Writing is big business, more so online writing. You can make lots of “free” dollars if you have what it takes, but it can disappoint as well. What do you need to start earning from writing online? Check the following list and add your own!
What do you need to earn from online writing?
Even as we mull over Triond’s possible death within the next year or so, online writing demands that we put into place mechanisms that will make us ride over and above the millions of entries that flood the web every day in order to earn substantially from it. You can not profit from online writing despite its residual income if you do not consider your tools of trade just like you would in any other business venture. What do you need?
- A good PC or laptop – I won’t talk about the prizes here but if you want to write effectively and earn from your writing, you need your own computer or laptop for use whenever you need it.
- A stable internet connection – You can not profit from online writing unless you have a stable internet connection that will help you in researching and submitting your entries before they become stale.
- Electricity – For those of us who live in Africa, complete with its own set of millennium development goals related challenges, a PC and an internet connection are not enough, we have to worry about electricity which at time appears only once in a while!
- Friends – Online communities thrive on friendship or should I call it fanship? The people who read you will most likely be strangers who live thousands of miles away, but these people will be relied upon for comments that will make you rank higher.
- Time – Most of us do not consider the time we spend writing and publishing online as part of the cost and therefore end up spending much more time doing nothing in the name of online writing. Planning for your time is necessary for a higher return on investment.
- Diction – My dear goodness, some people want to write, some people want to profit from writing but can not construct a sentence and therefore end up making mistakes right from the title, these men and women, or are they boys and girls, are actually driving the rest of us out of business.
- Patience – I do not know how to cost this one either, but any writer, any online writer who wishes to make money online must not only have patience but also have lots of it as well. It takes a while to start earning online, and that is the time you should be writing!
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