Start making money as a writer by getting the right training
Along with my mantra of “mo’ skills = mo’ money,” I’m also a firm believer in getting the proper training for whatever new skill you’re wanting to learn. You’ll save so much time by starting off on the right foot and learning from people who have been in your shoes and already know how it works. Think of training as an investment in your future rather than just another expense, and you’ll be on your way to success.
Ray Edwards is THE go-to copywriter for people like Tony Robbins. He’s helped professionals make millions of dollars with his copywriting and marketing services. If you’re 100% serious about learning how to write, this is the in-depth course you need. (It is a bit on the pricey side, but it’s well worth the investment.)
How to Make Money From Your Writing course
This six-week course is taught by Eva Shaw, Ph.D., a full-time writer who has been featured in huge media outlets like USA Today, the Washington Post, Woman’s World, and many more. You’ll learn all about the different types of writing — like ghostwriting, writing for the web, and essay writing — while Eva mentors you through each step.
Travel Writing course
If you truly embrace the work-anywhere lifestyle, this six-week course is for you! You’ll learn the specific skills needed to become a travel writer plus tips on travel industry trends, grammar refreshers, and marketing information.
Start a Resume Writing Business course
What’s one piece of content nearly everyone has to write? A resume! And most people (including me) are not huge fans of writing them. If you’re someone who actually enjoys writing resumes, you have a big honkin’ opportunity to make some serious cash. Take Teena's course and you could earn $500 writing a resume and cover letter.
Need some inspiration?
Do you need a little inspiration on how to start your own writing business? Check out these interviews with women who are kicking some major butt with their writing businesses:
- Gina Horkey explains how she started her freelance writing business completely from scratch — and was able to quit her job in less than six months.
- Holly Johnson shares how she makes $200,000 a year as a freelance writer. (And, no, that’s not a typo — she really makes that much from writing!)
- Yuwanda Black gives us the details on how you can make serious cash by writing SEO articles.
Once you’ve got the skills…
…now you need the jobs! You know you want to start a writing career, but you’re clueless on where to find quality, high-paying jobs. Contena is the place to go. This job board is THE best one I’ve ever seen.
What about writing and publishing an eBook?
Have you ever thought about writing and publishing an eBook? Self-publishing is growing more and more popular these days — in fact, a book is released on Amazon every five minutes. I’ve got two great resources for you on why you should write an eBook and how to publish and sell your eBook.
Bonus resources for anyone who writes anything
Even if you’re not interested in making a career out of writing, you can still use this awesome (and free!) online tool that checks for grammar mistakes. Everyone needs a second pair of eyes — even me. 🙂
If you need a professional (and human) second pair of eyes, check out ServiceScape. They can help you find a freelance editor for any type of project, large or small.
Ever thought about writing a book? If so, check out this 20-step how-to guide from a New York Times bestselling author!
Looking for even more recommendations? Check out this resource page where I talk about my favorite tools and resources for building your website, running your freelance business, and even keeping fit!
With the right training and skills, you can make legit money by writing. There’s an ever-expanding demand for high-quality writing — everything from books, posts, social media, and even online courses. So why not learn how to help fill that need for authors and bloggers everywhere? Earn a piece of enormous financial pie for yourself!
What about you? Are you interested in making money writing? Currently making money writing in some way? Big goals to accomplish? Any resources you’ve found that you’d like to share? Leave me a comment below. 🙂