6 Ways Newbies Can Get Paid For Writing Articles That They Probably Didn’t Know Existed

You’re here because you want to get paid for writing articles. That’s good because if you play your cards right, take action and don’t give up, then you can make great money writing articles. I know this firsthand, and if I did it, then anyone can do it. That being said, here are six different ways to get paid for your writing that you probably didn’t know about.

1. Sell Your Own Articles via Marketplaces

Selling your articles on marketplaces is a decent way for a newbie to get their feet wet. If you’re looking to get paid for writing articles, then go and join a few online writing marketplaces/websites. They are exactly what they sound like: websites where you post your articles for sale.

How it works is simple. You join a website and once approved you can upload your articles. If someone comes across them and buys them, then you make money. Some sites may take a commission, so make sure you price your articles appropriately.

As for how much you can make, there are a ton of factors. One major factor is the popularity of a site. Obviously the more customers and visitors a website has, the more money you can make writing articles and putting them up for sale.

With that said, there are dozens and dozens of sites that allow you to get paid for writing articles and selling them. I’d be here all day long if I were to list them all. But here are a few sites worth trying:

. Dot Writer

. Constant Content

. Article Sale

. Article Blizzard

. Fiverr

Personally, I recommend signing up for all of them. Also, don’t publish the same article to the same sites, even though you wrote them. Depending on how good and fast of a writer you are, I recommend publishing an article to at least 2-3 of them at least 2-3 times per week over the course of 1-2 months. See how you go, and then you can decide whether or not to keep trying to make money writing via the sites you joined.

2. Start Your Own Writing Service Website

To start your own writing service, you’ll need to buy a domain name and create a website/blog, which you can do by downloading WordPress. If you’re not good at designing a site, then pay a few dollars to have someone build it out for you. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, at least not at first. When you start making profits, then you can spruce up your writing site.

You’ll also need to be a decent writer and charge appropriately. If you consider yourself an absolutely newbie to writing and write at a very low level, then you can’t be charging high rates for your articles. I understand you want to get paid for writing articles, but you’ll want to charge appropriate prices. Don’t worry, you can charge more as your site gains a reputation and your writing improves.

After you have created your site and you got your payment processor all set-up (PayPal for example), then you’re good to go. You’ll want to attract clients, which you can do via Facebook Ads, Google Ads, Bing Ads and so on. If you don’t want to spend money on advertising, then you might struggle to get your first handful of clients.

Yes, creating a writing service website takes a lot of effort and time. But, if you want to get paid good money for writing articles, then this is one of the best ways to do it.

3. Write For Article Writing Services Websites

Perhaps the most newbie-friendly way to get paid for writing articles is to signup for an article writing service website. There are tons of them out there, but just about all of them have some sort of screening process in place. This means you’ll need to meet certain requirements before they accept you as a writer, but the more places you try to join, the more of a chance you have of being accepted as a writer. Once you’re accepted, you can choose articles to write, submit them upon completing them and collect your money on whatever day the site/sites pay on.

. The Pros: There are a ton of pros for joining article writing service websites, such as being paid weekly, bi-weekly or whatever the frequency is of the site/sites you join. From my experience, most sites either pay weekly or bi-weekly. Other good things about using these sites is the work can be consistent, but usually if you join at least 3-4 sites.

. The Cons: Some writing sites allow clients to reject articles for no reason at all. You could very well spend a bit of time creating an article, only for a client to reject it for no apparent reason. What’s worse is that sometimes clients will still use the rejected article. In the past, this has actually happened to me a few times.

Those are the pros and cons. As for how much you can make, realistically you can earn $30-$50 per day, but there are writers who actually make much more than that. It may take time to get to the point where you can make over $1,000 per month, but it really depends on several factors. I won’t get into them, otherwise I’ll be here all day long.

Do you like the idea of getting paid for writing articles on an array of topics? Do you want the chance to make some decent money for articles and are you a newbie? If so, then join a few article writing service sites.

4. Learn SEO And Land A Job With A Company

Right off the bat, going down this route is filled with challenges and you have to put in a ton of work if you’re serious about landing a job as an SEO expert. For starters, you have to learn all you can about search engine optimization. If you’re willing to put in the work, can buildup a portfolio of sites and rank them fairly well, then you could have a solid chance of getting a job as an SEO expert.

One of the best things about doing SEO for work is you can get paid for writing articles for various types of clients. You could actually end up making some great money. However, you might not be able to work from home and will have to report to an office.

If you want to get a better idea of how to land an SEO job, then check out this article I wrote a little while back ago.

5. Launch And Do Business via Facebook

You can start a Facebook Page, and make it your Writer’s Profile Page. Make it known on your profile that you write articles for clients in whatever industry you’re targeting. Once your page is setup, spread the word via word of mouth. If possible, spend a little bit of money on advertising your FB page, posts and what not. The goal is to acquire leads and eventually clients who will pay you to write articles for them.

Ideally, you’ll want to have some sort of startup capital. You want money to generate attention to your Facebook Writer’s Page and then advertise your writing services. If your budget allows it, you should be willing to drop around $500 on this venture. I cannot stress this enough, if you cannot afford to lose $500 and you’re not comfortable with taking a risk like this, then do not do it. Only spend money you can actually afford to lose!

6. Follow A Bunch Of Marketers And Businesses On Social Media

This method is not guaranteed to get you clients that will pay you to write articles for them and you might not generate any business at all. But it may still be wort pursing because you don’t really have nothing to lose. What you want to do is follow as many marketers and businesses on social media (FB, Twitter and so forth) and interact with them every so often (1-2 times per week) and then email them directly.

In your email, keep things short and straight to the point. Tell them you’re a writer and you would like to create articles for them. As a newbie, you don’t want to charge a lot, so these companies and marketers may actually order articles from you due to your prices.

And that my friends are six ways newbies can get paid for writing articles. There are literally a dozen other ways/methods I could write about, but those should do for now. Good luck if you decide to give any of them a try.


I started this website to help people make money online/offline via different ways. I aim to provide tips, advice and more with the hopes people will find something that will help them make cash online.

Who knows, maybe one of my articles will spark an idea!

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