5 Smart Methods To Make Money Online Writing Simple Articles

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The web is powered by words.

If you know how to pour out words creatively, you may as well write your own paycheck. Several people are struggling to make money online with their skills, some have failed woefully while others have succeeded.

There are thousands of freelance writers who are making great income from their part time efforts. If you are able to write quality stuff for others, you will have plenty of chances to make money online. There are even more people searching for quality writers to spend their money, you have to make sure to hone your writing skills if you want to be a successful freelance writer.

If you have seen little or no success in all your endeavors, I want to show you some 5 amazing ways you can earn passive income online with simple articles.

Do You Love Writing?

That’s a big question but until you answer it, you may as well forget about getting paid to write. You can’t succeed in what you hate – there is no pretense about it. You must be ready to write if you want to change your life.

I see people who cling at the sound of a pen. Such attitude only scare the right people away and cloud your mind with negative thoughts like “it’s not easy to make money online.” Well, I never said it’s easy, but it’s achievable and I’m a living example.

With quality articles, you have several channels to earn from it. Take a closer look:

How to make money online from freelance writing

make money online freelance writing

Do you know that there are plenty of bloggers who are making a living from online just by writing for others?

With thousands of new blogs springing up from every nook and cranny online, you have the entire web in your hands to command. Paying clients are always in a hunt for quality article writers.

Off course you don’t have to be perfect and definitely no College degree is required to make money writing – but your articles should be readable, free from grammatical errors and well formatted.

If the ball bounces in your own court, a typical base-rate online starts at $10 and goes as high as $150. You can have much more fruitful results if you own a blog that is directly focused on your targeted customers.

2. Micro Niche Blogging

Another helpful way you can make money online from your articles is to launch a micro niche blog of your own. Having a micro niche blog means that you can easily dominate search engines for a set of keywords.

Once your blog goes live, write 5 fresh articles; must be detailed and drip-feed all on your blog in five consecutive days. Then wait to see where you rank for these key terms before building relevant backlinks. You can monetize your niche blog with affiliate offers, Google AdSense and other pay per click programs.

You control the income you earn – so get started driving targeted traffic from search engines.

3. Become A Guest Blogger

Most bloggers want links to get more traffic from search engines? Though guest blogging is almost dead, but if  you could find better sites to do guest posts for your clients, you can charge as much as you want per article.

Wants to join the big income earners online? Then become a guest blogger. As one, you’ll be paid for every article you submit that meet the submission guidelines. Usually, payment is done every two weeks depending on your payment setting.

Several established blogs are ready to pay you handsomely, provided you’ve the right content that matches with their blog readers. But you must be knowledgeable in your chosen niche for success to be sure. I’ve been writing for other blogs since 2009 – no regrets whatsoever.

4. Create Short Reports

Short reports of 7 – 15 pages are selling like hot cakes online. You can create one by writing unique and informative article in a step by step manner. Convert your report into a PDF format for easy download.

Professional bloggers like Darren Rowse is making a full time income by selling eBooks and short reports from his blog. He is known as a problogger and his eBooks are widely well known for “smart blogging”. If you are really good at your niche, then create an eBook and sell it for $$ if your readers find it interesting, your sales would go up in no time.

This system can cause a viral stampede on your blog when you give Master Resell Rights to your buyers. It means they can sell the report, but must keep the links as they are. Building a list is critical for success whenever you’re selling a product online – see the next line.

5. Offer A Premium Course

One of the best ways to make passive income from writing is to create few pages that are targeted to solve your readers’ problems and make it as a membership site or premium course.

You can teach a particular topic to your blog readers and visitors via email. You start by enticing prospects with irresistible offers in exchange for their email address. Thereafter, you start sending well crafted email series for at least 7 days. Within these period, promote your affiliate offers and other income generating offers and when they buy, you make money.

This strategy works well when there is a current problem that needs to be solved. I offered a 7-Day email course to my subscribers who want to save money on their favorite items like Canon cameras, iPhone, Kindle e-reader, sittercity coupons, 6pm discount etc.

I’m talking about membership sites here. They are pretty cool.

What if I told you that it’s not a dream anymore? And that you can start a site right here, right now. Of course, you’ll need some sort of guidance and preparation. And that’s exactly why this post was written.

Jump right in, now is the right time!

Don’t wait for your perfect product. The site has to go live.  What I actually mean is that if you keep waiting for the right time, it is never going to come. Good things come to those who get off their butts, work their ass off to achieve their goals.

That’s right! Don’t wait for the right time to come. But I’m also not asking you to go right ahead unprepared. The right time is now! So, brace up, start preparing and do it now! If you don’t feel right about this feeling. Consider your site to be a startup. The adreline will start rushing and get you going.

Don’t be a Jack of all trades, master of none.

Before launching your membership site, you need to know who your customers are. Because you can’t really sell until you know who you’re selling to, right? So, what exactly needs to be done for you to understand your audience? Zero in on a niche.

You heard that right. The process to start a membership site is no different from launching a blog. Except for the fact that launching a membership site takes a whole lot of effort and experience. So, what’s the takeaway here? Try to choose one particular niche. Analyze your audience.  Survey. Interact. Sell.

Don’t overprice or under price

Did you know that the worst nighmare of someone who builds and sells stuff is the pricing. Yes. It’s almost impossible to decide the price.

I mean, you can’t underprice. Because that would mean that your product is not premium. (Doesn’t matter even if it is because the customer draws this conclusion irrespective of your take). Under pricing will also lead to your customer doubting the value of the content you’re providing.

Whereas on the other hand, over-pricing will lead to no customers at all. Over-pricing gives them a impression that the product is not worth the money. Again, remember don’t freak out as you can hike the prices later. (Only when you start making sales. Actual sales!)

Study. Research. Act.

You need to research other existing membership sites and analyze what is working and what is not. Register to some membership sites for a month or two. See how they work. Try to be exclusive. Include things that your competition isn’t doing. Are they doing something wrong? You correct it and add it to your site. Remember, nothing beats authority but themselves.

So one wrong move on their part and you should be ready to seize the opportunity. That’s it! You’re done with the fundamentals. Stop staring at this screen. Start working from NOW!

Conclusion: Make sure to improve your writing skills and create a network for yourself to make a lot of money from freelance writing. You will amazed with the results and there are plenty of ways to make money online if you are good at what you do. You just have to search different ways and be persistent.

Use these five amazing systems to start making money from your quality articles. You can start today by carefully setting a clear goal – the future is bright for those who take the right action. Will you?

Anil Agarwal

Anil Agarwal

Anil Agarwal who owns Bloggerspassion.com, is a full-time blogger and SEO expert who has been helping people build profitable websites for over a decade. Bloggers Passion has been featured on premium online sites like Forbes.com, Huffingtonpost, SEMrush, Problogger, Crazy Egg, The Next Web and so on.


  1. Atul Chandel says:

    Guest Blogging is the main and very advantageous process from the above mentioned ones.

  2. Prakash says:

    money making through your blog is not easy though. It takes too much effort and time. Money making by simply writing simple articles is a good way. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. kapil says:

    Hello Anil
    Really nice post based on Free lancing. it’s the other method to earning from Home.
    agree with your all points
    thanx for this post.

  4. Ayush Chandra says:

    Really helpful tips, thanks Anil for sharing your knowledge with us.

  5. Pramod says:

    Awesome post Anil, also freelancing writing can be other way to earn more. Although it is tough to get project initially but you can earn much after some time.

  6. Ashish says:

    Great stuff. Some points were known to me but some others were not. The way you presented these was really good. Thanks for sharing knowledge dude 🙂

  7. That was a nice say!

    I didn’t actually know what writing can give me. Your post has cleared my views on making money online just by writing!

    I would have been happier if you would have mentioned a few links related to each category in your post. It would have helped, and you could have earned too!

    Keep sharing!

  8. Karan Singh says:

    thanks for shearing such a wonderful article with us, all the methods are good but i love niche blogging, it is amazing.

  9. Nirmala says:

    Nice post to make money with simple articles, thanks for presenting it Anil 🙂

    Yeah, most of the bloggers are earning good money by writing for other and even I too working for few clients to make money at my spare time and to advance my writing skill. I had refused so many high-paying offers as I have time limitations and need to take care of my family as well.

    I think, i should try with micro-niche blogging and short reports to make some dough, will try it soon. Oh, yes! I do agree that the article writers are familiar with the keywords and now I feel that i could earn money with niche blogging 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this post, keep writing for us 🙂

  10. You write really nice.
    Really nice article..
    Simple ways to make money by writing.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

  11. Uday Ghulaxe says:

    Hello Anil, Very informative and really inspiring post to read. Micro niche blogging is really going to be beneficial and great blogger Harsh Agrawal used it in a right way . And I am unaware about creating short reports for selling seems great. Thanks

  12. Niche sites are sites that are dedicated to a particular topic only as ‘niche’ means a topic or a subject. News sites cannot be niche sites as they cover everything. You can read about niche articles of your favorite topics. There are a lot of them out there. I hope I have made myself clear.

  13. Vikas Yadav says:

    Hello Anil, this is the perfect article for the bloggers like me who want to earn sidewise with their writing skills. But, I don’t understand about the niche sites, Can you suggest me some articles where I can read about more on niche sites. i also heard about niche sites that niche sites dominate in google adsense and many other advertisement networks.

  14. What the funda of short reports? I am hearing this for the first time. What reports to write on? Please give me some ideas so that I can possibly implement them.

    • Vikas Yadav says:

      Hello Abhijit Bangal, short reports simply means that suppose a readers searching a small ebooks of nearly about 50-60 pages in which he/she can learn about the basic seo technique, if you create that type of ebooks and convert into a pdf format and provide it those users who have need it, then after some time you can earn some money from these type of services when you got some popularity.

      • Oh is that so? Thanks a lot for that information. Yes, I have somethings in mind and I am game for that kind of stuff. That would be really great if that happens. In the meantime, thanks once again for increasing my knowledge on this count.

  15. Pramod says:

    Great post Anil, for all bloggers also writing is essential and foremost skill that should be perfect. Guest writing and micro niche blogging could be effective methods to get more potential and money.

  16. Ishmamjt says:

    Great Article. I am a Freelancer. I am Earning Money Via Article Writing. So I Recommended Article Writing to Earn Money online.

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