How to Make Money from Writing

There are different ways to make money, let’s look at how to make money from writing.

We will discuss freelance writing, blogging, and affiliate marketing.

Freelance Writing

There are numerous different places that will pay you to do freelance writing such as blogs (guest blogging), magazines, and journals. According to Jennifer Roland who wrote Earn Money Online: 92 Websites That Pay Writers $50+, for SmartBlogger you have a number of categories that you can write about. Areas such as business, career, finance, essays, family, parenting, health, lifestyle, general interest, tech, travel, and food. It is amazing just how many websites need content. If you love to write and you want to be paid for it, look into different sites and discover who you should contact about being paid. You can even negotiate with some. Write the article and collect your fee.


If you enjoy writing stories, whether nonfiction or fiction based you can become a Kindle author. This allows you to flex your creative muscles and become a published author. As Glen Long has written in The Five Most Realistic Ways to Make a Living as a Writer, for SmartBlogger you will need to be a prolific writer and will likely have published three books before the money becomes even close to a full-time income. The good thing is that once your books become popular you will earn money from your back catalogue as your audience will be looking for more of your material. This may take a couple of years but it is do-able.



Why not show off your writing skills and build your own Blog. Its a great way to show your work to the general public. A blog can be a non-fiction one or a blog that contains information about a niche market. Gain subscribers that share their email information with you and become an affiliate marketer. We have a blog that we started with the training provided through Wealthy Affiliate. WA has taught us all we need to know to build and advance our blog to the point where the affiliate marketing makes an income. Click here to read a review of WA  and find out more information.

Please let me know if you have any questions




9 thoughts on “How to Make Money from Writing

  1. I have a passion for writing, I have always wondered if their be a way to make money with it, I am now working to be an affilate marketer I haven’t made money yet but i also sort of slacked off the last month, now im back and ready to start working towards it

    1. Writing is an awesome career. You put your thoughts, ideas and dreams on paper and to have others read it and enjoy it is s feeling like no other

  2. So true. So true. I have been a writer for years. And yes, I did freelance writing for advertising agencies as copywriter. I even wrote episodes for TV shows as a scriptwriter. They are truly ways to make a decent living. But it is like running your own business. You have to be the salesperson, admin person, accounting, etc.

    So after a while, I decided to do more blogging. Why more blogging? Well, while as a freelance writer, I was writing my own blog. It was just for fun. Now, I do it as an online business.

    And you are right! I am now an affiliate marketer. And Wealthy Affiliate is the best program to train us to make our blogs as successful online businesses.

    Thanks! 🙂

    1. I would think going from freelance writing to a blog would be a smooth transition. I love blogging and being an affiliate marketer. What sort of thing do you write? Thanks for stopping by

  3. Great post you have here ! I learned things about writing to earn money that I was not aware of. Freelance writing is intriguing to me and who can’t use a few xtra dollars on the side? Thank you for such an informative article. I will let you know if I do indeed find a way to write and make money ~ riley

    1. If you love to write, a blog is the way to do it. Even if you don’t like to write there are lots of writers willing to do it for you for a few. You can’t lose! Thanks for coming by

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