Full Time Income From Writing at Home

@Raven1 (577)
Australia
January 17, 2009 10:05am CST
Does anyone else here earn a full time income from their writing? I've been doing this for 6 years and I love it. I've created a blog that shows you step by step exactly how to generate a full time income doing only the things you love - all from your own home. There's no charge for the information. It's free on my blog for everyone to learn. I'd love to hear from other writers who also generate their entire income from writing.
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19 responses
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
Hello Raven! Why don't you just share it here instead of making us go to another site? It could have been better if you have posted your step by step tips on how to generate a full time income.
@Raven1 (577)
• Australia
17 Jan 09
Okay - you got it. Step one. Avoid anything that pays you less than $10 per article. Avoid revenue share sites. Find some decnetly paying markets. I've listed dozens on my site for everyone to take advantage of - but you don't want to visit there. Learn how to calculate how much money you earn each hour you're online. Anything that earns you less than $20 per hour - GIVE IT UP as being pointless. There are so many better paying options. Learn to write SEO articles. Finding clients who will pay you directly for these is easier than you think. Once again - avoid any site offering to pay you any less than $10 per article for your work. Does this help?
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• United States
17 Jan 09
Raven's blog is well worth the time to take a look at. It is really great!
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@Raven1 (577)
• Australia
17 Jan 09
thank you creativedreamweaver. I try hard to help any writer that want to break into the professional income ranks.
• Singapore
23 Jan 09
I have taken a look at your blog and I must say that it is filled with a lot of information. I'm going to keep coming back to it to get more information. I'm just beginning my freelance writing career and I hope to get some opportunities online. Some earning sites are pretty slow I agree. So this year, I'm looking forward to writing for some higher paying sites. Thanks for sharing those information! HUGS!
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@Raven1 (577)
• Australia
26 Jan 09
I hope you find the online income you're hoping for, Sydney. I'm always happy to help new writers break out of the low paying ranks. When I was first beginning in my freelance career 6 years ago, I had a mentor. Her name is Lee and she is the most prolific, amazing writer I've ever met. She earns so much more than me even now - yet she told me that her payment for being my mentor was to find new writers and teach them what she taught me. So I do. My payment for my advice to you is the same thing - when you're doing really well, go out and find some new writers and teach them how to get where you are today. It's called karma and it's a great thing!
• India
18 Jan 09
hey great you are earning by writing i am also interested and searching some thing like this only can you please tell me so that i could also earn by writing from home or in my free time . i have net connection at home only so i can well do it and earn. please reply me back
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@kttribal (253)
• United States
17 Jan 09
I have yet to make any real good money from writing online. I currently use mturk for most of the writing jobs that I do. I hope to soon break away from this slave labor site thanks to raven. I am starting on my first short story and I'm starting to think it may turn into a book. lol I do mostly ask a question type writing on mturk and its slow. I used to get about 50 cents to research a destination in another country and then write about it. Now I know that this kind of work is pennies on the dollar for what I can be making. Plus I can take the time to make sure i have my article proof read and the grammer and punctuation is right because i make more. this means i have more time to take on the article with out having to worry about making a decent amount of money for my work.
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@Raven1 (577)
• Australia
18 Jan 09
That's a great attitude to have. Keep thinking positively and you'll start seeing opportunities that weren't so openly visible before. There are so many different ways to write and earn money that it's not always about articles. In fact, articles are just the tip of the iceberg.
@oyenkai (4396)
• Philippines
23 Jan 09
How did you start writing full time? And what do you do exactly? I'm very much interested. I'm a member of Associated Content but I don't publish so often so I don't generate a reasonable income from there. Tips are very much welcome! Thanks for the response on my discussion!
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@earthsong (589)
• United States
18 Jan 09
I wish I were able to work from home writing. I used to be a mamber of ThemeStream, and had quite a good payout waiting for me. Then they closed the site two days before payout.
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• India
18 Jan 09
in my views iam doin and started recently.few days back.so iam getin use 2 it and love it.we can get used 2 write fast or type.and we can know mant things in it . so it is very useful and fun of making money in the inernet..as specilly mylot is makin more fun.joy,and understand able site i never saw........
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
thanks for sharing I will find time to go over your blog to get helpful tips on doing work from hose based jobs i have been interesting with this one thought a reliable company should be considered to prevent from joining or doing jobs with scammers here from the net. Since you have been with this industry for quite sometime your experience and sharing will be a valuable input to us newbies and would like to try it out. thanks.
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• United States
18 Jan 09
Meow! I don't make a full time income but I do earn a residual income from my writing. I am a member of different online resources. Looking forward to reading your blog. This topic caught my eye because I just posted a similar discussion just a few minutes ago. Thanks for the inspirational value! Ciao!
@reichiru (748)
• Canada
18 Jan 09
I checked your site, there's a LOT of good information on there! I probably don't have time to spend writing articles every day, but I'll keep that as an option at the back of my head. It seems like a very easy source of income. My English still probably needs some improving though, so I'll work on that first before I try out your suggestions. Thanks for sharing it with everyone!
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@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
17 Jan 09
How do I say thank you for all the info there is alot to go though but I plan on taking my time to take it all in an thank you again
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• United States
17 Jan 09
I earn extra money by writing. I am in the process of working on two different books, so I am always looking for new ways to make money from other writing sources. I'd love ot look t you blog. It sounds like you have real handle on making money from home doing something you love to do. I love writing as well and don't want to make a living doing anything but writing.
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@LouieWpHs04 (4558)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Checked it out. Not much for writing stories but who knows. More sites like Mylot that pay higher then Mylot? Sounds good to me. Thanks, i'll prolly' be bookmarking your site as I see some great sites already in the short time I surfed it thus far.
• United States
19 Jan 09
Eh.. Those "sites like Mylot" that I said.. well, no. I won't be using them. Kind of scammy if you ask me. Example. The one site(Don't receall the name) pays you high rates for posting.. you can only do the post task once for each given forum. They all added up to $7.25. The minimum payout is $20.00 so unless a new forum shows up or all the boards give me a really high rep points award you could never actually reach payout. The others seemed to kind of model that behaviour. I was also astonished not to see Mylot in your listing. It's one of the most stable, and yeah. It might be seemingly paying low but you also forget the many manyyy manyy members it has and the signs of stability considering how long it's been around. Some of the writing databases though? As long as they lead to some legit opprotunities they're definitely worthwhile sites.
@Raven1 (577)
• Australia
21 Jan 09
You're right - I didn't list MyLot as a real way to earn income from writing. That's because the money you earn here isn't a fraction of what real writing companies and publishing houses pay writers to create content. I said in an earlier response on this topic that I won't list any market that pays less than $10 per article (except for the ranting site - but that's just plain fun). MyLot doesn't pay enough to rank a listing on my blog. I'm here for the networking value and to meet other writers.
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@Celanith (2334)
• United States
18 Jan 09
How do I find your blog you didn't put any Url on here linking to it. I would like to read it. Thanks.,
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
I've been looking for this this past few days and I haven't spotted a nice site that actually fits me. I love blogging! But I'm no really that good at my grammar, and at times it kind of sucks! I'd like to write blogs for part time at the moment, cause I'd like to make most of my time productively. Let me know about this more, can you send me a private message or maybe just response to this? And let me know exactly what are the things needed to talk about, topics or whichever. Thanks!!! =D
@Raven1 (577)
• Australia
18 Jan 09
If you're not into writing articles, you can always write paid blogs or work for some paid forum posting companies. This way you don't have to worry so much about grammar or sentence structure. You're just responding to what other people write. The topics you're given are up to the clients, so they change each week. Sometimes you get easy, fun topics. Other times are a bit more difficult. The only way to know if you like it is to give it a try!
@shana123 (2096)
• India
18 Jan 09
To be frank am not a good writer over the net.. i dint write any article so far.. but anyways will have a look at it... and gain some information regarding that
• United States
18 Jan 09
Your blog is fantastic. I, like many others here, have bookmarked it and can't wait to have time to read all that you have to say on your blog. Thanks for sharing this.
@singlemommy (2952)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Wow! Looks like a whole lot of great information! I bookmarked you so I can read more later. Thanks so much for sharing your information.
17 Jan 09
I'm very interested in this sort of information since I recently quit a high paying job to pursue a writing career. Any tips on how to make a little secondary income while shopping my book is appreciated.