please help

July 30, 2008 7:35am CST
I want to start a paying online career as a writer on the internet but I really dont know where to start.
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5 responses
@NonaSaile (926)
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
Hi joannacrizel, howdy, welcome to mylot! Just keep "looking around" the web/internet. Use search engines to look for topics and sites about online writing, writing jobs, stuff like that. Meanwhile, hope you enjoy posting here. Have a good day!
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@karmendra (1123)
• India
30 Jul 08
you can join any blogging site.. you can also continue with mylot also.. there are so many good site over the internet..
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• United States
8 Aug 08
Yoave gotten some great tips here already. I suggest you start smal and get your wings ready. My mom is an online freelancer. She started at Helium, then joined a couple others through people she met there and publishers who purchased her work. She started in February...and has since been solicited bt publishers and some other more "picky" sites. SHe's signed two contracts and is well on her way. Helium doesn't pay much, but the rewards are invaluable!!
1 Aug 08
Paying online career is what is called freelancing.It is a growing online field,eventhough freelancing has been a discipline,even before the emergence of the Internet.So,in a way,the Internet only makes it better. There are numerous opportunities out there for you to choose from.But be careful,especially if you are a beginner,to go for only those sites that could offer you the incentive to grow. Without mincing words,I would suggest you try www.shvoong.com/aff-54d69,and www.helium.com. Support your writing career with the mentoring service provided by helium.Personally,I have been on helium for about two years now,and each day offers me a new experience,helping me to grow as a career writer. To learn more about how you can get into the world of online writing,drop me a mail at waleolowode@gmail.com.You are welcome.
30 Jul 08
First is try to identify what you want to write about and who would be your target audience. Then, what I would do, is start writing a blog (use search engines to locate blogging sites, or even search through the MyLot writing forum for good advice). Use this blog to market your subject knowledge and anything else you might find relevant (and what other people might find interesting). You might want to join a Writers Database. These databases contain information on writers who are looking for work, and editors and publishers who are wanting people to write for them. You will be able to contact the editors and publishers via the database's messaging process, and hopefully get some work!