Making money online by writing.

GV Rama Rao By GV Rama Rao, 5th Aug 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3ydcrzwz/
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I have been seeing many articles on the above subject. I thought it would be in the fitness of things if I also give my two cents worth about the various sites that pay money.

Money paying sites

There are innumerable sites that pay for writing, taking part in surveys, posting photos, videos and promoting some products. Here is a list at random.
Fanbox.com. This is one site where one can make money by posting articles on any subject regularly. There is no editorial control and no moderation. The site permits copy and paste articles provided one acknowledges the source of the articles correctly. As in Wikinut, one can attach photos and videos in a simple manner. The most important factor to make money at this site is to develop a good fanbase and select subjects which are popular with the readers. The site provides this information. SEO or knowledge of Google AdWords will be of immense help in advertising one's blogs. A good networking and joining one of the several communities like writers, photographers, poets will be of immense help in boosting the earnings. There are several methods of earning money here like advertising one's own or others' blogs, selling products like e-books and a set of blogs, etc. However, one needs an activation code to join this site. Fortunately for wikinut members I get one activation code every month. Those interested can contact me and get a code. I have a code for the month of August. Any takers may contact me.
Freelancer.com.
This site provides information about several tasks that people are ready to pay for writing. These include content writing, writing blogs, ghostwriting of books, editing of articles, proofreading, writing resumes, writing essays for students. The amounts vary from $25 to $2000. The advertiser spells out his requirement and gives a deadline. Here each writer submits his bid and provides his credentials about his writing skills. By paying a small amount of $10, one can promote his bid. The advertiser allots the work according to his choice. When one meets the deadline and provides a satisfactory output, the writer is given a rating g in stars. A five-star rating will help to get further work. One can join this site free or as a premium member by paying a fee that is mercifully small. One gets in his inbox the jobs matching his skills as given in his profile. This is a good site for writers who write good English without any grammatical mistakes. It's excellent for people who are native English speakers. This is not to say the ESL types do not get assignments. There is a small catch as the site takes ten percent of the earnings of the writer.
AWAI.
This site specializes in copywriting which is slightly different from regular writing. Copywriting is different from advertising. An advertisement makes people aware of the existence of a certain product for a precise use. Copywriting is a method to persuade the reader to take a particular action. This can be done by several methods: emails, content writing for the company about its products, newsletters and brochures, and posting videos or photos about the products. The primary aim should be to persuade the reader to buy the product or service one is writing about. One can join the AWAI for free and register. Thereafter, one needs to invest a bit of money to learn the ropes and get the clients to pay for one's services. The redeeming feature is that the earnings can be in four and five figures. Secondly, to learn the ropes one needs to go through some programmes and webinars to meet the successful copywriters. This is going to cost some money. However, one should take this as a business venture for the investment will yield results far beyond one's expectations. One can join the barefoot writer's club to avail these services.
Freedom with Writing.
There are some magazines and periodicals which accept unsolicited articles, short stories and allied materials. Here the article must merit the approval of the editor. The good news is that these will fetch nothing less than $100 a piece. This month my inbox showed three pieces: $750 for short stories, $2000 for travel writing about Hawai and $350 to write for Salvation Army. Some prolific writers, there are many in Wikinut, can submit more than one article a day to different magazines and make enough money. The site with the above name is free to register. One will find in his inbox the details of the magazines and their submission guidelines.
Writing novels/children's books.
The best way to earn money by writing, of course, is writing books. The art and craft of writing can be mastered by joining Writers Digest. This site provides helpful tips about writing, getting one's work critiqued, edited, proofread, finding an agent, and finding a publisher. However, most of the information comes in the form of books by experts in the field. Here also some investment is essential.
Writing is a profitable business. However, like any business, the more you invest, the more you get in return. In some sites, you need to spend your time which is also a form of money and in other sites you need to shell down hard cash. One needs to hone his writing skills before getting into the big league. There is no place better than Wikinut for this purpose.
Disclaimer: This is not to say I made enormous amounts of money by writing.
Wikinut is the best site to post one's writing and improve his writing skills with the help of a friendly community of writers.
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author avatar brendamarie
6th Aug 2015 (#)

great article and tips thanks

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
6th Aug 2015 (#)

My dear brendmarie,
Thanks for your comment and appreciation.

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author avatar spirited
6th Aug 2015 (#)

There must be a lot of these sites out there. I have joined a few but am inactive in a lot of them. I only have time to write in one really.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
6th Aug 2015 (#)

My dear spirited,
Indeed there are many more, but I could mention only a few due to constraints of space.
Secomdly, as you sow so you reap. If you have neither time nor inclination to make money don't lose sleep over these matters.

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author avatar spirited
6th Aug 2015 (#)

Thanks GV Rama Rao.

It's not really about time or inclination. Writing saps me of so much energy that I can only write so much in one day. It drains me, making me so tired, so very tired.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
6th Aug 2015 (#)

Thanks GVR for this useful share.

The more the challenges we are prepared to take the more are the rewards. I have been taking online writing as a hobby for now, so Wikinut looks best suitable for me - siva

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
6th Aug 2015 (#)

Siva, each one according to his needs and abilities. I provided the information for those interested in making money.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
6th Aug 2015 (#)

Thanks for sharing such a great article and tips. I love writing and I've had articles published for many years on line. I'm working with a publisher to have one of my books published. I really do write to entertain. It's my main focus.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
6th Aug 2015 (#)

My comment should have read online.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
6th Aug 2015 (#)

My dear Nancy,
I too started writing for newspapers and magazines and received payments. I graduated to writing books. I blog for keeping my writing skills honed. I wrote six books so far.My next book has already got a ISBN Number and is soon to be published. I am writing another book. This info is for those who want to make money on the side to boost their income especially for good writers to make good money.

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author avatar M G Singh
6th Aug 2015 (#)

This is a wonderful post GV. Well done

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
6th Aug 2015 (#)

Thanks Madan for your comment.

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author avatar M G Singh
8th Aug 2015 (#)

GV, one small point. The site Fan box is not open and only gives membership on invitation of another member. Have you tried the site?

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
8th Aug 2015 (#)

My dear Madan,
I've been a member of Fanbox for the last four years. If you read my script I wrote I get one activation code every month, and you can join using it. Are you interested? If so contact me at rgarimella99@gmail.com. Make it fast as this month's code will expire soon. Give ur email ID.

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author avatar M G Singh
9th Aug 2015 (#)

GV, hope u got my message ?

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
9th Aug 2015 (#)

My dear Madan,
I didn't get ur message. I copied and pasted your email ID and gave the activation code. The gmail showed an error in the address. I have given your name to Fanbox. Here is the activation code. Register today itself using this code.
14BHQ-LRDLZ-S14W1-KQHLD-5GRTR

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author avatar M G Singh
9th Aug 2015 (#)

Thanks GV. Have set the ball rolling

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
9th Aug 2015 (#)

I received a message that you joined the Fanbox. Keep posting regularly and ask me for any help if you want. I'm officially your teacher and responsible for success in earning good money.

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author avatar M G Singh
10th Aug 2015 (#)

Thanks GV

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author avatar Red Smith
10th Aug 2015 (#)

great article!
see you around...

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author avatar peachpurple
11th Aug 2015 (#)

thanks gv, I had tried freelancer but i guess I do not fit this shoe. My grammar!

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
11th Aug 2015 (#)

My dear peachpurple,
In that case you try Fanbox, but you have to wait for 1st week of September to get an activation code from me.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
15th Aug 2015 (#)

My dear peachpurple,
I have an activation code. If you are keen on joining Fanbox please contact me immdtly giving your real name and email ID to rgarimella99@gmail.com.
Other members keen on joining Fanbox may contact me as I keep getting the activation codes.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
18th May 2016 (#)

Too bad i stumbled on this past August or about 9 months old.

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