$2 may not seem like much reward for writing an article, but it’s possible to earn a second income writing short pieces for small cash amounts.
Is it really possible? Can you earn a reasonable second income writing short keyword articles for as little as $2 apiece – sometimes even less?
In reality it’s a numbers game. Previously I never would have entertained the idea, but my 17 years worth of freelancing experience has made me pretty quick at writing, and the kind of articles we’re talking about here are around 300 to 400 words in length. That’s only a few paragraphs, and if you know your subject you can churn these out with the absolute minimum of research.
And if you do a little research yourself on this topic you’ll soon find that there are loads of people out there who want lots of articles written for a low price per article. You’ll often see figures of $1.50 to $3 being paid per article of around 300 words.
I wanted to try and bag more writing jobs online recently, so I made a real effort every evening to go online and search for some. I soon found there were plenty out there – it just depended on what kind of pay you wanted for your efforts.
There are two things these low paid article writing jobs have in common. Firstly, there are lots of them about, and secondly the person who is offering them almost always wants batches of articles – maybe twenty to fifty in a batch. So the pay might be low, but overall if you take on a batch of fifty articles you’re looking at $100 in total for the job.
If you want to improve your writing “on the go” this is a great way to get quick fast! You’ll soon learn how to write well the first time round, with minimal editing needed each time. The more subjects you write about, the more knowledge you’ll gain. And it’s a fantastic way to get lots of published writing under your belt, even if the finished articles aren’t published under your name.
It will look good on any writing resume to say that you regularly write batches of articles for clients – it gives the impression you are quick, efficient and professional. In short, gaining experience this way can bag you bigger rewards later on.
I bagged my first job some ten days after beginning my nightly search, and even though my first article wasn’t on a familiar subject to me, it was written in less than half an hour.
Try it yourself. A little research, perseverance and determination and you’ll soon be writing batches of articles in record time… and earning some extra cash in the process.