skills you’ll need, a plan for getting started and links to more helpful resources. Plus, since we know you probably like real numbers as much as we do, we give you a sense for how much you might be able to earn for each writing gig.
As FundsforWriters editor C. Hope Clark said, this ebook “is a newbie’s dream, telling people who love to mesh words together how to start from scratch.”
When will you get paid to write?
Sound up your alley? Here’s where you can find more information about 71 Ways to Make Money as a Freelance Writer. Happy writing!
What’s the most unusual way you’ve made money as a writer? We’d love to hear your ideas!