How to Make Money as a Creative Writer: 7 Ways to Get Paid

So, how to make money as a creative writer?

Yes that’s the question I am going to answer in details so you learn the ways to make money as a creative writer.

Whether you are a professional writer or learning how to become a good writer, you can make money easily. A lot of writers are already making money for living in different ways. If you want to earn your living as a writer or you love to write and make some extra cash, this article is for you.

Here are the list of ways to make money as a writer

Before I start, there is something I want to mention. First of all, we will learn about 5 proven methods that worked for a lot of people. After that as bonus I will discuss 2 more methods which I like personally and you can give a try only if you like it.

1. Blogging

It is so obvious that blogging will come at the very first position in the list of online earning methods for writers. As we already know, blogging is basically selecting a niche then writing and uploading content by creating a blog as your web presence.

In the linked post, you will learn how to choose a niche to start a blog. Because finding the right niche does matter to rank on google as well as making money as blogger.

Now a days, blogging is a very common and famous method for making more money. And it gives an extra advantage to those people who have passion and expertise in the field of writing.

In the current situation, blogging is one of the best ways for writers to earn money. But it is not the only way to make money as a writer online. If you are a writer then, there are some suitable ways for you to earn online beside blogging which I will talk next.

So, how to make money as a blog writer?

As a blogger you can earn money in various ways. You can have your own blog or write for another blogger. if you have your own blog, you can enable Google Adsense and earn money from the Ads. Beside this you can get sponsor for your contents. You may also earn money by reviewing products. Affiliate Marketing is another amazing method to earn with your blog.

If you want earn money as writer from your own blog, check out how to create a WordPress blog and monetize the website.


Do you know that you don’t even need a website of your own to make money writing? There are lot of people making money from medium.

So you don’t need a website or any hosting plan. But there are lot of benefits if you have your own domain and hosted with a good company. Here is a list of best web hosting for startup or beginner bloggers.

It’s actually better to have your own domain (your own website) to make money blogging. If you are interested to find all the options and blogging platforms, you can check out this article about “Best blogging platform to make money”.

2. Freelance to make money as a writer

make money freelance writing

Freelancing is always another considerable way to earn money as a content writer. The process is very simple. You will just apply to those huge blogs and websites which outsource their writing. Then write contents according to their requirements and get paid for the contents you write.

Now there are two ways you can get such jobs. Either you can go to the freelancing websites like Freelancer, Fiverr, Upwork, iWriter, or you can find your own clients via LinkedIn or by creating your own website.

Both of the process will work for you if you just give a gentle effort. The amount you are going to earn is pretty good and it will increase over time. Make sure that you provide quality content as the earnings will depend on your skill.

 3. Guest Writing

make money guest blogging

Guest posting or guest writing is another way to make money as a writer. This process is pretty similar with the previous one. There are plenty of websites online who welcome guest writers for their blog. You can simply visit those websites.

After a simple registration process you will be able to submit your content. Just submit contents which will be suitable to publish under their niche. Once your content gets selected they will pay you the amount.

4. Write and Publish an Ebook

So, how writers make money by publishing an Ebook?

It is also a very famous and really amazing method to earn a hefty amount of money online as a writer. But it takes some short of expertise. There are a lot of writers in this field so you have to stand out if you are really eager in this kind of activities.

If you end up writing something extremely out of the box and have the quality to add value in reader’s life then it is sure shot to make money.

In this field, having marketing skill is required. Although, you can out-source the marketing activities I you are willing to pay. Besides, if you have an existing brand value or fame that will help you in this field. There are many websites for E-book.

You can go for kindle publishing. Also you can sell E-book by creating your own website or in your existing website.

5. Make money as a Copy Writer

Copy writing is basically writing for marketing purposes. You can write influencing content, marketing or sales email or advertisement for brands. It is another famous and proved way to earn money online as writer.

There are thousands of brands available and more brands are coming in. So the opportunity is long-lasting. This kind of writings has real demand and if you are good and influencing enough the amount you are going to earn is pretty smart.

So guys it was the list of 5 ways to make money as a writer. I am pretty sure that it will help you if you want to earn more by using your writing skills. Now, I will discuss about 2 other method which you will be little out of the box but surely considerable.

6. Make YouTube Videos

making money from youtube

We all know about YouTube. I believe you already have idea about how YouTube works. As a content writer no matter whatever your niche is your job is to gather information and decorating them in words to make money on YouTube.

Now, you can simply create a YouTube channel with the same brand name of your blog. Write a small 4/5 minutes script using the same information you gathered for the content you wrote. After that, just manage some extra time and shoot the video.

In this linked post, you will learn how to use YouTube to market your business.

If you don’t want to go for a camera then you may also use voice-over and make a simple animation video using VideoSribe.

7. Write Script for YouTubers

Now, if you don’t want the hassle of making videos, you can write scripts for videos. YouTube is pretty much same with Blogging in a sense that in both fields you have to post regularly if you want to keep people engaged.

It is often happens that YouTubers run out of content idea. You can find a YouTube creator who publishes content similar to your niche. Now, you can write script for him and he will make videos. He will pay you an amount for your effort and you may also get credit in his video.

Those two methods I enlisted are my personal recommendation you can try. And first five methods are already famous for making money as a writer.

Hope you came to know a lot of potential information.  Please, don’t forget to leave your opinion on the article. Also let me know if you have tried any method and how it worked for you.


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