So, you’re sitting at home, bored to death, wondering how you’re going to make more money. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. If you live in America and you’re unemployed, you’re one of 4.5% of Americans. However, if you’re underemployed (unemployed or working part-time), you’re one of 14% of Americans. Now, that’s a lot of time you could be extra money and making money writing is one of the easiest ways to get started.
Most people can write but they lack the courage to put what they write onto the internet. So, if you’re even a little bit creative, you will be able to make money writing.
Wait! Before you stop reading because I included the word ‘writing’, please don’t. Read as far as the end and you’ll get two online courses that will help you jump start your career. Both are free and both are easy to follow. If you want to stop reading because you don’t know what to do, then keep reading; I got you covered.
How Much Free Time Do You Have?
The first thing I always recommend is to find out how much free time you have. A lot of people think they don’t have any free time, but this is often not true. Or if it’s true but it’s often more because of a lack of organisation than a lack of time.
What you first need to do is get a notebook and just write down everything you do during the day. Now, you need to do this properly and you need to be honest. You’ll probably be amazed at how much time you have if you just do this one thing.
Make sure you do this for an entire week. Two or three weeks would be better as one week in never the same as the next. However, one week would give you a good idea of how you spend your time.
Doing Something Doesn’t Necessarily Mean You’re Busy
Another thing worth remembering is that it’s also about using your time wisely. Driving is an activity that takes time, but what you do while you’re driving makes a difference. If you spend an hour a day driving and listening to music, that’s wasted time. If you spend that same time, listening to audiobooks or podcasts, that’s time well-spent.
To make money writing, you need to have a wide range of knowledge. Listening to audiobooks about business, making money online, crytpocurrencies and blockchain technology, health and fitness, pets, and so on will give you a great deal of general knowledge about many different subjects.
Of course, you won’t be an expert in those things overnight, but having some understanding of many different subjects will help you get more writing jobs. To do those jobs will still require research but that would have been true no matter what.
Work Diary Done. Now What?
So, you now have a good idea of what you do each day over a week or more. Now you need to see what you can do to free up time.
For example, if you are the main cook and bottle-washer in the family, instead of making different meals every day, make meals that can be cut into portions and heated up or microwaved during the week. Lasagna and Shepherd’s Pie come to mind. Or just make very quick meals like rice or pasta.
Or better yet, get the family to cook their own damn meals so you can concentrate on building your empire.
Hopefully, you have done some good housekeeping and you now have an extra hour or two each day. Before I go on, I want you to understand how one or two hours a day can change your life.
How Much Money Can I Earn Freelancing?
I’m going to be honest with you, if you think you’re going to be earning J.K. Rowling money, stop reading. That’s not going to happen. However, if your aims are more modest, paying the bills or the mortgage, then keep reading.
If you can earn $10 an hour, then you are on the way to changing your life. Doesn’t sound like much, but let me explain why.
Firstly, $10 an hour, as extra to what you are earning now, which will mean you’ll hopefully have money in the bank at the end of each month. To a lot of families, that alone may be a life-changing moment.
But you need to remember that this is freelancing and the work is unlimited. Say you do two hours a night and five hours on the weekend. Okay, I know that’s a lot if you are doing other things, but bear with me a minute.
So, that’s 20 hours of writing at $10 an hour = $200 a week. Do you have a second or third job that pays you that much or less? If so, once you get to $200 a week, you can give that job up and concentrate on your writing. Now you are earning the same as before but you are working for yourself. There’s something else to remember.
What Are Some Other Benefits to Freelancing?
One of the best things about working from home is that there is no commute involved. Even if it takes you only one hour to get your job and back each day, that is another five hours a week that could be used for writing. So instead of 20 hours a week writing, you now have 25 hours a week. At $10 an hour, you are now earning $250 a week, or $1083 a month.
That’s your bills, food shopping, and/or rent, and may be a night out once a week sorted. That’s what I mean by life-changing. It’s not about being able to afford to travel the world in business class, although that would be nice; it’s about your day-to-day quality of life improving.
Additionally, because you gave up your second or third job, you now have more time on your hands for writing. What was $250 a week could now become $400 or $500 a week. If you’ve still got a second job, you might be able to give that one up too. If you only have your main job left, you might be able to start dreaming of giving that one up too. (ONLY! Hahaha. Remember when having ‘only’ one full-time job was enough? No, nor do I.)
But I Don’t Know How to Make Money Writing
Let’s get rid of this idea now. You do know how to write. You may not know how to write like Hemingway, Dickens, or even J.K., but you do know how to write!
What you probably don’t know how to do is write effectively. Well, that’s ok because most other people don’t know how to write effectively either. But don’t worry. Remember above when I said I got you covered? Well, I got you covered.
This course, “Persuasive Writing Course: Learn To Write Amazing Copy” will explain how you can write great copy that will get you earning great money. It’s not easy, mind, and you will need to put in some effort. However, it’s an impressive course… and it’s FREE!
But I Don’t Know Anything About Freelancing
Well fortunately, I got you covered with this too. Head over to this course “How to Make Money on Fiverr – Become The Top 1% of Sellers” and you will find out how to become a top seller on Fiverr (by the way, if you click this link, I may earn a bit of money for you signing up under me. Don’t worry, it won’t cost you a penny and helps me maintain this website).
Again, this is not an easy course. You’ll need to put in some work, follow instructions, and persevere. If you do all that, it may take you a month or three months, or may be even six months, but you will succeed; that’s 99.99% guaranteed.
That Sounds Great. So, How Do I Make Money Writing?
Just take action! I cannot say that strongly enough. Even if you only have an hour a day to start on your path to freelancing success, use that hour. You will often hear that making money online is a marathon, not a sprint, and that is absolutely true.
Take the first step today, the second step tomorrow, the third step the day after, and so on. I’m sure you knwo the Chinese proverb, “A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.” And so it is true here. Take the first step and don’t stop walking. If you do this, you’ll always get to your destination.
Wrapping This Make Money Writing Post Up
And there you have it. All you need to know about make money writing. And as I said, take action today and the future will belong to you, as opposed to the company you’re working for now. And my final thought. Remember, whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right.
Good luck and if you follow the above advice, come back when you have succeeded and tell everyone about it in the comments below.