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How to Make Money Writing 2020: 10 Ways to Get Paid to Write


Most writers never get rich.

You know that. I know that. Everybody knows that.

But is it possible to make a nice little sidehustle income? Get paid to write from time to time?

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In this post, you will learn exactly how to make money writing 2020. Different strategies, how-to-Do-It, everything you need.

Let’s start by talking about what’s possible (and what’s not).

The Truth about How to Make Money From Writing
Writing for a living offers a ton of advantages – you get to choose when & where you work, & with whom.

No wonder this promise of creative & personal freedom attracts so many people.

But the truth is that most of them do not want to think about the practicalities of becoming a full-time freelance writer.

They do not want to think about the uncertainty, the rejection, the self-doubt.

They do not want to think about all the small, unglamorous tasks that make life as a writer possible.

Deep down they fear their perfect dream will tarnish if they drag it down to earth. So it just hangs there in a shiny bubble, waiting for the day it miraculously comes true.

But let’s be honest — it just won’t happen. Or do you really think someone will approach you one day & say:

“Hey there. I heard from someone that you were thinking of writing something, someday, and I have love to pay you to see where that someday could lead.”

Of course not, but without a concrete strategy, that is what it would take to make your distant dream a reality.

Experience shows that vague plans fail. Grounding your dreams in reality is what makes them happen. Even if it means thinking about the things you did rather not consider.

It’s not enough to say you want to make a living as a writer; you need to know how. You need a concrete plan to bridge the gap from where you are now to where you want to be.

And the more realistic your plan, the better. Do not the farm on a path that only a small handful of super talented (or incredibly lucky) outliers have followed. Choose one that’s worked for lots of people.

1). Make Money by Creating Collateral for Content-Hungry Businesses
In the last five years, content marketing — this concept of creating valuable content to attract customers and build credibility and trust — has undoubtedly gone mainstream.

The result? More and more businesses are getting into the content game. Some have a clear strategy, while others are just jumping on the bandwagon & hoping it pays off down the line.

This has created a market for smart-writers who can write for a specific audience. These content-hungry businesses need articles, white-papers, case studies — the list goes on. & they fully expect to pay for them.

Breaking into this market can be tough without a few contacts to get you started, but it is not impossible.

Initially, you may need to jostle for attention with thousands of other eager freelancers vying for freelance writing jobs on marketplaces like

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