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Three Cents a Word

If you can earn three cents a word, then congratulations my friend you have just qualified as a writer online!

3 Cents A Word where did I find this measure? I was reading someone’s blog last night, I am sorry I just can’t remember the name right now(will get it for you and will put the link in soon. Sorry!). I found it to be an interesting blog on writing and earning from it on the world wide web. According to the blog there are people earning upto 3 dollars a word online!(WOW, I have still to earn that much for a single article!!!).

Further, the blog goes on to enumerate that most writers online, who are worth their salt, earn at least 3 cents a word. While the others(those who fall bellow 1 cent a word, I am not even there!) are not really writers they are mostly people who are trying to be writers because they have always wanted to write and the internet has given them the wonderful opportunity of doing it!(really it wouldn’t be possible for most of us to get published otherwise!). 

The blog stressed on the need for quality content. According to this weblog, content is still king and if you have the ability to use words and are impeccable on spelling and grammar, you are a strong contender for making money on the internet! The same blogger narrates how he is quite happy that blogging is his profession. He earns, not only from producing quality content but also from residual income(what we call passive income! And sometimes handsomely!!!).

He affirms that there are individuals, companies, etc. always on the look out for people who can write(really write!There will always be demand for your services. Remember, if you do your research well and generate good material that is useful to people, a helpful how to, or tips which actually impart knowledge, then you could have yourself a gold mine! But if skills are poor, your knowledge limited, and writings full of errors, forget it!

The good writers are few and very much in demand. They will not write for cents(like I do) for their worth is weighed in gold(I wish to be like that, someday perhaps!). And this is from me, the thing for an aspiring writer is not to give up under pressure. Don’t ever surrender to the trials and tribulations of your vocation, keep moving and learning as you go along on the road to your goal of being a successful writer online. Have hope and you will succeed. Always! 

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20 Responses to “Three Cents a Word”
  • Tiki33
    December 14th, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Writing takes practice. I truly believe that triond is the place to gain practice towards writing. A craft must be perfected and many of us still have a ways to go. As long as we don’t give up, making mistakes here and there and finding ways to correct will move us in the right direction. I’ve even seen some of the best writers have errors in their work. We must continue to work towards our goal.

  • afaceristonline
    December 14th, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Very good work good post success

  • vickylass
    December 14th, 2012 at 8:01 am

    I do agree with most of your points, but a person can be considered a writer for the fact of writing every day and not for the money earned. What matters is writing every single day if one likes doing it in utter solitude to create a quality portfolio not only as language is concerned, but also for the tpoics chosen that may be of interest for many people. Keep up the good work and if the ship has to dock at your port, it eventually will. Don’t lose hrat, Avi!

  • Edyta N. Tehrani
    December 14th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    These kind of earnings are availible only to professionals. The good news is that if you have a time to commit to it and invest in some pro education, you can get there too. Most local colleges do offer Professional Writing programs for aspiring writers. They teach you not only about good grammar and usage, but also the know how of a writing industry.

  • manish007
    December 14th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Good post!
    thanks for sharing.

  • JohnSuarez
    December 14th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Good article, but for as long as I have been a writer (around 30 years) writers have been screwed on the open market and under appreciated. That’s why in many sections we are unionized so we aren’t taken for granted. The highest paid of all writers are the journalist and those who write books and put out a best seller.

  • Lynn Proctor
    December 14th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    What I find disheartening is finding a writer (as on Triond) who not only has much to say, but says it exceedingly well, only to speculate by the feedback left for him/her, that the reader either didn’t even read the article, or read it but did not understand what they were reading. Literary skills on the higher/highest levels are often wasted on many people who simply do not have reading comprehension or are able to focus on abstract concepts. This is not their fault, but in speaking for America, our literacy level overall is disgraceful. I almost feel sorry for professional writers (and they have their issues often, too) who can knock out a great piece, but who also know that it will only be appreciated by the relatively select few who can really read it with understanding and insight.

  • Moses Ingram
    December 14th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Great advice.

  • smokychristine
    December 14th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    It is a good thing we have places like Triond and others that keep us encouraged and enthused about writing.

  • lonelyplanet
    December 15th, 2012 at 1:28 am

    I do agree with most of your points, but a person can be considered a writer for the fact of writing every day and not for the money earned.

  • R.A. Graves
    December 16th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I think it’s still true that a lot of the highly paid writers that are around today came up before the internet changed how writers became successful.It is definitely a more crowded pool now, and that means it’s a little tougher to be noticed among the noise.
    Then again, there are a lot of great writers who would not have had a chance if not for sites like Triond. Yin and Yang.

  • BlobFish
    December 16th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    3 Cents a word? Are you kidding me? I can barely make a dollar off each article I write, and they are around 400-500 words! I love blogging though, so hopefully one day I can reach that status of “Full-time Blogger”.

    The question, however, is what to write about. I think a lot of us have the English skills to make it big online, but the topics we write about are already so saturated with information, there’s barely any room to make any money!

    Great article :D

  • Eunike
    December 16th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you for good information & your points

  • SharifaMcFarlane
    December 17th, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Interesting. I think everyone who writes it a writer. As we do it more often and invest time in improving, we sharpen our skills. Whether you earn millions or tens of dollars, it feels good to be paid for your work.

  • SharifaMcFarlane
    December 17th, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Typo. “it” should be “is”

  • lauralu
    December 17th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I think we are writers if we write, great post thanks

  • lapasan
    December 18th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I wish that one of these days I could be one of those “three cents a word” writer. However, I’m still far away from making it.

  • Val Mills
    December 19th, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Oh dear, and I thought I was a real writer. never mind, I love what I do and will continue writing for pleasure, not for money.

  • AmosTheCat
    December 19th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Thanks for the advice and information. Well written and helpful. Hang in there Avissado. It seems to me you have the skills and motivation to be one of those who eventually make it. Me? I’m retired and write only when I want to and how I want to.

  • momofplenty
    December 29th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Well, maybe someday I will be a professional…. I’m OK with a few pennies per article ( not really)…. great article Avi.

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