Online Writing – How Can You Earn More Money?

This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to online writing. Most of the newbies to this career see those jobs offering a dollar for five hundred words, and while they might work for that amount to start with (just to get some experience) they soon want to build up and earn more for their hard work.

And why not? Every writer should earn what they are worth, and the better you get the more money you should be able to bring in.

So how do you earn more from online writing? The trick is to raise the bar. If you have been writing for a dollar for 500 words, you need to start dismissing those jobs from now on. Think about this for a moment – if you spend time considering whether or not to apply for those low paid gigs, you won’t be able to spend as much time looking for higher paid jobs.

You need to get into the habit of only considering higher paid jobs in the online writing world. And you’ll find – as I did – that as soon as you raise that bar in your own mind, you’ll start finding other jobs that you can apply for.

There is another tactic to remember here too, and it works in conjunction with the first trick I mentioned above. This is all about numbers. You need to apply for as many higher paid writing jobs as you can. The more you apply for the better the chance is of actually winning more of them.

It can be depressing to think about the percentage rate of winning jobs to losing them. Some writers have mentioned winning around ten per cent of everything they apply for. Now if you think that it is depressing losing a full 90% of the jobs you go for, you need to think of it in a different way.

For every ten jobs you go for, you’ll win around one. So if you want to get two writing jobs you’ll have to go for twenty in total. Get the idea? Think in terms of what you need to do to win the number of online writing jobs you actually want to get.

As you can see, your own frame of mind can have a big effect on how much writing work you get. And the more you get the more money you will earn. And of course, you now know that if you raise that bar a bit higher you will be bringing in more money before you know it.

Selling Your Book

You’ve finished writing your book…published it…and now hold a copy of it in your hands. Gazing down at the book bearing your name, an overwhelming urge to pinch yourself emerges from deep within. You can hardly believe that you’ve done it. You’ve written and published your very own book. What an accomplishment!

You take a deep breath. Now what do you do? How do you let potential buyers know about your book?

Search for websites and stores that will list your book for little or no fee.

Look for: Sites that sell books

Sites with similar topics as your book

Sites for writers and authors

(For sites that don’t state that they will list your book, email them and ask if they will. What can it hurt to ask? All they can do is say no.)

Search the web using: Free ads

List your book

(and similar keywords)

List your book on: craigslist.com

livedeal.com

Contact bookstores to see if they’d be interested in shelving your book or letting you hold a book signing. Small local bookstores may be interested in local authors. Small bookstores will be more receptive to your book signing because that will mean free publicity for them. As you advertise your book signing, you will also be advertising their bookstore.

Contact Revelade Publishing (www.revelade.com) to have your book placed in their store. Revelade Publishing offers many services for self-publishing writers/authors.

Contact libraries to see if they’d be interested in purchasing your book. (Libraries also accept requests from people who are interested in books that they don’t currently have on hand.)

If you’ve written an informational or how-to book, you can hold seminars.

There are many ways and places to advertise your book. Keep your eyes and ears open, you never know when you may come across one.

How To Make Money Writing and Selling eBooks On The Internet

I recently read where Amazon announced ebook sales were outperforming hard book copies by 43% over th past 3 months. There are several reasons for this, but it should be enough to make you want to learn how to make money writing and selling ebooks on the Internet.

In this article I want to offer a few tips on becoming a better ebook writer and then getting your e-books online where you can sell them.

1. Write keyword rich ebooks on a targeted topic. Obviously you need a relevant topic if you expect to make money selling it.

It needs to be interesting to the reader and also answer questions and solve problems they may have. Using the Internet to research targeted keywords is a good way to determine what is popular.

Google has a free research tool for keyword research. If it is being searched on Google at a high rate chances are it’s a very hot topic.

2. Go to ClickBank.com and see what the experts are writing about. This is a great way to come up with content ideas for your own ebook.

Purchasing ebooks from other writers is another way to gain knowledge and become a better writer. You can pick up excellent tips and techniques that they are using and implement them into your own writing.

3. Write more in other ways. Writing is a skill you can improve on. Writing articles for article directories is one way to do that.

Writing articles in your own blog and for other blogs is another idea. The more you write the better you become at it. Practice does make perfect when it comes to writing.

4. Hang out in discussion forums and on social sites. This is another way come up with excellent ideas that you can implement into your ebook writing.

Finding a hot topic of discussion forum is a good way to determine a topic that could be profitable. There are many niche forums where you can hang out and get ideas on specific targeted niches for your ebooks.

5. Learn Internet marketing skills. The only way you are going to sell something on the Internet is to market it correctly. There are many ways to go about marketing your ebook.

You can advertise it by creating a website and promoting it through a per click. Include your URL in the resource box for any of the articles are writing.

Allow other affiliate marketers to sell your ebook for you. ClickBank is the largest digital information provider in the world and they have thousands of affiliates who are available to make money selling your book.

ClickBank also handles the affiliate payments so you do not have to worry about that. Although you will be giving up some commission to the affiliate, the volume of books you sell more than makes up for that.

These are a few tips on how to make money writing and selling ebooks on the Internet. Digital information will only continue to grow in demand and offers a tremendous income opportunity for quality writers.