There are several ways of making money online for beginners, and the good news is that you don’t need to be an expert in any particular area. You may have heard of people who make money from their millions of subscribers for their YouTube channel, and of course, there are dozens of sites where you can sell just about anything to make some extra money.
However, writing is a relatively easy way to make money online, even if you haven’t done it before. It’s true that you aren’t going to become a millionaire, but writing press releases, instructional articles, product descriptions and blogs for the many sites that pay can be quite lucrative. Writing paid articles online has the advantage that you can work as little or as much as you like; it’s not necessary to give up your day job. And of course, you can write anywhere you have a computer and an Internet connection.
There are dozens of websites that pay you for your writing, and as long as you have a basic grasp of grammar and can follow the instructions, you don’t need to be an expert writer. Writing sites fall into two broad categories – there are those that post a specific article requirement and you claim the article to write, agreeing to submit it by the deadline. A site may need a 300-word article on car insurance discounts for one of their clients, due within 48 hours of claiming it.
Other online writing sites allow their contributing writers to write about anything they like and then post it on their website so that a client will see the article and buy it. The obvious drawback of this is that you may submit articles for sale which never sell, although you can increase your chances of a sale by pricing your work competitively and writing about topics which are more likely to sell. In general, well-written articles of between 300 and 800 words on personal finance, technology, and health are more likely to sell.
Other writing sites are more specialized and you can find sites that pay you to write hotel reviews, product descriptions and more. The best way to find a writing site that works as far as making money online is to spend some time researching and comparing. Look at pay rates, requirements for writers, the type of work offered and whether the site has an overall positive reputation. Most sites pay by PayPal and many require aspiring writers to submit a sample article, so take your time with that.