How to Make Money As An Online Writer

If you are an online writer who is just beginning, or someone who want to develop a career as an online writer, trust me, you can make money as an online writer. You can make money as an online writer by publishing your works on Niche Content Sites, Social Blogging Sites, Writing Sites, Paid Forums. You can also make money by writing for clients through Freelance Sites.

Publish on Multiple Platforms

Don’t put your all contents in the same baskets. Create accounts on multiple platforms and share relevant links. If you publish on multiple platforms, you will not only have multiple earning streams but also have less chances of loss if one of the sites do not pay you or is shut down.

I published on Bubblews and I earned good money from Bubblews. However, later it stopped paying and denied all the due payment. I lost money, but I did not lose everything because I was also publishing elsewhere and earning from articles.

I had hundreds of articles on Helium. However, in 2014, the site was shut down. One of my earning avenues was closed after Helium was shut down, however, I still had other options.

Therefore, always publish on multiple platforms.

Focus on Successful Online Articles

If you want to excel as an online writer, you have to focus on your successful articles, and forget about the non-performing articles.

About two years ago, I interviewed 100 women, aged 18-61 from different cultures and countries, and asked them a question “What you don’t like about men.”

I summarized their answers in an article “What Women Do Not Like About Men” and published on HubPages.

I conducted another survey. I asked 200 men, aged 18–86, living in different parts of the world, to answer my question “What do you want in life?” I summarized the response and published another article “What Men Want in Life?

I had worked hard equally on both articles. However, “What Men Want in Life” became non-performing article in few months, whereas “What Women Do Not Like About Men” crawled up on search engines and managed to get regular visitors.

I focused on my successful article. I tweaked the title and added relevant keywords. Now, the article “What Women Don’t Like About Men” ranks #7 on Google.


In order to make more money from online writing and publishing, you have to produce quality contents. If you write quality contents, you will earn more.


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  1. Profile photo of Shavkat

    Thanks for sharing about how to earn online. Well, I guess passion drives people to do it. I don’t aspire much to be a certified online writer. I just do it as a hobby.

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      Vinaya Post author

      You never know when your hobby will change into profession.

  2. Profile photo of shaloo walia
    shaloo walia

    You are right about having multiple sites. Focusing on the just one site is a mistake many people make. It is ok if you have an offline job too but if you are solely working online then having multiple sites is a wise thing to do.

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      Vinaya Post author

      most of the writing guru will tell you do not keep your all eggs in one basket.

    1. Profile photo of Vinaya
      Vinaya Post author

      you need to spread your works across multiple sites. If one sit collapsed you will have other sites.

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    Marsha Cooper

    I sure loved bubblews and the money I earned there and glad it lasted as long as it did.
    I also enjoyed squidoo. I was in shock when they closed!
    I like mylot best of all right now because I can write whatever I want and don’t have to worry about being a real “writer”.
    I have my blog that I mist start writing more on.

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