How to Make Money Writing Online

Making money writing online can come from any number of jobs within editing or doing the writing yourself. Some ways to make money writing online will take longer to get going than others. 

Making money with your writing on a blog will take longer to build traffic and advertising revenue, but it has advantages in your credit and upside potential in owning your own site. 

I’m going to lead the most complicated way to make money writing online and build to the easier and quicker routes, so stick around for the whole list.


Blogging is the go-to choice for many people looking to make money online, but it is probably one of the most challenging and disappointing ways to make it. This is coming from first-hand experience and years of working with other bloggers. 


Advertising, through Google Adwords, or another account, is probably one of the most popular ways to make money writing online, and it’s straightforward to set up. 

You position boxes in different areas of your blog to show advertisements and get paid every time someone clicks on the ad. You will need a good amount of traffic to make any real money this way. 

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is another form of advertising for making money online but with a direct contract between the blogger and the advertising company. 

Instead of getting paid when someone clicks on an ad, the blogger usually gets paid when someone clicks on an ad and then pays for a service or product on the advertiser’s page. 

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