Can you make money blogging? Back in the early days, yes. Today? Well, it's more challenging. While the blogging model of the mid-2000s may be going extinct, it is evolving into something else.
Regardless of what anyone says, earning through writing online is challenging. Read on for a reality check of the online writing scene.
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? Opportunities and obstacles of both are discussed.
Keywords and the quality of content built around those keywords determine your search engine rankings, the amount of traffic you get, and eventually the revenue. How do you find the keywords?
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.
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!
I write online full-time. There are three sites I write for. Each one is different with some advantages and disadvantages. Perhaps this information will help you determine where you want to write.
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.
This article analyses Kindle Scout as a publicity tool. The program does offer contracts to some authors, but has many advantages for Amazon / Kindle and less direct benefits for the authors.
Want to know how to have a best seller book? There's legit, and not so legit, ways to get one. Best selling book shenanigans are called out her. Also learn why best selling status may not matter.
Now that self publishing is available to almost everyone, many feel inspired to write and publish their memoirs. But is it a good idea? Explore the reasons you should (or shouldn't!) write a memoir.
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.
These ten things will improve your blog writing skills in short order. Learn how to improve your writing, fix common mistakes, and understand how blog writing differs from traditional writing.
What are the best topics for writing articles on the web? Find out what subjects are likely to be the most lucrative.
Anyone with good English and something worthy to say can start earning some extra cash right now for free. How? With HubPages, the easiest, most instructive and best paying platform to make money on the internet.
When authors need help with 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.
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.
How do you make a copywriting portfolio? Do you really need one, and what benefits can it bring you? Find out everything you need to know.
A good book title is important for marketing any book. But how do you choose? Discover tips for choosing one that works for SEO and marketing when self publishing nonfiction.
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.
Learn how to become a full-time freelance writer. Explore the truth behind this career choice, income potential and pitfalls to avoid.
In just the last decade or two, with the increasing popularity of the Internet, the landscape of writing has changed drastically.
Selling articles to magazines, newspapers, and blogs is the easiest entry-point into a tough industry. Market research boosts your chances of making a sale. This article explains why and how to do it.
A blogger is a person who operates and regularly authors a website on a specific subject from their personal expertise and experience. But how do you become one?
The article discusses five writing residencies that are good options for emerging authors who may not have many publications or references.
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.
What is a promotional byline and why does everyone who freelances as a speaker, writer, or designer need one? Here's how to write a mini-biographical note that sounds professional, yet approachable.
Copywriting is one of the most common ways to earn online, but what is it? And how do you get copywriting work?
Writing a book isn't enough, even if you do land an agent! By building a name for yourself, you ensure the success of your work and supplement what your people can do for you.
Podcasts are a great way to help equip yourself with the tools of the writing trade. In this article I detail 5 podcasts that every writer, from novices to pros, should be listening to.
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.
How are self published books are viewed by traditional publishers? Issues with traditional publishing after self publishing are discussed.
This article features a sampling of jobs for writers, a list of average salaries for various writing jobs, and recommended books for working in different writing jobs.
Do you want to work as an online writer? Experienced copy writer gives 5 tips for writing a sample copy that gets you a good first rating.
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!
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.
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.
Whether a content writer, reviewer, blogger, traveler, storyteller, or poet, find some of the best places to write at on the web to get your work seen and add content to your writing portfolio.
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?
Think about writing for the content mills? Looking for a "real" review? Check out these real reviews of 6 content mills.
Before you check out the iWriter site, check out this iWriter review. The review and comments will teach you everything you need to know about buying and selling articles on iWriter.
Installing Viglink on your site can be time consuming, tricky and costly if you don't avoid these common mistakes.
Have you self-published your first book? Are you ready for the next steps to being a successful authorpreneur? In this article, I’ll share my first author expo experience, how I networked with other authors, how I prepared for an author expo and what to do and not to do an author or book expo.
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.
Listverse is a writing site that is gaining popularity for its unique and fascinating content. It pays $100 per article.
Craft books present a number of unique challenges when self publishing. Photo use, printing, eBooks, legal issues, and writing how-to instructions when self publishing a craft book are discussed.
Flipboard is a social news magazine for sharing web content. It's a great resource of information. Authors can use it to promote their own articles. I examine the entire process, along with known problems and issues.
Worried about getting ripped off? Here are five ways to easily spot a fake publisher or literary agency.
Becoming a freelance writer is easy and requires no special degrees. Anyone can work from home writing and make money, even you!
You've hit your mark and written 10 articles, 50 articles, or 100 articles. But the money won't just roll in now. Here's what you need to do.
Hiring an editor for your book can be a significant investment, both financially and emotionally. Here's what you need to know before you hire.
How many of your self published books will you sell? Big question that's tough to answer. Gain insight into the self publishing book sales landscape.
Taking the time to set up a new ring binder organizer, such as a Filofax, is key for keeping track of appointments, accomplishing daily tasks, setting goals, making monthly budgets, and more.
This year marks my fifth anniversary on Hubpages so I’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on my experience on this platform so far.
Many of our favorite authors use pen names. What is the point of using a pen name and how do you choose one?
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.
Podcasting is very popular. But are they useful for self published authors? Here are issues to consider before doing a podcast.
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.
You've decided to self publish a book. How do you know how to pick a profitable genre? Is it simply choosing something that's hot like romance, or do you go with what you know?
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you know how to write and write well, you can earn good money by writing articles and creating content. If you want to start making money writing, here are 6 websites you need to sign up for today.
Received a couple of questions about challenges with book signing events. I provide insight on these situations to help protect sales and profits for self published authors.
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.
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
Self publishing a workbook or guided journal can provide benefits for both authors and readers. Challenges for printing these specialty publications are discussed.
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.
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...
What is an author platform? Discover what it is and why you need to start building one even BEFORE self publishing your book.
My personal review on Copify, Textbroker and GreatContent UK and what my working from home experiences have been.
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.
Most people are familiar with the concept of an ebook. But when authors choose to self publish their work as ebooks, the "What is an ebook?" question gets more complicated as discussed here.
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.
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.
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. Learn also how to grow your account and earn more!
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.
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.
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.
So you've written your novel. Now what? Before you rush to self-publish, there are a few realities to consider.
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.
What is affiliate marketing and how does it work? This article describes what affiliate marketing is and how to make money from affiliate marketing.
You need talent, time, and discipline to learn how to become a freelance writer, but the financial and personal rewards can be worthwhile. This article introduces the fundamentals you need to start.
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.
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.
Have you ever wished you could make money writing from home? I do! Let me show you how I make hundreds of dollars each month on HubPages.
The importance of using interpersonal techniques as a means to improve your chances of being published are discussed.
Do you know the true secret to creating the perfect example of unique content? Are you sure you use multi-tasking the right way? Did you know that a few distractions might make you more productive?
All new authors need to get people to notice their books. Here are 7 ways to help you get that job accomplished.
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.
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?
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.
Attention poets, writers, artists, journalists, photographers, and other creative people: Online and print literary magazines are alive and well. Author, poet, and one-time e-zine editor J. J. Murray examines respected “old school” and “new school” literary magazines and gives a detailed list of 19 literary magazines that make it easy to submit work--and they pay in cash.
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.
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.
Formatting the pages of a book for publication can be done with Microsoft Word, which has features that help create a print image of the book as it should appear in the final printed form. I'll show you how to do proper page layout, font usage, titling, cover design, types of spines, and more.
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.
Sure, everyone can have a blog. But what's sets a good blog apart from a phenomenal blog? Planning and forethought.
"How many words (or pages) should my book be?" Common question from new, even experienced writers. Short answer is use as many words as it takes. Long answer is a bit more complex as discussed here.
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.
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 letter will get you noticed.
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?
4 areas that are too often overlooked by webmasters applying for Google AdSense Approval. Oversight in any is inevitably a reason for rejection.
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.
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.
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.
How to Write Reviews on a Blog: A guide to writing reviews on a blog, along with information about using photos, including disclosure notices and sharing review posts on social media.
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!
Is Blasting News a good site to write for or is it on its way out? Here are 4 potential red flags you should be aware of before deciding to write for this news website.
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 at a specific audience, or to promote a particular issue for professional purposes.
Get advice on writing online from Eddie, a former mechanic who helps people from around the world by writing articles about car trouble.
Are you interested in becoming a freelance writer? Breaking into the world of freelance writing for the first time is easier than you may think.
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.
The big list of websites that pay freelance writers for online content like articles, blog posts, and other online content.
A comprehensive list of 75+ free resources every freelance creative should have in his/her toolbox. These tools are completely free and top quality.
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...
Review these suggestions of what changes would make HubPages better also feel free to tear into any of the ideas that you believe wouldn't be suitable for this platform.
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.
Even though it could be a creative and desirable product, self publishing a custom printed deck of cards can be a challenging and expensive venture. Learn what costs are involved.
You may have written a good, SEO-friendly, attention-grabbing title, but have you written an introduction to enthrall your audience further? Learn what to write after that punchy title.
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.
It's one thing to write a blog, but quite another challenge to make money from it - especially in 2015, when the way to monetize successfully has changed so much
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.
I explain my preparation, process, and tracking of submitting an unsolicited book manuscript to publishers.
Are you sure you can use the images and photos you've downloaded? See why I don't use free stock photo sites... especially for books.
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!
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.
Self publishing a book is easier and cheaper than it's ever been! Learn tips for publishing a book using the Amazon Createspace platform.
Frustrated by the prospect of offering their content for free, bloggers and website owners may turn to a gated content strategy. Learn what is gated content, along with its risks and rewards.
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.
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.
As a vital ingredient of search engine optimisation, link building can make the difference between ranking on page 1 and page 100. In this guide I'll outline the steps to perfecting a scalable backlink strategy to achieve exponential organic growth for your business online.
After working with several nonfiction authors, I've identified these common self-publishing mistakes that need to be avoided.
One of the decisions you need to make when self-publishing is about your ISBN number. What you decide can have implications for the future of your book or eBooks.
Developing a unique writing style is necessary to be a successful freelance writer. So is the ability to adapt your style to a variety of different publications' needs. This article teaches you how.
After 5 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.
Don't get suckered into self publishing scams that pump you up and plunder your rights! Learn to spot some telltale signs of these groups that prey on authors.
There are multiple types of editing for books, each one addressing a different aspect of a manuscript. Developmental editing, line editing and copy editing are discussed.
Essays.ph is a website where Filipino freelance writers can find work. My account is still active since I signed up over five years ago.
Content freelance writers have to write high-quality articles fast to make money. In this article I share my writing tips, difference between web content and copywriting and client-writer relationship
This article will list some of the best online tools and resources that any writer can, and should, use to improve their work and to save precious time while writing.
Think you know all the ways you can make money with HubPages? Well, here's some more you might not have thought about.
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.
Beat writer's block with these awesome ideas, writing prompts and helpful tips that will help you decide what to write about
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.
SEO for Dummies is a simple guide that's going to help people who have no clue regarding SEO and even professionals will find some of the content insightful and informative.
Did you just self-publish your first book? Congratulations! Here are 10 things you should know to start you on your author journey.
The most important things to consider about magazine writing: how to write a good query letter, how to match your articles with the right publication, and how to persist despite rejection.
Looking for ways to monetize your blog or other content? Learn how to become an influencer to increase your chances of attracting advertising sponsorships.
If you want to make money blogging--writing online--there are many tools and resources available now that may help you find readers and get paid.
If you've done a book review, be sure to send them a link to your review. Here are some tips to ensure you're polite when emailing them.
It took a while, but I finally reached $50 profit while blogging for Hubpages, and I continue to earn. Here I'll explain how I did it, and how you can, too!
Anyone can write articles. But to make a living as a freelance writer, you must learn how to write articles that sell. This article explains everything you need to write content editors want to buy.
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.
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.
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, perform research to write articles fast, to sell more articles.
There are a lot of writing sites that advertise making money online. This review will show the pros and cons of various available sites and help writers get a head start towards success.
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...
Are you an aspiring poet who wants to be published? Have you ever entered a writing competition and had your poem included in an anthology? Some of these contests are scams and make big profits for the publisher. Here are some tips to help you spot the fake contests.
I’ll explain what is involved with writing a motivational self-help book. I'll show you the structure to use and how you can apply your own life experience to write a book to help others benefit.
Self publishing a children's book is easier than you think and you can do it with two basic tools, Adobe's Illustrator and Amazon's Createspace.
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.
Here's some advice on how to stay busy as a freelance writer and attract new writing gigs and publishing opportunities.
Not all guest blogging opportunities are created equal! Here are some times you might want to take a pass on these invitations.
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.
If you started writing a book, then got sidetracked by life or even other writing endeavors, it's hard to get going again. Find out what to do if your book writing is stalled.
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.
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.
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.