How to become an internet author

So, you wanna be an author huh? Have you ever dreamed of writing your own book? Ever fantasized that one day you’ll be penning your own autobiography?

They say that everyone has at least one book in them and you’re wondering if that ‘everyone’ is you. Well, it probably isn’t, so go and look at yourself in the mirror and give your face a good slap. It’s doubtful that anyone will want to read it but if you’re confident that you have an interesting enough story to tell, then sure, why not give it a go?

Don’t despair!

If you don’t think you’re up to writing a whole book or that your life is too dull to write and sell an autobiography, then you can still write ‘internetty type stuff’ and if you’re good enough, people may actually pay you for it.

How to get paid for writing website articles

Firstly – spelling….

Do you know the difference between… their, there and they’re?

Should you write… your or you’re?

Even if you don’t, all is not lost. There are great little tools like Grammarly that offer free and paid versions of their neat little spelling gadgety thing that you install in your browser. When your syntax has crashed and burned or you can’t remember how to spell a word, it’ll quite often give you an automatic heads-up and prompt the correct spelling for you.

Beware American English vs. UK English

Everyone knows that words can sometimes be spelled (or should that be spelt?) differently depending on what country you’re in. For example, color vs colour; both are correct. You simply choose your target audience and write one or the other.

Now we’ve covered the basics, how can you actually get paid for writing?

There are now many great websites such as People Per Hour, where budding authors can sell their wares online. Lots of businesses pay digital agencies a hefty sum to write industry-specific news/blog article for them. Many agencies don’t bother writing the article themselves, they simply hire ghostwriters to do it for them instead. – That someone could be you.

How much will I get paid?

It varies depending on the length and quality of the article. As a very rough guide, you can expect to get around $20 for 1000 words. If it’s well researched and well written, expect to get more.

Will you pay me to put my article on here?

Yep, we might just do that. If you do a great job and we publish it here, we’ll pay you for it.

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