Last Updated on: June 24th, 2021
People wonder if freelancing is a lucrative career or if they can make money from writing.
I know many freelancers who support themselves simply by writing, so the answer is YES!
YOU CAN EARN A LIVING FROM WRITING!
There are the tons of people who contributed to my “Freelancer in the Spotlight” series. They ALL make a living from freelance writing!
And I’m sure you’ve heard the stories about all the bloggers who make a million dollars a minute or the copywriters who are able to write from their second home in Mexico? You see their friendly faces in advertisements that pop up in your Facebook feed, promising to give you instant riches if you just sign up to a program for a gazillion dollars a month.
But you don’t need to take their programs. You can take ones that have been PROVEN to work.
Take Elna Cain, for example. She teaches others how to make a living from freelance writing. (Look at her course, How to Write Your Way to Your First 1K.)
Then there’s Gina Horkey. She teaches people how to achieve freelancing success in 30 DAYS OR LESS! She also teaches people how to make a living from being a virtual assistant… also in 30 days or less!
Can you do both? Sure, you can!
There are many opportunities to make money as a writer in 2018. You just need to know where to look!
Opportunities for Writers in 2018 and Beyond
From blogging and copywriting to editing and freelancing, there are jobs to suit all different types of writing skill and interest.
The infographic by Global English Editing (below) shows you all the opportunities you have as a writer in 2018 and beyond. It provides you with a detailed summary of your options, as well as examples of just how those successful writers make their money consistently.
You will notice that blogging is mentioned too. That’s because blogging is a means to an end (the end being MAKING MONEY, of course)!
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Whatever you do, you’ll be able to find the path that feels right for you and venture down it. And who knows where it will take you? With a lot of hard work, it might just be all the way to that second home in Mexico. 😉
Did You Know You Could Become a Freelance Editor?
Being a freelance editor, in my opinion, is even better than being a freelance writer. First of all, it pays more. Secondly, it is the best job I could ever ask for. I love editing, I love words, and I love helping others. Finally, I love reaping the many rewards (check out the many benefits of being a freelance editor).
If you are not currently working at your dream job and want to be a freelance editor, then sign up to get on the “interest list” for my upcoming course!
I am in the process of designing a course that will teach you EVERYTHING about being a work-from-home editor and entrepreneur.
– how to get paid up-front… ALWAYS! (before you do any work)
– how to get testimonials
– how to market yourself
– where to find work
– how to leverage social media for your business (because, YES, you will be actually running a business if you are successful!)
– how to keep accurate records
– how to easily calculate your costs
– how to communicate with potential clients so they turn into ACTUAL clients
– how to organize your time (so you can complete all of the tasks involved in running your biz)
– how to deal with difficult clients
– which projects to accept
– when to raise your rates
– AND MORE! (INCLUDING BONUSES!)
Plus, I want to get to know you so that I can give you EXACTLY what you need to succeed!
So, DO you want to know more about how to become a freelance editor?
If so, SIGN UP HERE.
55 thoughts on “How to Make Money as a Writer (Infographic)”
to make Info graphic takes times yet is very effective, i have hired people for this job as i am not expert on it
Walter, I am not an expert at making infographics, either!
Hiring someone is a great idea.
Who did you hire?
i hired from fiverr, you will find gig in Infographic related gig on there
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That’s awesome, Walter!
Hi Lorraine, This is really useful resource about writing. I basically outsource articles for my blog, and i have doing this for long as it’s working perfectly for me, because i am only work with writer who provides quality article
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Jessica, that’s great! Thanks for stopping by and checking out this article.
Being a writer myself I know it can be quiet hectic and tough to work and then earn good money, writers working at firms might earn good and freelance writers who are paid well are also going really good but still if you are looking for ideas and tips then this article is quiet good.
a lot of people are working at very cheap rates and this is the problem with the writing industries, those people are not allowing others to demand higher.
Vicky, that’s not really a problem because good writers CAN demand higher rates. If the quality of their writing is stellar, people will pay for perfection.
First of all, I’d like to say that this infographic is awesome. Thumbs up to the creator!
Secondly, I’d like to say that making money as a writer is a bit difficult especially if you are not a native speaker of the language. I have seen many times that people prefer native speakers for this job.
Let me know if you agree or not.
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Usama, I agree, but that is not always the case. Take Bamidele, for instance. He makes a killing and his first language is not English!
Nice Article! Very helpful article. can you help me how to become a successful blogger?
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The best way to be a successful blogger is to listen to the advice from the pro bloggers.
If you need specific mentoring in this area, please schedule a consulting call with me.
Thank you for sharing the blog on this topic. It’s a really very nice blog. Keep writing.
I will. 😉
Very nice infographic, writer are always in demand because every every website contains some piece of article and to write high quality articles for business websites. An writer can also make money from home as a freelancer or they can create their own blog where visitors comes and reads their blogs.
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Thanks, Shubham. 🙂
Yes, there are many ways to earn money from writing!
Infographics are the best part for boost seo ranking in Google SERP
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There are so many ways to earn money, by content writing or content marketing. But all you need to have good writing, analytical, and grammar skills along with creativity.
Hello Lorraine! Quite Awesome articles I had started my blog carrier recently and this post gonna help in focusing on two ways of earning online just by writing thanks Keep Sharing
You’re welcome, Kunal.
I agree with you, John. The more content that is included in your blog comment, the better!
Writers are in more demand now . I Know Many Peoples Who Earn Many By Writing . Now I am So Curious About Writing . ThankS For Giving Me So Much info About Writing . Your infoGraphic is Awesome .
Thanks, Sharaz. 🙂
Please, however, refrain from capitalizing each word in your sentences. Also, people is already plural. You don’t need an “S” at the end of it.
I fixed another typo too (“many” should be “money”).
Your comment should read: “Writers are in more demand now. I know many people who earn money by writing. Now I am so curious about writing. Thanks for giving me so much info about writing. Your infographic is awesome.”
Very good article, this is very useful for both bloggers and writers, thanks for sharing it. Keep it up.
Faiq, I love this infographic. I agree, it does contain a lot of useful information for both bloggers and writers! 🙂
Just found your blog by chance. Having a strategy to promote a site is key. Finding a Freelance writer that knows what is required is hard to find. Your infographic was spot on and it is something that I will use going forward.
Duncan, that is great to hear! Thanks!
Awesome post, Lorraine. Nowadays, there is huge demand of content writer as a freelancers and we can make handsome money from writing. Another we can set up a own blog and by writing compelling contents and after monetizing our blog we can easily earn money.
Thanks for the lovely infographic and it does make this post easier to understand.
Have a great day ahead.
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Praveen, thanks for the comment. I like this infographic too!
Hello, thanks for the article.. I am currently blogging on Entertainment. This is my website https://www.naijagallery.com.ng“>NaijaGallery, please do check it out, what can i do to make money from it? Your suggestion is needed.
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There are many ways to make money online.
The key is to follow your passion.
The article The Essence of Blogging (+ How to Earn Money Online) reveals how I make money online. It might give you some ideas!
Content Writing is the need of the hour & thus writers are more in demand these days than the earlier days. Fresh content & real passion to write is what is needed and then there are great opportunities out there. You gave a very good article about the available options for writers. Thanks for sharing.
So true! Content writers are needed by so many bloggers and business owners!
Thanks for your comment!
What an incredible infographic. You put every detail about freelance writing into one place for everyone. For those who have no blog or website, yes Medium is a great place to start. In fact, that’s where I started, and it will help you improve your writing. And as you improve, the infographic shows you how and where to find freelance writing jobs. The high blogging earners have done amazingly well, they’re an inspiration.
Thanks a lot, Lorraine.
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Moss, I didn’t create this wonderful infographic, but I am glad you like it!
Your infographic was awesome!
Everyone knows that content is KING and nowadays, writers are in demand but how can you attract your target audience to keep on reading your blog? What is your secret recipe for this?
Kudos to you for posting this.”
Al, I appreciate you reading and commenting. I would like to take credit for creating this infographic, but the credit goes to one of my colleagues! 😉
There are many ways to keep readers on your blog… including asking them questions, asking them to comment, and linking to your other blog posts!
Awesome infographic. Also the best place to find freelancer – Upwork. This is the biggest website for freelancers.
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Mike, there are many places to find freelancers. 😉 Upwork is only one of them.
Informative article! This is helpful article for every blogger and writer. Thanks for sharing such an great infographics article.
I love this infographic! One thing I learned is that my rates are way low. 🙂
Much respect for the top earners mentioned in the infographic – I keep telling myself one day I’ll be there. 🙂
I haven’t done much freelance writing gigs but now that I know about the earning potential and all the references you shared here, I just might give this more thought.
Thanks for sharing this with us! Have a great day and week my beautiful friend! 🙂
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Cori, you should raise your rates! But not before I place my orders. 😉
And definitely try your hand at freelance writing. You’d be great at it!
yes … as a writer can earn more money
You can, if you edit your posts properly! 😉
Thanks for sharing an amazing infographics and post
You’re welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
This is really a wonderful guide. Content writing has huge potential to make money. But it takes time to become a good content writer and that comes with regular reading. Thank you for sharing this useful guide.
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Content writing is an art form. Many people can do it, but it takes a lot of work!
And you’re right, it does take time to learn this skill!
Thanks for reading and commenting, Santanu. 🙂
Writing is now in huge demand. I often hire a freelancer to write on my blog and do it well.
This is my blog https://theincomehacks.com/ where I put most of the time to write engaging content.
Your explanation through infographics is more appreciable.
Thanks! For sharing
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Writers are in more demand now than ever! Thank for letting me know you outsource it. So many people do. 🙂
Good luck with your blogs, too!