Though Zemandi is not necessarily the best paying freelance writing opportunity out there, it is not a scam. For decent writers who want to supplement their income, this is definitely a viable option.
Anyone with good English can earn cash on HubPages the easiest, most instructive and best paying platform to make money on the internet.
Because Bubblews so often misses or delays writers' payments, many are questioning whether it's a scam. Here's why I think they may not be deliberately cheating, but simply can't keep up.
In this article, I will show you the exact steps that you need to take to start your blog even if you have no previous experience.
The method I discuss in this article is useful for authors that post on their own site. This article no longer applies to using AdSense to track earnings on HubPages articles, because they use their own AdSense to collect author's revenue as of February 2020.
Craft books present a number of unique challenges when self-publishing. This article discusses photo use, printing, eBooks, legal issues, and writing how-to instructions when self-publishing a craft book.
Discussion on copying articles and detailed instructions on how to get duplicate content removed from other sites. A must read for anyone that has had their work stolen and republished by others.
What if your book becomes irrelevant? Yes, it could happen. I share how to determine if your book is irrelevant, as well as how to deal with the issue. This will be of particular interest to nonfiction authors.
After original publication, authors may want to rewrite and republish their books. But what's the motivation? Issues regarding unpublishing and republishing old works are discussed.
Authors can be so concerned about getting book reviews for their books that they fail to do book reviews for other authors. Discover the benefits of supporting other writers with book reviews.
While audiobooks are books, there are some unique issues when it comes to marketing them. Find out what you need to know about marketing your self-published audiobook.
This article discusses five free writing residencies that are good options for emerging authors who may not have many publications or references.
Are you a freelance writer looking for new platforms to add to your writing portfolio? I discuss my experience with Zerys, including pay rates, clients, rejection rates, direct orders, and more.
After working with several nonfiction authors, I've identified these common self-publishing mistakes that need to be avoided.
How writing fanfiction on Wattpad could lead to huge success. Ways to become the next successful fanfic writer like E.L. James of 50 Shades of Gray fame.
The illustrated children’s books I have written have been rejected at every turn. It makes it hard to keep my equilibrium. But then I see all those who went before me who were also rejected, and I know I'm not alone.
Why would anyone want to rewrite a book that's already been published? To reach more markets and make more money! Discover the top reasons to rewrite your self-published book.
If you're frustrated trying to get published, why not try writing Romance? Romance publishers are crying out for new material, even from unpublished authors...
Considering trying your hand at writing greeting-card content? Read about my experience submitting poetry to Blue Mountain Arts and the end results.
Effective book cover design is both an art and science. This article, written by an experienced author and designer, discusses some key cover design factors that will help make your book a success.
For those who love to read e-books on their Kindle, here are two websites that allow you get books for free in exchange for online reviews.
A book launch is the next logical step after a book is published. Find out what is a book launch, along with tips for self published authors, getting buzz, and virtual book launches.
Another of my tips for HubPages writers. I review important features and tools HubPages provides, that you should not overlook.
How do you get AdSense Approval easily? It begins by understanding the four areas of business attraction, content, copyright, and organic traffic.
It is my belief that it is the duty of seniors everywhere to share their treasure chest of wisdom, education, tears, and joys for our future generations to follow. Senior writing comes best from life’s experiences. Besides that, a little extra money never hurts! Old people, like me, should write!
I explain how to prepare, research, submit, and track novel submissions to book publishers, including writing a query letter, pulling sample chapters, and cataloging submissions.
Some self published authors are getting creative in finding ways to make money from writing, including crowdfunding a book project. Is it legit or a scam? Find out here.
Author Shout Cover Wars allow authors to promote their writing by entering the book into a weeklong competition based on the appearance of the cover. Entry is free, and participation has a limited range of benefits.
SEO for Dummies is a simple guide that's going to help people who have no clue about SEO. Even professionals will find some of this content insightful and informative.
Localization is reviewing and editing communications (text, audio, video) to make sure they follow the language standards and idiosyncrasies of the intended audience. Find out more about these edits.
I found many unresolved issues with InfoBarrel, a content authoring website. I'll explain the reasons why I feel it will eventually fail.
Looking forward to writing on iWriter? Well, find all you need to know to work on this freelance site. Learn how to sign up, pick work and get paid. Also learn how to grow your account and earn more!
These days, many authors and independent publishers are turning to self-publishing platforms to get their books to market. Learn what these platforms provide, as well as pros and cons.
The best way to get published is to get noticed. Many places will not accept a draft without a query letter, and knowing how to write a good query will get you noticed.
Is Blasting News a good site to write for or is it on its way out? Here are four potential red flags you should be aware of before deciding to write for this news website.
“My friend has just finished her book. What should she do next to get a book deal from a publisher or self-publish?” Loaded question! Here's an article you can share (or use yourself!) about what comes next after you've written a book.
Self-published authors can now publish a print book through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). But it's not easy. I share my experience and tips for converting an eBook into a print book on KDP.
When offering your readers self-improvement advice, it’s crucial to have an authoritative nature throughout the book. I'll explain how to do it right.
Content freelance writers have to write high-quality articles fast to make money. In this article I share my writing tips, the difference between web content and copywriting, and advice about the client-writer relationship.
It is important to write an impressive proposal and bid the right amount to get the job that you want. In this article, I will share some tips that you can use to maximize your chances of getting the job that you want.
You have made it! Your book has been birthed after many months of hard labor and you have book signings lined up. Where and how does an author sign his books?
Learn how to publish an eBook for free and get it distributed by Kindle, Apple, Google Play, Barnes and Noble, Sony, and others. Find out how to get a free ISBN for your eBook. How much money can you make?
"How can I become a movie critic?" or "How can I write movie criticism for a living?" is a common question among movie lovers. Learn how from the former writer of Mr. Cranky.
Authors, especially new ones, can fret about the possibility of getting bad reviews for their self-published books. But should they really worry about it? Find out here.
New authors often struggle with the decision of whether to go with self-publishing or attempt the traditional publishing route. Nine questions here can help you decide!
I'll show you proper page layout, how to set margins and font usage, cover design, and more, using Microsoft Word with Lulu and Kindle Direct Publishing.
Some authors are concerned about people stealing their original book “ideas.” Others are concerned about getting their self published books out into the market before someone else with the same "original" idea gets there first. But having a book idea that's too original it's good either. I explain.
You may have already written your next business book or blog without knowing it! Learn how to find gold in existing self-published material to boost content marketing efforts without a lot of effort.
Are you a poet who wants to be published? Have you entered a writing competition and had your poem included in an anthology? Some of these contests are scams. Here are some tips to avoid being conned.
Earning a living as a freelance writer is not as easy as it sounds. There are rules to follow and terminology to know. If you're considering taking the jump into freelance writing, read this first.
This article includes useful tips on formatting poetry books and getting those manuscripts ready for publishing.
Hating your job and wishing you could start earning money writing from home? Here's how I earn hundreds each month working only a few hours each week.
When authors need help writing a book, they may turn to a writing coach, book coach, or editor. But which one is the right one for you? All three options are discussed.
Even with platforms such as Amazon's Createspace and KDP which can publish virtually overnight, self-publishing takes time! Discover how long it might take to self-publish a print book or eBook.
HubPages.com is not a get-rich-quick site, but with time and patience a good writer can create a stream of passive income. Here is my best advice for how to earn real income from your online writing.
It's a bit of a chicken-and-egg scenario. Does writing a book mean you'll get speaking gigs? And does public speaking help you sell books? The opportunities and obstacles of both are discussed.
Effectively marketing your blog can be the difference between making money and wasting time trying to make money, only to end up failing. The mistakes described in this article are some that I wish I knew about before I started blogging. Hopefully they help you to avoid the same mistakes I made!
You probably know of someone who makes a living as a blogger-what really goes into blogging on a website? How do you get “found”, get traffic, and ultimately make money? Let's take a good look now!
Think you know all the ways you can make money with HubPages? Well, here's some more you might not have thought about.
Is a stellar book cover really necessary to be successful at self-publishing? Well, yes and no. Discover tips for hiring a graphic designer for your book cover...or not.
Sounds like a self-published author’s dream! A book with very few words that can make money? I’m in. These would be called low content books. But what are they and what’s in them? And how can authors use this strategy to make money?
Finding high-paying freelance writing jobs isn't that hard. Many publishers appreciate the hard work writers put into their pieces. Stop working for low wages. Get paid what you're worth.
Do you want to work as an online writer? In this article, an experienced copywriter gives five tips for writing a sample copy that gets you a good first rating.
How can I make money on Wattpad? What are the steps I need to follow? Are my stories eligible to be paid?
Whether you are a beginner or a professional writer, you will come across a stage when you will stare blankly at the wall and wonder what to write about. Read these useful tips.
Autopsy transcription is a specialty not many MTs are exposed to on a regular basis. It is a highly demanding, extremely technical branch of medicine and one that employs a very specific vocabulary.
It's hard to get published these days. And there's reason - several in fact. Here's why. Plus I tell you how to market self-published books successfully.
Simple but fun article topics that are accessible to any article writer who may experience writer's block or is looking for a change in his writing style to change things around
Starting a blog can become a great way to earn an income from home. But with so much information out there, it can be intimidating to figure out where to start. So here are the five most basic steps to set your blog up for long-term success.
Podcasts aren’t all just news and talk. Podcast audio dramas are growing in popularity, representing an opportunity for self-published fiction authors. Here’s what you need to know about creating them to avoid creating more drama for your life and work!
What is affiliate marketing and how does it work? This article describes what affiliate marketing is and how to make money from it.
Customer reviews aren’t the only reviews that can help give your book credibility and visibility. Editorial reviews can provide valuable insight about your book for potential readers.
Learn what's involved with writing a motivational self-help book. I'll show you the structure and how to use your own life experience to help others benefit.
Looking for ways to monetize your blog or other content? Learn how to become an influencer to increase your chances of attracting advertising sponsorships.
A critique is an often overlooked process that can help authors ready their book manuscripts for more detailed editing. See what a critique is and how it helps.
This article will show you how to become a freelance writer. It explores in detail a less-widely-used route to becoming a freelancer; finding clients on your own.
I often see posts in author forums from new authors who are very interested in getting their self published books into local public libraries. This is one of the most inefficient book promotion efforts. I explain why in this rant.
How should you reach out to bloggers to review your self-published book? What are Amazon policies about these reviews? Best practices are discussed.
In April, 2018, HubPages' staff invited me to Maven's conference in Canada where plans for the merged companies were discussed. This is my review.
A small passive income would be welcomed by many. If you can write grammatially and can still learn a thing or two, here's how to do it!
Authors often want sales but hate selling. Here's a tip that can help authors get in the right mindset: Pretend you're going to be a contestant on Shark Tank.
Self-published authors can be sorely disappointed when they don't see their books for sale in brick-and-mortar bookstores. Learn more about how retail bookstores work here.
Needing a little inspiration for your next article or blog post? This article covers 365 writing prompts designed for health and wellness writers.
Self publishing a book is easier and cheaper than it's ever been! Learn tips for publishing a book using the Amazon KDP (formerly known as Createspace) platform.
If you self-publish, you might be wondering how to create an audio book edition. It's much more complex than self-publishing a print book or eBook! This Q&A answers your questions.
Here is why the business models used by many writing sites lead to failure. I offer my opinion based on my background as a systems analyst.
This is my review of Google Authorship (updated in 2018), how and why it got started, and the reason why it’s no longer supported since 2014.
When self-publishing a book, should an author purchase a domain name for the book's title? Pros and cons are discussed.
Maybe you are just starting out as a journalist or you are seasoned and looking to improve your interviewing methods. Either way, here are some ideas on how to approach an interview. From my experience, preparation makes for a good interview. You want to know your subject before you start.
What are the best topics for writing articles on the web? Find out what subjects are likely to be the most lucrative.
Ever thought of using Amazon Marketing Services for advertising your Kindle eBooks? I share the basics of using the program, as well as what I've learned from using it for my Kindle eBooks.
If you accept guest posts on your website, follow these tips to maximize the advantages of guest posting. Those who are interested in submitting guest posts, make sure you get proper attribution.
Constant Content is one of the best-paid online markets for short web content and articles. This review of Constant Content is based on my personal experience making money writing from home.
Writers, your words have value, and you need to get paid in exchange for them. Discover where and how to find paying markets for writers.
HubPages.com is not a get-rich-quick site, but with time and patience a good writer can create a stream of passive income. As a veteran writer with nearly 200 featured articles, I have some advice for writers trying to get a HubPages article featured.
Freelance writing doesn't have to mean pennies per word. Learn where and how to find freelance writing jobs that pay a living wage. Hint: It's not always online.
Wondering what it takes to get 1,000,000 views? Here's how I did it on HubPages. How to find topics, get followers, and maintain the momentum. The key is not to give up too soon.
The arts and crafts industry is tremendous. As per estimation, it is said to generate billions of dollars every year alone in the United States, giving an enormous boost to the industry. This also concludes that these magazines are widely read by art enthusiasts.
Listverse is a writing site that is gaining popularity for its unique and fascinating content. It pays $100 per article.
Thinking about writing for the content mills? Looking for a "real" review? Check out these real reviews of 6 content mills.
HubPages.com is not a get-rich-quick site, but with time and patience a good writer can create a stream of passive income. Here are my suggestions for specific ideas and topics to help you write articles that get online traffic
Many of our favorite authors use pen names. What is the point of using a pen name and how do you choose one?
Here I share some of my experiences as a ghostwriter. It is an interesting choice to make in regard to writing careers and definitely not for everyone, however, if you are hired by the right clients it can prove lucrative.
When a book is no longer new, it becomes part of your backlist, which is all the books which you have previously published, but are older than about a year. However, backlist book sales over long periods of time demand long-term marketing tactics. Find out what it takes to sell your older books.
Another of my tips for HubPages writers. I explain how to keep readers focused on your content and improve search engine traffic.
Ad-free blog sites sound really great in theory. Bloggers can get paid for their content without income from advertising that annoys readers. But there are significant challenges to this blog model.
I've been in the business of writing for a paycheck for a little over five years now, right before I entered college. In that time, I've learned what works and what doesn't. The most basic tools of the trade are the ones I keep coming back to, and...
To make money as a freelance writer, you have to write a lot of articles. This article explains how to set up an outline, brainstorm, and perform research to write articles fast and sell more of them.
Thinking of making or bundling a product to sell along with your self-published book? Read this first to learn what you need to know!
Freelancing has its benefits, but what are the drawbacks? Is it as easy as everyone says it is or is it just like any other job?
When you publish your eBooks on KDP and enroll them in KDP Select, you can promote them with Kindle Free eBook Promotions and Kindle Countdown Deals. But are they worth it? Here's the real deal...
A common self-publishing mistake in nonfiction is using OOPS (Only Other People's Stuff). Learn why it increases publishing risk and can decrease an author's success.
This is a detailed review of how you can self-publish a children’s paperback book, and let Amazon handle printing and order fulfillment for you at no cost.
How are self-published books viewed by traditional publishers? This article discusses issues with traditional publishing after self-publishing.
There's nothing wrong with asking friends for book reviews of your self-published book. However, there are some caveats when it comes to soliciting reviews as discussed here.
HubPages.com is not a get-rich-quick site, but with time and patience a good writer can create a stream of passive income. What are the HubPages niche sites, and ow do they work? This article will tell you how to get your article on a HubPages niche site.
Constant Content is one of the best content sites to write for. Learn how to apply, how the platform works, and how you can earn a supplemental income.
After reviewing many book manuscripts, I've identified some of the most common problems authors make for themselves when self-publishing. Does your book suffer from one of them?
HubPages.com is not a get-rich-quick site, but with time and patience a good writer can create a stream of passive income. Free, legal photos and images for HubPages and other online articles are easy to find if you know where to look.
Read on to learn how to utilize social media to gain traffic for your business or personal platform.
Should you self-publish your book on both Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and IngramSpark? I compare the two self-publishing platforms, as well as explain why to pick and stick with one or the other.
If you are using a self-publishing platform OR you are traditionally published, your primary income from your book will be in the form of royalties. Discover what book royalties are and how they work.
So you want to put together a booklet. This may be for your own use or for a social club of which you're a member—or you may wish to present information to a specific audience or to promote a particular issue for professional purposes. Whatever the reason, find advice in this article.
What does a beta reader do? He or she can provide valuable early feedback prior to self-publishing a book or eBook manuscript. Learn more about hiring and working with beta readers.
HubPages.com is not a get-rich-quick site, but with time and patience a good writer can create a stream of passive income. Confused about how to use keywords in your online articles? This guide will help.
In online author forums for self-published authors, you’ll see a variety of concerns on book printing quality, particularly for print-on-demand printing done by Kindle Direct Publishing. The problem is authors’ inexperience with the printing process and tech. Find out what you need to know.
Don't believe the hype that self published book sales are easy! Discover what's really possible when it comes to these sales.
A common book marketing suggestion is to set up a pre-order offer for an upcoming book or eBook. Here's what to consider for a pre-order for your self-published book.
Most editors are good editors, but occasionally a writer may find themselves dealing with an inexperienced editor whose changes are not helpful. This is a situation that needs negotiating carefully.
Authors with in-depth knowledge of a field can share their expertise with readers through guides and directories. Find out what it takes to self-publish these specialty publications.
This article is a guide to writing reviews on a blog, along with information about using photos, including disclosure notices, and sharing review posts on social media.
Should you aim to win in the ad bidding wars on Amazon Marketing Services to advertise your Kindle eBooks? No! And learn how to set an ad bid for your book and budget.
When self publishing, one of the critical factors for success can be how you price your work. Learn what factors need to be considered when pricing your self published book or eBook.
This is my Q&A session with a writer who asked relevant questions about the Medium platform. The resulting discussion provides answers with useful information.
Welcome to the wonderful world of book publishing! If you're a new author, you'll need to understand the landscape. Discover key terms about the business here.
This is my personal review of Copify, Textbroker and GreatContent UK and a discussion of what my working from home experiences have been.
To be a good journalist, you must believe strongly in the public's right to be informed. To be a good writer, you must have a driving desire to be good at producing content. Knowledge is everything.
Keywords and the quality of content built around those keywords determine your search engine rankings, the amount of traffic you get, and eventually your revenue. How do you find the keywords?
I have been a blogger for almost 10 years now. If you're thinking about getting into blogging as a hobby, side business, or career, here's what you should know about the major ups and downs of it all.
Though blogging software, such as that from WordPress.org, is usually free, that doesn't mean blogging is free! Find out the cost of a self-hosted blog.
If you are learning shorthand, you'll need good shorthand pencils. On the face of it, it's just a notepad and a pen/pencil, but these are the tools of the experts and the right pencil gives you speed
Even if the written content is stellar, poor presentation and packaging can turn any self-published book or eBook into trash. Find out what makes a book or eBook look unprofessionally self-published.
Self-publishing companies may say they'll help you with book marketing or promotion. But what does that mean? I'll tell you what you need to know when figuring out if their services are worth it.
Here's a simple, three-step process for crafting engaging content that people will actually read—a guide for complete beginners that demonstrates how to incorporate simple SEO techniques.
Listverse is a legitimate writing opportunity. Here's everything you need to know before submitting your first article.
If you're interested in making extra money and have a penchant for writing erotic romance, check out this beginner's guide to self-publishing e-books that will sell.
I write online full-time. There are three sites I have written for over the years. Each one is different, with some advantages and disadvantages. Perhaps this information will help you determine where you want to write.
I’ve found that authors default to the cheapest price for a variety of reasons, none of which are in their best interest. Discover why 99 cents isn't the best price for Kindle eBooks.
Content is just content until it gets transformed into something else. Learn ways to repurpose content, especially blog posts, to make more money from writing.
It's one thing to write a blog, but quite another challenge to make money from it—especially after 2015, when the way to monetize successfully changed so much.
Dan Poynter, the "father of self-publishing," is an inspiration to new aspiring self-published authors. His books offer advice for any writer hoping to break into the business of self-publishing.
This article will tell you about more than 20 free tools that are very useful for bloggers. All the tools in this article will help you to write, organize, do SEO and much more easily,
Another of my tips for HubPages writers. I show you 20 strategies to make your articles look more professional and get curated to HubPages' niche sites.
Successful blogging is in the first instance about very carefully choosing a niche topic. A blog about your home town is an excellent idea, as you have a ready made niche market in the form of residents and businesses, while the subject is likely to know very little online competition.
Writing a children's book can be tougher than you think. Self publishing and marketing a children's book could be a legal and marketing nightmare. Here are just some of the challenges.
Self-publishing an audiobook can be expensive! But there is a way to make an audiobook for almost free if you're willing to learn how and do the work yourself.
Well, it's official, CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) have merged and become one service. Learn about the merge, how to move books from CreateSpace to KDP, how to order print copies on the back end, how to publish with KDP in a nutshell, and additional resources.
Selling your self published book at an event, expo, or trade show sounds like a great idea... until you understand what it really costs. Here's what you need to know!
Translating a book into another language can open up new reading audiences. However, it can also open up a messy situation with translators and editing issues. See what's involved here.
Like craft books, self-publishing cookbooks involves some special issues that regular fiction and nonfiction don't. Learn how to self-publish a cookbook here.
It is easy to give your college papers new life by converting them into content for HubPages. Do this, and you can easily make extra money from HubPages from writing you've already created.
STOP! Before you open up an unruly can of worms with your eBook project, make sure you stop and read this in-depth hub about hiring eBook Ghostwriters.
How to do online research writing better and faster. Learn the tips and tricks of preparing and documenting online research, pre-writing skills, reflective editing and the publishing of your respective text. Includes graphic organizer ideas.
Copywriting is one of the most common ways to earn online, but what is it? And, how do you get copywriting work?
There are a lot of writing sites that advertise making money online. This article will review the pros and cons of various available sites to help writers get a head start towards success.
Self publishing a workbook or guided journal can provide benefits for both authors and readers. Challenges for printing these specialty publications are discussed.
Advice from an experienced Hub Pages author with more than five million page views that will help other writers to increase the number of people who read their articles.
New at writing? Here are some tried and true tips for writing articles and blogs. Key points to help make your article unique and Google-friendly.
Are you interested in making money writing online (or anywhere else), but don't know where to start? Have you already started, but are struggling to pull things together? Join the club! Here are some suggestions from someone who does this for a living.
What is an author platform? Discover what it is and why you need to start building one even BEFORE self publishing your book.
The truth about online freelance writing from a writer's perspective. Can everyone become a writer? What does it take to make money from nothing?
To celebrate and announce your self-published book, you've taken a page from the traditional publishing playbook and want to host a book signing event—but that's quite a project! See what's involved.
If you are going to self-publish your book, it is important to take the time to market it to the public. Below are eight tips to help you promote your book.
Installing Viglink on your site can be time consuming, tricky and costly if you don't avoid these common mistakes.
It's not self-publishing tools that will make or break your book; it's errors in message, purpose, and marketing that will. So before you get started, you need to ask yourself these five key questions.
Now that Amazon's Createspace no longer offers book formatting or book layout, self-published authors will have to look elsewhere for these services. Find out what you need to know when buying.
Many of us aspire to write but don't get around to it or don't know how to get started. This guide on writing and earning online with articles is full of useful information on how to write right now.
Can you make money from self publishing? Technically, yes, even if you make just a buck! But if you're looking for more income from self published books, the answer is more complex as discussed here.
Many self-published authors seem enamored with getting mass distribution for their books. And they want it now! But that can be difficult to achieve. Learn why.
Self-publishing eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform is pretty easy. What’s sometimes not so easy is figuring out how all the Kindle programs impact your income. I explain here.
Textbroker seems like a freelance writer's dream: Choose from a number of article requests and get paid upfront by the word. So why wasn't I satisfied? My review explains why.
HubPages.com is not a get-rich-quick site, but with time and patience a good writer can create a stream of passive income. Signing up for HubPages is easy and free.
After five years on HubPages, I have learned a lot about writing, publishing and earning money online. Here are my top ten tips for earning money online at HubPages.