Monetize your writing skills to live the life of your dreams.
Are you a writer looking to earn some extra income in 2023? Gone are the days when publishing books was the only way to make money as a writer.
Today, writers can earn money in several cool and beginner-friendly ways.
In this article, I’ll share four super simple writing side hustles that can help you earn some extra income in 2023. From writing on platforms to ghostwriting and copywriting, this post covers everything you need to know to get started.
Before we start, if you’d like to watch a more candid version of this in video format, here’s a link-
1. Writing on a Platform
There are several platforms that pay writers to publish articles on their websites.
Medium is my favorite platform to get paid by writing about exactly what you want.
The only caveat here is that currently, the Medium Partner Program is open to only 33 countries in the world. It’s not available in countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Brazil.
If you can’t write on Medium for money, there are other platforms that pay as well.
On Vocal, you can earn money by publishing both fiction and non-fiction. Check out this detailed tutorial on Vocal.Media to start earning for your stories.
This is another cool platform that pays writers for covering articles on current affairs and politics in the US. NewsBreak has a pay-per-view model. The more views your articles get, the more money you can earn.
For a detailed tutorial on how to join NewsBreak you can check this video.
With blogging, all you have to do is buy a domain or get a free one on WordPress, Wix, Ghost, etc. Then, you need to set up your website and start publishing articles. The best part about earning from blogging is that there are so many different ways you can do to earn directly. Some ideas to monetize your blog are:
- Ad Revenue
- Selling your own courses or products
- Selling products and earning an affiliate income on them
- Subscription models where users pay for exclusive content
The possibilities are infinite with blogging.
It takes some initial investment of time and effort. For example, if you were to start a blog today, it would take you at least six months to get your articles ranked and indexed on Google.
I started my blog in November 2022. So far, the views have grown steadily, but they aren’t enough to earn sustainable ad income.
As I mentioned, it takes at least six months to a year and I’m pretty hopeful this venture is going to be lucrative down the line.
This is a great way to earn extra income but not very great when it comes to building your portfolio or making a name for yourself.
But if you’re a beginner writer, then ghostwriting content for others is a great way to earn extra income.
Upwork, Fiverr, and LinkedIn are great platforms for finding ghostwriting clients.
Personally, I haven’t tried Upwork or Fiverr much but LinkedIn is my jam whenever I need to find ghostwriting clients. If you’d like to know how you can find potential clients on LinkedIn definitely check out the detailed tutorial here.
Copywriting is writing with the intention of selling, such as landing pages or website copy. Here, every word you write is targeted to sell.
If you think your words have the power to compel and persuade a casual passerby to invest, then definitely copywriting is a great way to get some extra money.
To find copywriting clients, you’ll need to work on your cold outreach and pitching game. I’ve prepared a detailed guide to help you —
- Identify your niche
- Find brands in your niche
- Approach CEOs with killer pitches they can’t refuse
- Get paid in 4-figure USD by working 4–5 hours each day.
If you’re looking to earn extra income in 2023, turn your writing skills into a side hustle. From blogging to copywriting, there are many opportunities to earn money by using your writing talents.
- Writing for platforms that pay.
- Writing on your own blog website.
- Copywriting for CEOs and businesses.
So why not start exploring these super simple writing side hustles today?