Ways to Write for Money
Reviewed by Cheryl Wright © (All Rights
writers, we limit ourselves with our writing income by sticking
to just one form of writing. From the word go, I only ever
wrote fiction. And I found it incredibly difficult to make more
than pocket money because of it.
I’m a bit slow off the mark
sometimes, so it took a few years for me to realise the error
of my decision. An online writing friend told me she had
constant work writing non-fiction. And she’d found it easier to
break into that arena.
So I began to do the same.
But for a long time I limited myself to just one area – writing
articles. After a while I started writing non-fiction books,
and every now and then added to my repertoire. These days I’m
constantly juggling projects, whether that’s articles,
copywriting, ghostwriting, short stories, web content,
Sometimes I’m lucky to find
time to take a break during the week, because I have so much on
What has always surprised me
the most is the fact no one has ever written much information
about this widely unknown blueprint to writing
David Goldsmith has put
together an incredibly informative ebook called 25 Ways to
Write for Money. What this book won’t do is teach you how
What it will do, is show you
25 different ways to use those skills to earn income from your
In most cases, there is some
additional education required, but not a huge amount. For
instance, number one in the book is copywriting. As I’ve told
you before, copywriting is a very lucrative form of
Just last week I undertook a
very small project which took less than thirty minutes from
start to finish. The completed project landed a fee that – with
less lucrative forms of writing – would have taken at least two
hours to earn.
Each section of the book
provides a brief outline on the form of writing (copywriting
for instance), then tips of how to earn from it.
Let’s look at the section on
Resume Writing. It provides information about how long it may
take to write a resume, and also mentions that you may need to
do this over a week or so depending on additional questions the
client may need to answer. It gives an indication of the
earning capabilities for resume writing, and some ideas of ways
to find work in this area.
It also talks about the
format types used in resume writing, and gives some suggestions
for further education. Goldsmith provides some tips and talks
about common mistakes made with resume writing.
I found the book to be very
informative, opening my eyes to a variety of ways to make money
from my writing skills - many of them previously unknown to
If you want to learn about 25
different ways you can use your writing skills to earn
money, some not so well known, then this book will suit you
About the author: Cheryl Wright is an award-winning
Australian author and freelance journalist. In addition
to an array of other projects, she is the owner of the
Writer2Writer.com website and the Writer to Writer
monthly ezine for writers. Her publications include
novels, non-fiction books, short stories, and articles.
To keep up to date with her publications and new
releases, visit Cheryl’s website www.cheryl-wright.com
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