As a writer, it’s always helpful to be on the lookout for ways to earn money. One of the ways is, of course, to get paid for writing articles. The Writing Cooperative shared 10 publications you can write for and earn money.
But there are other ways.
Kristen Walters wrote about how she made over $10,000 from one of her blog posts. Like anything content-related, the key is to write something people find valuable (good SEO helps too). Include affiliate links and/or links to buy your book (make sure they’re all related to the blog post). Then drive traffic to your post.
Blog posts aren’t the only way to raise money. Tom Fairey wrote about how he built his community on LinkedIn, and then wrote a well crafted post that led to investors reaching out about his company. The result? He raised $1.3 million. He didn’t have a huge number of people who saw or engaged with the post, but it did reach people in his target audience.
Speaking of social media…when is a good time to post? And what kind of content should you share? Ariyh shares a tip that you should post educational content in the morning and entertaining content towards the evening to get higher engagement. This advice is based on an experiment and observations on Twitter, though it can be applied to other channels.
Last, it never hurts to learn new skills. Michael Simmons writes about how smart people learn rare skills. It’s about connecting seemingly unconnected concepts and ideas, to come up with something more creative and stand out. He calls it the Outlier Algorithm. The key is to look for rare, valuable skills.
Which of these ideas will you try next? Share in the comments!