Do you want to earn money by writing? The ever-expanding web is hungry for words, so almost anyone can do it. However, if you want to earn a six-figure income, you need good skills.
Let’s take a look at the five basic skills it takes to make a good living from writing. You won’t develop these skills overnight, but as your skills grow, the money you earn will increase.
1. Basic English skills: grammar, punctuation, style
Your writing career is based on basic English skills: vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, and understanding of different writing styles and forms.
If you are not satisfied with these basic skills, it is easy to fix. Read a book a week and find someone to teach you. Reading is essential for maintaining and building basic language skills.
2. Research and analysis options
The Internet spawned a copy-and-paste-write culture. Plagiarizing others (yes, if you change words, you still copy ideas) is a bad writing habit.
Break yourself. Build your research and analysis skills. In fact, writing is thinking and creativity, not typing.
You can’t build a six-figure writing income based on others’ ideas: realizing that this is the first step to a good income.
3. Self-improvement: you are your own PR company
When you start writing money, you exchange dollars for money. Take a marketing course: As a writer, you are your own PR agent.
As you improve your ability to write services and products (articles, books, web content development), your income will increase.
4. Ability to formulate and implement business plans
Do you have a business plan? Your writing is a business, and to grow your business, you need a plan. Your plan may be brief: how much do you expect to earn in the next 12 months, and how you expect to earn that income.
As other writing skills develop, your understanding of the possibility of high profits from writing will increase so that you can plan and execute them.
5. Enjoy the pleasure of writing.
Finally, it would help if you enjoyed writing. I call it a skill because I want you to remember its importance, and knowing it is necessary, like any skill, this kind of fun can be developed.
If you enjoy writing, you don’t waste time improving your writing skills. Your career will develop because you will see new challenges as a source of happiness, not as ‘work.’
Anyone can earn money by writing: but the better your writing skills, the higher your income.