Yesterday we asked followers of our Facebook page for suggestions on future Online Writing Insider topics. One excellent recommendation came from James Peterson:
There have been a myriad of advice (good and bad) as to the economic benefits of writing articles for Hub Pages. Some will say they’ve done well and some have not made a dime no matter how hard they try. The economic benefits of writing for HubPages is part of the selling platform to draw writers. Since this is the case, let us see some reality as to realistic support in this area. Many writers are in it for the money. Some could use it. If it is going to be a selling point, then support it.
Many people enter the realm of online writing thinking that they’ll get rich quick. Others are unsure of which avenue they should take- whether they should create their own site or publish work under a larger umbrella. Still others start writing online and become frustrated when they don’t see significant earnings, despite their efforts.
In this week’s podcast (Making Money as an Online Writer – A Practical Overview), we explore the major channels through which online writers can make money (working as a staff writer, working as a freelance writer, writing for a content farm, creating your own blog or website, and writing on an open publishing platform), review the perks and downsides of each, and also discuss how one may come to make a significant amount of money using open publishing platforms such as HubPages.
We hope you find the practical review to be useful!
Is there another online writing issue that interests you? Or have you taken a unique approach to making money as an online writer? Tell us about it by sending us an email at podcast-at-HubPages-dot-com.